The fun, young family who live in this home wanted an open kitchen with a lot of light and space where they could gather together and entertain. For a colorful surprise, the designers created an island with a rich eggplant finish accented with brass details.
This beach condo great room is one large, bright, and open space that includes a full kitchen, dining area, and living room. Nautical stripes and oceanic blues reference the stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico right outside the living room windows, and there's a slipcovered queen sleeper sofa to provide plenty of room for guests.
If you think that an island only works with an open-concept layout, this galley kitchen designed by TerraCotta Properties is proof that an island can work in a smaller kitchen. The key is to customize the piece to fit the space and allow for traffic flow — around 36 inches — on all sides.
Although the cabinets in this modern rustic kitchen were custom made, architect Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta says there’s a key space-planning tip here. Depending on your kitchen layout, use the space above your windows for storage that you don’t need every day. Floating reclaimed wood shelves would well work in these spaces and can be found at home decor stores, for example.
This kitchen renovation in a traditional townhouse was incorporated into the original layout of the home. With a challenge of space, the goal was to include optimal storage solutions while providing a design that kept the traditional charm of the home with a slight nod to modern design concepts. Traditional glass-front cabinetry combined with a subway tile backsplash, sleek marble countertops and stainless steel appliances do just that.
This eclectic white entryway houses a functional mudroom featuring a contemporary storage bench. Wooden shelving is situated above the bench, creating additional storage options. Colorful geometric patterns are used to keep the space feeling lively and trendy.