The Kitchenette Concept
The kitchenette is usually a practical solution for utilizing even the smallest of spaces, but large rooms can benefit from the kitchenette concept, too. In any sized space, built-in appliances and vertical storage keep items sleek and organized. Adding in stylish touches, like a bright backsplash, marble countertops, and a chandelier is a great way to make a smaller space even more inviting.
The following roundup of kitchen remodel ideas invites you to sidle up to the bar, entertain, and enjoy the simple things in life like good food, a tasty drink, and friendly company.
Airy and Rustic
This little kitchenette is a breath of fresh air that fits snugly into a small multifunction room. Striped fabrics, wooden flooring, and bright touches hint at a nautical feel and tie all of the different functions together. In a kitchenette lacking natural light, crisp white walls help exude a daylight feel when paired with strategically placed lighting.
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Rich and Elegant
A kitchenette is often imagined as a quaint, cozy space, but not all kitchenettes are farmhouse-ready. For swanky, high-rise living, a kitchenette can be transformed into a luxurious and elegant space. Peacock-colored tiles adorn the backsplash above a white countertop, which adds a brilliant pop of color among dark wood cabinetry.
Clean and Simple
Even a tiny kitchenette design can appear open and inviting. White walls and breezy white subway tile are the makings of a welcoming, fresh-feeling space. The black accessories and fixtures combined with lighter colored wooden accessories and countertops gives this kitchenette a blend of modern and rustic styling.
A finished basement kitchenette is a perfect for those who love to entertain. This wet bar kitchenette has all the fixings for entertaining a small party of guests. Juxtaposing the brightness of the rest of the space, the area features wooden cabinetry and open shelving, which pair swimmingly with sparkling subway tile in varying shades of green.
Front and Center
A kitchen can be an inviting space with or without luxurious touches. For the host who loves the party to surround them, install an island that offers space for family and guests to crowd the area without getting in the chef’s way. Among kitchen remodel ideas, this option includes dark cabinetry to ground the space within the sea of white that surrounds it from floor to ceiling.
Sleek and Stylish
This cool concept for a kitchenette oozes sleek style. The small kitchen design features a waterfall island with a two-level concept. The bar top allows people to sidle up to the bar with plenty of room to dine, while the lower level on the other side allows the cook to prepare food and put on a show for guests.
Ground an open kitchen interior with unique touches like a checkerboard floor. Other fun ways to make the area pop involve decorating with a color story throughout the space, and including an array of fresh plants. This apartment kitchen idea ties together three important areas of the home: dining room, kitchen, and living room.
Kitchy and Clean
A closer look at the kitchenette from the last slide shows that it’s possible to add a few kitchy touches to small kitchen layouts without making it appear disorganized and crowded. White cupboards and modern hardware create a clean look, while pastel pink pots, pans, and planters offer an opportunity for personality to shine.
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