THE PLAN
Brainstorm clever surface and storage solutions for a space-constrained kitchen.

What She Did

1. OPENED UP THE ROOM FOR SPACE.
Craving an area for a casual snack, Sabine took down a dining room wall and replaced it with a 24-by-74-inch breakfast bar with stools.

2. BUILT A PREP PENINSULA.
The avid cook and baker desperately needed countertops, so she used antique cabinets to mount the widest peninsula the small room could handle (23 by 52 inches), which anchors her work triangle.

3. RECONFIGURED APPLIANCES.
The fridge used to be between the windows, and the stove was where the sink now sits. The new kitchen neatly assembles them on one wall.

4. HIGHLIGHTED ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES.
Under thick paint lay a tin ceiling, and behind wallboard, a brick chimney, which added character to the small space.

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