A counter-height peninsula provides a functional breakfast area in this small kitchen. White cabinets and light-colored wood keep the space feeling open while a gray tile accent wall adds visual interest and depth to the room.
This blue and white kitchen is full of style and sophistication. While it's a small space, it reads like a grand kitchen with a blue granite island, tile floors and linen white cabinets. Stainless steel appliances complement the space while adding a slight industrial feel. Adding blue hanging pendants over the island gives functionality, style and ambience.
Bigger islands are all the rage, says designer Donna Mathis of Haven Design Works. She suggests upsizing a small island by adding table legs and expanding the tabletop, giving you counterspace and a place for bar stools.
Even though the kitchen space is small, designers wanted to create an open feel without sacrificing functionality, so they added a slender kitchen island with intuitive cabinet design and a long countertop for plenty of storage and prep space.
For a quick update to an existing basic wood island from Ikea, DIY blogger Dena Stormer simply painted the base and legs of her island white to match the rest of her kitchen. Then she added a vintage metal file cabinet for her recipes to the shelf below, along with retro kitchen accessories.
In the kitchen, designers kept the small space feeling bright and open by starting with white walls. They installed slender paneling white paneling to add texture to the space, while "L" shaped cabinets with butcher block countertops add storage and counter space. A slender kitchen island with barstools provides additional functionality in the space with extra counter space and seating. Finally, black and white art create a focal point in the room, while a blue rug gives color and warmth.
This design concept was created to incorporate a functional living space with modern minimalism. A custom butcher block counter has space for stainless steel chairs and includes built in storage. One end contains a refrigerated wine rack while the other contains custom shelving. A small tile backsplash features white and gray tones to match the brightness of the white room and stainless steel appliances.
An attached kitchen is a must for any event space, right? Luckily, this room off the attic is equipped with a stove, oven, large sink and moveable island (or bar cart, depending on how you look at it).
This colorful craftsman kitchen features an island repurposed from a dresser in a bright red. Behind the island, which also functions as a breakfast bar, is a small banquette; a great solution for a small eat-in kitchen.
A large, open doorway makes this small kitchen appear spacious, while a centered island allows movement throughout the space. Wicker barstools line the tall side of the island, and a lower end creates extra prep space. Open shelving opens up the room while keeping dishes organized, and a distressed wall finish completes the look with a charming country feel.