What's the Hardest Part of Cooking In a Small Kitchen?

We like to focus on the positive, here at The Kitchn, and we feel that there are a lot of good things about small spaces and small kitchens. Personally, I love small kitchens because I like having many things within arm's reach. But there are drawbacks to small kitchens, too: lack of storage, zero counter space, ovens too small for a cookie sheet!

We're giving you a chance to gripe about the things that really bug you about living with a small kitchen. What are the drawbacks to cooking in a teeny space?

And of course, since we love the positive, please do share if you've found a way to overcome or mitigate some of the drawbacks in your kitchen!

It's Small Cool month, here at Apartment Therapy, and so we'll be talking about small kitchens a lot this month. Let's kick it off with some of the problems in small kitchens, and then hopefully we'll deal in solutions the rest of the month!

Related: Five Small Kitchens from This Old House

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