Crisp white walls, floors, black windows and doors are great for a small space. A built-in bench makes a tiny banquette out of the back of this kitchen island. Add a dining table for a perfect breakfast spot.
The tiny home's functional downstairs floor plan includes an open concept kitchen and living room. The kitchen, although small, makes the most of its space with large, lower cabinets, full sized appliances and a kitchen island with a breakfast bar that seats four. Adjacent to the kitchen is a living area with a stylish sofa and chairs. A rug adds definition to the design.
Create a trio of colorful pendants to illuminate a small island or kitchen table. Reuse paint cans as the base and then wrap them in oak veneer, in this low-budget DIY project that Lowe’s says beginners can do in a few hours.
Diverse seating for many cooks, it’s easy to feel left out when slaving in the kitchen. This dilemma is solved by adding plenty of functional – and super-stylish – seating around a central island. Here, versatility is the operative word. Two trendy bar stools create a small, informal eating area – ideal for a quick snack any time of the day.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the new kitchen is located where the old, small living room previously was. The walls on the first floor have been removed, creating an open modern floor plan with views to both the living room and dining area. Updated kitchen cabinetry, new appliances, a decorative tile backsplash and the elongated central island make the new kitchen the center of life on the first floor. Finally, new window treatments, colorful pillows and updated recessed and pendant lighting give a modern and fun vibe throughout.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian Harris' overall design began by removing the fireplace obstacle at the entrance, adding around 5 feet to the kitchen. The wall that separated the kitchen from the dining room was removed, The London Grey kitchen island was placed on wheels so that it could easily be moved if more space is needed, it also double as a portable bar-perfect for entertaining. The backsplash is Calcutta marble, which is considered timeless, but was made more contemporary by laying a herring bone design. The floor is Rosedale series, light grey. Walls were painted Silver Drop. Kitchen counter tops are Stone Grey. The small kitchen counter bench left of the stove doubles as a homework desk for Joyce's boys-a request she made so that they can be close while she cooks.
"It is hard to visualize the flow of a house when it is just framed up with plywood on the floor. So use the jumbo chalk to mark out things like the kitchen island location on the floor to make sure it is not too tight and needs to be made smaller," says Abbi Williams of the unexpected uses for this ordinary material. "Or use the chalk to block out the location of the furniture on the living room to understand where you need floor outlets."