my DIY high
There's nothing quite like stepping back and saying, "Yes, I made that."
When you're a hoarder and you own a tiny home (it's not actually that tiny!) you have to get creative with storage and organization. I knew I wanted a smaller home for several reasons: a) it's less to clean and b) we couldn't afford anything bigger
I wasn't super happy with the layout of our house. We live in a "cookie cutter" neighborhood with three layouts of the most adorable houses ever. One of the three layouts has an AMAZINGLY OPEN kitchen. The other two...do not. They have "galley" kitchens. Now that I'm thinking about it there are definitely more than three layouts to the houses in my neighborhood...
Anyway, I found a GREAT step by step tutorial on how to raise cabinets and add a shelf. Now I LOVE my kitchen.
Here's the original tutorial from Domestic Imperfection:
Basically, I copied their entire kitchen. I so badly want the butcher block counter tops, but I just can't justify ripping out our granite tile. Or our stone backslash. It makes me very sad, but I've learned to deal with it.
Photos from the home listing:
Those cabinets look like an awesome white/grey color. They were not. They were definitely baby blue and weird. A good attempt, but just...no.
MY KITCHEN NOW:
EVERYTHING WE DID
Mostly in order:
a quick tour
Off to the left: all the dishes we use on a daily basis. Plus my Smarty Pants Vitamins that are 100% addicting.
A functional kitchen, is an organized kitchen. It should be a rule that daily dishware be stored close to the dishwasher.
Keep going to the back left for our little coffee corner. Complete with Nathan's Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee mix, and my Bodum french press that we couldn't live without.
Continuing to the right: typical fridge, then our spice/cooking area. I found this amazing spice rack at Good Will for all of two dollars. It's beyond perfect for our little space. No, I didn't even measure it. It should also be a rule that oven mitts be next to the oven. Mine are in that left drawer.
Front right of the kitchen: prep bowls, measuring spoons and cooking utensils. And the trashcan. It's an eyesore, but I got that can out of the trash! So it was free. It also provides a good doorstop :) We really should get one that can fit under the sink...
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Hi, I'm Rachel.
I pick up other people's garbage and take it home.
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