TEXT Jasmine Bible + PHOTOGRAPHY Julie Kruger
This petite kitchen got a major makeover thanks to a new layout and bold design elements. If your kitchen is in need of refresh, follow along with these design tricks:
ADJUST THE LAYOUT to make the best use of the small space. This sounds obvious, but really consider if your current layout makes sense. In this kitchen, the back wall wasn’t being used and the stove was flush against the wall—making for a messy spaghetti night. By moving the sink and appliances around, the fl ow makes more sense.
TRICK THE EYE. Hanging the cabinets flush with the ceiling makes the entire room appear taller and gives the limited countertop area some breathing room. Also, continuing the backsplash tile all the way to the ceiling adds height, drawing the eye upward.
GO FOR BOLD DESIGN ELEMENTS that make a big impact. The gold light fixture, faucet, and cabinet hardware act as the jewelry of the room. The high-gloss, oversized 12” x 24” marble backsplash tiles reflect and bounce light, making the entire room sparkle. Butcher block countertops bring warmth to the space, while budget-friendly luxury vinyl planks on the floor provide a durable surface for a busy family.
GET THE LOOK
Mobile CHANDELIER Small, Antique Brass, $199, westelm.com
European BRASS DRAWER PULLS and Knobs, $1.99 —$5.99, etsy.com/shop/ForgeHardwareStudio
Delta Trinsic Pull-Down FAUCET, Champagne Bronze, $424, wayfair.com
Carrara 12 in. x 24 in. Polished Porcelain Floor and WALL TILE, $1.89/sq ft, homedepot.com