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Well-coordinated spices are the way to go in kitchen — especially smaller one, where every inch counts and everything is on display. Carving out a little spice niche is a wonderful idea. This one employs a library ladder, which brings some excitement to the everyday task of cooking and cleaning up.
This lovely kitchen is full of niches, thanks to outstanding architectural details. Is that stove area carved out of a fireplace?
This design takes advantage of an opportunity to display family photos in a modern setting. The dark color of the niche contrasts the wood paneling and coordinates with the television, creating a subtle play of rectangles and keeping the space uncluttered but warm.
Niches in dining areas can be perplexing. They're usually not big enough for additional seating, due to the change in width, and they seem to beg for something special to happen in them. Dropping in a buffet and a mirror or some artwork above is a great solution by adding interest and function.
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