Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cozy Kitchens

I recently met with a prospective client who's main challenge is lack of space. She and her husband live in an adorable little home just outside of LA, built in the 1930's. The kitchen is teeny and has a small little area that would be perfect for a built-in banquette, so I set out to find some inspiration photos to inspire the space. Do you have a small kitchen? What are some ways you've maximized your space?


12 comments:

  1. WOW! These kitchens are so adorable. Love the bench seating with the colorful cushions!!

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  2. we not only have a small kitchen/dining area, but a small cottage in general. at first i didn't like the open plan of the kitchen opening up to the living room space, but it's grown on me. we do have lots of windows which helps expand the space and offers great light which is nice. i love the space in photo #5 the best in this series. oh...and thanks for the advice xo!

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  3. Do they have a dining room? I took the eating area out of my kitchen and just use the dining room. Makes for a bigger kitchen plus the dining room is used daily rather than only for special occasions. The banquettes are great- terrific post!

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  4. I have a tiny kitchen and (actually) a tiny apartment in general. One really helpful tip is to utilize all the space upward by building cabinets all the way to the cieling. Also, we have a "3 use" rule, everything in our kitchen must have at least three uses. That's more of a pragmatic thing for preventing clutter, but it helps in keeping the space available for things that are useful, rather than many decorative items that take up space but don't have any function. It helps the space look more open and less cluttered.

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  5. I love the breakfast nook benches...such a lovely way to start the day, the paper, coffee & a great seat!

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  6. I've always loved that built-in nook with mini-saarien table. What a great use of a small space.

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  7. We have a tiny ktichen and an built-in banquette is exactly how we plan to rememdy it! It's on the list of things to do!

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  8. I love picture number 5, it reminds me of the beach.

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  9. Oh, I love these little kitchen nooks! They remind me of my grandma's kitchen growing up:)

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  10. I LOVE the collection of images. My pick would be the double banquettes in the 3rd photo; love that!

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  11. I love it Love it Love it!

    Fantastic ideas and perfect timing, I am about to commence a full blown reno in a kitchen and I have been looking at built in settings! Thank you for your inspiration :)

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  12. loved the colour combination, lovely designs

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