Ideal for hosting parties or cooking for two, this functional kitchen features an arched vent hood, detailed cabinetry and alcoves built in above the stove to hold spices, oils and other flavorings for convenient cooking. Design by Gail Drury
So many special details make this large kitchen fit for a chef: Pull-out utensil holders and spice and oil cabinets flank the cooktop as well as a pewter countertop insert to hold hot items. The left side of the sink wall is the sandwich-making zone which includes a bread drawer, hidden toaster and a cabinet for appliances.
In this kitchen makeover, an English-style larder was added to hold coffee, tea, herbs and spices and other daily essentials. The clever design includes recessed doors that can stay open; the interior was finished to match the exterior, so shelving is pretty when it's on display.
Before Anthony and John got a hold of this space, it lacked storage and a cohesive design, so the Kitchen Cousins have added rows of cabinets to help with storage and elegant details, such as the newly painted door and built in spice rack, to create a functional, pleasing design. As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens.
Tiny kitchens can feel claustrophobic when cabinets are towering overhead. Many cooks can't reach what's in them and the overall feeling is boxy and closed in. Get organized and trade the top cupboards for open storage. Consider shelving, pot racks and magnetic knife or spice holders instead. Your kitchen will look more spacious and serve up display space for your favorite dishes, shiny pots and pans, or artwork.