Katie's Tiny Kitchen Remodel

Katie's Tiny Kitchen Remodel

Amy Azzarito
Mar 26, 2009

This is Katie's tiny kitchen in Berlin, Germany. Her entire apartment is 480 square feet; the kitchen is only 36. The apartment's previous residents had kept their fridge in the living room with dishes stacked on top of it! Katie and her husband Martin did all of the work themselves. They had just moved to Germany and didn't even know where to get tools or construction supplies. But with careful planning, they were able to achieve their dream kitchen. They depended on creative solutions to get the most out of the tiny space.

Katie chronicles her DIY adventures on her blog, Making This Home, which has many, many more kitchen photos!

Katie's List: "How The Heck We Fit It All In There"

  • Our cabinets extend all the way to the ceiling, utilizing every inch of vertical space.

  • Our oven is too small to cook a turkey, which is fine with us. (We're vegetarians) It also happens to be our microwave, too.

  • We picked a two-burner stove. It turns out we hardly ever use three burners, let alone four.

  • Our dishwasher is half-sized. It really feels like just the right size for a family of two.

  • Our fridge is a standard German fridge… which happens to be the same tiny size Americans have in college dorms. It's covered by wooden panels, which is traditional in German kitchens.

  • Our recycling system is super compact… and still manages to provide us with a way to sort our recycling in TEN ways (required by German law).

Katie said, "We like to think that good living can come in any size." We here, at Apartment Therapy, fervently agree with her!

Thanks for sharing, Katie!

Via: Tiny House Blog.

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