As we continue to set up our Tiny House, one of the hardest things to figure out has been what to do with the kitchen. While I’ve seen much smaller kitchens, the biggest issue with it has been the lack of storage. With only a couple drawers below the sink and no cupboards otherwise, it’s left us to come up with some creative storage ideas.
Since we also needed a table, we decided a kitchen island that provided some storage, counter top space, and eating area would fit all of our needs. However, finding an existing island that actually did all of those things was easier said than done.
After browsing many that we liked, but didn’t quite meet all of our needs, I think we finally have a simple, but effective plan to build one. Until then, here are some of the islands we liked that helped us come to our final plan.
A coworker recently commissioned me to make a Michigan cutting board for her friend’s wedding and I remembered this great cutting board tutorial from Design Sponge. I took the basic plans, changed the shape to an upper and lower peninsula, and now her friend has a new cutting board for his wedding this weekend.
I was recently introduced to Gojee, a search engine for recipes. I enjoy the sites simple, image heavy design. This discovery has rejuvenated my love for cooking, after about a year of disinterest. The advantage is, obviously, eating great food. The disadvantage is dreaming of the perfect kitchen.