Normally I am of the mindset that if you don't like something about your space, you should change it. Giving up our bedroom and putting a murphy bed in our living room, was an easy transition that we have never regretted. Fitting two kids into a small bedroom has been relatively smooth. As we have made changes and improvements to make our space work for our lifestyle there is one thing that bothers me that I can't find my way around.
One of the main reasons we can do so much in 600 square feet is because of our open floor plan. But the fact that our kitchen is in the middle of our space is the one thing that really bothers me and I can't find a way to resolve it. Our kitchen is a full size kitchen along the north wall of our apartment. It is white with clean lines and fixtures that still look modern 12 years after it was built. Beside the appliances being a bit old, there is nothing wrong with it, but I wish that I didn't always have to see it! If I could redesign our space the kitchen would be more of a galley style kitchen or at minimum have a partial wall covering it. It is easy to cook and clean in the open kitchen and keep an eye on the kids but a messy kitchen makes the whole space feel messy. Our open concept kitchen is the one problem in our space that I can't solve with furniture or paint or styling. My best solution at the moment is to keep the kitchen as clean as possible and free from countertop clutter (not an easy task!) but it still doesn't solve the issue.
No space is perfect and I am grateful for what we have and what we have done with it. But a slightly hidden kitchen is at the top of my list if we ever move. What's the one thing you wish you could change about your space?