Simple Home Kitchen Design

Simple Home Kitchen Design

Open Floor Plan Make your small kitchen feel larger by following an open floor plan. Allow the space to carefully flow into the living or dining room. Change the wall colors from room to room to visually separate the two spaces. HGTV fan pilonieta kept the kitchen walls neutral but added a pumpkin-orange hue to the living room walls to show a bold and clear room divide. Clean Hues Make a small kitchen feel open and airy by using a light color palette and plenty of natural light. HGTV fan heatherbullard coordinated white beadboard, a light travertine backsplash, glass-front cabinets and a soft yellow hue on the walls for an elegant cottage feel. Downsized Appliances Light wood cabinetry and a large, open window prevent this small, apartment-style kitchen from feeling cramped. In an extra-tiny kitchen like this, downsizing is the best way to go. A pint-sized stove, range hood, microwave and kitchen table are in proportion to the space and take up less space than their large predecessors. Sleek and Simple The sleek, clean lines of this kitchen prevent the space from looking or feeling small and cluttered. Designer Ammie Kim kept busy decor to a minimum and allowed the glass-tile backsplash to be the colorful — yet soothing — focal point. When using the deep-toned cabinetry, keep the surrounding walls and countertops neutral for a more balanced look. From: Ammie Kim Proper Lighting Small kitchens are often filled with the wrong lighting, making the space feel dim and enclosed. Using pendant lights on the ceiling and fluorescent lighting below the cabinets will gracefully cast light off the countertops and backsplash, visually expanding the space and uplifting the overall tone and mood. Photo by Maxwell Mackenzie Clear Countertops This Manhattan apartment presented a small floor plan with an even smaller kitchen. HGTV fan ruffingit renovated the entire space and updated the kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and modern cabinetry for a clean look. A long, granite-top island separates the kitchen from the living room and provides extra seating and cooking space. When using an island as a room divider, be sure to keep the top clear and clutter free. Extra Storage HGTV fan Felt So Cute renovated her small 1920s-style kitchen with clean, white cabinetry and a white, subway-tiled backsplash. The lime green accents add a playful splash of color without making the space feel busy or over-the-top. Take advantage of extra wall space by adding additional cabinetry and drawers. This will keep kitchen essentials organized and stored, while clearing up the countertops.
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Simple Home Kitchen Design

1 Of 25 Rolling LadderAdding extra storage up top is a great idea, if you can reach, that is. Katie Ridder installed a rolling ladder (just like the library!) in this fantastic kitchen to access ceiling-height cabinets. Eric Piasecki 2 Of 25 Moveable BarThe galley kitchen in Juan Carretero’s New York apartment has two doorways, one of which opens directly into the living room. To gain counter space — and improve the view — a movable bar on casters spans the gap. Thomas LoofAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 25 Tiny CabinetsDesigner Amanda Nisbet injected warmth into a modern Manhattan apartment with a Macassar wood island and Tom Dixon Mirror Ball pendants. To squeeze in extra storage, little cubbies fill in the space above a sunny window. Tara Donne 4 Of 25 Singular ShelfAlthough his clients requested a bank of open shelving, designer Grant K. Gibson added a single ledge to their galley kitchen. “One shelf is simple and dynamic,” he says. “You have to be able to hide clutter, and this way, you can rotate your collections!” Thomas KuohAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 25 Subway TileTo fake a sunny farmhouse kitchen in a Manhattan apartment, Celerie Kemble painted the cabinets Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. The white-tiled walls, along with brass hardware and a milk-glass chandelier, create the illusion of added sunlight. Christopher Sturman 6 Of 25 Pot RackBulky pans can take up valuable real estate, so Katie Ridder installed Urban Archaeology’s Industrial pot rack in a Greenwich Village duplex. The elegant barstools from Cherner Chair Company are a 1958 design by Norman Cherner and are cushioned in MK Collection’s Summer Strié. Eric PiaseckiAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 25 White Cabinetry Ashley Whittaker gutted a New York apartment’s kitchen, replacing the dark cabinetry and terra-cotta tiles with white cupboards and Carrara marble. “The room now feels twice as big,” she says. The slim table provides extra counter space and doubles as a breakfast nook. Rather than recessed lighting, she chose a birdcage lantern from the HomePort Collections. “It’s whimsical,” she explains. “When you’re working with a small apartment, why not make the kitchen feel like another decorated room?” Thomas Loof 8 Of 25 Copper ShelvingWorking with just 72 square feet, Austin designer Kim Lewis opted for in-plain-sight storage. The copper-pipe shelving has hooks for hanging mugs, keeping the counter clutter-free. Without a dishwasher, a farmhouse sink can accommodate dirty pots and pans. Courtesy of KohlerAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 25 Folding DoorsIn Bill Brockschmidt’s 640-square-foot apartment, the kitchen is located in the entry hall and camouflaged from the living area. “Creating folding doors allowed us to transform the entry into a mini-gallery when we entertain,” Brockschmidt says. “We can also close off the dining room from the kitchen with pocket doors, so that once guests have arrived, we can open up the kitchen for cooking.” Simon Watson 10 Of 25 Black CabinetryIn a Manhattan apartment, the existing kitchen cabinets were painted Benjamin Moore Aura in Black. “I wanted it to look less boring and more like a smart butler’s pantry,” designer Lilly Bunn says. The Roman shade is in Holland & Sherry’s Belfour linen. Maura McEvoy Next Gallery 20 Smart Design Solutions for Small Bedrooms Let’s face it: Tiny nooks are the coziest snoozing spots. By Caroline Picard and Sarah Yang
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Simple Home Kitchen Design

