Big Ideas for a Small Kitchen

Clever installation of an island hood transforms a small kitchen into one that is more open and welcoming to guests. A unique mosaic tile backsplash adds personality to this small kitchen that packs tons of storage and function into a compact area. Vetrazzo recycled glass and concrete eating counter, energy-saving appliances, and laminate countertops look great and work well in this custom kitchen.

All photos by Chris Lorton Photography.
MLB Design Group
Some of these Mercury Mosaic "circles tiles" are floating on the wall above the other circles grouped below. The homeowner wanted a bit of colorful whimsy -- and I believe we accomplished that with this very fun tile.
“tiles and color” — Kat Kiefer
MLB Design Group
Vetrazzo is a concrete countertop material embedded with recycled glass. We used it for the eating counter -- but in the U-shaped kitchen - it's laminate.
“Cabinets” — johnthanh
MLB Design Group
Designing this "island hood" into this "non-island situation" allowed for great ventilation and a much more opened up plan for this tiny kitchen. The cabinet design plan was a little tricky, but we've got a good team and worked out all the details smoothly. Best of all, the homeowner is happy with the results! Also notice how the Mercury Mosaic circle tiles at the far wall ba...More
“Slab” — Shashi Agarwal
MLB Design Group
Those white countertops are laminate....very simple and affordable. This choice works very well for this owner, and freed up dollars that we invested in the Vetrazzo concrete and recycled glass countertop and the Mercury Mosaic tile materials. This photo shows a simple GE "Spacesaver" microwave fitted into the upper cabinets. This is a great "reheat and defrost" tool which...More
“whimsical, pulls, cabinets” — Rachel Shulman Jordan
MLB Design Group
It's a small kitchen, but very workable -- and completely transformed with great storage, colorful details and a unique vent hood solution. I hope you enjoy viewing it.
“Layout” — johnthanh
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