Cooking in a 5'x7' Kitchen

Small Kitchen Inspiration

"Limitation provides a great opportunity for innovative solutions." So says Beth about her teeny-tiny 5'x7' kitchen. Here are a few tips for making a little kitchen work:

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As Beth said about her kitchen in this Apartment Therapy House Tour:

I love to entertain and have even had parties for as many as thirty people in the cottage. I grew up in a big family, so having folks over and kids around is natural. I love to cook and bake, but painstaking planning is required when I get serious in the kitchen. There's no room for clutter or teetering piles of dirty dishes; my counters are reserved exclusively for food prep. I have my mother to thank for that. She always told us to "clean as you go." Thanks Mom!

Other details to note: With the help of the Elfa storage system from The Container Store and Kiri wood boxes from Roost Company, Beth uses her wall as the primary storage area for her cookbooks, dishes, and pots and pans. Hanging utensils and cooking tools (which look like they adhere pretty closely to our basics list) provide easy access and further free up precious cabinet and drawer space. The yellow enamel cookware is made by Dansk, Le Creuset and Copco.

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See the full tour: Revisiting Beth's Teeny-Tiny Peek-a-Boo View at Apartment Therapy

(Images: Jess Watson)