From Pauline, in Foster, Rhode Island:
Welcome to my kitchen, which is exactly 7 feet wide by 9 feet long. I am never more than 2 steps away from any ingredient or appliance. Small does have its advantages.
Since counter space is at a premium, I have no room to put a “canister set” which I could use because I love to make bread. If you look above the stove I have bread flour, wheat flour, sugar, regular flour, rye flour and an “extra” container for semolina or oat flour or whatever strikes my fancy.
What makes this kitchen work is the corner cabinet. I have all my herbs and spices in the top cabinet on three lazy Susans. This cabinet is dark (I put a light on for the picture) and cool. The top shelf of the freezer door has temperature-sensitive spices.
The bottom cabinet is a full-size lazy Susan. It’s amazing how many containers this cabinet holds. The top shelf is mostly jars and bottles. The labels are on the lids so that the contents can be identified when looking down at the shelf. The bottom shelf holds boxes, pasta and mostly dry goods.
In the last picture you will notice that I use the wasted space of the corner shelf for small appliance storage and for things that don’t fit elsewhere.
I do like my kitchen -- which is about the size of some pantries.
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