Expanding a Small Kitchen
See how clever design -- not square footage -- expands this small kitchen.
From: Point Click Home Dot Com
Written by Jeannie Matteuci
Photographed by Gridley and Graves
George was not happy with the floral wallpaper, builders-grade cabinets and standard appliances that came with the kitchen. The room also lacked sufficient counter space, making it a difficult area for cooking and entertaining.
George set out to create a spacious, contemporary kitchen with lots of cabinets and counter space. He decided to run the cabinets all the way to the ceiling to make the space seem larger.
By removing the large pantry that took up an entire wall, George was able to incorporate a new breakfast area. "It's next to a window that faces east, which makes it the perfect spot for having coffee in the morning," says George.
The large pass-through from the kitchen to the dining room not only makes it easier to interact with guests, it also visually expands the room. George also chose to build the wine rack into the upper cabinet area to break up the line of cabinets. Wine glasses and the corkscrew are stored nearby.