Not only is the color of kitchen cabinets changing — hardware manufacturers, like Blum, are changing the way cabinet doors and drawers function. These hydraulic, easy-close doors fold up and out of the way with the touch of a button making them perfect for kitchens where space is an issue. Image courtesy of Blum
This give the kitchen in this home a little more functionality, David and Kortney added a small breakfast bar between the kitchen and dining room. This gives potential buyers the option of eating in a smaller, more intimate space or at their formal dining table.
This kitchen breakfast nook is the perfect space for a quick, intimate family meal. An extension of one of the kitchen islands, this table for five increases the kitchen's functionality and creates the perfect space for the homeowners and their family.
This white kitchen displays its modern functionality using sleek cabinetry and cohesive color choices. Designed by Kim Scodro Interiors, the space is subtlety accented with turquoise and yellow, with an interesting white chandelier serving as a provocative centerpiece. The distressed black dining chairs are an inspired choice.
The centerpiece of the kitchen, the long island was designed as a feature that would make the space more functional. It offers plenty of space to prepare meals and entertain guests, but also has added drawers for maximum storage space.
The addition of the kitchen island helps to create a more functional space by providing counter space as well as a casual seating option for the family. Since the dining room is also connected to the kitchen, the additional seating could also serve as an extension to the existing dining area.
Although these homeowners were concerned with the aesthetic value of their new master bathroom space, functional was also a concern, so, in addition to the large vanity, designers created space on either end of the vanity to place additional cabinets, giving the homeowners plenty of space for storage and organization.
During the redesign of this modern-rustic ranch, designers created functionality between the entertainment spaces by establishing an easy flow between the kitchen and the dining room. The kitchen countertop extends to the edge of the dining room to make food prep and transport effortless.
The open concept design of the home's public spaces makes the flow of the home very functional. Although each space has its clear boundaries, the kitchen is open to the sitting area, which maintains the flow in everyday life as well as entertaining.