Monday, August 5, 2013

Smallest kitchen on earth gets a $26 upgrade

The world's smallest kitchen gets an upgrade! It's amazing what a little re-design can do for a space!

With my children at camp, we decided to take a quick, couples only trip to the beach. Normal people would be working on their tan in the peace & quiet....... but not us! We decided to do a little upgrade on the cottage kitchen. 


Smallest kitchen in the world. Precisely four inches of countertop (a.k.a. top of refrigerator) to make a sandwich.


I gotta tell you, it's tough making sandwiches for all five of us for a day on the beach on 4 tiny inches.

Question of the millenium: Why is there a laundry sink in the kitchen? Heck if I know!




Wouldn't a simple bar sink be better? I'm trying to convince Patrick to do the Ikea Boholmen sink with their birch wood butcher block countertops.

It's hard to go from this: 


Jacki's kitchen at home

To this:
Taking down the upper cabinet makes a huge difference, but we lost some storage space.

I found this piece at a thrift store on the island for $30. You can see it found a home in the bathroom, where else would you keep your dishes and peanut butter?


Model: Maddie
I found a solid core closet door at habitat and tried to use it for a desktop. 
See the office nook transformation here

After the makeshift office got an upgrade, we still had a closet door. And it was not going to go to waste!

We cut it down and rounded the corner and it made a perfect shelf for the microwave, freeing up valuable prep space! All we needed to add were a couple of brackets from Home Depot.

countertop remnant from Habitat ($6)

After trimming down the laminate remnant, we gained four square feet of Dagwood-sandwich-making delight.




 Love Habitat. Remember this CNN featured lantern we found at Habitat?


He looks cheerful here, but he's not thrilled to be working in such close quarters.


          


It doesn't seem like a big deal, but it is. Just think, we gave ourselves 75% more space for $26. That is frugal, functional and fabulous!!


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6 comments:

  1. Great work! And what a fabulous price tag. :) Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods!

    Rachel @ Maison de Pax

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  2. Fantastic job on your wee little spot! You are one of the fan favorites today at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a Sunday Showcase feature button for your blog. Here is the link to the Showcase if you want to check it out. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/08/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_11.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  3. You two made a very clever work for this smallest kitchen on earth! Just one quick question: why am I not seeing cabinets around here?

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    1. Hey Noreen- There is literally no room for cabinets! It's a crash pad of sorts with a glorified wet bar for a kitchen! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. The kitchen is very well managed in spite of being so small. I like the color combination and the way cabinets are made. They are made in such a little bit of space. The kitchen is very nicely managed. It is a very useful construction for those places where there is not enough space for a spacious construction. It is a very good and innovative idea.

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  5. This is an amazing idea for those who have less space for the construction. It is a very well managed construction. It can be seen that it is having all the facilities which are present in spacious kitchens. There are so many ideas available today for beautiful construction of kitchens but this is a very innovative idea. The cabinets and washing area are so well placed. Everything is well managed.

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