small kitchen, but big style.
no matter the size of my kitchen, i never seem to have room enough for all my kitchen accoutrement. apartment and small space living doesn’t ever seem to include a lot cupboards, and i happen to love my gadgetry, so what i’ve been doing since almost day one in san francisco is going up — taking full advantage of the vertical space in my tiny kitchen. IKEA has a whole line of wall storage solutions and kitchen systems like the Grundtal, which i’ve used in just about every space i’ve lived in. I hang pots & pans from the rack with ‘s’ hooks — and use the top shelf for storage, all out in the open, beautifully displayed in an efficient, modern way. you can stack colorful pottery, dishware, or store extra drygoods (tip: these days packaging can be an art unto itself and can look oh-so-great on display — and i’m a sucker for european packaging). a perfect melding of clever but stylish functionality.
need more ideas? i’ve also created a pinterest pinboard to keep track of other inspiring space-saving and kitchen decor ideas, utilizing wall and even ceiling space for kitchen storage — hang utensils, glassware, store dishes, display spices. it all looks great when you keep it organized and efficient for everyday cooking. Bon appétit!