The Single Wall or Pullman Kitchen

The Single Wall or Pullman Kitchen is designed for homes that are narrow or lacks area space. Unlike other kitchen designs this may be the most inexpensive. It is not designed to make use if the classic kitchen triangle design but it still allows an unobstructed traffic flow.

The Single wall is not the best kitchen design but it can be upgraded to either the corridor or the L-shape kitchen design, provided that there is space available.

It is best for small homes or apartment since it does not take too much space. This is the simplest modern kitchen design.

Going Contemporary

Some key items for a beautiful, awe-inspiring, contemporary kitchen:

Counter Stool
Earthly and graceful, the Shinto Counter Stool is made of Chinese hardwood and would work well in a rustic urban setting. (ROOM & BOARD)
Oven
Can a stove be truly glamorous? The 5-burner, Double-Oven Cluny couldn’t be more so. (LANACHE)
Cabinets
The inky black Poliform Cabinets have beautiful sheen and spareness (POLIFORM)
Faucet
Just pass your hands under the swan-necked faucet and water pours out. A kitchen first. How smart. (PASCAL CULINARY FAUCET)
Dining Table
The cut out base of the 42-inch round dining table would really stand out in a contemporary kitchen.

Source:
(House Beautiful Magazine, April 2006 Issue)

Another decorative trick.

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There are a lot of efficient methods when it comes to adding storage areas or spaces to small, metropolitan homes. One can pick an area from one’s kitchen and change it into a very ornamental place to store your stuff. You can also put up a mini library in your kitchen that contains cookbooks, display glassware collectibles and cooking awards if there are any (flaunt it in the right place). Kitchen wall cabinets can also be mounted onto the ceilings. Different kinds of enhancers and decorative to improve the ambiance can be placed. Little knick-knacks or wall paintings can be placed on one side. Just make sure they’re away from any burning appliance!

Photo taken from http://www.hawaiihomeandremodeling.com

DIY a Fun 50’s-inspired Kitchen With Color

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Every artist needs a studio to work in, and a cook, if anything, is one of the artists of the highest order. He or she needs an excellent kitchen to create culinary masterpieces to tantalize the eyes and make the mouth water. To excite the palate, it is necessary to excite the eyes and give the brain behind them inspiration.

And then, there are average kitchen. Colorless kitchens. Drab kitchens. Kitchens that have seen better days. You’re sick and tired of staring at mottled, bone-white walls while you stew and souffle and tureen. The boredom in enough to make you cry – and you’re not even chopping onions.

Turn that yawn-worthy kitchen into something you’ll happily work in and be proud of! DIY some cheer into your kitchen with color!

Now, why the 50’s? The 50’s was a time of great kitchen activity. A happy home meant happy dinners, and happy-colored kitchens were the height of cheerfulness and energy.

Picture your kitchen walls and cabinets in robin’s egg blue, or sunshine yellow. Wallpaper was also very popular in the 50’s, and came in eclectic prints to add interest.

The U-shape kitchen design

The U-shape kitchen design lay out plan is pretty much similar to the corridor-shape plan only that it has a closed end. The closed end of the U shaped kitchen design provides an extra room for the gas range or a sink. This layout can utilize the classic kitchen triangle, thus maintaining a good workflow.
The U-Shaped Kitchen is very popular, be it on large or small homes because it is perfect for families who uses the kitchen often(in fact some restaurants fashion this kind of kitchen). This type of kitchen layout design provides plenty of counter space and plenty of room to maneuver allowing multiple cooks to work at the same time.