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Kitchen for S and K
Ellie Wellstead Designs
The flow between galley-like kitchen and open to dining room, similar to your house now
An example of a separate island material ( wood) and kitchen material ( slate or firestone?) with white cabinets, wall and wood floor. Super simple palette of materials.
The grey, almost green color of the painted cabinets is pretty perfect!
curved glass hood vent on glass tiles, between cabinets
An example of a thin profile Countertop, at an island and back countertop
Edge detail close to the face of the cabinet for a modern look
The refrigerator doors here protrude beyond the panel, even with a cabinet depth style. In this case, the panel is only built out as far as the face of the base cabinets below, making a clean look. Backsplash dies into the panel.
Here, the panel encloses the entire refrigerator, coming out significantly further than the face of the base cabinet next to it. In your kitchen, this idea would not work well.
This image in included to show how the skinny end of a side panel, to the left side of the refrigerator will look. The panel will be 3/4" only, like this.
clean, though still not loving the painted support under the countertop