Inspiration: Katie's Before and After Kitchen

36 Square Feet

042709kitch-03.jpgKnocking down a wall is a pretty big deal but when Katie discovered her new kitchen had no drawers or countertops--it seems like an easy decision. Apparently, the previous owner's solution was to keep the fridge in the living room with dishes stacked on top. This 36 square foot kitchen's transformation after the jump!

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You might recognize this space from last month's AT New York post which pointed our many of the key features, alongside a Katie's List: "How The Heck We Fit It All In There".

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Knocking down the kitchen's wall opened up the teeny space and gave Katie more options when it came to storage. Maximizing vertical space, the cabinets reach all the way to the ceiling. Because she only had a limited amount of space to work with, Katie also had to be crafty when it came to her appliance choices. We love the fact that the oven doubles as a microwave and a 2 burner stove saves countertop space when cooking. Opting for a dishwasher that's half the size of a standard dishwasher--it fits cozily in a corner. And finally, the fridge is bite size and is masked by wooden panels (just like the dishwasher). We love how Katie managed to make this super small space function like a larger sized kitchen.

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[Images from Making This Home via Thomas White]

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