Contemporary barstools, reflective gray back splash and metallic glass pendant lights add shimmering style to this kitchen area. Shelving built into the bar and above the sink provides necessary storage for the smaller space.
The neutral-hued kitchen of this Boston penthouse allows the view out its windows to play a major role in the decor. Simple ash brown pendant lights hang above the counter and sink areas, while the oak cabinetry features a gray wash finish that blend well with the selected flooring. White walls and countertops complete the contemporary design.
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 kitchen invites the outdoors in with bi-fold windows and glass doors that open up to the stone patio. High end appliances make cooking effortless, and the design is kept simple with a neutral palette to allow the countryside views to be the main focus.
A muted color palette provides a simple backdrop that allows a boldly patterned wallpaper -- an affordable alternative to similar looking cement tile -- to pop in this compact kitchen. Oversized light pendants add additional visual interest to the chic space.
Its all about the wine in this small kitchen. Glass floating shelves house wine glasses, while the mobile island includes wine bottle storage. The island is trimmed with a stainless steel countertop and accented with wood cabinetry. A pair of wine bottle paintings add color to the space while gray kitchen counters complement the stainless island countertop.
Industrial-style barstools provide casual seating at the two-tiered peninsula in this contemporary kitchen. Industrial pendants coordinate with the barstools, and horse artwork adds unexpected interest while keeping with the space's neutral palette.
The white walls and glossy white cabinets make the space appear larger while every surface is utilized to maximize space, such as the wall-mounted knife rack and a magnetic message center on the end of a cabinet.
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.”
The owners of this California contemporary home chose to keep the galley kitchen because it fit the character of the house. The design team removed a partition between the kitchen and laundry to open up the space and included a mix of walnut and white cabinets to keep the vibe funky and young. As a cost-saving and time-saving feature, the cabinets use Ikea boxes with semi-handmade fronts. A colorful rug pops in the neutral space.