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Caterina's Touch of Mediterranean Turin Kitchen

Name:

Caterina

Location:

Turin, Italy

Division:

International

Square Feet:

56

How many people live in home:

One and a half: me and my kitty Fuli!

What makes your small kitchen so cool?


The warm and simple atmosphere, with something “retro” and a touch of the Mediterranean sun.

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


The biggest challenge was to renovate the kitchen considering in the same time the low budget (700 euro), the triangular shape and the tiny space: my friend Fabio (architect, artisan and artist too) designed the project and made by himself the furnitures. We used the longer side for the furnitures, the stove and the Ikea shelves, the diagonal side for the table (an old one from a flea market) and the short one for the fridge plus an old nightstand to put cups, mugs, ecc. The shelves on the wall save space and allow me to have all in sight to cook. To brighten up the walls, Fabio and I chose a brilliant yellow. To see more works by Fabio, try to find on the Net the small company he runs, called Officina Meravigli.

Favorite Meal to Cook in Kitchen


All the Italian deli, of course! Most of my recipes are from Piedmont, the region I live: I can mention tajarin and ravioli as pasta, roasted peppers with olive oil and anchovies as starter, bonet with Gianduia chocolate as cake: the list is long! Cooking is for me a heartwarming way to love people: come and taste, you are invited!

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What a wonderful, happy space! I love the yellow. :)

posted by Farmgirl Susan on July 16, 2011 at 5:00pm
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I like the wall-mounted dish drain.

posted by e53 on July 15, 2011 at 11:13am
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Nice photos!

posted by Fabio Ciancaglini on July 15, 2011 at 11:47am
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I had the pleasure to eat in this kitchen several times, it is warm space, easy to manage to cook. The food was great and Fuli is a beatifull
cat!!

posted by J.F. Morales on July 15, 2011 at 12:43pm
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This kitchen makes me happy...so does Fuli. :)

posted by onebravegirl on July 15, 2011 at 4:47pm
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very nice kitchen andlovely cat...

posted by cri rosso on July 15, 2011 at 5:02pm
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Thanks for the support! To see more Fabio's works, click http://www.officinameravigli.it

posted by cati from Turin, Italy on July 15, 2011 at 5:18pm
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Sorry, perhaps the link to Fabio's site doesn't work, try http://www.officinameravigli.it/officinameravigli/home.html
Here in Italy handmaking is not so common: Fabio tries to di his best in a honest way, and with fantasy and experience. I'm thanksfull to him for all that.

posted by cati from Turin, Italy on July 15, 2011 at 6:17pm
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There's something so similar about all Italian kitchens. I knew it was Italian before I read the captions. Must be the light, the dish rack above the sink, and the bottled water! Mi piace!

posted by bina on July 15, 2011 at 6:39pm
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Beautiful! I love this kitchen.

posted by jmorme on July 16, 2011 at 12:25am
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Love the kitchen, and love Torino!

posted by mschatelaine on July 16, 2011 at 6:29am
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Cat, basil, yellow... I'm sold! :)

posted by saritapie on July 16, 2011 at 9:44am
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Una cucina bella è funzionale, giallo mi piace è il gattino è veramente carino.

posted by fulinlin on July 16, 2011 at 8:27am
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Beautiful, cheerful, tasteful and tasty kitchen! Fuli is quite an elegant kitty. I have the dish rack (Grundtal) there too, in France. Perfect placement. I love how the Ikea is not obtrusive but functional here, with the table and gorgeous baskets and yellow walls getting the attention.

posted by virtuelsie on July 16, 2011 at 10:17am
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Great job maximizing an oddly-shaped space!

posted by jarobinson1 on July 18, 2011 at 10:55am
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Scat, cat.

posted by aychihuahua on July 18, 2011 at 4:47pm
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Beautiful kitchen! Feels very warm and inviting. The kitties fur looks funny. Is he ok?

posted by CHATHAMGIRL97 on July 18, 2011 at 7:15pm
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Lovely...And I love that your kitty is keeping an eye on your cooking :-)

posted by Cliffie93 on July 18, 2011 at 7:39pm
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really nice! it is like watching a beautiful sunshine... and fuli has the perfect cattitude!

posted by piesam on July 21, 2011 at 11:23am
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I love this happy, warm kitchen.

The only thing I would do differently is either paint the refrigerator to match the walls or turn it to fit right into the corner and then make a panel or folding screen to partially disguise it. You could probably attach a panel to the wall with hinges to swing out of the way if needed. Sorry, but I hate the look of most modern refrigerators - they never look like they belong :-}

Love the cat!

posted by MaddyWho on July 19, 2011 at 12:42pm
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Cheery inviting kitchen!
I love this yellow! I actually have the same color in my kitchen (with red cabinets and cobalt Mexican tile). It always makes me happy!

posted by bzb on July 19, 2011 at 2:32pm
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Great way to dry the dishes and cups after washing!

posted by ashortstorylady on July 20, 2011 at 1:28am
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lots of kisses to FULI, your COOK-CAT!
Grazia

posted by mcraccolls on July 21, 2011 at 11:41am
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Pure sunshine! Love it.

posted by kbfromlb on July 22, 2011 at 4:55pm
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You sound like such a lovely, upbeat, warm and caring person. Your kitchen reflects that!

posted by k2yhe on July 24, 2011 at 2:51pm
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@k2yhe: I try to do my best... Thanks a lot and now... fingers crossed!

posted by cati from Turin, Italy on July 25, 2011 at 4:10pm
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This is gorgeous!

posted by smellsgood on July 25, 2011 at 4:49pm
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I hope you win, you deserve it!

posted by smellsgood on July 25, 2011 at 4:49pm
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This one is my favorite I think!

posted by rachaelk on July 25, 2011 at 9:05pm
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This is beautiful! A job well done.

posted by marieheiss on July 26, 2011 at 12:44pm
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