10 Space-Efficient Kitchens To Get Your Ovens Fired Up

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Residence in New York by Pierce Allen Architects and GD Cucine.

We’ve all been there.

The friend’s apartment that’s simply too small to accommodate the dinner or party they’re hosting. Here’s the scene: Normally polite people throw each other elbows. Wall-to-wall guests idle awkwardly in the bedroom or hallway. If you’re really, really unlucky, you might even experience dreaded accidental butt-to-butt contact (the horror!).

Design Jim’s Kitchen, sponsored by GD Cucine, is our latest foray into design-build competitions. We’re inviting designers to submit proposals to turn Jim’s kitchen into a fun, functional space for this young Manhattanite. The basics of the brief (and registration) can be found over on the competition page. Registration ends on July 2nd, only a month from now. The winner will take a $5,000 prize, and a second and third place finalist will each be awarded $1,000. All entrants, regardless of winnings, will be eligible for a 30% discount at GD Cucine, which is a steep discount even for designers.

In the meantime, we’ve rounded up a few glorious–if diminutive–kitchens to get your wheels turning. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about the competition or brief.

Homes 0607, and 08 by i29 interior architects.

Mon Factory House by EASTERN Design Office.

Dorsinville Apartment No. 1 by Brian Messana ArchitectMessana O’Rorke.

The Rolling Huts by Olson Kundig Architects.

Chelsea Residence by GD Cucine.

East Village Studio by Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture.

The Haines House by Christopher Polly Architect.

Engawa House by Adam Friedberg.

L Shaped House by Cocoon Architecten.