Kitchen Trends 2013-Part 4

Kitchen Trends 2013-Part 4

A great chef will tell you that as in life in general, it’s not about the size…of your kitchen that is, but what you do with it that makes it work! In this day and age when many baby boomers are retiring and becoming empty nesters, they are also down sizing, or as I like to put it, rightsizing. With that comes a smaller footprint in general, and a smaller kitchen. Trend #4 for kitchens in 2013…Small and mighty kitchens! Let’s see what that can look like:

Like any larger kitchen it can include all the same elements, just on a smaller scale.

All the same element as in a larger kitchen-image via design sponge

All the same element as in a larger kitchen-image via design sponge

As in Kitchen Trends part 1, adding a bit of old world charm makes it interesting. 

just a touch of old world charm-image via Better Homes and Garden

just a touch of old world charm-image via Better Homes and Garden

Even the smallest kitchens can let the outside in don’t you think? As in Kitchen Trends part 2

Let the outside in, no matter how small a window-image via A Well Traveled Woman

Let the outside in, no matter how small a window-image via A Well Traveled Woman

And yes, adding industrial elements in a small kitchen works too! Just as stated in Kitchen Trends part 3.

Industrial elements from steel counter tops to lighting and small islands-image via Apartment Therapy

Industrial elements from steel counter tops to lighting and small islands-image via Apartment Therapy

Small kitchens can also include some elements I haven’t talked about…yet. For instance, kitchen dining.

Even a small eat in area is good as the table can be used to prep on too-image via Home It

Even a small eat in area is good as the table can be used to prep on too-image via Home It

Bottom line, with a little ingenuity and some clever tricks, you can create an amazing, functional and lovely small kitchen!

why not add a pull out counter cum island for added work space-image via Better Homes and Garden

why not add a pull out counter cum island for added work space-image via Better Homes and Garden

add extra counter space this way-image via Home Designing

add extra counter space this way-image via Home Designing

Extend your counter space around a corner into the living space-image via My Home galleries

Extend your counter space around a corner into the living space-image via My Home galleries

Last but not least, utilize every inch of space and yes, you too can have a small and very functional kitchen!

Utilize every inch of space-image via The Kitchen

Utilize every inch of space-image via The Kitchen

If you need help realizing the full potential of your kitchen, give me a call! I’m here to help you. 707-481-9015. Cheers!

Be sure to stay tuned for more kitchen trends, and read about all of them here!

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6 Comments

  1. Marcy 9 years ago

    Irene, I am loving this series! You have excellent points and the photos are gorgeous!!

  2. Hilton purvis 9 years ago

    GREAT photos that really capture the “doesn’t have to be big to function” kitchen. I think your theme ideas for your blog is a great idea too. Kind of like reading a book series. I think we are bombarded w/ so much random, unrelated stuff these days…that people welcome consistently themed thought. Keep on keeping on…my sweet. Oh…and I loved your video of you. WE NEED A CHAT!!!XXOO

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      Irene Turner 9 years ago

      yes we do Ms. Hilton. I’m slammed right now in a very good way. driving down to LA on the 2nd…lot’s of time and will try you for a nice long chat!

  3. Connie Lee 9 years ago

    I am a fan of smaller kitchens that function well. Not everyone has a big family or entertains a lot. There are some very good ideas in this post.

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      Irene Turner 9 years ago

      Thanks Connie, Yes, to me function in a kitchen is more important then size, and yes, we can make function look great, don’t you think?

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