With the open floor plan, only two sides of the kitchen can be used for cabinets and appliances. So for more storage on those walls, cabinets were added vertically, one on top of the other. A permanent ladder made the cabinets accessible. The island adds countertop workspace, and the low stools eliminate any visual barriers to the open sides. The flow of the kitchen allows foot traffic to easily access the dining and living areas.
The layout still affords maximum workspace and storage. There is simplicity to the painted cottage-style cabinets and white apron-front farmhouse sink. The consistent color palette in the ivory cabinets, the range hood, and the white subway tile backsplash give the design an uncluttered appearance. At the same time, the choice of a lustrous black for the countertops adds sophistication by creating the black and white color scheme. By maximizing the space vertically, the small space performs just as well as a larger one.