Saturday, April 2, 2011


So we are moving from our current rental home of almost 3 years on May 1, and I am a wee bit nervous. We currently live with D's brother, who is leaving the country for the summer, and we are moving into a place of our own (read smaller and cheaper). We live in the top floor of a house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a nice amount of space. I love this house. The kitchen is my favorite part. It is big and has tons of storage and cupboard space. As you can probably guess, I spend a large amount of my time in the kitchen. Cooking and baking are by far my favorite things to do, and this new home will not have the kitchen space that we currently enjoy. We searched long and hard for a new home that was "perfect", and I believe that we have found it. The kitchen is by no means tiny, but it is going to be a fair downsize, which is what I am nervous about. I do not want this smaller space to inhibit my ability to do all of the things I love, so I am looking for some advice. The new place is also a rental, so we will not be able to change anything structurally, so I am hoping that someone may have some advice on maximizing the space that we will have.

Making homemade pasta

Do any of you have smaller kitchens? How do you maximize your space in your kitchen, or keep it organized and functional? I intend to continue canning, making pasta, baking bread and desserts, and in general making this new kitchen a great space to work in, and I would love your help. This new space will also be without a dishwasher, which is something that will take some getting used to. I am nervous, but also really excited at the thought of being able to start from scratch again, and decide what is going to be the best way to set up the space. And I love the idea of having the entire suite for us. We will be able to sink into this place and make it our own, which is something we have been looking forward to for a long time.

Leave a comment, a link, whatever suits your fancy. Even if you have a large kitchen, I would love to hear how you organize it and make it your own. Thank you in advance!


1 comment:

  1. Use all the vertical space you can. If you can hang a pot rack, do it. Magnetic strips on that bitty bit of wall between the cupboards and the counter top are a great place for knives or pretty little tins with your spices in them. They just stick to the wall!

    Stephanie :)