Kid art all over the walls, a loft and a slide (yes!) fill this playroom with whimsical energy. The loft also maximizes use of the space as beneath it, there's enough room for a play kitchen and storage.
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.
This cheery kids' playroom features sunny yellow walls paired with white wall paneling, a fun green accent strip and tulip wall decals. A pink pretend play kitchen set lines one wall, while a white wooden table and chairs sits at the center of the room.
This modern functioning kitchen has loads of counter space and storage for a young family. A corner nook features Talisman granite, glazed cabinetry and travertine backsplash, creating a great display area.
Turn a sunny window into a spot for displaying a collection of your favorite kitchen items. Vintage pieces in a similar color palette, like the blue and white items in this window, are especially lovely when grouped together. Kitchen window shelves are also the perfect location for growing light-loving herbs and flowering plants.
Play with fabric in your space. I love the look of white kitchens, but sometimes they can feel too plain and lack personality. It's easy to add style without switching out any major materials. This kitchen does a great job of playing with blues in the soft window treatment.
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, John and Anthony designed a kitchen space that is family friendly. Adjacent to the both the kitchen and the office space, the kids' play area provides the little ones with a place to play within eyesight while mom and dad fix the family's meals.
When a client had Bill Fry Construction convert an old garage into a guesthouse, she chose open shelving to showcase books and art. Because the space isn't the home's primary kitchen, less storage is needed. In a busier kitchen, careful editing is the key to making open shelving work.