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How to Make a Small Kitchen More Functional

For many, the kitchen is the most important room of the house and while a small kitchen can limit functionality, it doesn’t have to. Here are some tips for taking advantage of limited space in your kitchen:

Organize With Functionality In Mind

While this may seem obvious, prioritizing functionality when making kitchen organization decisions can make a huge difference in the way the space is used. Avoid putting small appliances in places where they may get in the way of food prep and be sure to keep space between items that might need to be used at the same time by different people.

Choose Kitchen Furniture That Complements the Space

Limited counter space can be a huge problem in small kitchens. By using different types of kitchen carts, you can maximize work space and keep your kitchen as functional as possible. Whether you choose a small kitchen cart with wheels or a 3-tier kitchen cart with multiple levels of organization, kitchen carts are a great way to utilize small spaces without losing functionality.

Portable carts

The RoomPlace has a variety of portable kitchen carts that can help keep your kitchen organized. Choose from options with counter space, cabinets, drawers, baskets or some combination of the three.

Bruce Gray Kitchen Cart

Alix Natural Kitchen Island

Vista Server Cart

 Baker’s Rack

If you’re looking for stationary kitchen furniture, a baker’s rack can provide the additional surface you need while providing storage space for everything from kitchen decorations to wine glasses and wine bottles.

Brookside Baker’s Rack

Marsala Baker’s Rack

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the latest looks, with great deals on furniture and accessories for every room in your home, you can Get It All at The RoomPlace! Shop for kitchen furniture pieces and more online at or visit one of our furniture stores in Chicago and Indianapolis to see the hottest trends on display.

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Best Furniture Financing Options in Chicago & Indianapolis: Cash, Store Credit Card, or The RoomPlace Credit Card?

While many furniture stores in the Chicago and Indianapolis regions offer furniture financing options, it’s important to be aware that not all options are created equal. The most common forms of furniture payments include: credit card, store credit card, and cash. Read below to see the pros and cons of each.

Pay with cash: This is a good option if you are able to front the cash while making your purchase. Some people prefer to not have monthly payments, but the downside of paying in cash is that you are out a significant chunk of money that you can be using towards your other expenses. This is where using zero interest payment options to spread out your payments to several months is helpful because it does not affect your monthly budgeting as much as a one-time payment.

Pay with your credit card: If you have the credit limit to charge a furniture purchase on your credit card that may be a good option for you. Some people prefer to earn rewards points with their credit cards, but traditionally speaking, interest rates on payments can add up if you cannot pay the cost of your purchase that month.

Pay with a private furniture store credit card: Furniture store credit cards usually offer 0% interest financing for several months to a few years which you cannot usually get from a rewards credit card or debit card. For example, a store might offer a 12 month financing with 0% interest and no down payment on a minimum purchase price of $1,500. Meaning if you pay off your purchase in 12 months, you will not accrue any interest, which can be a great deal. The challenge is making sure you create a payment that you are comfortable with in order to pay often the amount in the long run.

At The RoomPlace, we believe that you shouldn’t have to wait to get your dream room, and that you should receive it from a company that believes in transparency. That’s why we’re proud to introduce the “Yes You Can,” a program designed to make the buying process more manageable for our customers. For $25 a month, you can get that modern living room set or embrace your traditional style with a rich oak bed. With thousands of carefully curated and crafted pieces, we’re proud to be your resource for your home furnishing needs.

When you use our credit card to finance your furniture, you can enjoy interest-free financing for up to 24 months with little to no down payment. We’ve also created a convenient online account to make bill paying simple and straightforward. Check out our frequently asked financing questions on our customer financing resource.

With the right research and financing plans, you won’t have to compromise quality for affordability. If you’ve been wondering how to pay for furniture without breaking your budget, then we have the solution. Go ahead and say it: “Yes You Can!”