Clever designer touches like a built-in banquette with storage, gleaming white subway tile behind barely-there shelves that offset blue cabinetry, warm stained flooring and an integrated office area make the most of every inch of this kitchen’s precious space. Other perks include a coffee station, an extra-large refrigerator and a slim stone-topped island.
Gourmet Stove, Wood Shelves and Brass Fixtures
A gourmet stove, hardwood shelves and flooring and brass fixtures updated this kitchen in a traditional-style home. The open shelves and plentiful cabinets are both functional and attractive.
Subway Tiles Brighten a Kitchen
White subway tiles, a white farmhouse sink and white window trim let natural light brighten a kitchen that’s on the small side. It’s designed with very few upper cabinets, so it feels spacious. A pantry area provides lots of storage space for food.
Modern Upgrades in a Traditional Kitchen
The owners of this traditional home wanted to modernize their kitchen, so they added a spacious refrigerator, a dedicated coffee station, a home command center and other features. Cabinets were painted blue to accent the white walls.
Built-In Desk and Blue Cabinets
A built-in desk gives the homeowners a place to pay bills, look up recipes and handle other tasks. The cabinets over the desk are painted the same chalky-blue as the ones in the kitchen. They’re accented with unlacquered brass hardware.