In this kitchen from the 1960s, the doors at the end of the room glided open to reveal major storage — a full-height pantry or a great place to keep glassware.
What was particularly delightful about it was that the doors were actually floor-to-ceiling mirrors, like many popular closet doors. When the pantry was closed, the tall mirrors visually enlarged and brightened the kitchen and adjoining area.
A galley-style or corridor kitchen plan — like this one — is a great step-saver, and is ideal for a long, narrow space.
This kind of in-line kitchen works best with the sink and the range are on opposite walls, forming an efficient work triangle between these units and the refrigerator.
If pass-through traffic was a problem, the range, sink and refrigerator can be arranged along one wall to ensure a relatively clear work area.
Stools for a snack bar were placed along the far side of the sink unit — making this into a little eat-in kitchen.
There were two stainless steel sinks in this mirror wall kitchen. The first was a traditional double-bowl sink, while the second was a single-bowl unit that was more shallow — a sit-down sink, where someone could relax in a chair while they prepared food.
Although the space was small, there was still room for plenty of upper and lower cabinets, a bonus storage space above the countertops, and even a built-in dishwasher.
Bright colors, a countertop planter, and a wide white-shaded hanging lamp accented the red, brown and grey decorative scheme — and looked even more interesting when their images were doubled in the mirror.