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Paul's Basic Yet Stylish Rental Kitchen


Paul Byron


NYC, New York



Square Feet:


How many people live in home:

A Single Man

What makes your small kitchen so cool?

My tiny style kitchen is functional which is ideal seeing I entertain and create recipes for my online magazine, THE BASICS. And all for under $285!!!

One challenge you overcame in your small kitchen, or a good resource you've found.

When tiling the backsplash, adhering the tiles would have been difficult because the pre existing backsplash was metal. The mastic would have gone on but the tiles would have slipped against the metal. I used a great product called SimpleMat, which are double-side adhesive sheets. This allowed me to stick the tiles to the SimpleMat without slipping and then just grout over.

Favorite Meal to Cook in Kitchen

Probably one of the fan favorites is Blackberry & Peach Cobbler.

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Comments (4)

That is amazing! I think I had the before version of that kitchen at one time. The tiny refrigerator was a huge challenge.

posted by jinxykb on July 15, 2011 at 11:02am
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Wow that is small.

posted by Put A Bird On It on July 15, 2011 at 7:03pm
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Very nice. Love the dish liquid solution!

posted by jamaica2009 on July 19, 2011 at 7:02am
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I hope you see this and can give me a clue: How do you deal with not having a freezer?

posted by sambadoll on July 20, 2011 at 4:30pm
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