In this long, narrow house, Kariouk Associates Architects used walls of glass to usher in light and designed sleek custom cabinets in bold yellow to help capture and reflect the sunshine. Walnut paneling and accent cabinets offer a warm contrast to the splash of color, keeping the kitchen grounded within the open plan.
Sleek, white lacquered cabinets are paired with charcoal gray floor tiles and a black butcher block island in this galley kitchen. Floating black wood shelves display kitchen necessities, while a stainless steel countertop and backsplash make food preparation and cleanup a cinch.
Add pullout appliance storage to free up counter surface and maximize cabinet storage space. Diane Foreman of Neil Kelly Co. designed this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner. A layered caddy like this one adds a lot of utility, but even a simple pullout drawer can help makeover your space.
This stately bookcase is befitting the award-winning residence of the chancellor of North Carolina State University. Designed by Design Lines, Ltd. and built by Rufty Homes, it was constructed as four boxes that were then set flush in-wall. We especially like the faceplate overlay with the black lacquer finish that serves to frame the bookcase. Note how it was also used on the baseboard where the cabinets are set, anchoring it to the room.
For this warm, Moroccan inspired kitchen, all of the cabinets were custom made and lacquered white. To add visual interest to the design, custom panels of hand scraped White Oak laid out in a chevron pattern cover the refrigerator and freezer. Finally, un-lacquered brass appliance pulls, drawer pulls and cabinet hardware to finish the design.