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Monday, July 6, 2009

A lilliputian kitchen-only 48 square feet!


I came across this kitchen in one of my favorite magazines, "House Beautiful" and was so impressed with what a fellow kitchen designer did with her own space.
This tiny but highly functional kitchen is located
in NYC (again, a favorite place of mine).
I couldn't help but think; how clever, and sweet and still modestly elegant.

We often complain about how small our kitchens are, but perhaps what we need to do, is appreciate the space we do have, and do something GREAT with it!

Enjoy!







A few fun facts about this bite size kitchen:
  • A mirrored backsplash, an electric cooktop that doubles as countertop, and simple cabinetry give the illusion of grandeur in this tiny kitchen.
  • There is a specific space for every pot, plate, and peppermill.
  • Four-inch-deep drawers, with slides along the sides rather than the bottoms, hold spices, tea, hot pads, and assorted cooking paraphernalia; slots provide tidy storage space for cookbooks and serving trays.
  • Deeper drawers substitute for lower cabinets to give easier acces
  • The refrigerator is just outside the kitchen, in the pantry. She stores table linens in closets in the hallway.
  • The "pantry" for dry goods consists of two cabinets that slide out over the countertop. Bins for trash and recyclables similarly pull out beside the sink.
  • The wood floor was handmade by an artisan in Brooklyn to showcase the family crest, a way of putting a personal imprint on the kitchen design.

2 comments:

Jessica said...

An excellent kitchen design is critical for two reasons: first, the kitchen is a gathering place for the family; and second, the a great kitchen design will increase the value of your home.

Louie Cunningham said...

Minimal, but great. It's a great example of how one can make use of such a small space and create an effective area that's organized and easy to use. In a kitchen, those two factors matter a lot!