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The U-shape layout maximizes counter space and cabinet storage in this kitchen. Shifting the range to the right of center allowed for another set of upper cabinets. A stainless-steel range hood adds function and upscale architectural interest.
An inexpensive stainless-steel trim kit on the microwave boasts a high-end look and frees up counter space for food prep. An oversize window maximizes light in the petite space.
Pendant lights illuminate a small serving area and set it apart from the rest of the kitchen. The refrigerator is recessed on the opposite wall to allow for more cabinetry in the main work zone. Floor-to-ceiling tile creates a bold and cohesive style statement.
White subway tiles and a bridge-style faucet lend a classic feel to the clean lines of the kitchen. Black-and-white curtains with a geometric pattern feel contemporary and are the perfect accent to the room's high-contrast color palette.
A new door, which was a splurge in the small budget, brings even more natural light into the adjacent breakfast nook. A globe pendant softens the sharp lines in the kitchen and also echoes the circular shape of the table below. An inexpensive pot rack is a simple way to add storage and decorate an empty wall.
The trick in this Victorian home was to create a kitchen packed with storage while staying true to the home’s original aesthetic. With vintage-style lighting and traditional choices in the subway tile, apron-front sink, and marble countertops, the renovated kitchen feels as though it was a part of the original home.
Cabinetry continues to the ceiling and around the refrigerator to maximize every inch of storage, and small glass fronts break up the wall of solid cabinetry. The latches on these cabinets resemble those on a vintage icebox, a charming touch in a kitchen with beautiful details.
The cabinetry's vintage-style millwork is accentuated by sturdy bronze hardware, which ties in the island and dark grout on the backsplash. Marble countertops stand up to daily use and even have a raised marine edge that prevents runoff.
Nearby, a recessed built-in hutch stores stoneware and serving dishes without impeding foot traffic. Molding and paneling make the hutch feel authentic to the home.
This galley plan (15x9 feet) places the ovens next to the cooktop so cooking and baking happen in the same area. Two wall ovens and the adjacent cooktop form an efficient cooking zone, clad in mosaic tile from countertop to ceiling.
Tucked away on an adjacent wall, a built-in desk creates an efficient home core centered on the kitchen and satellite spaces. The cabinet-depth refrigerator is a budget- friendly alternative to a built-in model. Cabinets reach to the ceiling above the refrigerator and pantry to create a built-in look and pack in extra storage.
An undermount sink, pullout faucet, and oversize cabinet hardware are upscale touches. The contemporary backsplash in the kitchen's work zone features hand-chopped glass tiles with coordinating grout.
A new peninsula creates valuable counter space and defines the breakfast nook. Granite countertops echo the neutral color palette.
Small touches combine to create the distinctly French feeling in this kitchen. A skirted sink cabinet, mixed types of cabinetry, and decorative accessories give this petite kitchen a chic look. To break up the white-on-white room, a tall cabinet was painted black, adding to the room's unfitted look.
To save money, the homeowners mixed existing cabinetry with new pieces and were able to create a kitchen with a purposefully unmatched look that is truly très chic.
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The floor plan of this 10x9-foot galley kitchen was workable, so the homeowners focused on the surfaces. A new black laminate countertop with a more contemporary edge replaced the beige rounded-edge countertops.
Updating surfaces and bringing in subtle color gave this small kitchen big style without breaking the bank. The appliances, cabinets, floors, and lights were in good working condition, so they stayed. A fresh coat of gray paint on the walls in the same hue as the tile, but lighter, makes the room feel spacious.
Black wall ledges on the back wall tie in the black from the countertops and create a place to display artwork.
A double bowl stainless-steel sink replaced a white sink. The high arch on the new chrome faucet makes cleaning large pots easier.
Brushed-nickel hardware added to the cabinet doors and drawers is another sleek gray accent.
Petite 2x2-inch gray hexagonal matte backsplash tile complements the black countertops.