Hilda's sunny Swedish highrise is only 420 square feet, so you can imagine how tiny her kitchen is! But it doesn't feel cramped, thanks to the incredible light pouring in through the wall of windows, which Hilda calls "magical."
Many kitchens have awkward spaces and tiny areas that could be put to better use. If your kitchen has just such a problem, then why not consider a filing cabinet, large or small, for a custom set of new storage?
From stoves to stand mixers, backsplashes to countertops, cobalt blue—that rich, shimmering shade—really works in the kitchen. Here are a few favorite examples from our web browsing. Do you have a favorite?
Molecular gastronomist/chef Grant Achatz, founder of the "mad scientist lab of a restaurant Alinea" in Chicago and the recipient of the 2008 James Beard Foundation's Best Chef award, has an old gramophone in his home kitchen. It was picked up on an antiquing trip, as Achatz tells The Wall Street Journal in this recent kitchen profile. He also has "every spice you could ever imagine" and keeps "crappy vanilla ice cream" in his freezer. Who knew?
This 1920's era home in Southeast Portland needed a fair amount of work when the owners, Charley and Jessica of Woodblock Chocolates, moved in. Their labor of love turned out to be the kitchen, which they remodeled themselves on a strict budget. And isn't it lovely now?
Dining rooms are often cozy little spaces used for little else other than, well, dining. But in a loft, without the definition of four walls, the dining area can feel afloat. How to anchor it down and define it? Here are some ideas:
Whether it's subway or Moroccan, kitchen tile is nothing new. Usually seen applied as a backsplash, or perhaps as a countertop, these three examples prove that having both creates an unfussy, streamlined look.
Last year KitchenAid went hot pink with Raspberry Ice, and it looks like they're staying bold and bright with the addition of Crystal Blue, a vibrant lagoon blue. But they've also introduced Frosted Pearl, a soft creamy white, for something a bit more classic. (And perhaps perfect for a wedding registry?)
Katy is an old friend based in Santa Barbara, California. Last year, she shared her cooperative kitchen in Isla Vista, where she cooked dinner for about 30 people each night that she was on cooking duty. Today, Katy and her boyfriend Cassidy invite us to peek into an entirely different kitchen; their tiny cooking spot in their sailboat. This is a creative space where fresh meals are being served up by a gourmand couple who see possibilities within limitations. All aboard!
A double height wall of books in the library, yes. The living room - sure! But the kitchen? I may not have believed it until I saw this photo of architectural designer Tiffany Schrader-Brown's Brooklyn brownstone. As you can see, this double-height bookshelf begins on the kitchen wall but extends until it reaches the loft bedroom overhead.