A pint-size kitchen — just 72 square feet! — prompted Austin designer Kim Lewis to break out her hardest-working space-stretching strategies, starting with in-plain-sight storage.
“A gardeny palette helped enlarge this sliver of a kitchen, so it seems as wide open as the outdoors,”. Along with the sky-blue cabinets and island and cloud-white walls, there’s also a Silestone counter in Olivia. “It’s a deep forest green that performs like a neutral — it can go with anything.”
Even though square footage was at a premium, we installed a cast-iron Kohler farmhouse sink. “There’s no dishwasher, and the sink can handle lots of big pots and pans. The ridges also echo the wall panelling’s planks”. A sleek matte-black Kohler faucet with pullout sprayer adds a fresh, modern note.
Modelled on a potting bench, the copper-pipe shelving has hooks for hanging mugs and cookware, which keeps the counter free of clutter. We chose copper-finished brass hardware from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. to match the pipes.
With zero wall space for upper cabinets, window-spanning shelves offer storage without blocking the view. “The sunlight reflecting off the glassware is gorgeous”.