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Just because you don’t have room in your kitchen for a six-burner stove,...
Just because you don’t have room in your kitchen for a six-burner stove, double-bowl sink or Sub-Zero fridge, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice function or style. Here are 10 ways to max out space in...
Kitchen of the Week: Amazing 40-Square-Foot Kitchen
How do you get storage, prep space, cooking space and a washer-dryer into 40 square feet? Ask Palmer Thompson-Moss, who did just that for a New York client. "These constraints...
A World Tour of Compact Kitchens
I love having a small kitchen. Some people might cringe at having only 25 square feet to work with, but it gives me freedom. A smaller kitchen creates a more intimate environment for serving and cooking with friends and family. It helps me to pare...
Let's Toast Small Kitchens Everywhere
As kitchens continue to become all-inclusive family centers, those of us with smaller kitchens may develop an inferiority complex. It's a good time to refocus on the benefits of a small kitchen, toasting its efficiencies. And to share some designer tricks...
10 Tiny Kitchens Whose Usefulness You Won't Believe
From unfolding apartments to clever remodels to creative rentals, these 10 tiny kitchens show that their owners and designers haven't just learned to deal with small spaces — they've embraced them. With solutions including cutting boards on drawers...
A Single-Wall Kitchen May Be the Single Best Choice
Kitchens tend to be laid out with their counters, cabinets, appliances and fixtures in a few shapes; the layouts are typically U shapes,...
Kitchen of the Week: Bright and Modern in 90 Square Feet
When you have a small kitchen, it's easy to start moaning and groaning about it. Steve Justrich, on the other hand, celebrates his kitchen's lack of square footage. "My philosophy is not to have to walk more than three steps between counters and appliances,...
12 Kitchenettes for Convenience and Compact Living
A kitchenette, which is simply a small kitchen, can provide all the cooking necessities for a smaller living space. It also can provide a welcome layer of convenience in a bigger house. Whether you're downsizing, moving into a microunit...
10 Ways to Make a Small Kitchen Feel Bigger
I’d be willing to bet that when you think about your dream kitchen, it doesn't include the word "tiny." Yet that's the reality that many of us live with: skimpy counter space, a cramped work triangle and precious little space for appliances. If you're...
Big Ideas for Compact Kitchens
Even the smallest of kitchen spaces needs to deliver big when it comes to form and function. No matter how awkwardly shaped or compact your cooking space, design tricks can help make even tiny corners work hard and look good too. These kitchens offer...
Personal Spaces: Small-Kitchen Designs
From layout challenges to a lack of light, compact kitchens can prove challenging to live with and tricky to change. Gather inspiration for your own small-kitchen design from these 10 creative homeowners and their hard-won space solutions.
Smart Ways to Make the Most of a Compact Kitchen
We might all dream of a huge family kitchen, but most of us have to make do with something smaller. That said, whatever the size of our kitchen, the demands we place on it tend to be the same. We want it to function well for preparing and cooking meals....
Kitchen of the Week: A Small Galley With Maximum Style and Efficiency
When architect Stephanie Horowitz and her husband, Alex, moved into a new condo in Boston, they were expecting their first child. They wanted to make some changes in a hurry to ensure that the home was healthy and functional for their growing family....
Kitchen of the Week: Tipping a Hat to Vintage in Hollywood
A love of antique mechanisms and tools inspired this homeowner to base his kitchen's whole material palette on one object. "At our first meeting for the project, he showed me a 1920s General Electric voltmeter and said, 'This is what I want the...
Kitchen of the Week: Salvage Meets High End in Vancouver
A flood proved to be a blessing for Dave and Karen Hayley; water damage became an opportunity to give their compact galley kitchen more personality and space. The Hayleys designed their kitchen with the help of contractor David Babakaiff, who opened...
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