Innovative kitchen designs are all about clever use of space, material, and layout to achieve something special or solve a problem in an ingenious way. Which is why we're turning to the portfolio of Seattle architects SHED, which is full of residential kitchens that inspire:

From a concrete-countered contemporary kitchen in an old barn conversion to a wood-clad kitchen that warms the heart of a modernist cube, these kitchens all have something to offer someone who's collecting ideas for their own kitchen projects. Visit SHED to see more kitchens, from remodels to new construction.

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