Rustic Reclaimed ChestnutRustic Kitchen, Burlington
Everyday dishes are displayed on three understated shelves, also crafted from Reclaimed Chestnut.
Photo Credit: Crown Point Cabinetry
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Detail: Open ShelvesAlthough they may feel like a modern trend, open shelves are actually a classic staple that is both beautiful and functional.Simple floating shelves, or a hutch or island with an open cabinet, give you a spot to display beautiful everyday essentials like pitchers, glassware or storage jars, along with collectibles or the “guest china,” so you can still enjoy these items every day even when they aren’t in direct use.
3. Bring in tile. With so many tiles to choose from, it can be tricky to make a decision. Subway tile is a classic choice that will work with almost all kitchens, from traditional to contemporary. For future-proofing, stick to smaller, slimmer styles, which tend to look more timeless. The tactile beauties here have a handmade quality that enhances the rich hue of the wooden cabinets.
68. Make your oven do double duty. In a dinky kitchen, your choice of oven could have a significant impact on saving space.Where there’s no room for a microwave and an oven, consider a combination microwave oven with grill that will do everything — something like the model shown in this rustic-industrial kitchen. If the kitchen’s about to be built, go for an integrated model to give more of a streamlined effect. If you’re adapting an existing kitchen, and pulling out the oven to make more cabinet space, you could mount a non-built-in model on a wall shelf.