My Little Apartment

My Little Kitchen

kitchen

My kitchen is 9 feet by 6 feet, and it has everything that I need! I actually find a smaller kitchen to be much easier to work in, you waste much less movement trying to find or move things. Plus it has the added benefit of being what I would call a “minimalism enforcer”.  I’m not necessarily immune to all consumerist tendencies, but having a small living space really helps curb those urges that I do have. Any time I see a lovely stand mixer, the logical part of my brain says, “where on earth would you put that?”  Of course, as with most consumer goods, if you just wait it out a bit you’ll find you don’t really need as much as you think.

Since this blog is essentially an exploration of all the things that give me joy as well as a chronicling of my never ending quest to get the most out of life, I think I may begin re-posting some of my recipes here too. I began with just a cooking blog, and while I appreciate the free wheeling nature of this space, I do want to include cooking (since it’s one of my favorite pastimes). So get ready for some original recipes coming your way as well as more chat on minimalism, frugality, trying new things, photography, and whatever else I stumble upon!

12 thoughts on “My Little Kitchen

  1. I have learned to say no to the gadgets and enjoy my small space also :0) My kitchen is a bit bigger than yours in square footage, but I don’t have any counters or storage space. The ones I am using are old cabinets that are free standing. Your picture is lovely.

  2. My husband and I are planning to build our own small home for retirement. At first we thought the kitchen would be the one splurge area – doesn’t everyone need a huge kitchen?

    Luckily, it’s years before we’ll actually build and we realized we do NOT want a big kitchen. Who wants to have 15′ between the stove and the sink?

    I read chefs generally prefer small kitchens as well, so everything is easy to get to.

    1. That makes sense about chefs preferring a small space, now that I think of it most commercial kitchens have very little space for each cook/chef. I think it’s especially easier if you’re making a delicate sauce (or something that may burn if left to its own devices)- because if you need something to add it’s usually an arm’s reach away. Good luck on your custom kitchen, how fun!

  3. I love to cook and I find my small kitchen and lack of surface space a bit of a hindrance, but I do love the fact that I have only what I need because I can’t fit more in. I find it really frustrating going to other family member’s houses and they have a zillion different salad servers and a billion different serving dishes and stuff everywhere – especially if I have to wash them all up!

  4. Thanks for liking the Minimalism article on my blog, simplifyyourlifestyle.wordpress.com!
    I, too, have a kitchen, galley style, like yours. Once I finally emptied out everything I owned but never used, I had plenty of space, and my counters were always simple and clear. The secret I have found for enjoying my kitchen is putting anything to be washed in the dishwasher immediately afterwards. I never have dishes in my double sink or on my counters. As a professional organizer, I have to remind myself to keep flat surfaces clear of any clutter, all the time. Look forward to reading more of your writing.

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