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Modern Kitchen With Glossy Orange Cabinets
When selecting paint sheens, keep in mind that shiny surfaces help to make a small space feel larger because they are reflective, like in this modern kitchen with high-gloss orange cabinets. Use a semigloss sheen to visually expand a small kitchen or bathroom. Softer sheens, such as satin or eggshell, give bedrooms — especially kids' rooms and living areas — a more subtle finish.
Compact Creamy Kitchen with Small Island and Bar Stools
Bigger islands are all the rage, says designer Donna Mathis of Haven Design Works. She suggests upsizing a small island by adding table legs and expanding the tabletop, giving you counterspace and a place for bar stools.
Several clever strategies make the most of this small corner kitchen: An island with a butcher block counter makes for easy prep work as well as a casual dining spot; a wine refrigerator tucks neatly underneath. On the adjacent wall, cabinets fill the space floor to ceiling for maximum storage.
Mosaic Tile Backsplash in Transitional Basement Kitchen
An earthy yet glamorous tile backsplash brings a punch of style to this transitional kitchen. White cabinetry extends to the ceiling to maximize storage. The small kitchen makes maximum use of the basement in this contemporary home.
Modern Coastal Kitchen with Concrete Countertops and Turquoise Blue Stools
The clean, sleek look of this kitchen is achieved with navy blue and white cabinetry and a white subway tile backsplash. To add a modern element, thick concrete counters were poured on site to avoid any seams. Bright, turquoise blue stools and accessories are a fun pop of color. Brass dome pendant lights installed over the counter shine brightly against the white shiplap ceiling.
Sophisticated Small Kitchen With High-End Details & Refined Bar Seating
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.