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A bank of drawers provides handy storage; oversize pulls add to the room's contemporary aesthetic.
A stainless-steel sink with a sleek faucet suits the kitchen's contemporary vibe.
Two picture ledges holding plates and art create interest on a previously blank wall. Bright colors in the rug, stool, and art allow add bursts of color in this neutral kitchen. A fresh coat of gray paint on the walls in the same hue as the backsplash tile, but lighter, makes the room feel spacious.
A double bowl stainless-steel sink replaced a white sink. The high arch on the new chrome faucet makes cleaning large pots easier.
The couple stripped layers of decorating to reveal the Minneapolis kitchen's original charm, then cheered it with bright hues. The homeowners painted the floor and selected a recycled-glass mosaic tile backsplash to add fun without fussiness. An eco-friendly bamboo counter adds more golden grains to the room.
A bargain oak table looks twice as cool when only half of it is used, plus it fits the small space better.
What you'll need:
1. Shop for a vintage table. The homeowners bought this oak table on the cheap because it was missing a leaf.
2. Remove any sliding mechanisms or hardware underneath the table. Cut the table in half lengthwise with a table saw.
3. To secure the table to the wall, cut a 2×2-inch board to 1 inch less than the width of the table.
4. Screw the board to wall studs at a height flush with the underside of the table.
5. Use wood screws to fasten the table to the board from underneath.
Cool and sleek stainless-steel appliances contrast with the cabinetry's warm wood tones. The homeowners took advantage of store promotions to get good prices on the appliances.
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.
Built into the end of the peninsula, narrow shelving keeps cookbooks handy.
The U-shape layout creates additional counter space and cabinet storage in this updated 16x 9-foot kitchen. Moving the range to the right centered it on the wall and created room for another run of cabinets, boosting storage and counter space for food prep and making this kitchen more efficient. The slide-in range has continuous grates so it's easy to move pots from burner to burner. The range hood adds upscale architectural interest in addition to being hardworking.
An inexpensive stainless-steel trim kit creates a sleek look for the undercounter microwave.
Pendant lights illuminate the serving area and distinguish it from the rest of the kitchen. Recessing the refrigerator into the wall freed space for additional cabinets and countertop storage. To create the feeling of a built-in refrigerator, the homeowners tiled the wall around the unit with the same mosaic they selected for the backsplash.
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