While kitchen colors and backsplashes often change year to year, cabinets and hardware often remain in place longer. To give these fixtures an updated look, try mixing in different shapes or playing with proportions, such as what designer Karen Swanson did here.
Vertical grain patterns on upper wall and full-height pantry cabinets add a linear appearance, which works particularly well when combined with flat slab cabinet door styles.
One-wall kitchen layouts organize all major cabinets, appliances and workspace onto one wall for an attractive yet space-efficient design that blends open floor plan principles. Ideal for homes with limited floorplan space.
Even in small spaces, one-wall kitchens provide ample storage through clever cabinetry, pantry shelves and even an island. Furthermore, this design facilitates healthy workflow as everything you need for cooking can be found within feet of each other.
Though a one-wall kitchen can create an appealing minimalist aesthetic, it may not be ideal if you plan to sell your home in the future; many buyers tend to prefer larger kitchen designs and place higher premiums on them. Furthermore, one-wall kitchens may limit countertop space which may necessitate using rollaway kitchen islands or adding cutting boards over sinks as additional workspace solutions.
Galley kitchens provide efficient cooking space, but can sometimes become congested hallways that limit movement. To minimize congestion and maximize efficiency, it is wise to keep wall units and corridors as symmetrical as possible.
An effective kitchen color scheme can visually widen a long space. Choose light-colored finishes on both cabinetry and walls to maximize natural lighting, or add personality with open shelving instead of traditional wall-mounted cabinets – displaying everything from colorful bottles and storage containers to elegant teapots is made possible this way!
Adding a small stool near one side of the room for easy eating might also take advantage of natural lighting while creating an uninterrupted visual link between sink and stove to achieve a seamless appearance.
L-shaped kitchens are an efficient and versatile choice that works well in small to medium-sized spaces. Their design utilizes cabinets along right-angled walls for opening up the central area, and can also be combined with an island to enhance efficiency of the work triangle.
Consider opting for a glazed backsplash to complete the look and make maintenance simpler in your kitchen. This material can protect surfaces from spills and splatters, helping your kitchen remain its best!
If space allows, take advantage of wrap-around white kitchen ideas to maximize floor space and promote an airier atmosphere. Glossy finishes reflect light for an illuminated atmosphere and are easy to wipe down and clean up after. Mount ceiling-height cabinets to the wall for an open look that makes your room appear larger – this trick works especially well when used in rooms with limited natural lighting.
Utilizing the corners of a kitchen to their maximum potential can help both increase counter space and add style to a space. Here, a corner cabinet has been transformed into a pantry to store spices and canned goods; its angled cabinets boast custom cabinet looks while their wood finishes blend seamlessly into its surroundings.
One popular corner kitchen idea is installing blind base cabinets with pull out shelves. This enables homeowners with difficulty reaching back corners of upper cabinets to more easily access items in the back without taking apart or taking out cabinets altogether.
Floating corner shelves are another elegant option for this area of your kitchen, adding an air of simplicity while making full use of vertical space in corners. Here, they feature an assortment of woven storage jars and rustic wooden serving trays, while the white countertop features minimal decorations such as cursive-labeled cooking supplies.