Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you guys had a fabulous weekend! I’ve received quite a few emails lately, and I’m still pushing through them, one at a time with replies. So if you haven’t seen yours, thank you for being patient and I promise to get back to each one shortly. It’s been such a blast hearing from all of you, and the response from my opportunity with Nate has been wonderfully overwhelming. So thank you all so much.
Speaking of emails, I received a few that were actually pretty similar, and went a little something like this: “I have a smaller kitchen, and really, a smaller home. I am curious if you have any inspiration for those tighter kitchen spaces? I’d love to see some well done, smaller kitchens. Thanks!”
I thought it would be super fun to lightly touch on this subject matter. A topic that is near and dear to my heart, I’m a product of the 80′s and 90′s. Like many of you, my parents were chasing the american dream. We now find ourselves in charge of our own households, and in a completely different situation: an unsure world on the verge of a recovering housing market, and limited real estate options… I believe that square footage in itself, is no longer king. But clever use of every single inch of it, is.
We’re living in a society where it now most definitely pays to think outside the box and in terms of DIY.
Jamin and I were discussing the issue of space recently in our own home, and I was reminded that families once lived in spaces as large as our bedroom. That people in other countries, or larger cities, live in tiny apartments paying more than our mortgage, and that it’s really all about perspective.
We live in an age where there’s not much to be said about a big house with bland taste…but more for the home with excellent, original character. A well loved space with beautiful features. A happy, crowded family in a warm, well thought out home. I’d most definitely rather have the latter.
I’ll always prefer the cozier feel. There’s always a way to think outside the box, no matter what your situation. And this especially applies to kitchens.
I love looking at the clever way people treat their spaces. At the solutions they’ve come up with, for thinking smartly.
SO many smart ideas in one shot. via
Yes, I’ll take that piece on the right. via
Sooo there you have it. Which is your fave? It’s your turn: I know some of you awesome people, no matter what your situation is, live with limited space. Please do tell what system you’ve developed or ideas you’ve adopted that work best for you! Feel free to leave a link to your kitchen spaces as well, in the comments! We’d love to see.