Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Small Kitchens

I love these colors! Anyone else think this is a big kitchen?
Usually I'm not a fan of HGTV and BHG's idea of a "small kitchen". They look cute, but not livable. But I did like this article called Hidden Spaces in Your Small Kitchen. It actually has useful stuff.
My favorite idea was getting cabinet depth appliances. I didn't even know they made those!

The best advice I ever got with kitchen items is if you haven't used it in a year, toss it. Now, I think exceptions should be made for canning equipment and such, but if you have it and don't ever can, what are the odds you're going to start? After years of it taking up space I recently sold my breadmaker on craigslist. Bottom line is I never really used it and now I make bread the old fashioned way: in an electric oven. So that was easy to ditch. The beautiful glass pitcher I got as a wedding gift that I never use...that one is harder for me. Because I might use it when my kids are older right? (probably not)
Now here is an actual small kitchen. Monocromatic really seems to be the way to go.
I have oak cabinets and I am struggling to decide how to paint my kitchen. I found an orange I love that blends in well, but then I wonder if I should just go with a light color and paint the cabinets or something. I hate major decisions like this.
I plan to paint next month so I better decide soon.
Do you have a small kitchen that you made look/feel bigger? What did you do?


  1. Okay, I know you would argue that I have a big kitchen, but really I just have tall cabinets. One thing that REALLY made a difference was putting the little cabinet pulls on all the drawers and cupboards. It looks like a totally different kitchen, was fairly cheap, and pretty darn easy.

  2. One day I will have a beautiful kitchen. One day-when we're done renting. We just left the best apartment kitchen ever for a very tiny one with little counter space-but it's amazing how fast we adapt.

  3. Oh girl, you are speaking my kitchen-language. We are hoping to remodel our kitchen in January. My mouth is salivating over granite, wood stains and subway tile.

    I'll have to put up pictures when we're done. I liked the first picture, by the way!

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