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Stephanie Walker
I had the cutest little apartment in the cutest little neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky. I lived in Crescent Hill, in a quad-plex. Each apartment had its own flavor, the landlord allowing tenants to paint. I was too young to afford that kind of ambition, but I enjoyed the previous tenants' tastes.

The kitchen had this fun Tuscan vibe, with plastered stucco walls which were faux finished with a warm beige color. The counter was 3"x3" tan tiles, and all of the cabinets were original to the 1925 building. The floors were inexpensive vinyl tiles, and were a joy to clean on my days off, blasting my favorite music or NPR after returning from a long run.

The range was gas- my first! I had to contact the landlord to inquire about turning on the pilot light ("what's a pilot light?"), and he ran right over (so sweet!).

The cabinets were glass paneled, and there were even built in units dividing the dining room space.

I simply adored my first apartment- kitchen included.

Attached pics were taken during Christmas- note the stocking I had for my kittie. One feature I really miss is the broad sill in the window.
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sherriedaily
My first “kitchen” if you can call it that was a make shift set up in the Guest House located behind the main house in Beverly Glen, an area close to Bel Air, in Los Angeles. It was my very first apartment. Originally it had been used as a Ham Radio Operator’s station. It was so small you could sit on the bed and touch the front door. Since there was no real kitchen, I set up a two burner hot plate in the bathroom, which I painted a “New England” blue to give it a cottagey look. A toaster oven was just outside the door. And the refrigerator was outside, too, although not that close by; I had to walk a small distance to get to it and when it rained, I’d get wet. It wasn’t much, but it was all mine. Back in 1974, what could you expect for $90 a month?
   
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judy_carlisi

Our first kitchen was in a townhouse in Norfolk, Virginia. It was large enough to have a table and there was a window over the sink and a large L-shaped counter. There was a back door that I once tossed a toaster oven out of that was smoldering. The worst thing about the kitchen was the industrial style square flooring that needed to be waxed and there were no doors on the adjacent washer and dryer alcove. I hung hideous bamboo blinds, which I painted powder blue, over the area. The powder room that was just off the kitchen I painted peach. Yuck. At 22 I guess I had no sense of style. Funny thing, I have no memory of cooking in that kitchen but lots of memories washing dishes as there was no dishwasher.


   

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