5 Ideas to Steal from a Small But Efficient Family Kitchen

5 Ideas to Steal from a Small But Efficient Family Kitchen

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Nancy Mitchell
Jun 20, 2016
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Here's a kitchen (built inside a converted English chapel) that proves that good things come in small packages. The kitchen, while a bit on the small side, more than manages for the needs of a family of 6 — and looks good doing it. Here are a few ideas worth stealing for your own kitchen.

1. There's more to life than white.
Cabinets painted in Farrow & Ball's Downpipe and Chappell Green ensure that this is a kitchen with plenty of character — and there's not a white wall in sight.

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2. Two sinks are better than one.
Honestly, the first thing I noticed about this kitchen was the two side-by-side sinks, which at first glance seemed a bit odd and at second glance seemed a bit brilliant. This is a great solution for a large family (or for an impatient couple?), since once person can wash dishes, or hands, while another fills plates or glasses.

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3. Give your cabinets a touch of the unexpected.
The wooden crates, which function as drawers, give this small kitchen an extra dose of country charm.

4. Embrace a combination of open and closed storage.
In order to allow for the most possible storage in a small kitchen, the designers added a shelf underneath the upper cabinets, where oft-used items like plates and bowls are within easy reach.

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5. Add in storage in unexpected places.
The kitchen's vintage stove is a little smaller than the niche it occupies, so instead of blocking out the space on either side the designers added small cabinets, perfect for storing long, narrow items like cookie sheets and cooling racks.

See the whole thing (and plenty of other fascinating projects!) at Sustainable Kitchens.

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