This kitchen has quite a bit to offer for a 10 ½ X 9 foot small space. Here we maximized cabinet space, offered high end finishes such as granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances including an open range hood from Wayfair. Once the wall dividing the dining room and kitchen was removed we came across the chimney, exposed the beautiful brick and decided it needed to be a focal point in the kitchen. Also by not covering it up we gained an inch of space in width and length. When removing the wall right from the start, we carefully removed the oak door jamb between the kitchen and dining room and recycled it on the back of the kitchen when we created the opening to the split level living space. Not only is it a good idea to reuse pieces and parts whenever you can, the bonus here is it matched the kitchen window trim as well as the other wood work in the living room and dining room creating a cohesive look.

Things I’ve learned from doing tiny square with multiple door ways:

  • Make sure when wrapping cabinet and appliances around corners you leave enough space for the appliance and cabinet doors and drawers to open.
  • Pay attention to how the refrigerator door opens (in this kitchen we had to have the door handle on the left so it could fully open).
  • Think about cabinets to the ceiling because who doesn’t love more storage!
  • I shopped for knobs with the smallest profile I could find, because yes a half inch can matter when the drawer knob stops the stove from opening.

For the few walls that are showing I used Sherwin Williams Waterscape #6470.

The trim I used Sherwin Williams Creamy #7012.

The cabinets are from Mernards, Klearvue collection, in Stromma White. This was the white of seriously 600ish, that matched he best.