The kitchen is a fun blend of easygoing style (one of the doors is barn-style, sliding open and closed) and chef-grade luxury. A wine refrigerator tucks in subtly next to the white refrigerator, integrated to match the cottage cabinets.
Integrated appliances and crisp, clean lines give this open-concept kitchen a streamlined, airy appeal. A custom stainless steel vent hood hangs above the professional gas range, resulting in a cooking station built for a chef. The in-island sink and double oven form a perfect work triangle, and a pot filler above the cooktop offers added convenience.
Making the interior of a cabinet a different texture or color than the exterior adds an exciting layer of style. Here, the coffeemaker's pull-out shelf is a bonus move in efficiency. Next door, a slim fridge keeps wines perfectly cool.
In this kitchen's renovation, an unused closet became the perfect spot for the fridge, providing more counter space and cabinet storage. The opening in the wall to the left of the fridge allowed natural light to filter in from an unseen window.
Designer Kari McIntosh Dawdy used bright colors and accents to transform this kitchen, adding a contemporary feel to this 1920s home. She selected white cabinets and gray countertops that can handle the orange tones that pop within the room. Especially captivating is the soft orange-colored ceiling, which helps to frame the entire design.
Vintage styles are making a big comeback with the help of companies like Big Chill, which developed its Retro appliance line as a fresh take on the hot colors of the 1950s, according to co-founder Orion Creamer. You can buy Retro fridges, ranges, microwaves and dishwashers in eight standard colors: Beach Blue, Pink Lemonade, Cherry Red, Buttercup Yellow, Jadite Green, Black, White and Orange. (Custom colors are available, too.)