This kitchen is only 6 x 16 feet, but its owner managed to make it as roomy, practical, and inviting as possible. Spoiler alert: They even managed to squeeze in a ultra-cozy sitting area.
This "bit of copper with a dash of pink theme" kitchen was completed by Kat of Rock N Roll Bride in four weeks, and I think it's a major success. There is a lot of glossy white in the new kitchen, but it's thoroughly warmed up by the stained glass window, brick-hued tile floor, and of course the pink toaster and the copper sink, faucet, pans, handles, pendant lights, and other accessories. The rug also adds literal warmth—and intriguing pattern—while covering up a fair amount of the floor, which Kat is planning on covering with linoleum (it didn't arrive in time for this photo shoot).
Kat completed the kitchen as part of the U.K.'s Revamp, Restyle, Reveal challenge, in which ten bloggers redo rooms over the course of four weeks. In exchange for posting their progress and final reveals, they get free materials from sponsors.
Here we can see that while the kitchen before offered an enviable amount of storage space, the ample cabinetry (love that pale wood) somewhat overwhelmed the narrow space. And while the wall mural is fun and cheerful, it somewhat competes for attention with the ornate cabinet doors.
In a very clever move, Kat decided to have the new storage on the left side to be half the depth of what it was before. That opens up the space so much, and makes this kitchen easier for two people to cook in together. There's still a lot of storage, and while some of us would miss the eliminated cabinet space terribly, this must work for Kat. The new mirror also helps the space feel larger, as does all the white—the walls, ceiling, cupboards, and counters blend together and float around the central space.
I love old homes with fascinating details, such as this brick wall and the little inset nook where it appears a window used to be. Older homes have their challenges, but they also have their major charms.
(And if you're asking where the refrigerator is now, I didn't know either, so we emailed Kat asking just that. She says that all the appliances are integrated, meaning they have fronts that match the rest of the cabinetry. Seamless!)
This pink wall is such a fun surprise; it really creates a separate sitting area, while radiating its glow into the kitchen. I love the way the window there lights the hue in interesting ways. And while Kat plans on replacing the flooring, the orange-red actually looks amazing with that pink. Extra credit points for that framed art that fits perfectly in the wall nook, and the art that adds some additional glam to this area. This is the perfect spot for your best friend to sit while you prepare a pot of tea for the two of you to share.
Thank you, Rock N Roll Bride!