Smart Storage Maximizes This Small Farmhouse Kitchen

Clever organization and creamy whites abound in Traci Hutcherson's country-fresh kitchen. See how the blogger used do-it-all storage features to make the most of a small footprint.

This fresh farmhouse kitchen, designed by Traci Hutcherson of Beneath My Heart blog, employs an all-white color scheme to keep the space light and bright. Natural wood surfaces and dark hardware contribute texture and warmth. With smart storage throughout, the kitchen stows daily cooking essentials without cramping its small square footage. 

While storage was a priority, Traci also paid attention to the details. Storage containers holding baking ingredients sit on display with trendy black and white labels, and decorative dishes contribute a pop of color. Stainless-steel appliances add modern convenience without distracting from the room's farmhouse features.

Sinking In

A large-basin farmhouse sink pairs with aged black hardware and a vintage-style plaid rug to set the stage for a traditional country look. Richly stained wood flooring grounds the kitchen's white color scheme. Light wood countertops and the whitewashed paneled ceiling add subtle natural finishes.

Floating On Air

Shelves replace upper cabinets to enhance the sense of airiness. Dishes on display add visual interest with pops of blues and greens to break up the neutral color palette. A monogrammed wood tray brings the warmth of the wood slab countertop up toward the ceiling.

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Cubby Takeover

Wicker baskets in cubby spaces break up the whitewashed cabinetry for textural interest. They also provide easy access to bulky kitchenware. A low-profile white subway tile backsplash flows into white walls to avoid a visual break in the room, giving the small space a larger feel.

Easy Access

Open floating cabinets above the stove provide the perfect storage for spices and cookbooks—kitchen tools that need to be right in arms reach. Terraced narrow shelves display spices (and their chalkboard labels) and make them easy to find.

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1 Comment

  1. In the last photo, where would I find these mini mason jars that are just the right size for spices?!?

    1. My daughter got some like this through Amazon. She got a case of them, for very little. They came with labels, but she bought some different ones that came with a chalkboard pen. If she changes the spice int hem, she can just erase it with the pen cap and rewrite on the label. I found some small square ones, with a shaker cap and metal lids. They even match my salt and pepper shakers on my stove, and I found some canisters that are the same.

    2. Pamela - just Google "mini mason jars" and a whole page of options will come up. Good luck!

    3. Hobby Lobby

    4. I posted a link for you.

    5. I've seen very similar jars at Menard's for $1 apiece.


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