“Innovative storage solutions were key to making the most of every room in this waterfront cottage,” says designer Elizabeth Swartz. “This included the use of some wonderful hardware, such as this Hafele pull-out unit in the master bath to organize even the smallest of spaces efficiently.”
A large, white chef's kitchen offers simple, elegant lines and innovative storage. The kitchen island with backless cushioned stools provide's an eating and entertaining area while glass-front cabinets and a large pot rack let necessary kitchen items be part of the decor.
Another innovative storage solution in this Mid-Century modern kitchen is the baseboard drawers that were installed below the cabinets. These drawers provide storage for those awkward kitchen necessities, getting them out of the way so that the rest of the kitchen cabinets stay organized, neat and accessible.
This open plan kitchen makes room for dining in a stylish, innovative way: A bench was built in along one side wall giving flexible seating (extend the table for extra guests) and handy under-the-seat storage.
Cabinet door panels discreetly conceal some of the built-in appliances, keeping the warmth of the cabinetry as the main focal point of the room. Low storage innovations enable the child to access the kitchen items with ease and safety.
A small kitchen cannot accommodate homework, mail storage, laundry duties and recipe hunting. Unless you don't cook at all, the small kitchen's main chore is meal prep. So focus first on function, making sure you have the appliances and work areas you need. You may be able to save a bit of space by using scaled-down or innovative appliances, including refrigerator and freezer drawers and pint-sized microwaves, stoves (some with just two burners) and single sinks. If workspace is at a premium, consider a small-scale island or a counter-topped cart that can be rolled into a closet when not in use.