Colorful and Organized Small Spaces

See how color and organization are key to designing a small space. A Seattle couple gets organized to fit a home office, skylights become the center of attention in a NYC space, a beach condo gets a minimalist makeover, and bold color adds

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionSet in the center of her living space, Bianca's kitchen makes it possible for her to entertain and cook at the same time.
An open, low-profile kitchen is in the center of her main living space. She put in a stacked freezer and microwave against the wall and built in a series of four drawers. Because the freezer is against the sloping wall, there was still space behind the freezer. Lanza took advantage of this wasted space by creating two cabinets that can open from the side. She also created an island in the kitchen that houses a fridge and two drawers. Because she used to be a caterer, she loves cooking and has tons of kitchen stuff, which she stashes in two storage areas built into the wall. Keeping her catering skills sharp, she has had every sort of gathering in her small space — from a dancing party with 125 people to an intimate dinner party with 12 friends. The kitchen allows her to entertain while she is cooking right in the middle of the room, while both the dining table and coffee table can extend to accommodate more guests.