After years of saving our pennies, we’re finally taking the plunge and buying an apartment in Paris, a postage stamp that we can call our very own. And now that I’ve viewed many (many, many) apartments, I can say with some confidence that whatever and wherever we end up buying, we’ll need to do some renovations. Like a total kitchen transformation. Gulp. I feel a little like a lamb being led to the slaughter by a team of contractors, plumbers, electricians and painters.
Kitchens are funny places. We spend so much time in them, we want them to be beautiful. Yet they’re also the most functional room of the house, full of equipment and appliances — especially in France where the laundry machines are often found next to the dishwasher.
Beautiful, functional, space-saving, and unique is a lot to ask from a small room. I’ve been scouring books and blogs for budget-friendly ideas for tiny kitchens and my mind is seriously boggled. And so I’d love to ask you, mes amis — do you have any favorite design websites? I’d love to hear your sources for home inspiration!