Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Flip-up IKEA Wall Cabinets, Brown Tile Backsplash

The thing I like most here is the open counter workspace between sink and cooktop, perfect for prepping fresh food and taking it straight to the pan. Not so keen on the brown tile backsplash.

The wall cabinets open upwards instead of outwards like regular cabinet doors, which has its pros and cons. The upper cabinets look more useful to tall people than short ones! The best kitchen cabinets fit your size as well as looking good.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bright Red Glossy Cabinets

The thing that saves this design from being dark is the lighting. Shades of grey in the glass tile backsplash, grey counter, and dark red (but super shiny!) cabinet doors are all on the dark side, but bright under-cabinet lighting plus lighting in the translucent-door wall cabinets brighten everything up.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Gloss White Subway Tile Backsplash

Even with the dark wood cabinets, the light counter top and glossy white subway tile backsplash make this kitchen feel bright and open.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Dark Wood Glass Door IKEA Kitchen Cabinets

Dark wood cabinets with glass door uppers, lit inside: white glossy subway tile backsplash; stainless steel appliances

Bright White Kitchen

White cabinets, black "iron" hardware, stainless steel ovens, built-in white microwave, glass door upper cabinets, and white ceramic sink

Sunday, December 6, 2009

IKEA kitchen cabinets: stainless steel/warm wood

Cabinets with deep stainless steel faced drawers, and warm wood cabinet doors.

Note the roll-up tambour door all the way down to the counter. If you must have doors to the counter, this is a better way to go than regular outward-opening doors, as you can open the door without sweeping everything in front of it off the counter.