Little Kitchen with Luxe Features

With a clever balance of compact solutions and high-style finishes, even little kitchens can exude luxury. This sophisticated space offers both fashion and function, all in a 12x15-foot area.

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    Elegance Meets Efficiency

    This practical yet petite workhorse features a small peninsula that provides prep space and room for casual dining. An interplay of wood, marble, and fabric dresses the small kitchen in style, while a range hood that resembles the home's exterior roofline keeps the eye moving.

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    Double-Duty Design

    Downsized, drawer-size, and double-duty appliances are efficiency all-stars in tight kitchens. This induction cooktop's flat surface doubles as a countertop when not in use. The speed-cook oven also works as a microwave, warming drawer, and convection oven. Surrounding drawers provide relief storage.

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    Delicate Details

    Browns, grays, and a mirror finish in hand-cut mosaic tiles contribute subtle color shifts that tie together this kitchen's details. The swirling pattern on the backsplash repeats itself throughout the room, including on furniture, draperies, and a rug.

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    Glass Act

    Mirrors and glass, as well as open shelving, lend airiness throughout the 180-square-foot space. A gray-blue finish on the cherry cabinets offers a hue in step with the home's history. Serving pieces sparkle behind mullioned glass-front cabinets by the range.

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    Storage Haven

    Two-tier drawers maximize every square inch of storage space. Trim features and glass knobs on surrounding cabinetry provide elegance on top of efficiency.

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    Tips for Tiny Kitchens

    What's the secret to a small-kitchen design with style? Watch and find out!

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    High-Class Hues

    Cherry cabinet doors finished in French blue-gray striate and rubbed with a brushed-pewter glaze provide pretty patina that balances the room's shiny surfaces. A single dishwasher drawer and a 27-inch fridge with freezer drawers pack all the purpose of kitchen requirements into compact units. A small TV tops the fridge cabinet.

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    Space-Saving Sink

    Using a bar sink as your primary wash station frees up countertop prep space in tight quarters. This stainless-steel model doubles as an ice bucket. Simple marble shelves contrast with ornate brackets for visual balance in storage above. LED fixtures incorporated into the shelves and in surrounding cabinetry provide subtle task lighting.

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    Disguised Appliances

    Hiding appliances behind matching cabinetry panels is a visual trick to help your small kitchen look larger. A mirrored front elegantly conceals this room's refrigerator and helps expand the space.

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    It's a Dog's Life

    A dual-bowl dog station is both practical and pretty under the peninsula. The drawer above it, as well as sparkling glass containers, holds dog treats. The crisp white surface can be lifted out for effortless cleaning.

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    Such Great Heights

    An open and airy light fixture emphasizes the kitchen's 11-foot-high ceiling, while the medallion nods to the home's history. Its silver finish complements surrounding finishes and fixtures.

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