I am excited to have a guest feature today! Morgan from @thewhitefarmhouse is inviting us into her kitchen. I am including it as a Small Space Living “Mini” Feature. The kitchen is about 110 square feet and her entire home is 1800 square feet. It really is just an amazing before and after! They also made great use of the space by adding in a cabinet to her dining room to use as pantry storage. She totally makes it work. They are a family of four living in Michigan in this charming house. Let’s go see inside… (I linked all the sources at the end of the post).
The kitchen is 9×12 feet- 110 sq feet
Home Motto- Less is always more when it comes to the kitchen counters and decorating. Like I to have a purpose with everything we have, and make the use out of every square inch!
History of Home- This home is my husband’s grandparents Farmhouse.We’ve spent the last five years making it our own and have had to work from the walls within. This house was originally built in 1861. We found an old newspaper clipping when taking down a few interior walls to change the layout to a more open concept. It might not be perfect, but if these walls could talk I’m sure they would have a story or two to tell.
On Kitchen Cabinets- I originally planned for upper cabinets on each side of this window. Everyone was telling me, you need the space, you need the storage. But I am so happy I went with my gut last minute and decided to go without. I love the openness it leaves, and I’ve learned to be choosy with what I keep in our kitchen. I don’t need three crockpots of different sizes, or 5- 12 in pans. I’ve learned to keep what we use and what we need.
Pantry- I also added an antique cabinet o function as a pantry in the dinning. We don’t need 10 cans of beans that expire before I use them or realize all we have. I think this way of living has also changed my shopping and grocery habits. I found I use to “stock-up” at nearly every grocery trip I made. Less is always more.
Storage- This little area is where I hid the microwave. I really considered going without as I know a few strong women who have, but I’m just not that strong or daring. And that glass cabinet there hold all our dinnerware. I thought I needed more, but really this one cabinet alone holds more than we ever need or use.
Cleaning Supplies- I can’t believe I’m showing you this because I really feel like it’s showing you my underwear! Here is a glimpse of under our sink, where we keep most cleaning supplies. We don’t have any closest’s in our home so I’ve really strived to keep natural products safe for little ones, and easy to reach for most kitchen cleaning.
Mogan’s dining table is right outside their kitchen. I LOVE that tiny little shelf storage space on the way out the door. I love that she left it there after remodeling her kitchen. So charming.
Thank you Morgan for inviting us into your darling home! I am inspired by your sweet touches and how you make hidden storage still beautiful! Follow Morgan HERE where is shares her home under @thewhitefarmhouse on Instagram and see more of her home.
Shop the Look! (Click on an image to find it)
Cabinet Paint- Clunch, by Farrow and Ball. (exterior satin finish)
Cabinet Hardare- CabinetParts.com
Sink- Kohler, Whitehaven
Oven- Verona Appliances Dual-fuel, double-oven 36in stove in white
Backsplash- Elida white ceramic tile
Light above sink- Factory Modern No. 6 Outdoor Sconce
Paint- Benjamin Moore, Alabaster 876