When I look over my inspiration file of drool-worthy kitchens from shelter magazines and blogs it is easy to get discouraged. Not only are many decorated with the latest and costliest tiles, fixtures and appliances, the vast majority are simply huge. Many are bigger than the average studio apartment! But if you are patient and persistent, you can find inspiration elsewhere on the web. Here are a few nicely decorated studio kitchens to whet your appetite.All of these kitchens are creatively laid out to limit clutter and maximize storage. Some are integrated seamlessly into the main living area, while others are cordoned off through contrasting color or strategic furniture placement.
1. Achados Dedecoracao via Maryann Rizzo on Pinterest
2. Emma's Blogg
3. Downsize My Space
4. Deign Sponge
5. The Tiny Life — Kitchen appliances are compact, stainless steel units from Bertazzoni, Miele (dishwasher) and U-Line (under the counter refrigerator and freezer drawers with an ice maker).
6. Design Mom
7. Manic About Manhattan
8. Manic About Manhattan
9. Tiny Ass Apartment — Green IKEA storage boxes hold things like out-of-season clothes and camping gear. Because limited cabinet space necessitates appliances be left out on the counter, the owner made sure to pick appliances that would match the black-and-steel scheme.
10. Storage and Glee
11. Alvhemakleri via Maryann Rozzo on Pinterest.
12. Paris loft listed on VRBO.
13. Small Kitchen Trends — Glass-door cabinets with lighted interiors make this small kitchen feel more open. The small refrigerator next to the oven provides extra counter space for a microwave.
14. Tiny Ass Apartment — This 500 sq. ft. Brooklyn studio was renovated for less than $5,000 by Breeze Giannasio.
15. HGTV — This entire kitchen is neatly contained in a large, boldly colored island in the middle of this open-plan Amsterdam studio. The range hood doubles as a shelf for stemware and supplies.
16. HGTV — In this 675 sq. ft. condo a small island separates the kitchen work area from the apartment's living area.
17. Little Diggs — This 450 sq. ft Greenwich Village studio kitchen has custom cabinetry to fill gaps.
Images: As linked above.