Smart design decisions make a 10-by-10-foot kitchen and adjacent dining nook highly functional.
Cabinets extend all the way to the 10-foot ceiling. "This draws the eye upward and gives the kitchen a butler's-pantry feel, which suits its tall, narrow shape," says McDonagh. Added bonus: The uppermost cabinets give Lanita room to stow away little-used items.
Kitchen cabinets: American Woodmark
Kitchen fixtures: American Standard
Kitchen appliances, washer and dryer, garbage disposals, and water heaters: GE