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.
This master bathroom, part of a 50s ranch-style home, was gutted to open up its dark, cramped spaces. Now, pale gray marble and white walls set a bright, airy feel, punctuated by the zip of blue cabinets. For more storage, the designer added a shallow cabinet tower.
Even the refrigerator is disguised to look like the cabinetry. To the left, tall pantry cabinets store everything you need for cooking. The designer says, “Shallow pantry cabinets are one of my favorite kitchen design tricks - they hold a tremendous amount of items within easy view."
These homeowners wanted a more functional, stylish kitchen with plenty of safety failsafes before the arrival of their baby, so designers created a kitchen with an intuitive design. The cabinets to the right of the hallway are side-by-side, pull-out pantry cabinets to maximize storage, and to the left of the hallway, is a shallow, custom-designed cabinet with a charging station and a purse hook.
Instead of precarious stacks of cookware piled in the back of a cabinet, store your everyday pots in a handy drawer. This drawer features two separate sections: a deep area for housing big pots and a shallow roll-out for storing potholders, lids and trivets. Rich wood and sleek stainless steel hardward make this storage space visually appealing design element. Photo courtesy of Dura Supreme Cabinetry
In this contemporary kitchen, two chandeliers balance the length of the large island and raise the eye upward. The marbled backsplash complements the tan wall and brown island cabinets. Large islands are the ideal space to add much-needed storage as well as a few luxuries. Designer Jennifer Gilmer of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchens & Bath Ltd., included an under-counter beverage refrigerator, deep and shallow drawers, and even an extra prep sink to create a functional and stylish island.
A wood-toned island warms up this cozy, cottage kitchen by designer Tobi Fairley. Rather than paint it white to match the rest of the cabinets, Fairley chose a chocolate stain to show off the wood's rich grain.Brilliant white floor-to-ceiling cabinetry not only brightens up the space, but it also adds essential storage. Glass doors at the top of the cabinetry create interest and provide a spot for displaying favorite dishware. A clever, shallow recess allows a pair of barstools to tuck neatly under the island when not in use.