If your L-shaped kitchen faces a blank wall, why not make use of it? Install a floating shelf or table for extra counter or dining space. Dealing with a narrow space? Install a table that can fold down to be flush with the wall when not in use.
Galley kitchens have a tendency to feel cavelike, but removing the upper cabinetry and replacing it with shelving can help open the space up. Limit tall storage to the pantry area, where you can keep bulky items that you don’t use frequently, rather than on the counter.
Even if your horseshoe-shaped kitchen is on the narrow side, you can still bring in a slim island. Consider a rolling island, which can be pushed out of the way once dinner is ready.
A small round table and two chairs are all you need for this classic setup that evokes a sidewalk café in Paris. Choose a petite table and chairs to keep the dining space from feeling crowded.
Arrange vintage baskets in a cluster on the wall to add texture to the space. The display can go rustic or bohemian depending on the baskets you choose.
Open shelves can store plates and glasses, but you can also take advantage of the empty ledges by displaying interesting objects or colorful art. Try mixing cookbooks, kitchen supplies, and decorative objects for a practical yet stylish arrangement.
On-trend grey is fast becoming the ‘new magnolia’ and seems to be everyone’s colour of choice when it comes to decorating. High-street and designer outlets have cottoned on to this and are bursting with grey in all its multiple gradations and across every conceivable product the only difficulty will be...
You may not have space to expand or add a full island, so think about bringing in a table that can do double duty as a spot for prep and dining. Even a narrow console can work as a spot to set tools and ingredients on while you cook....
Mix sleek designs with deep blue for a bold look. Moody blues, soft white linen and oversized checks make a comforting combo. Opt for simple, design-led furniture with an Ercol influence – keep an eye out on sites like eBay and Gumtree for original pieces going for not very much....
Maximise your storage potential with attractive ladder shelving. No need for nails or screws, simply position your freestanding ladder up against a bare wall. Although trendy, you can still buy storage ladders for a reasonable price – and they will tend to be less expensive than a floor-standing shelving unit...
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