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Need help in decorating my 21 sq m condo unit
Leslie Pastores
December 24, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Small kitchen
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charleee
Are you looking for cabinets, appliances, countertops.....???
December 25, 2012 at 2:09am   
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olldroo
Oooops, I thought that was a bathroom vanity. Is that all they have given you??? Can you give more details of room size and layout? Photos would help to gain some perspective.
December 25, 2012 at 2:39am   
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Leslie Pastores
Here is the floor plan
December 25, 2012 at 5:17am     
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olldroo
Whoa, there is absolutely no room for anything there and the way the cupboard has been placed it restricts you extending it.

Have you seen this ideabook?


You may find some clues there. How much do you plan on using your kitchen?
December 25, 2012 at 6:16am   
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Dytecture
Wow, you have given a new definition to the word 'small' !

Here is one example and an ideabook of making a small kitchen feels bigger.

Stealth Kitchen Modules / Unfitted Complete Hidden Mini-Kitchen

Ideabook: 10 Ways to Make a Small Kitchen Feel Bigger
December 25, 2012 at 6:27am     
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olldroo
I like that Stealth Kitchen Dy, might be about all that is going to fit.
December 25, 2012 at 6:40am     
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Dar Eckert
Love a challenge. I'm thinking upper cabinets on bathroom wall, open shelves above sink, shelf for microwave under hanging cabinets, left side and a moveable bar and stools parallel to existing cabinet.
December 25, 2012 at 7:21am   
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Dar Eckert


Forgot about a frig, maybe a counter height frig under the microwave in the island?
December 25, 2012 at 7:32am   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
With a condo that's 226 sq. ft., you'll indeed have to make the most of every square inch. Closed cabinets above your kitchen countertop will make the space seem even smaller, so I suggest open shelving. Ikea stores show a variety of small whole house spaces so I would pay them a visit for ideas.
December 25, 2012 at 8:15am     
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orangecamera
TONS of ideas on this blog: http://tinyhouseblog.com/
December 25, 2012 at 8:21am   
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myrielle
uh huh I don't know can"t help sorry I don't know what to say
December 25, 2012 at 8:37am     
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Interiors International, Inc.
Small can be great if planned well. I agree with checking out the sites listed above. Do your home work before anything else.
December 25, 2012 at 10:04am   
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kimconley38
I'd go Ikea style and the the wall space above the counter for your kitchen needs. Chk out Ikea kitchens for ideas.
December 25, 2012 at 10:55am   
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janishill
Just curious ~ what country are you in?
December 25, 2012 at 11:35am     
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charleee
janis, I was wondering that myself!
December 26, 2012 at 2:54am     
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
While this small condo of 226 sq. ft. is probably in Europe, San Francisco is considering lowering the minimum dwelling size from 290 sq. ft. to 220 sq. ft. So we may some day be getting this kind of query from Californians. I don't know what the minimum size is in NYC, but I think it must be quite small there too.
December 26, 2012 at 5:21am     
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charleee
Carolyn, I just saw that on the news last week. The biggest problem in SF is the parking, so if you put even more people in a concentrated area, how is that going to help???
December 26, 2012 at 5:32am   
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apple_pie_order
The "kitchen" area does not seem to have any electrical outlets. Even if there is just a fridge and a microwave or hot plate, the owner will need electricity. I'm curious as to what country would issue a building permit for such an arrangement.

Also for fire safety, I sure hope there's a window in the bedroom area.
December 26, 2012 at 5:46am   
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Dar Eckert
Just did a crude drawing of the kitchen idea above.
December 26, 2012 at 5:47am   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Bobbi, it would be super to be able to walk to work in San Francisco where one would not arrive a sweaty mess as would happen much of the year if you did such a thing here in Austin.
December 26, 2012 at 5:56am   
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charleee
Carolyn, that's true! Rarely can you not wear at least a sweater in SF. A not widely known fact about SF is that if you're going to visit, do it in October. That's when the temp is the warmest, kids are back in school and it is so much less crowded. The sun actually shines in SF in October!
December 26, 2012 at 5:58am   
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olldroo
Do you remember this ideasbook?


It was all about the possibility of this happening in SF. At the time I raised concerns about infastructure as we went through a phase here where someone had the bright idea of cramming more people into areas to bring building costs down (like developers are really going to do that) but not a thought was given to parking, public transport, utilities, etc. etc. It wasn't just parking around the apartments either it was the flow on effect for local shopping centres that are already struggling to cope and the extra traffic on already clogged roads.
December 26, 2012 at 4:54pm   
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ladys79
we have the same problem because we have a similar unit :) i'm thinking of installing a narrow bar but i don't know if I should install it perpendicular or parallel to the sink
December 29, 2012 at 12:27am   
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