3. Crumb CatcherCarb lovers rejoice! We’ve seen just about ever dedicated storage system in a kitchen but this one really takes the …er … loaf. A soft-close drawer in this Australian kitchen hides a special pullout breadboard with its own crumb catcher. Internal cabinetry fittings: BlumSee the rest of this home
4. Wood Hood That Looks Like SteelWhen it comes to kitchen remodeling, we all have to make sacrifices to stay within a budget. But that doesn’t mean you have to completely compromise your dreams. This homeowner really wanted a metal range hood, but it just wasn’t in the budget. Instead, her designer came up with a custom hood made out of wood, and hired a painter to make it look like metal.See more of this kitchen
5. Custom Recycling and Waste PulloutsWho knew there was so much to consider when adding a waste and recycling pullout to a kitchen? This week, writer and designer Yanic Simard takes you through the numerous options for storing and organizing trash, recycling, compost and more. See more waste and recycling storage tricks
6. Disappearing ShelvesIn this English kitchen, black-painted floating shelves against a black-painted wall make the shelves virtually disappear, while white dishes seem to float. It’s a great design approach for compact layouts because it can give the appearance of more space, and make statement elements like a large island really stand out.See more of this house
7. Geometric BacksplashIntroducing visual texture and movement is a great way to liven up a minimalist kitchen without introducing physical clutter. A geometric tile backsplash nails both.See more of this homeFind backsplash tile on HouzzMoreHomeowner’s Workbook: How to Remodel Your KitchenFind a kitchen designerShop for kitchen products...
8. Marble-Wrapped IslandHere’s something you don’t see every day. Typically, you’d find marble slabs used as countertop material, and something like reclaimed wood used to wrap an island. But in this modern Oakland kitchen Calacatta Viola marble makes a dramatic statement. See more of this home
1. Copper Backsplash Copper is an expensive material, but if you’ve got a small surface area behind your range it can become a powerful statement-making backsplash for a relatively low cost per square foot, as was done in this bold Copenhagen apartment.See the rest of this home