Before & After: Compact Kitchen Remodel

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With only 75 square feet to work with these homeowners decided to go up with their renovation rather than out. Using light colors and simple lines has transformed this room incredibly. Check out the beautiful before and after here.

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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

With thoughtful design and an ability to take advantage of light incredibly well, the folks over at Design with ADD have make a dramatic impact on their tiny kitchen.

Here are their thoughts on the design:

Because we opted not to move the 75 sq. ft. galley kitchen in our Brooklyn brownstone apartment, it didn’t get much bigger. But it did get taller when we raised the ceiling and built our cabinets sky high for extra storage. And it got cleaner when we opted to paint the shaker cabinets white and to keep the overall color palette muted. It’s definitely brighter since we swapped out the old door to our deck for a single pane glass one. It even feels wider because we replaced a chunky old clunker of a fridge with a sleek counter-depth model.

Our cabinets and hardware are deliberately simple. We chose custom panels for our appliances so that they would disappear into the cabinet wall. We took a pass on the professional hood trend (which I think can look great in larger kitchens) and instead installed a discreet but powerful exhaust fan in the ceiling above our new range. We even tucked the microwave under the counter in order to keep the eye level lines clean and unbroken.


(Images: Design with ADD)