4 design ideas for a practical yet stylish kitchen



Design ideas for the heart of your home, including a butler's pantry, a safety step, concealed appliances and more.


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Design ideas for the heart of your home, including a butler’s pantry, a safety step, concealed appliances and more.

The kitchen is both the heart and the engine room of the home. A major selling point of any house, this is where the magic happens – not only is the kitchen a functional area for food preparation, it’s also the place where the family congregates and entertaining begins.

With the right design ideas, you can marry function and form to create a kitchen that serves to entertain while also allowing for a seamless cooking experience. The key is to balance quality materials with practical purpose-driven design features – and, of course, an elegant swathe of ‘just because’ design flourishes throughout.

1. Butler’s pantry



a kitchen with a sink and a window: Looking through the butler's pantry to the kitchen with overhead cupboards finished in bespoke antique glass from Glass Artistry. Calacatta marble from Granite & Marble Works. Hansgrohe sink mixer from Candana. Vase from Ruth Levine. Flowers from Mandalay Flowers.


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Looking through the butler’s pantry to the kitchen with overhead cupboards finished

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Madeleine Design Group Wins First Place At National Kitchen & Bath Association Awards | News

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Madeleine Design Group‘s Ocean Bluff project, located in the suburbs of Vancouver, British Columbia, has taken home First Place in the NKBA’s Design + Industry Awards category for Contemporary Kitchen, Large (250+ sq ft). The win comes five years after the studio began work on what ended up being a four-year odyssey that evolved from a partial renovation plan in 2016 to a breathtaking addition and full remodel of a 10,000 square foot home completed in early 2020.

The project’s original vision: to create a luxurious oceanfront property in total harmony with the natural beauty of its surroundings. Principal designer Madeleine Sloback’s passion for finishing carpentry and millwork is showcased throughout Ocean Bluff, expressed perfectly in the meticulously designed custom wall paneling in the study. The home features an open floor plan filled with multi-use spaces and utilizes

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Secret Rooms and Futuristic Features! The Year’s 8 Biggest Kitchen Design Trends Will Blow You Away

Of all the rooms in your house, your kitchen likely saw the most action in 2020. With so many people staying at home making artisanal pizza and using their countertops as an office or classroom, this room endured plenty of wear and tear. And that means it might just be the room that’s most in need of a refresh.

But where to start? For inspiration, we consulted with top designers from coast to coast to uncover the hottest kitchen trends in 2021—what you need and what you’ll totally want. Some of these design changes were expected after a year of staying at home, while others might totally surprise you.

“We’re seeing some dramatic shifts as a result of the pandemic,” says Janice Costa, president and founder of KB Designers Network.


No matter what, 2021 will see the kitchen transformed into a space that can do the heavy lifting in

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51 Small Kitchen Design Ideas That Make the Most of a Tiny Space

While small apartments and homes offer plenty of charm, they tend to be lacking when it comes to kitchen space. Luckily, there are tons of small kitchen ideas that maximize storage and efficiency. It’s all about working with the layout of your space, whether your kitchen is confined to a single wall, U-shaped, or tucked in a corner. Ahead, we’ve gathered 51 small kitchen design tips to help maximize your space. Whether you’re renovating and starting from scratch or just looking to refresh your existing space, you’ll want to give these a try!

1. Add a prep area

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© Emily Gilbert Photography

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

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