Garage Apartment Mini-Kitchen Final

We’re rehabbing an over-garage apartment at work. One of the first considerations was what to do with the kitchen.

Out contractor used our suggestions to design a slightly larger kitchen.
The plan for a closet kitchen.

Instead of just using the recessed area originally allotted to the kitchen we added an L-shaped cabinet which houses a refrigerator to the left which allows for greater storage under the sink and stove.

The kitchen was carefully appointed with upgraded appliances and fixtures.
The kitchen was carefully appointed with upgraded appliances and fixtures.

Storage space is always important in a small kitchen.

The flip-up counter would be more useful as a seating area if the support hardware was in the center.
The flip-up counter would be more useful as a seating area if the support hardware was in the center.

One space-saving detail is a fold-down counter that can double as an eating space.

GE Spacemaker 56 Cu Ft Compact Refrigerator Stainless steel Model: GCE06GSHSB
GE Spacemaker 56 Cu Ft Compact Refrigerator Stainless steel
Model: GCE06GSHSB

We ordered a small refrigerator/freezer that exactly fit in the 24-inch opening.  Unfortunately the first one we ordered arrived broken so we had to send it back.  Ultimately we bought one at a local Lowes that just happened to have one in stock.

Before - very disfunctional
Before – very disfunctional
After - pleasant and usseful
After – pleasant and useful

The whole project was $8,000.

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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