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8 Must-See Condo Kitchens

Let these tiny nooks inspire you to create a functional cooking corner

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Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photo)

We’ve seen almost a hundred small spaces that prove we can still have a comfortable and efficient home even in a limited floor area. While it’s always surprising and inspiring to see how one can make the most of the available space, we can’t help but look into the specific areas that they were able to carve out within a compact unit.

Since the kitchen is one of the busiest areas at home, it would be interesting to see how it’s kept pretty, clean, and functional. To give you ideas on how you can spruce up your own space, here are eight well-equipped cooking havens that you would surely love:

In this 33sqm condo with a modern minimalist color scheme, architect Jaii de Guzman decided to transform the hallway into a dining and kitchen area. To save on space, the architect opted for a bar paired with bar stools. Meanwhile, the kitchen is kept white and pristine to avoid a cramped look.

Photo by Marc Jao.

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Going beyind the sleek finish of the cabinets in this kitchen, owner and architect Arlene Maslog used fantastic cabinetry to hide the unsightly beams and piping in this part of the home.

Photo by Toto Labrador.

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Since kitchens in condos are often small, it can be considered as a bonus if you have a spacious one—allowing you to install as many cabinets and shelves as possible. To further improve the walls and vertical space, you may want to invest in a backsplash or tiles that create an impact.

In this kitchen, interior designer Jean Suzanne Sy broke the monotony of white walls by working with rustic printed tiles. She completed the look with woven baskets and wooden shelves to inject warmth into the space.

Photo by Marc Jao.

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White tiles, industrial touches, and wooden elements make this cooking corner extra cozy. To maximize the available space, a cabinet on the left also serves as the pantry to keep ingredients and other essentials in place.

Photo by Jilson Tiu.

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Notice something different in this tiny kitchen? Instead of the usual tiles and backsplash, it features a aluminum metal sheets! These materials go well with the built-in shelves made using wood and metal pipes—staying true to the industrial theme of the home.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

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If you have a unit with a window by the kitchen, you may want to maximize it similar to what can be seen in this bright and lovely kitchen. To complement the rustic and industrial details in the home, interior designer Jean Suzanne Sy created a classic country kitchen by working with wooden storage pieces and a one-of-a-kind wooden countertop.

Photo by William Ong.

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Since the owner loves to cook, interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo made sure that she has enough space for her ingredients, utensils, and well-loved recipes. The Sheridan Grey Kitchen Island from Crate and Barrel can be used as extra prep area while the chalkboard walls are perfect when writing down grocery lists measurements.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

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This dreamy kitchen has everything you'd want in a compact home. Aside from having cabinets and shelves for the storage, it also features a timeless look as Spanish tiles were paired with brass details and accessories. The extra prep counter in front of the sink can also double as a dining nook.

Photo by Jilson Tiu.

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