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Jo Walker

I recently remodeled my very small kitchen and went with one big 36" base cabinet with three drawers and a toe-kick. The toe-kick holds my baking sheets, the next drawer up holds my frying pans, the next drawer up holds 2 pots, 6 pans and all their lids, and the top drawer holds cutlery for 12 and serving pieces. A smaller 12" base with 3 drawers holds utensils and dish towels, and the last base cabinet holds cutting boards below and knives above Being able to pull open the drawers and get to the pots in the back is so much easier than trying to dig them out from the back of a shelf. I will never go to base cabinets with shelves again!

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Jo Walker

If you have a small kitchen like mine, go with a counter-height casual dining table with stools that tuck under. I use the table as extra counter space, specially when my daughter visits and we cook dinner together. Teapot 321, we installed floor to ceiling 10" deep shelves by the back door as our 'pantry', so we don't have to store any food items in the actual kitchen itself, except for the little pull-out spice cabinet. Everything is easy to put away and to inventory for shopping day. My kitchen measures 7 feet wide and 8 feet long but is very efficient!

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