Kitchen Before & After: A Narrow Kitchen Gets an Expansive Makeover

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When Celia of After Orange County moved to her 700-square foot cottage outside of Los Angeles, she knew she had some work to do. And her small, narrow kitchen was no exception.

See how she made the most of her galley-style kitchen as part of the gut renovation of her 1930s cottage.

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Would you have even recognized this as the same space?

While there wasn't much Celia could change about the width of the kitchen, we love how she made it so much more functional with a few smart storage pieces and by being selective about her appliances.

Instead of incorporating a full-size refrigerator, Celia opted for a half fridge to save space and enable her to keep as much light as possible flowing in through the windows and back door.

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By adding a counter all along the opposite side of the kitchen, Celia not only created extra workspace, but also a dining area. She designed many pieces in the kitchen including the iron and leather bar stools which fit the counter perfectly, and tuck away when not in use.

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Finally, in place of cabinets, which can also make a kitchen feel darker, Celia opted for open shelving which she designed as well.

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Thanks for sharing your remodel with us, Celia!

(Image credits: After Orange County)