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Melissa's Arizona Kitchen with a View




Scottsdale, Arizona



Square Feet:


How many people live in home:

4: My husband, 2 daughters and I.

What makes your small kitchen so cool?

Our kitchen is extremely functional because of its size. We are able to have all of our smaller appliances and gadgets tucked away in the cabinets. What helps make this kitchen so cool, is that we have the most beautiful views of our backyard and the mountains from the bay window.

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

The space was not very efficient because the lack of cabinets and the placement of the island. By removing the island and extending the counter and adding cabinets it made the space feel larger. By doing that my family is able to have casual meals by just pulling up a stool.

Favorite Meal to Cook in Kitchen

The four of us love to cook Jibaritos together, not only are they delicious, but everyone gets to pitch in.

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Comments (17)

The Dark wood and dim lighting gives it a nice touch !

posted by kitchenhip on July 19, 2011 at 4:07pm
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love the simply clean look! very classy!

posted by mary caskey on July 19, 2011 at 4:49pm
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Um, weird... I thought I'd already seen this kitchen when I realized that it was "Natalie's Big-Window Arizona Kitchen". Do you guys live in the same development? because your before kitchens are mirrors of each other. And your "after" vibes are pretty similar as well.

posted by Put A Bird On It on July 19, 2011 at 7:49pm
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Not that it's bad... I like your floor and it's a definite improvement!

posted by Put A Bird On It on July 19, 2011 at 7:51pm
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love the clean lines, you did a lot with the space. Great job!!

posted by LisaG33 on July 19, 2011 at 10:09pm
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your light fixtures are MUCH nicer than the similar kitchen that the other post is talking about. Fixtures can make or break it, yours make it!!

posted by LisaG33 on July 19, 2011 at 10:12pm
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I'd love to cook in this beautiful kitchen...the lighting and visual continuity you've created inspire great works of food art.

posted by nholck on July 20, 2011 at 11:23am
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My goodness!This kitchen is very SPICEY! I love the flooring and the countertops. Also, great view of your yard.

posted by mistacuddles on July 20, 2011 at 3:31pm
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Very nice! Good luck in this contest!

posted by Gadget1988 on July 20, 2011 at 9:35pm
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posted by JmC98 on July 21, 2011 at 12:23am
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I'm inspired. I like the idea of getting rid of the little island and using the long counter with chairs. The cabinets are beautiful and the lighting is a great improvement. Great job!

posted by PLambeth on July 21, 2011 at 10:52am
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I think this kitchen is swell :) I can picture myself eating some delicious shrimp poboy's right now.

posted by Angela Rocks wel on July 22, 2011 at 2:32am
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Any friend of that homie is a friend of mine. Rock those votes!

posted by chulo on July 24, 2011 at 7:48pm
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I love this modern kitchen. How do you keep it so spotless? I bet you don't have children.

posted by lucylover on July 24, 2011 at 5:46pm
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spectacular view! i admire the floor

posted by ladiesman on July 24, 2011 at 5:51pm
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the appliances are divine.

posted by tootsy on July 24, 2011 at 6:17pm
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Angela, I think I've seen you eating some delicious po'boys in that kitchen.

posted by lissilu on July 24, 2011 at 7:22pm
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