For some, a one-wall kitchen is nothing special, for others the concept is unusual. One-wall kitchens are generally encountered in small homes or apartments where floor space is very limited. By containing the kitchen space to a single wall section more space remains for other functions and features. This is very common when the kitchen is open and shares the room with the living or dining spaces.
Of course, a one-wall kitchen can also be a valid option for large volumes too where this type of layout can maintain an open and spacious feel throughout the home.
One wall kitchen designs often require us to get even more creative with our space to ensure that every culinary need is met in an arrangement that suits our personal style. The one wall kitchens in this collection each bring a unique flavour to the table and explore different layouts. Yes we did say layouts, because even though these kitchen ideas follow a straight run, there are multiple ways in which to situate appliances and accessories, plus accompanying kitchen islands and dining areas.
Mirror fronted appliances are intergrated into the cabinets in this single wall kitchen. Their reflective surface helps the large items to blend with the dark wooden finishes used. The hob and sink are concealed to keep the look open and airy.
If your one available kitchen wall just isn’t long enough, look up. Make use of high ceilings by installing a double run of wall units to increase your storage space. The highest, less accessible units can be used for storing seasonal and occasional items.
Add a border of matching colour. The wall behind this yellow kitchen is painted the same shade, and the side panels extend along the sides to line up with the depth of the units taller units.
Unique kitchen pendant lights add glamour and curve to a straight design. This one wall kitchen with island has the pendants suspended in the centre of the room, but you could use them in a similar way over a kitchen sink and prep area.
Add a little life. A white kitchen always looks clean and fresh but can be a little boring. Although this is technicaly not a single wall kitchen, a few indoor plants and some wooden textures and finishes could liven things up if luminous colours and patterns is not your thing.
An outer framework holds a kitchen as a separate entity from the rest of the room.
If it wasn’t for the integrated oven, you could pass this row of cabinets and not know there was a kitchen there at all. Bifold doors retract to reveal a concealed grey kitchen complete with sink and hob.
Not everything about one-wall kitchens is bad. In fact, this is a pretty well-balanced layout, one which makes the most of small or open spaces, sometimes requiring very few compromises. An aspect that actually makes these kitchens very convenient is the fact that you can do all the prep work, cooking and cleaning in a single space without having to constantly move or turn around.
Far too many people overlook a crucial factor when designing a kitchen: the lighting, and it often comes as an afterthought in a kitchen remodeling project.
Installing the right lighting in your kitchen will bring out the best in your kitchen design, the food you prepare, and the way you feel when you are in this space.There’s no such thing as a “catch-all light fixture” that does it all: illuminates under cabinets, provides light over the island and gives cabinets a glow. Some fixtures will multi-task their lighting duties, but in order to choose wisely, the first step is to understand the three types of lighting.
1. Ambient lighting
2. Task lighting
This will be your main source of light, that point of illumination that serves to light up the entire space.
The main aim of ambient lighting is to provide a comfortable level of brightness without being too glaring or gloomy.Examples of ambient lighting include ceiling lights, pendant fixtures and recessed downlighters, and all of these can be used successfully for ambient kitchen lighting.
The aim of task lighting is to highlight a specific space where a task can be completed, such as the counter,stove, sink, etc. Spotlights, either in the ceiling or against the wall, are one of the easiest ways to add task lighting to a kitchen, allowing you to adjust and direct them to provide all the light you need. Under-cabinet lighting is another example of task lighting, adding more illumination to worktop spaces and counter areas.
Accent lighting can also be used to highlight decorative elements, as glass-front cabinets, shelving and the undersides of worktops can be styled up with simple LED strip lights. The result? A glowing spot that draws attention to it without making it too bright.
Regardless of which lighting sources you decide on for your kitchen, remember that precaution must always be taken with anything related to electricity, especially for areas like the sink. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you make use of expert lighting professionals and/or electricians when giving your kitchen (or any other room) a lighting makeover.
Are you tired of having knives randomly thrown into drawers, plastic containers crashing down on you every time you open the cabinet door or struggling to find the what you’re looking for? Here are some tips that might help turn your kitchen from messy to meticulous!
Organization and storage is more than just putting specific items in certain drawers or cabinets. It’s about affordable, modern solutions that can reduce health risks, improve food prep and make cooking and cleaning more efficient.
Pull Out Organizers
Pull-outs are perfect because all it takes is a pull of the knob or handle and you've got everything at your fingertips. You won’t ever have to experience the discomfort of bending or hunching to dig into a small, dark space only to pull out the wrong item. This organizer puts everything on display, adding these to your home will make your life so much easier.
Drawer inserts are amazing! You’ll be able to find one for whatever purpose: cutlery, utility, spices and even cups. If you want it organized, you can make it happen with an insert. No longer will you struggle to open a drawer because there is a place for everything, and everything has its place with inserts! An insert brings a certain peace of mind, knowing that everything you need is exactly where it should be.
To ensure that your cabinet has a design for the most efficient use of space, think about the tray divider option as well. These are for your larger hard to store items like a glass pan, or the circular pizza tray.
A bathroom is a smaller space, and you want to make the most of every change you’re making. This includes your bathroom vanity. It can easily become the main attraction of your bathroom, meaning you want to get it right the first time.
It can easily become the main attraction of your bathroom, meaning you want to get it right the first time.But how do you choose a bathroom vanity that not only looks good but functions well too? Do you follow trends or design according to your own style? Here are a few tips to help you find the vanity that will make your bathroom your favorite room in the house.
As much as we’d like the process to be as easy as “A, B, C”, it does take more thought and careful consideration. You need to take into account everything from practicality to aesthetics. These steps will help you take into account all the information you need to choose the right bathroom vanity.
