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How Small Was It?

So, this blog started in part because of a painfully small kitchen. But just how small was it?

Oh, ho, Dear Reader. Glad you asked!

The actual room itself, wall-to-wall, just plain ol’ measuring, was 8 feet by 6.6 feet. That’s a total of 52.8 square feet (2.4m x 2m for 4.8  square meters, for our international friends).

Inside that whopping 52.8 square feet of space was: a full-sized gas stove with oven and broiler, a full-sized refrigerator (the kind with the freezer on top, not the side-by-side deal) and a beautiful vintage metal and enamel double sink, mounted on metal cabinets with about 16 inches of slightly slanted drainboard on each end, original to the house. There was no built-in counter top.

To create counter space, we used two Bekvam Ikea carts. One houseed the microwave (with the espresso machine and accoutrements perched on top) and the other was for food prep, &c.

Three of the four walls had doors or doorways: one to the porch/outside, one to the basement stairs and one to the living room/dining room. While the wall with the sink and its under-sink cabinets on it did not have a doorway, it did have a small, flat built-in pantry. This means there is limited wall/cabinet space in addition to limited floor and counter space.

It all went a little something like this:

We didn’t have a lot of options, but we did what we could with what we had.

9 Responses leave one →
  1. February 25, 2010

    Ha! Is that diagram made with the measurements you took the other day?

  2. March 15, 2010

    Ok, so you two need to take a vacation to Virginia Beach and come visit for a weekend, and we can use the variety of not-so-kitchenette appliances and space – Two outdoor propane grills, full kitchen, two refrigerators (gotta love the beer fridge), flat top cooktop, etc etc..

    Seriously. Come visit. It’ll be good to get out of DC for a weekend.

    Oh, btw – the pancake pan you gave us – Huge hit. Really.

    yeah, that’s the most used item in the kitchen when company comes (aside from the grills) :)

  3. March 7, 2012

    If you don’t go into the basement while cooking, think about a fold-down counter attached to the basement door.

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