find 10 gaffs in this kitchen

Do you get tired of perfectly staged pictures of homes? Even if you live in a pristine manner, there will be some signs of human life. Let’s lovingly call them gaffs.

Check out this Rocio Romero modern home exterior, followed by the owners’ kitchen picture. Your challenge is to record 10 gaffs and compare them with our results.

This Arizona home is clad in a rust-colored metal. Its deck is accessed from the bedroom and great room.  (Rocio Romero)

This Arizona home is clad in a rust-colored metal. Its deck is accessed from the bedroom and great room. (Rocio Romero)

Michael and Aaron's kitchen is lovely, especially with the blue counters and white spaces. They live here! (Rocio Romero)

Michael and Aaron’s kitchen is lovely, especially with the blue counters and white spaces. They live here! (Rocio Romero)

Where are the kitchen gaffs?

  1. Pot Cover – There’s a pot on the burner, with a top that clearly fits another sized-pot. We have been guilt of this crime before, you?
  2. Plants – Notice the plants over the cabinets and to the left of the sink. As not exactly perfect specimens, they resemble ones in many homes.
  3. Towel – The towel hanging from the oven has been, gasp, used. It’s located correctly but is dingy and lacks a color pop.
  4. Knife – Here’s an empty knife block save one ready to use. Either remove the block or find volunteers willing to share the block.
  5. Water container – Why would a shoot include a plastic vessel, shown next to the counter plant? It’s the Arizona desert, after all.
  6. Window ajar – A little window sheds light on the kitchen counter. From what we see, it’s half-open and revealing some kind of fencing outside.
  7. Books – Check out the books inserted in the closed part of the window. Maybe those could lodge somewhere else for now.
  8. Candle set – The candle holder sits unused and sans candles, above the cabinets. Place it on the island with some candles for the shoot.
  9. Banana – We love the single over-ripe banana, sitting lonely in a larger bowl on the kitchen island. It’s crying out for fruity friends.
  10. Island – The blue colored counter and island are glorious. Why not use the empty island as a food display for snacks or more?

If we missed anything, then please comment below or reach us at tinyhousejoy1-at-gmail-dot.com.

kitchens on a tiny scale

By aiming to go tiny or small, you will need to consider what matters in the kitchen. Start by focusing on layout, appliances, counters, storage and finishes. See some of the decisions and choices here.

The Galleys

Modern galley with wood cabinetry and stainless steel. Appliances include a fridge-freezer, range top, microwave and dishwasher. It lack counter space and an oven. (Karen's Cottage)

Modern galley with wood cabinetry and stainless steel. Appliances include a fridge-freezer, range top, microwave and dishwasher. It lacks counter space and an oven. (Karen’s Cottage)

Sleek galley in a studio. Appliances include a standalone fridge-freezer to the right (unseen), range top and dishwasher. It has limited counter space and no oven. (Smart Space)

Sleek galley in a studio. Appliances include a standalone fridge-freezer to the right (unseen), range top and dishwasher. It has limited counter space and no oven. (Smart Space)

Custom, mission-style galley. Appliances include a range top and standalone fridge-freezer to the left (unseen). It lacks counter space, a dishwasher and an oven. (Ron Czecholinski)

Custom, mission-style galley. Appliances include a range top and standalone fridge-freezer to the left (unseen). It lacks counter space, a dishwasher and an oven. (Ron Czecholinski)

The Little L Kitchens

Little L with nice butcher block counters and storage. Appliances include a range top and small fridge-freezer. It lacks an oven here (possible) and dishwasher. (Tumbleweed Linden)

Little L with nice butcher block counters and storage. Appliances include a range top and small fridge-freezer. It lacks an oven here (possible) and dishwasher. (Tumbleweed Linden)

Country Little L with custom wood slab counter and cabinets. Appliances include a marine stove top, and small fridge under house. It doesn't have an oven or dishwasher. (Little Yellow)

Country Little L with custom wood slab counter and cabinets. Appliances include a marine stove top and small fridge under house. It doesn’t have an oven or dishwasher. (Little Yellow)

Hip Little L with a plywood and metal look. Appliances include a flip-up range top, oven and little fridge. It lacks a dishwasher. (Yestermorrow, Relax Shacks)

Hip Little L with a plywood and metal look. Appliances include a flip-up range top, oven and little fridge. It lacks a dishwasher. (Yestermorrow, Relax Shacks)

The Big Kitchens

True U-shaped kitchen with space galore. Appliances include a full gas range, oven, microwave and fridge-freezer to the left (unseen). It doesn't have a dishwasher. (Springs Cottage)

True U-shaped kitchen with space galore. Appliances include a full gas range, oven, microwave and big fridge-freezer to the left (unseen). It doesn’t have a dishwasher. (Springs Cottage)

Two galley, dream kitchen. Appliances include a large gas range, oven, microwave and big fridge-freezer. With a little more space, there's room for everything. (Poppy's Place)

Two galley, dream kitchen. Appliances include a large gas range, oven, microwave and big fridge-freezer. With a little more space, there’s room for everything. (Poppy’s Place)