Consider Who Is Going to Be Using It, and How
The vanity you choose should take into account the people who are going to be using it, and the type of things they will be using it for.If you and your partner need the sink at the same time every morning, a vanity with a double sink might be the best option for you. If you’re by yourself, you could make do with something smaller.You also need to take into account how you will be using your vanity. If you are someone who likes to do their makeup and hair, you’ll want more counter space and storage to accommodate supplies.
Find out Where Your Plumbing Is Located
Plumbing will most likely be the part of your bathroom that will determine the position and style of your vanity. For example, a floor-mounted vanity can make use of the typical plumbing layout. A wall-mounted vanity would require moving the plumbing hookups for your sink.Moving plumbing is not impossible; it depends on what you want, and your budget. If you decide to work with the existing plumbing set up, this will help you narrow down your vanity styles.
A floating vanity looks great, but you have to make sure your plumbing is designed to work with it.
Potential Obstacles to Determine Placement and Size
Bathroom designs can always be changed in comparison to doors and walls. This limits the places you can put your vanity. Things you want to consider when determining placement include:
• Door swing: If you bathroom door swings inwards and hits the vanity, this is both ineffective and annoying.
• The shower: do you have a shower door instead of a curtain? This is another swing you should keep in mind when deciding where to place your vanity.
•The toilet: Do you want the vanity in front of, beside, or far from the toilet? Will you be bumping into the vanity when trying to ‘go’?
• Traffic flow: Your vanity shouldn’t make it difficult to move around the rest of your bathroom. If you’re constantly bumping into it trying to avoid something else, you’re going to get frustrated, not to mention bruised.Experiment by walking around the space. If you can’t completely visualize, try using a vanity substitute like a box. This will give you an indicator of where the vanity would go, and how it would affect the trafic flow in the rest of the room.
Determine Your Sink Style
A sink is going to take up some counter no matter the style, but depending on which one you go with, you can minimize the amount of counter space it will take up. Compare standard sinks with vessel, undermount, and all-in-one styles to get a better idea of how you want your own vanity set up.The size of your sink will also depend on your priorities for the vanity. For example, if you’re working with a limited surface area, a smaller sink will help you make the most of it.
An undermounted sink will give you more counter space to work with.
Remember that there are no wrong choices when it comes to personal style. Your vanity should look like a vanity you can’t wait to use and keep forever. There are no wrong choices when it comes to final designs – only your choice!
The number of people working from home has increased and the need for a dedicated home office space is slowly becoming a necessity. While some will have the luxury of an extra bedroom or basement that they can transform into an office, others will have to work with a much more restricted floor plan.
Is it even possible to have a home office when you live in a tiny apartment, loft, or house? The answer is yes ... but you must be more creative. Think about whether any of the following ideas would work:
Many of today’s kitchen islands come with two-tier surfaces, underneath storage, built-in power outlets, and comfortable seating that make them ideal for a improvised office that can be quickly set up and efficiently broken down. In some cases, a permanent setup may even be possible.
If you have an additional nook in your bedroom or extra space, a bedroom can be the perfect place for an office when you have limited space to work with. It’s a little more private and you don’t have to worry about setting up and tearing down when you have visitors or guests over. Try to intergrate your office desk with your cubboards to create a slick, modern unified look.
Closets and Tall Cupboards
Closets or tall cupboards and closets can work as a great office space. Depending on the size, you may be able to fit the entire office there, or you might have to use the closet as a “pop-up” office. You can make this work by building deskspace inside the closet and then opening the door to reveal the workspace when you need to use it.
Would any of these suggestions help you to establish a home office? Whatever your situation, there is always a way around your space restrictions and limitations. It may not be the ideal office you’ve always dreamt about, but it should work for the time being.
Between cooking weeknight dinners, Sunday meal prep, and hosting friends and family, we tend to spend a lot of time in our kitchens. It's also one of the first rooms guests see, basically, the kitchen compared to other rooms in the house, is the life of the party! For all of these reasons, keeping our kitchens trendy, snazzy, and functional is perhaps more important than any other room in the house. But kitchen design trends move fast. To keep up, check out of the top 5 hottest trends in 2019 as well as what’s outdated.
1.Hotty: Bold & Tall
Kitchen backsplashes will make an even bigger statement in 2019, as designers are extending the tile all the way up to the ceiling. Rather than a pop of tile above the counter, stylish kitchen are featuring an entire wall of tile. This look adds texture and visual interest to any kitchen, as demonstrated in the flawless kitchen above.
2.Hotty: Less is More
We will continue to see integrated appliances. We have hoods that are slim and turn on automatically that are stronger than some of the industrial ones we have seen in the past and without a doubt look almost a thousand times more appealing. You no longer need to see appliances sticking out everywhere anymore, the new face of luxury is almost invisible.
3. Hotty: Darksome is the new Handsome
Matte black will continue to be a ruling finish for kitchens; however, other dark colors are making a big comeback in 2019. Clients are starting to lean away from the trending grey of the past years and into the navy palette, especially paired with gold hardware and fixtures In addition to navy, black and forest green will also be trendy kitchen paint colors in 2019. Check out the beautiful kitchen above.
4. Notty: All White Everything
As designers move toward moodier hues and pops of colour in the kitchen, the all-white-everything trend will become less popular in 2019."Kitchens are leaning toward a warmer feel, and people aren't afraid of color right now so white is tending to lose its moment. But I think white still works if you add warm elements to it, like wood hardware.
5. Notty: Keeping it Open
Open Shelving Open shelving in the kitchen is out! It has finally been around long enough to convince everyone of its aesthetic appeals and its life-practicality fail. While open shelving will continue to look picture-perfect in 2019, this impractical design will become less popular in the year to come, 2019 will be the year of "Being Real," design trends that look good but don't function well won't make the cut this year.