Making room

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One of the biggest challenges in designing this kitchen remodel was incorporating a refrigerator, which had been in the basement, into a small kitchen. The homeowner also wanted a new refrigerator, dishwasher, cooktop, built-in oven, microwave, warming drawer, seating for two, and storage for three complete sets of dishes and stemware.


Placement of the sink and cooktop allows for more space. An attractive hood in the corner provides storage and lighting, and a slim dishwasher frees additional space for storage. An overhanging counter at the corner sink provides seating. Tall upper cabinetry houses the dishes and stemware.

A window and a French door enhance the view to the back gardens. Increased natural light highlights the warm feeling of the space.

third small kitchen

This kitchen earned a third-place award in the small kitchen category of the National Kitchen and Bath Association's 2003 Design Competition

Designer: Rick Farrell, Binns Kitchen & Bath Design, Pickering, Ontario, Canada

Photography: Roman Turlo

Products Used
Cabinets Acorn maple, Chatham
Doors, Tahoe stain

thirdsmall plan
Floor plan

Countertops Granite Shivakashi yellow
  • Panasonic microwave
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator
  • Miele black Ceran cooktop,combi convection oven,
    dishwasher, ventilation, warming drawer
Flooring Sandalwood Oak (Red oak)

Kindred undermount
stainless steel sink

Franke tri-flow brushed
nickel faucet


Low-voltage R-type halogen
pots and halobar task

Anderson windows

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