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Hot or Not Hot? — The small kitchen of my dreams

Hot or Not Hot? — The small kitchen of my dreamsI’m enthralled with this small kitchen, which I saw in an article by kitchen designer Susan Serra, author of The Kitchen Designer.

What’s so appealing here? The antique wood floors are most beautiful. Susan points out that the direction the boards run, along the length of the kitchen, rather than the width, draws your eye toward the windows. She notes that the two lights also draw your eye to the window. And the longer your eye is drawn, the bigger the room seems.

To me, the white cabinets and white tile walls were absolutely the right solution in this space. I also love the gray paint on the upper walls. But I’m not quite sure why that is so perfect. Any color theorists out there?

Also, high-end-looking stainless appliances give any kitchen a classy look. Plus, the white counter rocks. It looks to me like some kind of solid surface, like Corian. Sleek and uncluttered.

Finally, I’m struck by how the owners and/or designer were able to resist putting banks of upper cabinets around the windows and over the stove. In this kitchen, the absence of extra upper cabinets produces a look of expansion rather than claustrophobia. In a small kitchen, that absence takes courage, However, I see that there is a bank of cabinets on the left wall, so it looks to me like the storage needs are taken care of.

Whoever designed this kitchen, bravo!

What do you think?

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