LOCATION: Chennai, Tamil Nadu India
SIZE: 86 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: The bold colors. While it is not a common combination in our part of the state, we decided to do away with the cliched colors and went with a contemporary look with bright red and white combination. And it has since been an object of showoff for us. :)
LOCATION: Boyds, MD
SIZE: 106 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: In this 70-year-old house, the kitchen space is compact. When we bought the house in 1997, we gutted it and started over.
LOCATION: Jamaica Plain, MA
SIZE: 112square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: I love the bright white and the natural wood. The black walnut butcher block and the open shelves. Plus we used almost all remnant pieces, as-is or recycled material.
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA
SIZE: 100 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: It's so bright and airy, totally functional, and easy to use. Although it is tiny, our makeover for it makes it feel like so grand. Everything in there was put together by my husband's hands which makes it extra special to me.
LOCATION: Berkeley, CA
SIZE: 92 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: The play of light off the reflective surfaces. My kitchen is small but thoughtfully designed to be efficient like a ship. It's separated from the main living area by a custom cabinet that holds the fridge and oven on the kitchen side, but is a bookcase to the living room.
LOCATION: Red Deer Alberta, Canada
SIZE: 100 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: Our kitchen is bright, colourful, warm and open to the rest of our small living space. Original 1940s cabinets & open shelving serves as storage, and the magnetic chalkboard half-wall adds a bit of fun.
LOCATION: Washington D.C.
SIZE: 90 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: After 10+ years in my 800 sq ft condo, I was recently able to do a renovation of its early 80s self. For my kitchen, I wanted a bright, sophisticated and enjoyable space, and believe that is what I now have. It's now my favorite room in the whole place.
LOCATION: Greensboro, NC
SIZE: 70 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: It uses space SO well: ridiculous amount of cabinet and counter space, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven, awesome lighting, and some cool old features from 1926, in 70'.