This thoughtful homeowner had the kitchen fireplace raised to the height of the dining table so that everyone at the table can enjoy the view. Firewood is stored in the handy alcove below.
Install a shelf or ledge under a kitchen window where you can grow your favorite edibles, and you will always have fresh herbs on hand for seasoning and garnishing.
Make a kitchen uniquely yours by splurging on a specialized appliance. A built-in cappuccino maker was a convenient and personal touch for this coffee-loving homeowner.
Disguise your stainless hood and add extra architectural detail by extending your cabinetry to cover the hood.
Use your favorite china or heirloom pattern as artwork. Repeating shapes create a nice visual rhythm.
Quick Cafe Curtains
Consider this clever alternative to cafe length curtains: Use curtain rings with clips to hang pretty dishtowels or napkins on a curtain rod.
Integrate antique architectural elements, like antique wood brackets, to add instant character to a kitchen.
Paper Towel Cubby
For a discrete and convenient paper towel roll location, remove a drawer and install a paper towel holder in its place.
If you like following along with cooking shows, you won’t miss a beat or whisk when you include a small television in your kitchen.
Highlight a neutral collection by painting the interior of glass-doored cabinets in a contrasting color.
Bright Dish Display
Got a colorful collection? Display it on a more neutral shelf that won’t distract.
If you would rather have a showpiece, refurbished and reproduction appliances are a nostalgic alternative to standard models.
See more decorating ideas in our Decorating Your Kitchen video.