Kathleen's Super-Bright, Super-Happy Kitchen
Location:Long Beach, California
How many people live in home:One: Just me - no one else will fit!
What makes your small kitchen so cool?
It's bright and happy, and everything I need is within reach. It's also good for portion control because if I gain weight I will no longer be able to fit into my "one fanny" kitchen.
One challenge you overcame in your small kitchen, or a good resource you've found.
My biggest challenge was the electrical. My condo is part of a large penthouse apartment that was subdivided into 6 hotel units with very little electricity to handle the load.. My first refrigerator died prematurely from a power surge before I made my first meal. The replacement fridge didn't fit the cabinet surround, so I resorted to painting optical illusions on the existing cabinetry to make it less of an eyesore. Somehow I managed to fit new refrigerator drawers, a farmhouse sink, and a full size cooktop and microwave/convection oven combo into this tiny space, and still have a decent amount of storage space for utensils. The small dressing area next to the kitchen became the new pantry. It's a quirky arrangement but it works well.
Favorite Meal to Cook in Kitchen
Since I just finished painting this morning - minutes before these photos were taken, I'll have to answer that question after the paint drys! I suspect it will be fresh salads. I'm also looking forward to trying some one pot recipes in my multi cooker. Since it's a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice maker, browner and warmer all-in-one, it is a great space saver for a tiny kitchen.
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