Because this home is all about simplicity and efficiency, designer Felicia Foster used open wood shelving for display and storage in the kitchen that matches the light-colored cabinets. The earth-toned walls, backsplash and quartz countertops contrast the cabinets and appliances and mirror the views outside.
Even though the kitchen occupies a small space in the apartment, designers put big functionality into the sleek design. On the back wall, floor to ceiling cabinets add plenty of storage to the space, while a breakfast bar gives the room extra seating.
This beautiful white kitchen makes use of all the modern conveniences. The use of pop-up countertop receptacles enables the uninterrupted flow of the glass backsplash. The articulating faucet adds whimsy and fun to the structured design of the kitchen's straight and clean lines.
Go for a high-gloss effect. A smaller group of gray Ikea cabinets, used in an Atlanta mid-century modern kitchen, gives a steel sheen to the space, which was previously designed by Brian Patrick Flynn as his personal residence.
Just off the kitchen, designers added a small, elegant bar area from which the homeowners can easily entertain. With extra counter space and a small prep sink, this area gives the homeowners the perfect space to mix drinks or prepare hours d'oeuvres out of the sight of their guests.
A vaulted ceiling, clean white walls and a front door with large glass panels help make this small kitchen and living area feel bright and open. White Shaker cabinetry conceals a small refrigerator, full-sized dishwasher, microwave and toaster oven. A farmhouse sink and barn-style pendant lights speak to a modern farmhouse aesthetic — as does the open shelving with beadboard backing. Saddle-style barstools provide additional seating.
Subtle shifts in the geometry of this modern building maximize natural light and views to the sky, expanding the perception of space and openness while maintaining the small footprint. As the walls splay out from the base of the building toward the roof, the resulting void is a central light well.
The architectural strategy of this small Manhattan loft creates four “living platforms” that accommodate everything necessary, while still allowing the apartment to feel open and bright. The lowest level is an entry and kitchen space, and a few steps up is the main living area.
Mix paint and tile. Take time to consider your paint choice and try it out on a sample board before putting it on all of the walls. This is a simple way to save time and money when redecorating a bathroom. “Make sure you like the color throughout the day,” says California designer Cindy Garten of Unique Techniques. “It will help you decide what color is best because of the different light throughout the day. Try it with the window open and closed. You may not like it. It ends up saving a lot of work and money, because all you end up doing is getting another sample board.” This bathroom was a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner.
European-style cabinetry with sleek metal hardware sets the tone for a white modern kitchen packed with style. A built-in desk paired with a a molded plastic Eames desk chair creates a functional workspace in the heart of the home.
Bright & Airy Modern Kitchen Features Small Dining Area
Floor-to-ceiling windows flood this open, modern kitchen with ample natural light. Upper and lower lacquered cabinets provide plenty of storage to keep the space clean and clutter-free. Concrete flooring adds an industrial touch.
Open Shelving Adds Modern Flair to Small Kitchen Space
Open shelving in this small kitchen space gives homeowners a space to store and show off their dishes or cookware. The rich color of the wood adds warmth to the bright space and complements the warm, blue backsplash that runs along the kitchen walls.