The owners with this bungalow that was American wanted to make their small kitchen more exotic. Dark cabinets with brownish-and-black tiger striping makes to get a slick, modern look, while the light solid-surface backsplash creates a a contrast that is bold. The look makes the most of very little countertop space having a wenge butcher block that slides over the sink. A dining table on casters allows an eight-seater to slip underneath the island when not in use.
Working with only 72 square feet, Austin designer Kim Lewis chosen for in-plain-sight storage. The copper-pipe shelving has hooks for hanging mugs, keeping the litter that is counter -free. With no dishwasher, a farmhouse sink can accommodate grimy pots and pans.
Designer Scot Meacham Wood added additional shelves, to expand a tiny kitchen in his San Francisco apartment. The cabinetry is in the Interior Semigloss in Scuba Black of Ralph Lauren Paint. The curtains are a Christopher Hyland plaid.
“The kitchen is an excellent size, but small by Dallas standards,” Craig Schumacher says of the Texas kitchen he shares with partner Philip Kirk. They prevented an extensive remodel by painting cupboards Benjamin Moore Brilliant White and installing low-cost white and black tile. An extensive ironstone collection overflows from shelves to walls.
The kitchen in a Napa Valley ranch has open ledges instead of upper cabinets for an airy feel. Countertops and the ledges are galvanized metal, as well as the cabinetry is made of old fencing. Classic truck springs, used as stools, were located at Artefact Design & Salvage. Owner Ken Fulk and designer seen the vintage industrial pendant lights in the Paris flea market.
Chris Barrett found the tall 1860s Czech table, with beautifully turned legs at J.F. Chen. It works flawlessly in a space that was “too small for a dining table and too enormous to own nothing,” Barrett says, serving as both breakfast island and buffet for dining on the terrace outside the French doors.
This 1800s Federal-style house comes with a current kitchen that is white. The smallness of the room enabled the homeowners to splurge on lavish fabrics. Crystal cupboard knobs and pulls, a Turkish marble subway tile backsplash, and taupe silk wall coverings result in a classic, indulgent space.
A trio of backless stools can slip under the counter to save space in this Alabama kitchen that is tight . Their cream color blends in using the island, unifying the room. “You do not want the eye to stutter in a small space,” she says.
Designer Amanda Nisbet injected heat using a Macassar wood island and Tom Dixon Mirror Ball pendants right into a modern Manhattan apartment. To squeeze in additional storage, cubbies that are small fill in the space above a sunlit window.