Ariana's Cheerful, Colorful Portland Kitchen

Small Cool Kitchens 2010 - Own Division

Who cooks here? Ariana, her husband, and her three year old
Location: Portland, OR
Owned or rented? Owned
Kitchen size: 90 square feet

What challenge have you overcome in your kitchen? When we moved in three years ago, the kitchen was very dark and crowded. In Portland, we need all of the light and cheer we can get! We installed a glass door, replaced the counters and sink, took out imposing cabinets and put in open shelving. Its' bright and cheerful now — a place where I want to be working!

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What's the story of your kitchen?
Our home is a 100 year old farmhouse, 900 sq. feet -- including the attic, where we sleep. The kitchen has some floorspace, but not much counter space. We have one real cupboard, so most everything we have in the kitchen is on display, and I have enjoyed the challenge of making it all as visually cohesive as possible.

What is your favorite meal to cook here?
Breakfast on Saturday morning -- eggs from our chicken Carmen, with onions, greens and fresh herbs from our garden!

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