This contemporary kitchen had limited space so the quilted tile backsplash serves as an easy focal point. Drawing the eye to the textured walls helps overlook the occasional countertop clutter that's inevitable in a small kitchen.
This contemporary kitchen features a blue and white color palette accented with brass hardware. White subway tile creates the countertop-to-ceiling backsplash, leading to a fun brass overhead light. The small rectangular island in the center of the kitchen provides the perfect place for meal prep with a bonus wine refrigerator and extra drawer storage.
The light wood cabinets and pale green backsplash keep this small kitchen light and airy. The sharp lines of the sleek cabinets and stainless appliances enhance the kitchen's contemporary feel. A chalkboard is a fun yet practical accent.
Thoughtful design turns this small kitchen into an extremely user-friendly space. For baking projects, there's a lower countertop with a crema marfil marble top. The adjacent counter conceals a cutting board that slides out for easy access. Vertical cabinet accents continue into the backsplash.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transformed a dirty and cramped kitchen into a contemporary space fit for a chef. To achieve the look, she installed a gray subway tile backsplash, chic modern cabinets, vein cut floor tile and sleek stainless steel appliances. Sarah avoided the cost of relocating the home's heating system by blending the radiator in with the kitchen's white trim.
A custom-built island holds court in this small kitchen. The island adds extra storage, as well as extra seating and workspace thanks to a retractable countertop. An open wall pantry nearby serves as both a storage and display space.
A nook in a small contemporary kitchen serves as a family dog's eating area. A tall shelf provides storage space, with the bright blue feeding stand, crisp white shelf and green artwork adding nice touches of color to the neutral room.
In a compact kitchen, a narrow, wheeled cart can be a space-savvy alternative to a traditional built-in island. “This custom-made walnut and stainless steel kitchen island was designed to save space and provide flexibility in the kitchen,” say designers Roy and Jen Leone. “The countertop is character-grade walnut butcher block ordered online, while the stainless steel base was fabricated by a local shop in Brooklyn. The island design allows stools to tuck under and out of the way when not in use or during a party. Also, the entire island can be rolled and then locked into place with locking casters.”
This small kitchen makes the most of its space with plenty of storage behind glass-front cabinets. The light wood cabinets and sunny yellow backsplash brightens up the small space for an airy and open feel.
The espresso color of this kitchen's cabinetry spills over into the living space through its use in sophisticated bar seating and geometric bookshelf. Details like marble counter top, chic modern faucet and intriguing glass pendant lights create a high-end luxury within the small space.