On my list of Favorites and Inspirations are blogs that I read every day, or almost every day. But there is one blog that I read every single day that is not on my list. "The Kitchn," a branch of "Apartment Therapy" is so entertaining and inspirational, I don't go a day without checking to see what's cookn in the kitchn.
I enjoy the recipes and the musings about food, but the real reason I visit the kitchn is the kitchen tours. I LOVE the kitchen tours! And I especially love the "Small Cool Kitchen" entries and winners.
Let me explain.
Recently single after (almost) 20 years of marriage, and with a son going off the college next fall, I have started looking for a new house. Hopefully my new house will be of the same 1940s vintage as my current home, the house where we've lived for the past 16 years. But for certain, the new house will be smaller. And while my current kitchen is not large, everything I've seen so far has been smaller still.
Like many of you, I love smaller spaces, reminiscent of beloved French and European homes. I've been combing magazines for ideas and inspiration, but, magazines rarely feature small spaces, and most of the featured kitchens are huge. Enter "Apartment Therapy," and its sister site, "The Kitchn." These sites focus exclusively on smaller spaces--apartments and small houses--and they help me to see that moving to a smaller space will have huge possibilities.