Adding extra storage up top is recommended, if you're able to reach, that is. Katie Ridder installed a rolling ladder (just such as the library!) in this superb kitchen to access ceiling-height cupboards.
Light and Bright
This kitchen packs every homeowner's most-desired features right into a little space: a storage-filled island with double wall ovens, seating, pendant lights, as well as an attractive mosaic backsplash. Light English sycamore and maple trimming that is dark play nicely making a natural although dramatic equilibrium. Open shelving and recessed lighting above the cabinets develop an ideal house for collectibles.
Warmth was injected by designer Amanda Nisbet into a Manhattan flat that was modern with a Macassar wood island and Tom Dixon Mirror Ball pendants. Small cubbies fill in the space above a sunlit window to squeeze in extra storage.
The wall between an adjacent living space and this miniature kitchen was removed to make room. Visual separation between the rooms was kept with the island-breakfast bar. Placing the sink in the corner of the room made for more food prep space, while brushed and polished stainless tile forms a standout backsplash.
In a Manhattan apartment, the existing kitchen cabinets were painted Benjamin Moore Aura in Black. "I wanted it to look less boring and more like an intelligent butler's pantry," designer Lilly Bunn says. The Roman shade is in Holland & Sherry's Belfour linen.
In the kitchen of a Manhattan apartment by Philip Gorrivan, a ceiling along with iridescent mosaic tiles lacquered in Benjamin Moore's Oceanic Teal pick up a colour from your wallpaper in the hall. The Thonet barstools are by York Street Studio.
Although his customers requested a bank of open shelving, designer Grant K. Gibson added a single ledge to their galley kitchen. "One shelf is easy and dynamic," he says. "You must manage to conceal mess, and this way, you are able to rotate your sets!"
The kitchen in a Napa Valley ranch has open ledges instead of upper cupboards for an airy feel. The ledges and countertops are galvanized metal, as well as the cabinetry is manufactured out of old fencing. Classic truck springs were found at Artefact Design & Salvage. Designer and owner Ken Fulk spotted the vintage industrial pendant lights at the Paris flea market.
In the entry hallway, the kitchen is found in Bill Brockschmidt's 640-square foot apartment and camouflaged from the living area. "Creating folding doors allowed us to transform the entry right into a mini-gallery when we entertain," Brockschmidt says. "We may also close off the dining room in the kitchen with pocket doors, so that once guests have arrived, we can open up the kitchen for cooking."
As was the roller shade by Manhattan Shade & Glass Fine Paints of Europe lacquer in Bamboo Leaf the cabinets in this New York flat by Miles Redd. Redd says, "We pumped up the colour only a scootch and lacquered it to give it life." Even the Sub-Zero refrigerator is painted green.
This hardworking small kitchen features two space-smart pull-out pantry units and hidden stepladder storage for upper cupboards. The usage of butternut wood, copper, hickory, and antiqued bronze give the room warmth, while a vibrant blue beadboard backsplash delivers a shot of colour.