Prioritize perfect positioning. If your room has a U-shaped layout, consider whether extra-slim cabinets or drawers will allow optimum positioning of your key appliances.
Here, the narrow pullout pantry and drawers on either side of the stove mean that the coveted kitchen work triangle can still be maintained.
Skip heavy handles. Cabinet door hardware might seem like an inconsequential space-saver, but the visual effect of streamlined cabinets is important, as is the lack of handles to catch your clothes on in tight spaces.
Look for cabinets with inset troughs to grip, or choose slim pulls that follow the line of your doors.