Alessandra's Social and Eclectic Kitchen
How many people live in home:Three: Myself, my boyfriend Ben and a Vizsla (dog) named Hinckley McNugget.
What makes your small kitchen so cool?
Our kitchen is very efficient and eclectic. All the surfaces are prepping surfaces - reclaimed bowling alley island and black walnut butcher block counters. We wanted a cook's kitchen that would double as a social center for the house. We put most of our budget toward opening the layout (including exposing the original 1818 barn board ceiling) and did the finishes on a tight budget by finding cool reclaimed materials.
One challenge you overcame in your small kitchen, or a good resource you've found.
We only have one cabinet in our kitchen. For storage we designed floating shelves out of slabs of black walnut and found a super industrial base to hold up the bowling alley. We access high 'over flow' storage with a old apple orchard ladder we found at a barn.
Favorite Meal to Cook in Kitchen
Anything Italian. I love to cook. Portland is an amazing foodie town with lots of inspiration. We ALWAYS cook fresh and local (note, no microwave). The Saturday farmer's market in our local park is a cooks dream come true!
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