It really can be the small, simple details of kitchen design – tailored to the way that you cook and use the space – that make your space a joy to use. A crown ceiling painted white, with Harbor lights from Urban Archaeology casts a glow over the island. Whites, blacks and greys are all popular choices and contrast brilliantly against glossy kitchen cabinets. Two runs of kitchen units run parallel to one another, putting everything within easy reach.
Kitchen cabinetry with tailored storage for your most used small appliances and utensils can keep your countertops clutter-free. Exilis worktops are available in four colours and we love the light and warm Pyla Wood Effect for the contemporary kitchen. MacKenzie-Childs tiles are inset into classic white subway tiles above the range, setting the green and soft-white color scheme for the room.
Pictures: It’s unusual to see framed paintings in a kitchen, but it works when you’ve got high wall space like here. The salvaged fixtures in this space hang above the sink, island, and breakfast areas and enhance other neutral features like the white apron sink (a steal at $90!) and kitchen cabinets.
The layout of the island is good if you want efficient enough area for entertaining. Once you have picked the design of your cabinets you need to decide on the stain that suits your kitchen space. Think marble-inspired, Caesarstone kitchen countertops, white-washed timber cabinetry, painted brickwork, subway tile backsplashes, a taupe Persian carpet, oak flooring… You get the idea.
Open plan kitchen ideas create the illusion of space throughout the whole house, and a kitchen extension is one of the best ways to add both floorspace and value to your home. To avoid woodland overload, try introducing a dark-gray soapstone slab as the main countertop, and using 3- or 4-inch square, off-white tiles—honed and sealed granite or travertine, for instance—to cover an island or peninsula.