This kitchen, which I spotted on This Old House, was cramped, uninspired, and outdated. The overhead shelving units proved to be more of a liability than a spacesaver, given the way they crowded the room.
To see what it looked like after a reno, read more.
Inspiring, huh? This is definitely a case where bright, white cabinets and open shelving help to expand a small space and really make it vibrant (those yellow and blue accents help as well). To find out all of the details, along with more photos, check out the slideshow over at TOH.