LOCATION: Simsbury, CT
SIZE: 114 square feet
WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: When we bought our summer cottage, the kitchen was creepy. Replacing the floor, yet keeping most of the other fixtures and adding a red IKEA cabinet brought the kitchen into the modern age while maintaining its charm. The best part is the summer ease of cooking simple meals that are always devoured quickly.
Visit the entry page to view all five photos and the floorplan, make a comment, select the kitchen as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The kitchens with the greatest number of favorites in each division at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many kitchens as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries — the more favorites you find, the better!