Small kitchen space - Smaller appliances - Lighter color variant - Glass shelving
Focus first on function: a kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation (According to Wikipedia). A small kitchen should be efficient and practical. Consider using smaller appliances, manufacturers have come up with space-saving appliances.
The dark colored backsplash could be lightened to create a larger feeling space. Kitchen fronts, printed with different patterns or color, the glass may be a focus in the modern kitchen design .The high ceiling and small kitchen chairs also helps to alleviate the small kitchen effect. Glass shelving is also visually lighter, opens up the space dramatically.