One of the things I love about our little town home community is that it was built in the English style with all of the houses facing in toward each other overlooking a shared courtyard. Another vintage English feature is the oh so tiny kitchens. This is not an open concept type home, instead the kitchen is closed off- a mere 9x12 room. By Texas standards, that is a micro-kitchen, but I have to say it is my very favourite kitchen we've had so far. It's simple utilitarian style makes it a breeze to cook in and clean up.
You begin by entering the door where the dishwasher is immediately on the left...
And the sink area...
The refrigerator is a fridge only counter-depth. I like that we eat fresh food and nothing frozen. I plan meals daily and visits to the grocer are about every other day. This keeps me from buying more than we need for the week, and I am very strict about sticking to my list for that day...
This is where I keep pots, pans, knives, cutting boards and the microwave oven...
The stove is an electric drop-in. There is not a gas hook up in our community- everything is electric. It was a bit of an adjustment at first with cooking, but I am getting used to the electric oven pretty well. I designed the entire kitchen with a space in mind for the vintage butcher scale. I love using it to keep all of my oil & spices as well as cooking utensils on...
This is our pantry that I designed to be tall and narrow in depth. I didn't want to have a huge cavernous pantry, because I know from past experience that we tend to just shove things to the back and never use them. This design keeps me accountable for anything that is in there...
As you can see to the right of the above picture, after turning around the room we are back at the doorway. Small, but efficient- and simple in design.
Wall Paint- White Duck by Sherwin Williams
Cabinets- Kraftmaid in Mushroom
Countertops- Honed Cararra Marble
Appliances- Dishwasher LG, Stove GE, Fridge Frigidaire
Open shelving- built by Travis (go here to read about how he made these)
Sink- Shaws purchased from Overstock
Rangehood- Project Beautify
Wall Pot Rack and Knife Holder- Bed, Bath & Beyond
Rug- Dash & Albert
Dishes- Emma Bridgewater