The vintage feel of this kitchen was preserved thanks in large part to the '50s style refrigerator, while Mediterranean tile lines the walls. Mercury-glass mirrors were added to the cabinet doors in order to brighten the tiny space.
This small kitchen uses a retro black mini fridge, a small fitted stove and a combination of cabinets and open shelving to be fully functional without feeling claustrophobic. Natural light floods in from the window and bounces off the bright white walls, ceiling and marble countertop. Bowls of fruit and a collection of fresh flowers bring natural color to the room.
The owners bring this kitchen into the 21st century by simply painting the cabinets, replacing the track lighting with a pretty pendant lamp, replacing the hardware and bringing in stainless steel appliances (bought off Craigslist).
This brilliantly designed kitchenette, based on a traditional Japanese Tansu chest, contains all the essentials: sink, disposal, convection microwave, refrigerator and pantry shelves. Its staircase shape also adds display potential for artwork and accessories.
Hezekiyah and Nyahsa's kitchen hardly even worked before and their dishwasher was being used for storage. Now they have more storage and a better layout, not to mention brand new working appliances, as seen on Buying and Selling.
In the kitchen, designers kept the small space feeling bright and open by starting with white walls. They installed slender paneling white paneling to add texture to the space, while "L" shaped cabinets with butcher block countertops add storage and counter space. A slender kitchen island with barstools provides additional functionality in the space with extra counter space and seating. Finally, black and white art create a focal point in the room, while a blue rug gives color and warmth.
White walls, cabinets, countertops and shelving make this small kitchen in a New York City apartment feel bright and fresh. Dishes, pots and pans are cleverly displayed, accounting for storage and decor all in one.
Go with your changing tastes. When DIYer and stylist Jo Torrijos renovated her Craftsman bungalow kitchen in 2009, she installed cherry cabinets. She later grew tired of the look, but didn’t want to purchase new cabinets. By repainting them in a light gray (Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl), Torrijos was able to modify her kitchen to go with her updated style.