Like houses, kitchens come in all sizes, and like houses, I’ve seen some spectacular large kitchens and some spectacular small kitchens. You see, when it comes to kitchens, size only matters in the cook’s eyes. I myself own and LOVE a smaller kitchen. I have plenty of storage space thanks to excellent help I received while planning my kitchen and I don’t have to run a country mile or an obstcicle course around a center island to get what I need. My stove, sink, and refrigerator form a perfect work triangle and everything I need is within a step or two. It’s exactly the way I like it!
I’ve seen some extremely clever uses of space in smaller timber frame kitchens. If you get the right person to assist, or if you’re really good at spacial relation reasoning yourself, a smaller kitchen can be a true work of art.
The following pictures of smaller post and beam kitchens are both excellent examples of a galley kitchen. Originally the kitchen areas on ships and later, planes, the purpose of a “galley” is to fit every cooking utensil and supply needed for an extended period of time in a small and efficient space. These two kitchens have that and more!
The smaller kitchen is no less important than the larger kitchen. True, it occupies less space, but it still remains one of the main focal points of the home. Well thought out post & beam kitchens will always exhibit the owner’s individual personality and taste.
I’ll close with a slight divergence from kitchens but still in the family; a great post & beam bar area that would work just as well as a kitchen area. I LOVE this bar!