As quaint as my kitchen may be,
It's the size of a Port-O-Pott-E!
I struggle to look
For space when I cook!
How I'd love a larger galley!
I love our vintage apartment. The location is great, the view is SPECTACULAR, the rent price is just right, and the place is dripping with 1920's charm!
But, the kitchen is tiny.
Like, SUPER tiny.
It's true that I like to bemoan our kitchen's microscopic size. If we're not careful and slack off on doing the dishes or tidying up, the space can get REALLY nasty REALLY fast. However, since living in this building, my husband and I have found ways to survive in our "one-butt-only" kitchen. Mostly, our survival depends on squeezing as much storage space as humanly possible out of our itty-bitty-eaterie:
Our pot rack may have literally saved my sanity on more than one occasion. The previous tenant put it up, and I think I love her for it.
We've got a small counter right behind the oven, which gives us a somewhat reasonable work space. However, if we're not careful, it can get over-loaded with clutter. It's become a law in our home: KEEP THE COUNTER CLEAR.
The Hubs put up a few magnetic strips so we can store cutlery and other metal utensils on the fridge and behind the oven. I swear, that man's a genius.
We try to make EVERY surface of our kitchen a storage area. We bought a few of those temporary "no damage" hooks and put them all over the area over our sink.
Cooking is a challenge in a kitchen of this size. But, if we stay organized and keep clean, we can produce some amazing food-stuffs: