With a small kitchen, every cabinet counts. This small, farmhouse kitchen layout maximizes space and storage.
Hey y’all! Long time no talk! Seriously. I’ve been so busy with life and Yellow Rose Market lately, I haven’t shared our latest design layout with you yet! THE KITCHEN!
The heart and hub of the home, the homework station, the coffee station, the wine station, the short-order cook’s station… THE KITCHEN. It’s where life happens in the house and it’s where I’ve made the most design changes, and been the most indecisive. Because it’s so important to get it right! No going back if I get it wrong. I can’t very easily move cabinets around.
I’ve been doing tons of research and Pinterest-ing (the official term for pinning :)) and I think I’ve figured it all out now! Questions like, where’s the pantry gonna go? What goes on the island? How big can the island be?
Here are the basics I’ve learned: lower cabinets are typically 22-24 inches deep, uppers are less (who knew), lower cabinet height is typically 36 inches, backsplash height is 18-20 inches, and you want at least 39-42 inches of space between cabinets and island.
Now presenting our small, farmhouse-inspired, tons of storage, kitchen!
I’m a walk-in pantry girl, I can’t do the cabinet pantry. I’ve always had a separate pantry, so I just don’t think I’d be happy without one. The big question was, where do we put it? After many days and nights of “small kitchen” googling, I fell in love with the corner pantry.
Next on the design list, microwave. I didn’t want it low on the island (that’s a hot trend right now). All those fun buttons, the fun of opening and closing the microwave door, the alternate planet the toys would be living in…. ooh no, I can see it now, NO MICROWAVE IN THE KIDS’ REACH. I have a hard enough time keeping them from “shopping” in the pantry. 😉 So, the microwave will be next to the refrigerator, built into the upper cabinet.
The island is the largest we can make it, without it not being comfortable to walk around. I had to have the big single bowl apron sink. HAVE TO. I also wanted trash, dishwasher, and plenty of overhang for barstools.
That’s the skinny of it.
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