10 Ingenious Space-Efficient Kitchens by

Issue 28 · The Smart Home · July 11, 2012

10 Ingenious Space-Efficient Kitchens

Issue 28 · The Smart Home · July 11, 2012

A roundup of ingenious kitchen spaces—some no larger than a closet—that are minuscule yet functional.

Above: A tiny kitchen by Mesh Architectures occupies a nook in a 300-square-foot art dealer's studio. The high-mounted oven includes a space saving feature where the bottom drops down for you to insert the food then retracts back up into the heat. See: Remodelista's Favorite Space Saving Appliances for Small Kitchens.

Above: A galley kitchen in London by Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi featuring walls of framed photographs and—ingeniously—kitchen implements either hung from hooks or mounted directly on the wall for immediate access.

Above: Brooklyn design firm Workstead integrated a tiny kitchen corner into living area of a small one-bedroom apartment; for more photos and information, go to Dwell.

Above: A compact kitchen tucked under a stairwell in the Broome Street loft project by Loading Dock 5 Architecture in New York. Photo by Sophie Munro.

Above: A tiny kitchen in a revamped carriage house in Oakland by SF architect Christi Azevedo.

Above: A kitchen in an East Village studio apartment of NYC by Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture.

Above: A minimal kitchen space made with reclaimed wood in a West Broadway loft by Ryall Porter Sheridan Architect.

Above: The Studiomama Beach Chalet on the coast of England.

Above: Two kitchens via The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.

Above: A tiny cottage kitchen in Helsinki, photo by Andreas Meichsner for the New York Times.

N.B.: For more kitchen inspiration, see 1125 images of Kitchens in our Gallery of rooms and spaces. This post is an update; the original ran on November 4, 2010.

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