Small Space Gourmet Kitchen

Smart storage solutions are combined with small-scale appliances in this stunning white kitchen remodel from designer Karen Needler.
By: Chelsey Bowen

Before: Outdated Kitchen

The tiny kitchen is completely out-of-date. The standard-size fridge takes up too much room, and the appliances are in desperate need of an upgrade.

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After: Chef's Kitchen

To create a gourmet kitchen, designer Karen Needler installs a pro-quality stainless steel range and stove. Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry takes advantage of the height of the space and provides plenty of storage.

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Easy-Access Cabinetry

To help with the tight quarters of the kitchen, doors are installed on both sides for easy access to the pots and pans.

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Smart Storage

Taking advantage of every nook and cranny, Needler installs a narrow spice rack beside the stove. The stainless steel stove is pro-quality and features a 24-inch range.

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Classic Tile

To brighten the kitchen, 2"x4" white subway tiles line the backsplash and walls. Black countertops provide the perfect contrast to the white cabinetry.

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Easy Cleanup

Though tiny, the kitchen doesn't lack any amenities. A small dishwasher is installed next to the sink for easy cleanup. A vintage faucet is reconditioned and then wall-mounted to allow for a larger sink.

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Small Fridge Solution

Since the space is only 68 square feet, there isn't room for a typical refrigerator. Needler installs refrigerator/freezer drawers into the nine-inch-deep service hallway cabinetry. The 24-inch-deep paneled unit sits into the wall and closet behind.

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Open Display

Glass cabinet doors help to open up the small kitchen and allow the homeowners to display pretty dishes and cups.

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Light It Up

Updated lighting brightens the kitchen, adding a contemporary touch to the space with a stainless steel finish.

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