Create the look and feel of loft style design (Original pin source) by opening up your floor plan, embracing minimalism and incorporating industrial finishes. Open floor plans help small spaces feel larger and minimalism promotes the "keep only what you need" mentality, which helps to keep clutter at bay. Top things off with a combination of rough and smooth finishes to create an urban retreat.
The tall ceilings (Original pin source) of this kitchen make for an impressive open-shelf display. If your kitchen boasts ceilings that are sky-high, get more from the space by taking your storage solutions all the way to the top. Use the lower shelves and cabinets to store items you use regularly and stash seasonal items, which only appear once per year, on shelves that are higher up.
Create additional counter space in your kitchen by including an extra island. Kitchen islands are functional work spaces because they are easily accessed from all sides. In addition, islands add extra storage space, which allows you to organize small appliances, serving platters and everything you’ll need to set the table. The double island and pendant lights (Original pin source) of this kitchen create an area where groups can gather, converse and enjoy each other’s company -- all while prepping the evening’s menu.
Formal dining rooms have become a thing of the past, replaced by the eat-in kitchen. The built-in seating of this eat-in kitchen (Original pin source) makes the dining table feel like an extension of the counter top. But you won’t need to spend your budget on pricey custom cabinets. Instead, bring your dining table into the center of the room to create a cost-friendly eat-in option.
One of the hottest trends of 2012 is industrial design. With this style, old-fashioned elements become modern, which makes it the go-to choice for merging traditional and urban design. The combination of industrial and natural elements (Original pin source), create a cozy kitchen with a modern twist. For an added pop, use stainless steel finishes for your light fixtures and appliances. One of our faves is the new Self-Cleaning Freestanding Double Oven from LG which proves that two of a good thing is better than one.
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