The IKEA Expedit bookcase may be one of the most popular affordable bookcases out there. (When you actually start looking for it, you see it everywhere. Trust me.) Its ubiquity also means it's rife for reinterpretation, as seen in this kitchen/dining storage hack!
Shopping for cabinet hardware can be overwhelming, so to help ease the stress we've provided a list of 10 online shopping sources for cabinet knobs and pulls to get you started. We think you're bound to find what you're looking for at one of these places!
Breakfast bars, or separate "morning areas," are coveted details in kitchens with room to spare. In smaller kitchens, hideaway features, like this tabletop, are incredibly useful. What about combining the two features and creating a hideaway breakfast area—in this case, a roll-out cabinet dedicated to your morning joe, complete with pot-filler faucet!
Seeing this GRUNDTAL wall shelf in a house tour today at Apartment Therapy, I realized how ubiquitous and useful this particular product is. There are a few products like this that show up over and over again in kitchens, products that are inexpensive and infinitely useful. Let's take a closer look, shall we?
Who:Alpes Inox What We Noticed: Italian company Alpes Inox makes really solid, handsome stainless islands and workstations for the kitchen (we already mentioned this smart combo unit that has a dishwasher, oven, and fridge inside). Here's a look at some of their other island units — many of them fabulously arranged with built-in bins, u-shaped drawers, and great sinks.
Who:Leicht What We Noticed: We loved the bright, warm colors of these kitchens from Leicht; they felt refreshing and invigorating after all the grey and white at the show. This kitchen is also a really nicely-done set of built-ins. The cabinets are set into the wall and lift open, and all the appliances hide away, including the fridge and freezer drawers. One more nice touch: the oven has knobs that looks and feel just like a stereo!
Who:Marmo ArredoWhat We Noticed: There are plenty of high-end, fantasy-kitchen items at EuroCucina, and this was my favorite: An entire island by Italian marble fabricators Marmo Arredo, carved out of one solid piece of statuary marble. It is paired up with some manmade black countertop material for a dramatic black/white contrast. Impressive, and the very epitome of a luxury item. More photos below...
Who:Elmar, Italian kitchens
What We Noticed: This oversized red hood flares out over an open stainless steel unit, incredibly slim (how does the gas get in?). These paired with the red and white floor tiles give this kitchen a delightfully playful yet modern and functional feel. Loved it! Read on to see more photos.