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.
Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper's favorite space post-renovation? The kitchen. "It's the heart of the home for me," she says. "No matter how much is going on, I don't feel overwhelmed because the palette is very clean and fresh. I love the farmhouse sink, and I love looking out the window at the animals and cows while I work."
Designer Jennifer Ryan removes the floor tile, making way for playful new flooring. The upper cabinets are replaced with open shelving and the laminate countertops replaced with IKEA butcher blocks. An overall infusion of color brings the room to life.
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 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.
The galley-style kitchen opens off the hall past the bedroom. Stainless steel appliances are softened with a rich and zesty shade of orange. Open shelves hold mementos and art from travels around the world.
Floating shelves used to store dishes and a large window with an arched top stand out against the white subway tile backsplash in this country-style kitchen. Below the window is a kitchen counter with built-in sink and under-counter cabinetry.
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.
Natural Wood Country Kitchen With Bright, White Cabinetry and Industrial Open Shelving
This kitchen redesign gave the opportunity to incorporate some of the more traditional and farmhouse elements that the clients were looking for while still tying the look to the existing lines of the home. The stained shiplap and informal dining space provides a decidedly rustic feel but is balanced with contemporary open shelving with black metal frames and glass shelf inserts.