When space allows, consider adding a preparation space between the kitchen and family room. A preparation area affords a designated surface for messy tasks like serving wet dog food, making snacks or cutting and arranging fresh flowers.
Crisp, white cabinetry surrounded by a navy blue drywall structure creates dramatic contrast in this kitchen prep area. Three recessed light fixtures provide task lighting for the space, designed so guests can mix a drink without entering the cooking zone.
Great rooms occupied by busy families need all the extra function and storage solutions they can get. To keep this area just off the breakfast nook properly lit at night, it’s furnished with a streamlined console table that offers concealed storage and an extra spot to pull up a chair and do homework. The space below is put to good use for open storage.
Have a love for baking? This is your space! Perfect for the baker of the family this cottage vibe space has plenty of light from the stainless pendant lights and natural light from the picture window. Space isn't a concern either with wide marble countertops of the table and throughout the kitchen
In this corner of the kitchen space, designers have added a prep area to solve the homeowners' countertop woes. Modern, white cabinets keep the space bright and stylish, while dark, granite cabinets add warmth to the space. Textured wallpaper puts the finishing touch on this small space, giving it personality and dimension while creating an elegant, yet still functional space.
As seen on Love It Or List It, Too, the kitchen and dining room have changed places. Now, the kitchen has plenty of space for storage and prep, while the dining table, which extends from the kitchen island in true Italian fashion, seats up to ten. The Caesar Stone countertops in the color Misty Carrera have been extended to the end of the dining area, and the cabinets are stained opaque, both grey and white, with Benjamin Moor Paint. The flooring throughout the kitchen and the first floor is stone brown red oak from Mercer, and the wall color is Milk Paint from Behr.