Our house has definitely felt like a non-stop renovation zone practically since the first day we moved in last year! But, I do love a good house project; they keep my design eye sharp and make the home we live in feel loved and purposeful. While we’ve been lucky enough to transform our front hallway, living room, and reading loft to name a few, our kitchen has remained a work-in-progress and will likely stay that way for a long while. It’s actually last on my list of house redo wishlist items.
And frankly, that doesn’t bother me at all. The kitchen is functional, it has plenty of light and is a mostly pleasant place to be. Working in it has made me come to appreciate a small quirky kitchen, and as I come across kitchen inspiration photos, I keep finding myself drawn to the tiny ones.
There’s just something wonderful about making the most of what you have to work with and turning it into a functional and aesthetically pleasing space. Notice the open shelving above the counter space in the above photo, as well as the rod for hanging kitchen tools, and even a spice rack! Having a smaller space to work with forces one to stay organized and to remove the kitchen gadgets not being used.
Sometimes the smallest spaces are the most inviting, take this tiny galley kitchen as an example. The window is bright and inviting, the counter space practically nonexistent, but it looks like the essentials are all there. I’d love nothing more than to sit on that stool and enjoy a cup of tea or something as equally charming.
Click through the gallery below to see a few more of my favorite small kitchens and inspiring spaces. Take a look. They’re hard not to love! Here’s to getting organized and making do where we can, while still creating something pretty in the process!