LOCATION: Haiyang, China
SIZE: 40 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: We transformed a dismal blue and white tiled room with zero usable storage space into a warm, happy, and functional kitchen. Now that we've decorated, cooking in there makes me feel at home in a foreign country. There's also a great view of the mountains from the kitchen window.
LOCATION: Washington D.C.
SIZE: 100 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: My kitchen is cool in its uncoolness! It's not slick and modern, but it fits perfectly with my personality and the feel of the entire apartment (which is in a converted 1910s rowhouse that still has most of the original detail and character)
LOCATION: Leetsdale, PA
SIZE: 90 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: We completely remodeled the whole thing ourselves so we handpicked every aspect of the kitchen. It combines my love of all things kitsch (read: unicorns) with my husband's love of organization.
We have been so impressed by the love and care evidenced in each entry — from a postage stamp-sized rental kitchen in New York City, to a truly gorgeous remodeled space in California. Take a peek at these inspiring little kitchens and see if you want to add any to your favorites.
LOCATION: Avon, CT
SIZE: 110 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: My kitchen has EVERYTHING in a small space...and is beautiful besides....Started with a 30 year old condo kitchen which was in ORIGINAL state...
LOCATION: Lancaster, PA
SIZE: 50 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: We tried to emulate a bit of French kitsch in our kitchen, using the black and white for dimension and the yellow to brighten the space.
LOCATION: Scottsdale, AZ
SIZE: 118 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: Our kitchen is extremely functional because of its size. We are able to have all of our smaller appliances and gadgets tucked away in the cabinets. What helps make this kitchen so cool, is that we have the most beautiful views of our backyard and the mountains from the bay window.
LOCATION: Portland, ME
SIZE: 118 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: Our kitchen is very efficient and eclectic. All the surfaces are prepping surfaces - reclaimed bowling alley island and black walnut butcher block counters. We wanted a cook's kitchen that would double as a social center for the house. We put most of our budget toward opening the layout (including exposing the original 1818 barn board ceiling) and did the finishes on a tight budget by finding cool reclaimed materials.