This hardworking little kitchen features two space-smart pullout pantry units and hidden stepladder storage for upper cabinets. The use of butternut wood, copper, hickory, and antiqued bronze give the room warmth, while a vibrant blue beadboard backsplash delivers a shot of color.
“The kitchen is a superb size, but small by Dallas standards,” Craig Schumacher says of the Texas kitchen he shares with partner Philip Kirk. An extensive remodel was avoided by them by painting cabinets Benjamin Moore Brilliant White and installing cheap white and black tile on counters and backsplashes. An extensive ironstone collection overflows from shelves to walls.
To falsify a bright farmhouse kitchen in a Manhattan apartment, the cabinets were painted Benjamin Moore’s White Dove by Celerie Kemble. The white-tiled walls, as well as a milk-glass along with brass hardware chandelier, create the illusion of sun that is extra.
Although his customers requested a bank of open shelving, designer Grant K. Gibson added a single ledge to their galley kitchen. “One ledge is simple and dynamic,” he says. “You need to be able to hide mess, which manner, you’ll be able to rotate your groups!”
Light and Bright
This kitchen packs every homeowner’s most-desired features into a small space: a storage-filled island with double wall ovens, chairs, pendant lights, plus an attractive mosaic backsplash. Dark maple trim and light English sycamore play in the custom cabinetry, making a natural although dramatic balance. Open shelving and recessed lighting above the cabinets create a great house for collectibles.
The old cupboard doors that have been in this galley kitchen couldn’t take another coat of paint, so the homeowners brought for a complete overhaul in a design guru. The new layout called for the removal of a wall between family room and the tiny kitchen to open up the space. Scraped maple floors and straightforward cabinetry with river-stone hardware supply the space a tidy, uncluttered vibe. The glass tile mosaic backsplash twinkling beneath cupboard lighting is a bold focal point that draws on a person’s eye.
A trio of backless stools can slip under the counter to preserve space in this tight Alabama kitchen by Susan Ferrier. The room being, unified by their cream colour blends in with all the island. “You don’t need the eye to stutter in a small space,” she says.