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.
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.
To modernize the kitchen and open up the space, the owners install open shelving, repaint the lower cabinets and replace the counter with a hand-me-down butcher block. Even with a splurge on vinyl floor tiles, they keep the budget to $3,400.
This small kitchen design by Hilary Farr of HGTV's hit show Love It or List It makes the most of its space with a unique design. The white color on the walls makes the space appear bigger, while the blue cabinets add a pop of color to keep the space from looking plain. The limited cabinet space is combated by the advent of a kitchen island that also adds seating with a bar on one side. The tin on the ceiling brings it all together with an elegant touch.
This small kitchen uses a retro black mini fridge, a small fitted stove and a combination of cabinets and open shelving to be fully functional without feeling claustrophobic. Natural light floods in from the window and bounces off the bright white walls, ceiling and marble countertop. Bowls of fruit and a collection of fresh flowers bring natural color to the room.
In this kitchen's makeover, shortening the window over the sink freed up room to expand the peninsula countertop and add two floating shelves. The white palette keeps the space light and bright, even with the window a little smaller.