Last week I introduced you to our new
..and writing that blog post got me thinking about “SMALL” and “smallISH” kitchens and how I have gotten so many of my decorating ideas as a result of needing to manage in smaller spaces.
I lived in city apartments until my mid 30’s. With galley kitchens and closet-sized kitchens. You see all of these shows on HGTV with these GYNORMOUS open floor plan kitchens and yet if you ever visit someone in New York City- or Boston – in the city, their kitchens will be more modest in size.
Over the years, MY methods of maximizing my space and comfort level with a small kitchen came second nature. In fact, I think that those tools came in super handy when my kids were Little and our house was a clutter factory. So many of the decorating “tricks” lent themselves to not only the kitchen but any small space or large space that FEELS small because of how it is used. – HERE are my:
5 SMALL KITCHEN TIPS
1.MINIMIZE CLUTTER – A bit of a NO-Brainer but still – Keep counters free of any NON- essential items.
2. SMART STORAGE – Baskets, Bins and Buckets. Storage , storage storage. You can never have enough recepticles for your STUFF.
3. MINIMIZE colors on the large pieces like walls and cabinets. Keep it simple. the more colors that you crowd into a space the busier it feels and the smaller it feels.
- or you can just go for it!
The tiny -house movement has revolutionized ingenuity when it comes to MAXIMIZING space! The possibilities are endless!
I LOVE these pull out counters! I think if and when we do a Kitchen renovation we will do some of these counter top dealies!
and 5. Go HIGH. Maybe you don’t have lots of space but you can Fill it all the way up!
OK – I made it! 11:47 and I am getting this post in just under the wire. I am thriving with this routine – all one week one day of it!
Super excited about DOG-A-Day which starts THURDSAY. see you Wednesday! xo
4 thoughts on “SMALL KITCHEN TIPS”
My kitchen has small counters (two little spaces, to be exact) and every time I take the objects off them to clean I thing I prefer the counter without it, but then… where should I put those always needed thinks (tool pitcher, salt jar, etc etc)?
Lesli, I am in love with your new kitchen island, I want it. Sigh!! lol.
Super tips. I am one who doesn’t like clutter on my counters.
Kitchen island is something which can fit in every type of household. Great post-Lesli
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