Tiny Kitchens With Big Results
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Bite-Sized Kitchens1 of 14
By Janet Hall, Remodelista
Take a tour of these 13 kitschy kitchens that maximize even the most miniscule of spaces.
Nook & Crannies2 of 14
A tiny kitchen by Mesh Architectures occupies a nook in a 300-square-foot art dealer studio. The sleek white cabinets and stainless small appliances give it a professional look despite its small size. The high-mounted oven includes a space-saving feature where the bottom drops down for you to insert the food, then retracts back up into the heat.
Carve Out3 of 14
This compact galley kitchen is part of a 10-by-40-foot apartment in East Village owned by a fashion executive. Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture crafted a wood-paneled central space that services both the bathroom and kitchen, with a sleeping loft above.
Hide & Seek4 of 14
Brooklyn design firm Workstead integrated a tiny kitchen corner into living area of a graphic designer's small one-bedroom apartment. Named the "Sliding Kitchen" because of the grid system of sliding cabinet doors, the kitchen fits into a small 6-foot alcove. The cabinetry continues into the living area, tying the two spaces together.
ON REMODELISTA: Workstead's Amazing Light Fixtures
Thin Slice5 of 14
In a New York apartment by Manifold Architecture Studio, a combination of white surfaces with wood countertops and floors creates a sense of unity. The kitchen is tucked in a hall that connects the living room with dining and sleeping space. To keep the sense of space, the architects used a glass backsplash with a color-fused back that blends into the wall. Floor-to-ceiling cupboards contain clutter.
Fast Food6 of 14
A tiny kitchen is tucked into Vodaphone's La Casa Móvil, a rolling 20-by-8-foot solar home designed by Madrid-based Waskman Design Studio. We love the instant dining table cum work desk that can fold up to conceal the storage behind.
Kitchen Confidential7 of 14
A great space-saving idea in a renovated Victorian flat in San Francisco by Abueg Morris Architects is an appliance wall. The refrigerator, freezer, oven, microwave and washer/dryer are artfully arranged to fit in a compact 8-foot-wide space. Storage cupboards sit above using every inch of the wall.
Hitting The Slopes8 of 14
The team at Loadingdock5 Architecture is an expert at maximizing small urban spaces. The architects painted the interior a uniform shade of bright white, leaving pipes and electricals exposed, and tucked the small kitchen in the frequently wasted space under the stairs.
ON REMODELISTA: Understairs Storage Solutions
Open House9 of 14
A tried-and-true strategy for maximizing small kitchens is open shelving, as shown in this compact but airy-feeling kitchen lining one wall of a small Pacific Northwest pine forest cabin designed by Balance Associates Architects.
Space Savers10 of 14
A kitchen in a 1960s converted shed on Lopez Island, Washington by Greene Partners Architecture and Design uses open shelves to hold the microwave and dishwasher, as well and a wall-mounted hanging rack. Open rail storage systems are great space-savers and keep utensils and supplies within easy reach.
ON REMODELISTA: Open Rail Storage Systems
Pull Up A Stool11 of 14
Stools are a compact seating option for small eating spaces. This single-wall kitchen in a San Diego Loft Condominium by Incorporated Architecture and Design Studio includes a very minimal dining setup.
Line Chef12 of 14
Los Angeles-based interior designer Michaela Scherrer created this cozy kitchenette in a Pasadena cabana. Exposed shelving, a narrow trough sink with sliding bamboo cutting boards, and an oven-on-wheels help maximize the space.
Multipurpose13 of 14
Structural support beams are cleverly used as a pot rack in this small studio kitchen by Shed Architecture & Design. The refrigerator and oven are hidden in a compact core behind the kitchen.
In Plain Sight14 of 14
The b2 Kitchen Workshop by German design house Bulthaup may be the ultimate minimal kitchen. The system is inspired by a workshop layout: The workbench contains the sink and the range; the tool cabinet houses all the utensils, dishware and food; and the appliance cabinet houses the oven, dishwasher and refrigerator. When not in use, the tool cabinet and the appliance cabinet can be closed. Not in the market for a new kitchen? Consider a small kitchen workshop addition like Instant Kitchen Drawer Organizers.
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