7 Ways This Chicago Kitchen Makes the Most of Every Inch

published Jan 13, 2015
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How many smart storage and organization solutions can you fit on one kitchen wall? Quite a few, it turns out! Despite not occupying a lot of square footage, the owners of this Chicago kitchen have made the most of every available bit of horizontal and vertical space. Here are seven details worth noting.

(Image credit: Carolyn Purnell)
  1. Floating shelves: Four floating shelves right above the stove hold spices, dishes, and a few decorative accessories. Notice the shelves aren’t packed; it’s just enough to be both practical and pretty.
  2. A few nails for hanging miscellany: We spy a vintage photo, a bouquet of dried herbs, and a few other hanging items the likes of which we can’t quite discern (candles? dish brushes?), but the point is that these little pieces fill in the empty wall space in a warm, casual way.
  3. A utensil crock: To keep the most-used tools close at hand.
  4. Glass containers and jars all in a row: A great way to make use of that little ledge area below the shelf.
  5. Under-cabinet lighting: So key.
  6. A large chopping board: Big enough to cover up a ho-hum countertop.
  7. A fantastic rug: To keep things soft underfoot and provide a little color and texture.
(Image credit: Carolyn Purnell)

We adore the whole thing, don’t you?

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