Need help with tiny kitchen
sgward
March 23, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'd like to remodel a tiny (6'8" x 7'3") condo kitchen, the goal being to increase counter space and storage. Any ideas would be so greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Interiors International, Inc.
Is it possible to open up the wall?
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charleee
Are you looking to replace your cabinets? If yes, I would replace all the lower cabinets with drawer units, and eliminate all the uppers altogether. Instead, run open shelving from one end to the other, there's more storage that way.

You could also look into a "U" shaped kitchen: [houzz=
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Dytecture
Agreed, U-shaped kitchen would provide you with the most counterspace but less 'usable' kitchen in this situation since there are two 'dead' corners that isn't ideal for multiple cooks.
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
Quite a bit of electrical work if you go to a U shape, I like the idea though.
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JWinteriors
If this can be a complete redo...i would put fridge in back left corner with a 8" pull out cabinet on the wall side. Add a narrow bank of drawers, than stove with another narrow bank of drawers. On the right, i would center the sink with dishwasher below. This allows for a long expanse of countertop for food prep and cleanup. Putting the fridge in back corner opens the space in front of the kitchen, giving it a larger appearance. Taking the sink out of the back corner, removes the claustrophobic feeling. Putting cabinetry on either side of stove will give it a built in feel. Putting the 8" inch pull out cabinet, allow fridge door to swing open. Add 3 recessed cans in ceiling. Under cabinet lighting, especially along the wall to wall upper cabinets above sink.
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sgward
Thank you for all your comments! I'm looking to replace cabinets, appliances and tile floor. The U-shaped kitchen is something to consider. I will have to find out where the outlets are, etc. The wall behind the stove backs up to the bathroom and the wall behind the sink (with the window) is the outside of the building. The wall currently to the right of the frig can be removed, allowing for the impression of more room.
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ASVInteriors
If you go to IKEA.com - they have a kitchen site where you can enter in the dimensions of your area and add standard box sizes. You can view it in 3d and 2d. I am not suggesting you use IKEA - but it is cost-efficient - but definitely use their software to help you design.
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