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Charmaine's Radically Improved Two-Tone Kitchen

Name:

Charmaine

Location:

Terrebonne, Oregon

Division:

Own

Square Feet:

106

How many people live in home:

My husband, myself, our dog Trux and our cat, Cammie.

What makes your small kitchen so cool?


Our kitchen is so cool because of the efficiency of the space, the two-toned cabinetry, and the half-wall which keeps it open and connected to the rest of the house.

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


The before photo says it all...this is a 1980 double-wide trailer. Radical improvement was necessary.

Favorite Meal to Cook in Kitchen


We love Mexican food so tacos with fresh, spicy-hot, homemade salsa tops the list in our house.

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Comments (10)

Beautiful! The thin island is a great idea

posted by Holly from MI on July 13, 2011 at 10:40am
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Trailer? OMG! Beautiful room.Then I read your comments with submission.

I bow to you.Your kitchen is awesome!

posted by hello123 on July 13, 2011 at 1:16pm
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Holly - thanks! The island is actually a sofa table I found on Craigslist. I added caster wheels to make it a better height for me.

Hello123 - Yep. A trailer. Thanks for the accolades! Wish I could show more photos. We have a beautiful, multiple mountain view on 5 private acres. Makes it all worthwhile...

posted by Charmaine Manley on July 13, 2011 at 8:45pm
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Love this, such incredible talent!

posted by Woody Medeiros on July 13, 2011 at 11:03pm
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Really well done! I love that you've taken some narrow spaces and really made the most of them.

I also REALLY like the fact that you eliminated the upper cabinet to the left of the sink. I think it makes that side of the kitchen look a lot more open and larger.

The sofa table as a narrow island is really a stroke of genius!

posted by Ms. Vickie on July 13, 2011 at 11:12pm
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Woody - thank you!

Ms. Vickie - thanks! One of the main goals of the kitchen design was to be able to show off the wrought iron grape sculpture my husband made. Art vs. cabinet. Easy choice :-)

posted by Charmaine Manley on July 14, 2011 at 12:04am
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I have seen this kitchen--it is amazing! And Charmaine is one creative woman!

posted by Carla Wesson on July 15, 2011 at 12:24am
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Oh.my.god. That takes some serious creative insight to be able to transform a trailer (I've spent a lot of time in many!) into something that, from the photos, is completely indistinguishable from a vintage, stand-alone home. Well done!

posted by Warrior Two on July 19, 2011 at 2:16am
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Amazing! I've seen a number of photos of Charmaine's trailer transformation & I'm just bowled over by her talent! This kitchen is gorgeous!

posted by Tracy from Hey Harriet on July 19, 2011 at 4:11am
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Carla, Warrior Two and Tracy - many thanks!

posted by Charmaine Manley on July 20, 2011 at 11:01pm
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