KitchenLabTransitional Kitchen, Chicago
white subway tile with black grout, vintage industrial, industrial pendants, wallpaper, marble countertops, tile hood surround, glass front cabinets, painted cabinetry, prep sink
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Window Sash PullsWhat they are: Pulls based on window sash fittings, designed to lift heavy windows in the early 1900s during the transitional period. Just look how smart black hardware looks against the white wood and subway tiles in this kitchen. These are window-sash-style pulls, the homey comfort food of cabinetry hardware. They take us back to an old-fashioned era when window fittings were smooth and simple, with softly rounded handles. These industrial-feeling pulls are a blend of colonial and Arts and Crafts, and come in a wide variety of finishes. While these black ones are a good choice with the black appliances and lighting, don’t feel your knobs must match all the finishes in your kitchen; it’s OK to mix things up. Just don’t mix the knobs and hinges on the same door; those definitely should be coordinated so one doesn’t detract from the other.Pros: Easy to grip, nostalgicCons: Works with only a handful of stylesThey’re good for you if: You need a firm grip to open drawers and doors.Styles they work with: Traditional, Arts and Crafts, colonial, country, vintage
These old-fashioned window sash–style pulls add vintage flair. Mixing sizes and profiles adds to the eclectic vibe in this kitchen.
Consider glass-fronted cabinetry. If you’re thinking about replacing your cabinets, you may want to consider glass-fronted cabinetry. It will turn your dishware into a display, and help the space feel more open and airy.
Marine edge. This is profile is more often seen on stainless steel countertops. It’s a built-up thickness, but rather than mitered, the outside edge is raised. I’m assuming the term “marine edge” refers to how this detail keeps liquids from running off the countertop. Make sure your countertop pro is capable of doing this edge before you commit
White kitchens need some gentle color to keep them from appearing to be too sterile. The darker grout color used with this tile eases the transitions between the darker woodwork, appliances and light fixtures. This white kitchen looks more welcoming and that's partially as a result of the grout color used on the walls.