Small Kitchen With Peninsula and Tumbled Tile Backsplash
In this small kitchen, a peninsula juts out from the wall to expand functional counter space and two rows of cabinets provide extra storage. Under-cabinet lighting illuminates the tumbled tile backsplash and helps to brighten the overall space.
Kitchen: Dreamy Mountain Retreat in Queenstown, New Zealand
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.
Thick, dark wood beams juxtapose the light neutral palette of this cottage kitchen where a large kitchen island offers extra countertop space and casual dining. Shutters bring in natural light and also provide privacy.
Opening up the wall between the kitchen and living room gives the illusion of more space in this contemporary condo. Easily eat at the breakfast bar with a custom herringbone pattern made from the unused floor planks.
A modern, graphic backsplash and arty glass panels in the lighted upper cabinets bring loads of character to the kitchen of this converted warehouse space. Built-in wine storage, under-cabinet lighting and durable quartz countertops are as functional as they are stylish.
If you have solid but unremarkable builder-grade cabinets, the simplest route to a high-end look is adding some height with crown molding. Interior designer Sarah Macklem of The Yellow Cape Cod tackled this project in her own kitchen with striking results.
Neutral, Contemporary Kitchen With Frameless Oak Cabinets
Haddad Hakansson designed this small kitchen employing a neutral color palette, integrated appliances and sleek cabinetry to amplify space and to allow the Boston view to become a prominent feature. In this photo, a glass cooktop and a small range hood were set amid the kitchen cabinetry, with small mosaic tile providing a continuous effect. The cabinets are rift frameless oak with a gray wash.
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.
Contemporary Kitchenette With Neutral Palette and Colorful Decor
Porcelain tile in a gorgeous herringbone pattern provides the look of wood, but the durability of tile, in a potentially wet space. An original work of wax art in vibrant shades of teal hangs above a white coral-esque console table. Yellow vases offer further pops of color and join the two spaces.