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|
|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?
|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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