Well. We all know that cluttered counters are an indication of depravity.
I saw a bossy basic client not too long ago, and while the focus of my visit was elsewhere, I was charmed by the tiny kitchen.
We replaced dark brown laminate (NEVER in style, from what I can gather) with grey concrete; a peeling vinyl floor with Marmoleum tile; and random appliances in varying states of decay with spiffy but inexpensive white fixtures.
My kitchen now has 80′s oak cabinets and salmon-colored Formica counters. But it’s not that tiny, and the layout makes sense. Even though I desperately want to remodel, a new kitchen won’t make me a more inspired cook.
If Mark Bittman can slog through and live to tell the tale, well, I suppose I can, too.
Picture of Mr. Bittman braising turkey breasts by Kelly Doe for the New York Times.