A few big ideas—and some careful workmanship—transform the very small kitchen of a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment into an expansive space suited to a young professional with a taste for design. The designers at Workstead devised a plan to use an offset grid of cabinets as a unifying element in slate gray that moves across the room and gives it a cool quietude. The backsplash tile is from Ann Sacks.
Photo by: Jeremy Liebman
Long overhead cabinets hang above the stovetop and island in textile designer Orla Kiely's London home.
Photo by: Chris Tubbs
In the Renaldi-Boyd Residence, a vertical tile-covered storage nook holds various pots, pans, and bric-à-brac.
In the kitchen of this renovated Brooklyn brownstone, the island and cabinets, fashioned from remilled Douglas-fir beams salvaged from upstate New York, sport inexpensive drawers from Ikea.
Photo by: Matthew Williams
7 shelves of various kitchenware, cookbooks, mini appliances, and even bottles of wine are accessible by a rolling ladder. See more of this renovated Victorian in San Francisco here.
Photo by: Dave Lauridsen