Capitol Hill KitchenTransitional Kitchen, Seattle
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Use a passageway as a purposeful link between spaces. This kitchen passageway, defined by the overhead soffit, serves as a mini command center with pinup space on one side and cookbook storage and upper and lower cabinets on the other side. The ceiling height aligns with the bookcases on the adjacent wall, the base trim wraps about the corner seamlessly, and the same white paint ensures that the opening feels like it’s part of both of the rooms it connects.
OK, so maybe you don't want a checkerboard pattern or a solid field of tiles. How about some thin strips of color separating fields of linoleum tiles? You might want to call in a pro to do a more complicated pattern like this.
Like many families, this Seattle couple wanted plenty of storage. Henry installed wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry in the adjacent breakfast nook and dining room, and put a few shelves in the kitchen for cookbooks. Marmoleum flooring — an environmentally friendly product made of linseed — in bold black with yellow stripes adds an unexpected accent.