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This kitchen in Sweden works according to a similar logic; it is pushed along one wall to keep the dining room open and not block the large windows. This kitchen is more generously sized than most we'll see, but it has an order that we'll see repeatedly: refrigerator on the far right or left, followed by the sink, then the stove. The simplicity and clean lines of the cabinets and wall tiles make the kitchen work really well covering one wall of the space.
Here is a very carefully designed single-wall kitchen, from the cabinets and integration of appliances to the framing of the work surfaces and open shelves.
The intentional design of the kitchen in this Portland, Oregon, condo can be seen in the balance of the refrigerator on the right with the cabinets on the left, and the way the tile and shelves work with the hood over the stove. As this and all the previous examples show, it's important to have an appealing design when one wall of an open living space is defined by the whole kitchen.
A kitchen that fits into one end under the gable. A hutch takes over for the lack of upper cabinets, but the reclaimed wood is worth highlighting.
Help can also come in the form of an island work surface, space permitting. This kitchen moves from the refrigerator (out of frame just to the right) to the sink in front of the window, and then to the stove on the left. The integrated design of the lower and upper windows, lower cabinets and upper shelves, and paint color is very appealing.