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White Small Kitchen

This small suburban home is the typical small closed in kitchen layout popular in the early 1980’s. Cramped, 8ft ceilings and overhead cabintry hiding the cook from the family dining area. This client desired an updated look but was not willing to expand the footprint. She also wanted professional cooking equiptment and two ovens. It was a challenge to find the best spot for the 36 inch professional rangetop to maximize counter space but yet not place into the walk way area.

After several trial plans, we decided it was best to locate the rangetop several feet from the sink on same elevation…while close, it still gave her the room she needed to prep on the peninsula and have separate counter area to right of the sink. We placed the refrigerator, ovens, pantry storage/micro area on the long wall to keep the single cook from traversing the room and entering traffic flow as little as possible.

The client is an active single woman in her early 60’s and she does love to cook so this layout worked well for her. She also requested some decorative storage for glassware so we placed a coordinating hutch, painted and glazed along the far wall to be “out” of the kitchen area but still visible.

The countertops are a dynamic granite that the client fell in love with which necessitated changing our original design plans to include a more monochromatic glass tile for the backsplash and simple accessories. The large format of the gray/green glass tile provides an architectural burst of style without overwhelming the small space which was important as the granite takes center stage as well as the old Chicago brick floor. The soft white cabinetry is a subtle backdrop for the more vivid colors of the materials selected and the MNG knobs with a slight decorative detail gives the client a “pretty” look without being over the top.

All in all, this simple cottage remodel showcases what can be done in even the most basic small 8foot ceiling kitchen with a little imagination and style!

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beckyjones wrote:
Kitchen question - Is this a built-in microwave that would normally go above a stove? It looks like it has venting.
   Comment   September 22, 2012
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Chuck Amen
my 2 cents, just a guess...anytime you enclose a micro you need some air to circulate, you can purchase these "vented" panels, one above one below, or place them on the sides, or all around, any one with some cabinet skills can do it for ya, or just google microwave filler trim or something to that notion...have fun
September 24, 2012 at 9:02PM     
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Chuck Amen
you could do something with some nice floor registers too, which has me thinking about a current project...hmmmmm
September 28, 2012 at 3:13PM   
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leron wrote:
Please advise who makes the pullouts? Thank you.
   Comment   April 9, 2012
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This is a custom kitchen.
June 30, 2012 at 8:11PM   
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heididagle wrote:
Love the floor!! Can you tell me about it please?
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ebie1 wrote:
What is the width of the microwave/pantry cabinet? Thanks!
   Comment   October 11, 2012

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small pantry
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open pantry microwave
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storage shelf in kitchen
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Pantry cabinet
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Micro placement and pull out shelves
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microwave and pantry configuration with counter depth refrigerator
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"I wouldn't put my spices or immediate flour, stock and oil needs in a walk-in pantry," Crisp says. "I prefer to keep that sort of stuff in a cabinet right next to my stove. I'd save the walk-in pantry for the extra flour sacks, speciality items and seldom-used appliances." Under the microwave storage
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Do this in nook usually used for fridge and stove in bungalows
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Microwave and below drawers
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I like the microwave position and storage. Not a fan of the cabinet hardware though.
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free standing hutch pantry pull out draws
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microwave connected to the pantry
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Corner cabinet
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Fridge and micro solution
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microwave cupboard with slide-out shelves.
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awesome. Microwave and little pantry
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Pull outs for pantry
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"pantry" cabinets
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Definitely need pull out shelves in every cabinet!
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Drawer roll-outs
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one cabinet stacked on top of another.......2 colors?
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Like pantry and micro space saving idea
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use this floor next to the back door?
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fridge, pantry, microwave placement
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Next to fridge.
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for under microwave
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Pantry and micro
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dont think I am crazy but i like this floor and the grey cabinet color.
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White and grey cabinets
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corner space in place of pantry
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sliding drawers allow access to back of drawer; also tall narrow cabinet improves use of small area next to door - the door front keeps it from looking too utilitarian
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drawer cabinet
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