my old country house

SMALL KITCHEN TIPS

Last week I introduced you to our new

KITCHEN ISLAND

THE NEW KITCHEN ISLAND – I think the Pink Blender has a crush on the Mint toaster.

..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 GINORMOUS 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.

REMODELAHOLIC
SUZANNE’S New YORK City SWEET YELLOW KITCHEN. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THE FARM SINK! SUCH A PERFECT ADDITION TO HER COTTAGE KITCHEN!

           2. SMART STORAGE – Baskets, Bins and Buckets. Storage , storage storage. You can never have enough recepticles for your STUFF.

HOME MADE BY CARMONA

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!
PINTEREST
Fewer colors help
  1. Think like the TINY House HOME OWNERS do.

The tiny -house movement has revolutionized ingenuity when it comes to MAXIMIZING space! The possibilities are endless!

APARTMENT THERAPY
PINTEREST

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!

KITCHEN
I LOVE A WHITE KITCHEN – THEY STAND THE TEST OF TIME!!!
THIS LITTLE HALLWAY IN THE KITCHEN LEADS TO THE GARDEN BACKYARD.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DUSTIN HALLECK
AT HOMEARKANSAS. LOVE THIS KITCHEN!

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

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3 thoughts on “SMALL KITCHEN TIPS

  1. 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)?

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