A Tour of Our “Apartment Size” Kitchenposted by Andrea | 06/19/2012
During our kitchen renovations this summer, we turned half our home office into an apartment size kitchen.
Remember where those big, beautiful barnwood shelves used to be?
Well, we removed the bottom shelf to make room for the refrigerator, a hutch, and a bookcase. The top two shelves store many of our kitchen necessities.
It’s REALLY small, and it has no running water — so it’s certainly not the most practical kitchen I’ve ever used… but it works. Plus, I’m just so excited that we were able to fit everything we needed in our tiny little kitchen! It will make our new kitchen seem THAT MUCH BIGGER.
Obviously, we store most of our food in the refrigerator, but then the snacks and pantry items are over on that black shelving unit. The red hutch holds all our dishes, select pots and pans, and plastic storage containers. It also provides a place for our microwave, a few cookbooks, and a bin for dirty dishes.
The drawer of the red hutch holds all our many utensils… and I won’t lie — I had a TON of fun figuring out the best way to arrange all the organizing bins so everything would fit 🙂
As for our new dinning room… we just head out the double doors to the deck right outside our office!
Eating outside is a fun perk (at least when it’s not raining) but cooking in the bathroom is not my most favorite thing ever.
At least Nora seems to like it!
We’ve been using mostly paper plates and paper cups to cut down on the number of dishes we need to wash, and we’ve been cooking most of our food on the grill and in the slow cooker (I’m sharing a delicious new slow cooker recipe later this week.)
Things are definitely more cluttered than I’d like them to be, but I can deal with it for a couple of months — especially since the end result is a big, beautiful, brand-new kitchen! Plus, now I only need to take 4 steps away from my desk to get a snack.
Here’s to a couple more months of craziness!