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Narrow Kitchen Ideas

1 Of 25 Rolling LadderAdding extra storage up top is a great idea, if you can reach, that is. Katie Ridder installed a rolling ladder (just like the library!) in this fantastic kitchen to access ceiling-height cabinets. Eric Piasecki 2 Of 25 Moveable BarThe galley kitchen in Juan Carretero’s New York apartment has two doorways, one of which opens directly into the living room. To gain counter space — and improve the view — a movable bar on casters spans the gap. Thomas LoofAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 25 Tiny CabinetsDesigner Amanda Nisbet injected warmth into a modern Manhattan apartment with a Macassar wood island and Tom Dixon Mirror Ball pendants. To squeeze in extra storage, little cubbies fill in the space above a sunny window. Tara Donne 4 Of 25 Singular ShelfAlthough his clients requested a bank of open shelving, designer Grant K. Gibson added a single ledge to their galley kitchen. “One shelf is simple and dynamic,” he says. “You have to be able to hide clutter, and this way, you can rotate your collections!” Thomas KuohAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 25 Subway TileTo fake a sunny farmhouse kitchen in a Manhattan apartment, Celerie Kemble painted the cabinets Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. The white-tiled walls, along with brass hardware and a milk-glass chandelier, create the illusion of added sunlight. Christopher Sturman 6 Of 25 Pot RackBulky pans can take up valuable real estate, so Katie Ridder installed Urban Archaeology’s Industrial pot rack in a Greenwich Village duplex. The elegant barstools from Cherner Chair Company are a 1958 design by Norman Cherner and are cushioned in MK Collection’s Summer Strié. Eric PiaseckiAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 25 White Cabinetry Ashley Whittaker gutted a New York apartment’s kitchen, replacing the dark cabinetry and terra-cotta tiles with white cupboards and Carrara marble. “The room now feels twice as big,” she says. The slim table provides extra counter space and doubles as a breakfast nook. Rather than recessed lighting, she chose a birdcage lantern from the HomePort Collections. “It’s whimsical,” she explains. “When you’re working with a small apartment, why not make the kitchen feel like another decorated room?” Thomas Loof 8 Of 25 Copper ShelvingWorking with just 72 square feet, Austin designer Kim Lewis opted for in-plain-sight storage. The copper-pipe shelving has hooks for hanging mugs, keeping the counter clutter-free. Without a dishwasher, a farmhouse sink can accommodate dirty pots and pans. Courtesy of KohlerAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 25 Folding DoorsIn Bill Brockschmidt’s 640-square-foot apartment, the kitchen is located in the entry hall and camouflaged from the living area. “Creating folding doors allowed us to transform the entry into a mini-gallery when we entertain,” Brockschmidt says. “We can also close off the dining room from the kitchen with pocket doors, so that once guests have arrived, we can open up the kitchen for cooking.” Simon Watson 10 Of 25 Black CabinetryIn a Manhattan apartment, the existing kitchen cabinets were painted Benjamin Moore Aura in Black. “I wanted it to look less boring and more like a smart butler’s pantry,” designer Lilly Bunn says. The Roman shade is in Holland & Sherry’s Belfour linen. Maura McEvoy Next Gallery 20 Smart Design Solutions for Small Bedrooms Let’s face it: Tiny nooks are the coziest snoozing spots. By Caroline Picard and Sarah Yang
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Narrow Kitchen Ideas

