I came across this photo at Design Sponge and stopped to inspect it closely.
I think it is a charming photo giving us a glimpse of a small kitchen space done very inexpensively but “oh so cute” in the details. So you don’t have a ton of money to redo your space? With a little innovation you can turn anything into charming with a little “do-it-your-self work” that costs barely anything.
- The cinder block wall is painted a dark chocolate brown that sets off the white cabinets. Hides flaws, your eye won’t focus there but on the cute collections on the shelf.
- They painted the exposed electrical conduit the same color as the walls. Great way of hiding flaws.
- Open stainless steel shelves with white plates works great as a inexpensive alternative to cabinets. Keeps the space from being weighed down with top heavy cabinets that make a space look smaller.
- No doors on the white cabinet. If cabinet doors are ugly, take them off. A fresh coat of paint hides all sins.
- Wall mounted utensil holder serves two purposes, additional storage space + it hides the coldness of the cinderblock wall.
- It’s edited. Bowls, cups, plates, glasses are shown as bare minimum. Only one small appliance on the counter. Buying too much and having it all hang out creates chaos.
- Left of the sink, The counter is tiled in an interesting tile pattern. The cabinet doors are removed there as well, and a black and white fabric installed in place.
- The stainless steel sink and counter look prefab with a very inexpensive faucet but still looks tre’ chic because the homeowner designed the space with a great color combination. This is black and white at it’s finest on a tight budget! My only idea would be to change the knobs on the cabinet to a stainless pull or a little larger white knob.
This kitchen is located in a Brownstone in Brooklyn. Samira Gagne, lives here with her husband Kapono Chung. Read more on what else they did in this space. They really did a fine job with “found objects”, infusing their own creativity in the space. Creative! What a happy space!