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16 Tricks for Maximizing Space in a Tiny Kitchen, Urban Edition

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by Janet Hall last modified Dec 30, 2015

A roundup of ingenious kitchen spaces—some no larger than a closet—that are minuscule yet functional (and full of ideas to steal). 1. Do Away with Cabinet Hardware Above: Uncluttered countertops, lofty ceilings, and hardware-free cabinetry make this kitchen in the Villa Piedad in Spain by architect Maria Badiola seem larger; via Huh Magazine . We like handle cutouts as an alternative; for ideas, go to 10 Favorites: Cutout Kitchen Cabinet Pulls . 2. Use a Monochrome Palette (Kitchen Faucet Included) Above: In Mischa Lampert's tiny NYC studio, even the kitchen faucet is white, creating a blank canvas. Photograph by Genevieve Garruppo via Lonny . 3. Install a Cantilivered Table Above: A cantilevered table in the tiny Wroclaw, Poland, kitchen of architect Ewa Czerny of 3XA saves precious floorspace (one leg is better than two); via Architizer . 4. Consider an All-in-One Kitchen Unit Above: A truly tiny Avanti 30-Inch Complete Compact Kitchen with Refrigerator at the Spruceton Inn . Photograph via A Journal . 5. Use a Tiny Kitchen Island as Room Divider Above: In the  Old Homestead in Provincetown , designers Kristin Hein and Philip Cozzi of Hein + Cozzi built a small kitchen island that defines a kitchen area without breaking up the loftlike feel of the space. See more at Low-Key Luxury: The New Old Homestead in Provincetown . 6. Choose a Skinny Fridge  Above: A tiny kitchen by Ore Studios has a refrigerator that measures a mere 24 inches wide. See more at 5 Favorites: Skinny Refrigerators . 7. Make a DIY Wall-Mounted Wire Storage Rack Above: Make a DIY $38 Wire Pot Rack That's Perfect for a Compact Kitchen  via A Beautiful Mess . 8. Source a High-Style Folding Table Above: The Table Plus from UK-based Magnet Kitchens offers an extra work or dining surface and includes storage space. The leather pockets are handy for stashing mail and magazines. 9. Think Like a Puzzle Maker Above: A tiny kitchen by Mesh Architectures occupies a nook in a 300-square-foot art dealer's studio. Bonus points: The high-mounted oven includes a drop-down feature. See  Remodelista's Favorite Space-Saving Appliances for Small Kitchens . 10. Build a Tall and Slim Bar Counter Above: A tall, slim table serves as a seating counter in the tiny kitchen of Karlijn de Jong, via Lisanne van de Klift. 11. Install a Bar Sink Above: Karin Montgomery Spath used a tiny bar sink and slotted in a two-burner cooktop to create a mini kitchen in an Auckland space. See more at  Small-Space Living: An Airy Studio Apartment in a Garage . Photograph by Matthew Williams . 12. Hang Utensils on the Wall as Art Above: A galley kitchen in London by Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi features walls of framed photographs and—ingeniously—kitchen implements either hung from hooks or mounted directly on the wall for immediate access. 13. Consider a Radiant Electric Cooktop Surface Above: The look of this minimalist Stockholm apartment is streamlined by a smooth surface electric cooktop. Photograph via Design Attractor . 14. Use Vertically Stacked Subway Tile Above: In a London apartment, architect  Charles Mellersch  tiled the walls in vertically stacked subway tiles to create a sense of loftiness. 15. Spec an Integrated Sink and Countertop  Above: An integrated stainless sink/countertop in a revamped Oakland carriage house by Christi Azevedo provides a seamless work area. See more at A California Carriage House Transformed .  16. Use Every Inch of Vertical Real Estate Above: When Danielle Arceneaux overhauled her Park Slope kitchen, she added an additional shelf above her cabinets and gained space for displaying her bowl collection. See more at Reader Rehab: Danielle's DIY Kitchen Remodel for Under $500 . For more small-space living ideas, see Radical Downsizing: High/Low Mini Kitchens and Race-Car-Style Appliances for the Compact Kitchen . N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on September 18, 2015, as part of our Urban Life  issue. More Stories from Remodelista Remodeling 101: The Viking vs. Wolf Range 15 Ideas to Steal from Vintage Kitchens Secrets from the Swanson Kitchen, SF Edition





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