In theory, small kitchens are cute, cozy and warm, and perfect for whipping up quick dinners while never having to reach too far for anything. In reality, they can be kind of a hassle. Luckily, with a few hacks, tips and DIY projects, you can be well on your way to a perfectly efficient space that’s every bit as sweet in real life as it is in concept. Heck, throw in a few multi-tasking kitchen tools and you may as well open a five-star restaurant in your own home. Well, maybe not, but still, you’ll definitely bump fewer elbows, save a bit of sanity and never spend 10 minutes looking for that spatula again.