Our apartment is part updated, part original vintage. I love it for that – the luxury of granite countertops, the beauty of the hardwood floors and architecture. I could go into the pain in the ass vintage pipes that left us without hot water for two days this week, two days last month, and the month before… but really, where’s the fun in that?
Apartment-dwellers, and city people in general know the apartment conundrum well: unless you’re rich, or willing to live on the outskirts of the city, you make the most of your space. Which is probably small. Exhibit A? Our kitchen:
See the pile of baking pans and cookware on the top of the refrigerator? That’s their home because we’re out of cabinet space and don’t know where else to put them. But some people (not naming any names, but it was a certain 6’2″ individual who forgets that not everyone can SEE the top of the fridge when they’re opening the freezer door) are a little careless when stacking said bakeware, and our lovely All Clad Copper Core skillet came crashing towards my head the other day.
Don’t worry, I have secret ninja skills and I actually caught it. No bashed heads here!
Anyway, we’ve been considering a kitchen cart. We are sorely lacking counter space as well. Exhibit B:
You try rolling out a pie crust on there! No bueno. So, we’re thinking of getting a kitchen cart. There’s only one place it could go, meaning our garbage can holder would have to go. Which I feel guilty about, because it was a gift. But I think I’m going to cry if I knock over one more plate/bowl/glass/bottle because there’s not enough space to cook a full meal in here!
My favorite part of our whole kitchen? This little nook. Isn’t it fun?
So, any space-saving recommendations? Or kitchen cart raves?