Stylish with a purpose, the long arch over the range actually conceals a lowered ceiling under a stairway. Centered in the room, a large butcher-block-topped island easily seats a crowd and is well lit as well. Warm gold on the walls makes the room feel cozy.
Countertop tile is continued on the backsplash.
A subtle diamond floor pattern draws the eye into the space. Wire shelves over the range top keep cooking oils close at hand. Small arched corners were fit with wine racks.
Shallow ceiling beams add intimacy and warmth to this kitchen. Buttery-yellow beaded-board cabinets provide plenty of storage, including a spice drawer, a foldaway mixer stand, and large shelves for pots. Traditional soapstone countertops complement the cabinets' warm hue.
Glass-front upper cabinets and open niches display a pottery collection.
Lots of windows and light fixtures keep the room bright and cheery.
A big, uninterrupted island of solid cherry adds lots of work surface.
Recessed lights in the display nooks shed light on favorite items.
It took more moxie than money to give this kitchen its color and cost-conscious character. Most of the budget went to stainless-steel appliances. Working with other existing elements kept the budget in check.The island was refaced with budget-friendly beaded-board panels.
Old cabinets were refaced and painted for new life.
Vintage furnishings, including a worn demilune table, add character. Simple plates make affordable artwork.