Do you have the internal battle, like I do, of small, efficient city/apartment living vs. sprawling suburban living? I go back and forth almost daily. A huge part of me wants nothing more than a giant old house to renovate and decorate, complete with a garage (*sigh*) and a lush backyard for the kids and a garden. Some days though, I think about how great it is to live in a small space that’s (relatively) easy to keep clean and limits the amount of stuff/junk I can fill it with.
Am I crazy?
Anyway, I was having one of those moments yesterday when I revisited this kitchen in the House Beautiful archives.
She cut her marble counters half size so she could have the extra inch of vertical space!!
And here’s a little interesting piece of information to file away – in the home owner’s many years of designing kitchens, she has found that shelves in lower cabinets are mostly a complete waste of space. She almost always prefers to do all drawers on the lower cabinets and shelves just on the uppers. Interesting, right? I can totally see where she is coming from. My lower shelves are always disorganized and a pain to use.