Friday, July 19, 2013

Small Kitchen Inspiration

So I happened upon this website that did a spotlight on cool, small kitchens. I love this one because of the clean lines, organized space and the nice appliances the owners put in (apparently it was a wreck when they bought the house) and that she included her adorable pug in the photo shoot. 

The funny thing is that if I saw this kitchen in any apartment viewing, I would exclaim "Holy crap! Look at the size of this kitchen, it's amazing!"I guess that's the difference of living in Ossining and NYC. Actually, we are somewhat in limbo about if we are going to move out of our place because of the impending 3rd tiny person coming to live with us in September, and the hubs said that he would probably be sold on the first apartment he saw with a nice kitchen counter. 

The other thing I love about this kitchen is that the space is set up well - the counters are all within arms reach of the stove, the dishwasher is directly next to the sink and the main triangle (fridge, oven, island) are all within easy access to each other. So even though this probably wouldn't be considered a "chef's kitchen" (and what does that really mean anyway, NYC REAL ESTATE BROKERS!!!!????) I think you could easily make a big meal for a number of people without too much hassle. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Just Hangin' Around

As most of you know, I love a good mason jars. Oh wait, there is never not a good mason jar, so maybe I'm just in love with them all. They come in a plethora of sizes, can be used for a gazillion purposes, and make everything look homier, just because of their rusticity. Recently, I cam across this website that had a DIY for hanging mason jars under cabinets which maximizes space AND looks adorable.

I want to do this to all my cabinets and use them for all the dry food I have sitting on my counter. Popcorn? Check. Quinoa? Check. Chocolate covered pretzels with peanut butter? Check and check. You could even use this for a garage/work space and put loose screws, bolts, ribbons, confetti etc. in them to organize that space. If there is a run on mason jars on the UES, you know who went out and bought them all: this girl.