When you have a snug space, you have to make every inch count with some smart layout tricks and storage solutions. Do that, and all of a sudden your 40-square-foot kitchen goes from meh to yay . Still need a bit of info? You’re in luck—we’ve got 10 amazing spaces to inspire you. 1. An eat-in kitchen Just because your cook space is the size of a postage stamp doesn’t mean that you have to kiss your dreams of having an eat-in kitchen goodbye.