The studio apartment contains a small kitchenette, pull-out sofa and bathroom/changing room. The dark cabinet colors create a calm, tranquil environment and work with the bluestone paving that extends into the poolhouse.
Traditional White Townhome Kitchen with Island and Blue-and-White China
Whether wood or metal, antique or new, tables, chests and other furniture can provide prep space and storage just as well as a built-in island. This mobile, expandable island came from an antiques market in Atlanta for decorator Clinton Rice's townhome. An island like this is visually interesting and gives so much versatility for food prep and entertaining; plus if you need more room in your kitchen, you can move it to the side.
Modern Industrial Loft Kitchen With Chalkboard Wall
Instead of a refrigerator plastered with magnets and notes, this loft kitchen features a chalkboard wall where people can leave reminders, notes or fun pictures. A gray metal rolling island, light fixture and stools add to the industrial feel of the space, while yellow zigzag wallpaper and a pink and red star runner add pops of color and texture.
A cottage kitchen features a white range hood that sits above a stone backsplash trimmed in mosaic tile. The white is continued in the cabinets and marble countertops, but wood shelf brackets, bowls of wood utensils and the soft yellow cabinet warm the room.
Small White Cottage Open Plan Kitchen With Pot Rack
A hanging rack is a clever—and attractive—way to store pots and pans when you're short on cabinet space. This kitchen brings additional visual interest via its blue tile backsplash, a nice contrast with the all-white cabinets and countertops.
Instead of a complete open plan design, this kitchen features a large pass-through window. The dark blue cabinets are a refreshing surprise and contrast to the home's many white elements and help the small kitchen feel both sophisticated and intimate.
The kitchenette is a combination of high gloss white and gray cabinets, white countertop, chrome pulls and faucet, stainless steel fridge and walnut soffit for warmth. The recessed can lights have a dark bronze trim to disappear into the ceiling.
Transitional Kitchen With Industrial-Country Flair
Designer Lindsay Chambers sought to update a classic kitchen with an industrial-country approach. The chevron patterned backsplash adds drama and depth to the small space, while white and gray cabinets give the room a rural vibe. And who wouldn't love the wrought iron and repurposed wood barstools?
Shallow cabinets provide storage and extra counter space without taking up too much space in this compact and oddly shaped kitchen. A low backsplash of small square tiles mimics the color in the larger backsplash across the room.
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.
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).
Consider using see-through furniture in tight spaces. This contemporary acrylic table makes a great coffee station and uses the available space well, freeing the kitchen counter of a coffee maker, toaster and fruit bowl. The clear table doesn’t add visual clutter, while the stools add a place for guests or kids to perch. This room was designed by Clay Snider Interiors for Dwell with Dignity, which creates inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.