1 Of 25 Rolling LadderAdding extra storage up top is a great idea, if you can reach, that is. Katie Ridder installed a rolling ladder (just like the library!) in this fantastic kitchen to access ceiling-height cabinets. Eric Piasecki 2 Of 25 Moveable BarThe galley kitchen in Juan Carretero’s New York apartment has two doorways, one of which opens directly into the living room. To gain counter space — and improve the view — a movable bar on casters spans the gap. Thomas LoofAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 25 Tiny CabinetsDesigner Amanda Nisbet injected warmth into a modern Manhattan apartment with a Macassar wood island and Tom Dixon Mirror Ball pendants. To squeeze in extra storage, little cubbies fill in the space above a sunny window. Tara Donne 4 Of 25 Singular ShelfAlthough his clients requested a bank of open shelving, designer Grant K. Gibson added a single ledge to their galley kitchen. “One shelf is simple and dynamic,” he says. “You have to be able to hide clutter, and this way, you can rotate your collections!” Thomas KuohAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 25 Subway TileTo fake a sunny farmhouse kitchen in a Manhattan apartment, Celerie Kemble painted the cabinets Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. The white-tiled walls, along with brass hardware and a milk-glass chandelier, create the illusion of added sunlight. Christopher Sturman 6 Of 25 Pot RackBulky pans can take up valuable real estate, so Katie Ridder installed Urban Archaeology’s Industrial pot rack in a Greenwich Village duplex. The elegant barstools from Cherner Chair Company are a 1958 design by Norman Cherner and are cushioned in MK Collection’s Summer Strié. Eric PiaseckiAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 25 White Cabinetry Ashley Whittaker gutted a New York apartment’s kitchen, replacing the dark cabinetry and terra-cotta tiles with white cupboards and Carrara marble. “The room now feels twice as big,” she says. The slim table provides extra counter space and doubles as a breakfast nook. Rather than recessed lighting, she chose a birdcage lantern from the HomePort Collections. “It’s whimsical,” she explains. “When you’re working with a small apartment, why not make the kitchen feel like another decorated room?” Thomas Loof 8 Of 25 Copper ShelvingWorking with just 72 square feet, Austin designer Kim Lewis opted for in-plain-sight storage. The copper-pipe shelving has hooks for hanging mugs, keeping the counter clutter-free. Without a dishwasher, a farmhouse sink can accommodate dirty pots and pans. Courtesy of KohlerAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 25 Folding DoorsIn Bill Brockschmidt’s 640-square-foot apartment, the kitchen is located in the entry hall and camouflaged from the living area. “Creating folding doors allowed us to transform the entry into a mini-gallery when we entertain,” Brockschmidt says. “We can also close off the dining room from the kitchen with pocket doors, so that once guests have arrived, we can open up the kitchen for cooking.” Simon Watson 10 Of 25 Black CabinetryIn a Manhattan apartment, the existing kitchen cabinets were painted Benjamin Moore Aura in Black. “I wanted it to look less boring and more like a smart butler’s pantry,” designer Lilly Bunn says. The Roman shade is in Holland & Sherry’s Belfour linen. Maura McEvoy
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Simple Home Kitchen Design

1 Of 40 Island StorageHide linens, platters and single-use items under the island. Hidden cabinets on both sides double up as a place to stash spots. Jason Hartog 2 Of 40 Instant TableDreaming of an eat-in kitchen? Extend the countertop over the edge of a block island and it transforms into a casual dining spot. Roger DaviesAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 40 Multitasking Pot RackLet your copper cookware steal the show by mounting a rack or sturdy metal hooks. It creates a kitchen-worthy focal point in place of a backsplash and frees up precious cabinet space. Art Streiber 4 Of 40 Cushy BenchA cozy booth beats out stools any day. Fake a snug nook in the middle of the room by pulling up a plush island-height bench. Sunday brunch just got so much better. Kate OsborneAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 40 Geode PullsBoring hardware just won’t do. Select unexpected knobs, like these quartz sparklers, for glamor at your fingertips. Kate Osborne 6 Of 40 Matching RugsFill the floor space around the island with cozy carpets that are easy on the feet and the eye. A pair of jute carpets tie this beachy kitchen in with the rest of the New Jersey home. Jacob SnavelyAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 40 Cool NeutralsCustom cabinetry is more accessible than you think. This sleek space uses IKEA cabinets in two colors that seamlessly blend into the walls and floor. Stacey Brandford 8 Of 40 Multitasking TablePut your small space to work as both a kitchen and a dining room. Tuck stools under an island that can handle prep work and dinner parties. The owners of this tiny Brooklyn home added iron legs to a slab of butcher block for a versatile surface. Mike GartenAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 40 Bar SeatingMove the party out of the living room and into the kitchen. Comfy and chic, vintage stools create a welcoming spot to hang out in a Florida home. Stacy Bass 10 Of 40 Cohesive FinishesCarry over your design choices into the adjoining spaces. In a family-friendly bungalow, brass drawer pulls echo the breakfast nook’s pendant light, pulling everything together. Stacey Brandford

Simple Home Kitchen Design

Simple Home Kitchen Design
Simple Home Kitchen Design
Simple Home Kitchen Design