With my main closet and accessory closet both nearly done and shared, I now want to share my kitchen. Though it is small, it has charm and character and it actually works with my lifestyle since I am not much of a cook.
I think the biggest difficulty of moving into a new, fairly small space, is figuring out where you are going to place things. Where would it make the most sense to place bowls v. plates v. food? But that’s also half the fun! I certainly struggled a bit when deciding where everything should be placed, but now that I’ve come up with a solution, I’m proud to share it.
Since we have minimal counter space, my boyfriend and I first purchased a bar cart to store most of our appliances (think: microwave, toaster, coffee machine, etc.). With all of these appliances squared away, that freed up most of the counter space for cooking and baking. After all, all we really need on our counter top at the moment is a dish rack and a paper towel roll, though in the future, we are looking to add some jars from sugar, flour, and coffee.
With regard to the actual cabinetry, we also had this incredibly charming glass cabinet that faces the dining table. Tres chic if you ask me. I opted to store my pretty dishes and glasses in this cabinet since it’s on display.
On the other hand, in the tall cabinet closest to the bar cart, I placed some less aesthetically pleasing items, such as my bowls and mugs on the lower shelves, and mason jars on the upper shelves (not pictured.. Just below these items in the lower cabinet, I placed pots, large bowls, and other cooking necessities. Luckily, we didn’t need to also squeeze our pans into this cabinet, since we had a nice rack above our stove.
On the opposite side, we decided to store all of our food in the upper cabinets closest toward the wall. Though you may think that it’s most logical to store our food in the designated kitchen pantry – and I would agree – we needed to use this space for our trash can, broom, mop, paper towels, and the like.
Next, we used the four drawers below the food cabinets to store silverware, kitchen utensils, Ziploc bags and tin foil, and tupperware, respectively.
And I’ll leave you with one final shot, since it’s so pretty! The view looking out from our kitchen.