LOCATION: St. Louis, MO
SIZE: 90 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: 1. The small size makes it easy and quick to put dishes away. 2. The small size allows for a bolder statement since there is so little of it (black cabinets). 3. The small space gives my barber husband excuses to "bump" into me or sneak in a grope as he squeezes past me (this is the best reason of all).
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