James' Bright and Enjoyable Kitchen
Location:Washington, Washington D.C.
How many people live in home:Uno: me
What makes your small kitchen so cool?
After 10+ years in my 800 sq ft condo, I was recently able to do a renovation of its early 80s self. For my kitchen, I wanted a bright, sophisticated and enjoyable space, and believe that is what I now have. It's now my favorite room in the whole place.
One challenge you overcame in your small kitchen, or a good resource you've found.
Besides budget, my main challenge was getting more light and a spacious feeling into the dark, galley kitchen. Removing a soffit and partial wall, and moving the refrigerator really opened up the space. Plus, the IKEA white abstrakt cabinets have given it a much brighter look. The backsplash was my big splurge, but well worth it.
Favorite Meal to Cook in Kitchen
Breakfast foods -- blueberry pancakes, french toast, etc. -- tend to be my favorite meals to cook. When inspired, I pull out Penelope Casas' Foods and Wine of Spain, and whip up some tortilla espanola.
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