Anisa's Warm, Welcoming Kitchen
How many people live in home:Two plus: My husband and myself and our cats Tricksy and Pekoe.
What makes your small kitchen so cool?
This may sound nutty, but it feels like this is the kitchen this house was always supposed to have. We tried hard not to over-modernize, but to instead stay true to the rest of the space. It's warm and welcoming and looks much bigger than it is.
One challenge you overcame in your small kitchen, or a good resource you've found.
The original kitchen almost kept us from buying the house. It was narrow and dark and completely uninspiring. Taking out part of the wall between the dining room and kitchen went a long way towards opening the space up. We also happily realized that the chimney was partially in the kitchen, just covered up, so we uncovered and white-washed it and chose the subway tiles to mimic the lines of the brick. The chalk board was a $5 craigslist find.
Favorite Meal to Cook in Kitchen
Pie! While not a meal, it is my favorite thing to make. It's not very noticeable, but the quasi-island is built a little shorter than the rest of the counters so that it's the perfect height for me to roll pie dough. I'm 4'9", so normal sized counters are a touch high and make my arms tired after working with lots of dough. I actually stood with a rolling pin and pretended to roll dough while my husband measured from the floor to my rolling pin.
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