Okay, so here's the thing... my kitchen is TINY (like the irony of typing tiny in big letters?). I'm for real here. 5x5 that's it. Just 25 square feet to get crazy. Just 25 square feet to house all of the appliances, wedding gifts and gadgets.
I think for a lot of people, said tiny kitchen would be a great excuse to not cook. I can hear the griping now, "there's no counter space," "I have no room for fancy kitchen tools," "I don't have a House Hunters-esque, ice-rink-sized slab of granite on which to entertain." I'm here to say, size doesn't really matter.
I could go on and wax poetic about city living, but who really wants to hear it? Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want to cook for a family of five here, but you make do with what you have (no matter where you live). Things I DON'T have include: a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, more than two drawers, a span of countertop wider than 2 ft, or a panini maker. I'm out on "uni-taskers"in the kitchen. Unless it can do multiple jobs, it ain't coming home. And really, do you make that many toasted sandwiches?
Someday I'll have a bigger space that is filled with stunning natural light. Someday I won't take pictures on my deck because it's too dark inside. Someday I won't roll over the ancient butcher block in my dining room every time I cook a big meal. But alas, this is today and I'll keep at it in just 25 square feet.