1 Of 25 Rolling LadderAdding extra storage up top is a great idea, if you can reach, that is. Katie Ridder installed a rolling ladder (just like the library!) in this fantastic kitchen to access ceiling-height cabinets. Eric Piasecki 2 Of 25 Moveable BarThe galley kitchen in Juan Carretero’s New York apartment has two doorways, one of which opens directly into the living room. To gain counter space — and improve the view — a movable bar on casters spans the gap. Thomas LoofAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 25 Tiny CabinetsDesigner Amanda Nisbet injected warmth into a modern Manhattan apartment with a Macassar wood island and Tom Dixon Mirror Ball pendants. To squeeze in extra storage, little cubbies fill in the space above a sunny window. Tara Donne 4 Of 25 Singular ShelfAlthough his clients requested a bank of open shelving, designer Grant K. Gibson added a single ledge to their galley kitchen. “One shelf is simple and dynamic,” he says. “You have to be able to hide clutter, and this way, you can rotate your collections!” Thomas KuohAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 25 Subway TileTo fake a sunny farmhouse kitchen in a Manhattan apartment, Celerie Kemble painted the cabinets Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. The white-tiled walls, along with brass hardware and a milk-glass chandelier, create the illusion of added sunlight. Christopher Sturman 6 Of 25 Pot RackBulky pans can take up valuable real estate, so Katie Ridder installed Urban Archaeology’s Industrial pot rack in a Greenwich Village duplex. The elegant barstools from Cherner Chair Company are a 1958 design by Norman Cherner and are cushioned in MK Collection’s Summer Strié. Eric PiaseckiAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 25 White Cabinetry Ashley Whittaker gutted a New York apartment’s kitchen, replacing the dark cabinetry and terra-cotta tiles with white cupboards and Carrara marble. “The room now feels twice as big,” she says. The slim table provides extra counter space and doubles as a breakfast nook. Rather than recessed lighting, she chose a birdcage lantern from the HomePort Collections. “It’s whimsical,” she explains. “When you’re working with a small apartment, why not make the kitchen feel like another decorated room?” Thomas Loof 8 Of 25 Copper ShelvingWorking with just 72 square feet, Austin designer Kim Lewis opted for in-plain-sight storage. The copper-pipe shelving has hooks for hanging mugs, keeping the counter clutter-free. Without a dishwasher, a farmhouse sink can accommodate dirty pots and pans. Courtesy of KohlerAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 25 Folding DoorsIn Bill Brockschmidt’s 640-square-foot apartment, the kitchen is located in the entry hall and camouflaged from the living area. “Creating folding doors allowed us to transform the entry into a mini-gallery when we entertain,” Brockschmidt says. “We can also close off the dining room from the kitchen with pocket doors, so that once guests have arrived, we can open up the kitchen for cooking.” Simon Watson 10 Of 25 Black CabinetryIn a Manhattan apartment, the existing kitchen cabinets were painted Benjamin Moore Aura in Black. “I wanted it to look less boring and more like a smart butler’s pantry,” designer Lilly Bunn says. The Roman shade is in Holland & Sherry’s Belfour linen. Maura McEvoy
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Narrow Kitchen Ideas

When it comes to small kitchen design, don’t feel like you’re stuck with the same old design techniques. This homeowner was stuck with a very unconventional kitchen space, in the sense that they had a narrow space but very high ceilings. To work with the architecture instead of against it, they went high with their decorations. The wall decal and the eye-catching lamps draw the eyes up, which makes the high ceiling and not the narrow space the focal point of this kitchen. While they kept the cabinets and walls white, the multi-colored backsplash brings cheer to this slim space.
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Narrow Kitchen Ideas

Light-Filled Apartment Kitchen Kitchen designer Mick De Giulio created this kitchen for the Ritz-Carlton Showcase Apartments in Chicago. The rug contributes to the furniture look of the room in the apartment whose other rooms were designed by Frank Ponterio. “In these spaces, we didn’t want to do flat, austere kinds of kitchens,” Mick says. “Most of the finishes are lacquer, but there are also some wood finishes, and everything has sculpting or other details on the doors.” Large glass doors leading to a patio keep light flowing through the narrow room, while white paint and stainless-steel appliances keep the space bright. See the rest of Frank Ponterio’s apartment here. Design: Mick De Giulio
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Narrow Kitchen Ideas

Galley kitchen design features a few common components, and chief among them is the traditional layout for a galley kitchen—these kitchen designs generally feature a narrow passage situated between two parallel walls. Normally, one wall features cooking components including the stove and any other smaller ovens, as well as storage elements. The opposite wall is usually home to the sink and any other cleaning fixtures, plus more storage. Smaller galley kitchens generally cut out the otherwise occasionally featured island between the two walls, as this can be an impediment to movement within a particularly small space.
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Narrow Kitchen Ideas

Light-Filled Apartment Kitchen Kitchen designer Mick De Giulio created this kitchen for the Ritz-Carlton Showcase Apartments in Chicago. The rug contributes to the furniture look of the room in the apartment whose other rooms were designed by Frank Ponterio. “In these spaces, we didn’t want to do flat, austere kinds of kitchens,” Mick says. “Most of the finishes are lacquer, but there are also some wood finishes, and everything has sculpting or other details on the doors.” Large glass doors leading to a patio keep light flowing through the narrow room, while white paint and stainless-steel appliances keep the space bright.
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Narrow Kitchen Ideas

There is something to be said for the elegance of black and white home decor designs. This apartment dweller was working with an incredibly narrow kitchen space that didn’t have high ceilings to make up for it. Instead of remodeling the actual cabinetry or fixtures, they painted the ceiling and a single wall in black chalkboard paint, adding a floor-to-ceiling wall decal of an ornate antique fork. The beautiful, French-inspired black chandelier finishes off this incredibly elegant design. This is an example of an apartment kitchen that started off incredibly dull and dreary, but was brought to life with some simple touches.

Narrow Kitchen Ideas

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