Smallest Coolest Kitchen 2007 Entry #9: Frank's Colorful Collection

Smallest Coolest Kitchen 2007 Entry #9: Frank's Colorful Collection

Faith Durand
Apr 20, 2007

Name: Frank
Location: New York, NY
Size & Type: 48 square feet in a 1-bedroom rental

Favorite resource: Ikea is a great source for kitchen organization I especially like the stainless steel Grundtal line. ...

Inspiration: When I first took this rental, I was very frustrated by the lack of doors on the cabinets. But somewhere along the line I read that a good cook's kitchen is always beautiful because of all the wonderful tools. After that I displayed all my cookware with gusto...

Favorite resource, continued: ...I used to have Closet Maid shelving, but Grundtal shelves are not only "trendy" stainless steel, they're durable and really easy to clean, and complement the Metro-style shelving I use in lieu of base cabinets.

Inspiration, continued: ..., and took advantage of the high ceilings to compensate for the lack of square footage. I took the concept further by displaying my glassware from Mexico in the window, eliminating the need for blinds, creating privacy and adding color. Open shelves allow the wonderful colors of food-packaging, dishes and cookware to dominate the little room.

Tip: Like any collection, cookware in stacks, rows, or hung in groups is a great way to organize, display and celebrate your passion.

- Mid-C Frank

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