Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Small Kitchens that Live Large


A successful small kitchen needs an efficient layout, smart cabinetry, and plentiful storage. Better Homes & Gardens show us how it's done with this beautiful country cottage kitchen…

With budget smarts and a knack for DIY adventures, homeowners transform this kitchen into a bright and cheery gathering space. Cottage and vintage-inspired details bring charm to the tight space.

Although this kitchen's floor plan is on the small side, it appears spacious and inviting thanks to a few design tricks. Blocks of darker colors (on the floor and island) ground the area, while crisp white and creamy bisque on the appliances, trims, ceiling, and walls keep the room light. Small pockets of color, in the vintage accessories, give rhythm to the space and keep your eye dancing around the room.

An oversize apron-front sink was a generous addition to this petite kitchen. With plenty of landing space on both sides of the sink, there is enough countertop space to stack dirty dishes on one side and dry dishes on the other.

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