My husband and I just went into contract on our first apartment (!)
I know I'm counting my chickens before they hatch, but the kitchen needs to be completely gutted and I'm secretly super excited that it means I'll have free reign to do what I wish.
The downside is, it's an extremely small galley kitchen. If you think you've seen small, think smaller. We live in SF, but this kitchen is small enough to be worthy of Tokyo. Or Lilliputia. There's some debate over whether will actually be able to install a dishwasher if it has a pull-down front, because the door might not open all the way down.
So, dear hounds, what are your favorite tiny kitchen tips? I'm already planning cabinets all the way to the ceiling and drawers down to the floorboards. I will be able to have a full size stove, but am starting a hunt for a tiny dishwasher and as shallow a fridge as possible (under 20" deep if possible).
If some of you are into home design and know good websites about tiny spaces (Apartment Therapy, etc.) I'd really appreciate a push in the right direction.
I will be measuring the space tomorrow.