Smallest Coolest Kitchen 2007 Entry #8: Carisa's Creative Kitchen

Name: Carisa
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Size & Type: 65 square feet in a single-family home

Favorite resource: Small Space, Big Style on HGTV

Inspiration: I have been inspired by learning to use only what we truly need to cook creative, delectable meals...

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Inspiration continued: ...We started by painting the dilapidated kitchen a light blue and replaced the cabinet hardware. We purchased clean steel appliances. The original counters were faux blonde wood, so we had the counters refinished to a neutral sand color. The floor was a dingy, white vinyl and we installed a beautiful dark wood laminate. The "lighting" was originally a bare bulb and we installed a modern track light. We did all the work ourselves, except for the counter resurfacing.

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Tip: Buy appliances that work well and are beautiful. You want to use them if you like them.

- Carisa

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