hybrid open-closed kitchen
raised island to hide mess
importance of vent hood
Transitional kitchen style
galley--clean lines, same depth
galley--good idea--raise ceiling to create more sense of space
what about putting bookshelf on wall facing dining room instead of kitchen
how best combine K and DR?
builtin pantry cabint, floating bench for dogs
white kitchen and pendant lights
White works beautifully with gray, as evidenced by the silvery backsplash in this Minnesota kitchen (made from Encore 3- by 6-inch silver ceramic tiles). The custom cabinetry — including the island, with its artfully turned legs — is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Simply White. Honed Calacatta marble covers the counters and island top, while the warm wood floors (by Stang-Lund) are walnut with a hard-wax-oil finish.
David, what think re floor and backsplash?
this looks too busy for me
This warm and welcoming kitchen, with its gleaming wood floors (long-plank fir finished with Minwax’s Puritan Pine), features an island covered in Calacatta gold marble. (Note the storage cabinets tucked behind the bar stools.) Other nice touches: the two large Hudson Valley Haverhill brushed-nickel pendants, classic Philippe Starck Emeco brushed-aluminum bar stools and contrasting gray countertops of Pietra del Cardoso.