One-Wall Kitchen Design

Get ideas and inspiration for one-wall kitchen design, and prepare to create an attractive and efficient design in your kitchen space.

White Traditional Kitchen with Exposed Brick Wall

White Traditional Kitchen With Exposed Brick Wall

This beautiful large kitchen from designer Bryan Reiss takes advantage of the present architecture with an exposed brick wall and arched leaded glass windows. The kitchen accents this beautiful wall by including a large copper range hood over its professional stainless steel range.

If you're considering a kitchen remodel and space is a concern, you may want to give some thought to a one-wall kitchen design.

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Yellow and Green Country Kitchen

Blue Coastal Kitchen

Multicolored Arts-and-Crafts Kitchen

Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

Green and Brown Arts-and-Crafts Kitchen

Creamy White Country Kitchen

Yellow and Green Country Kitchen

Mixed-Color Mediterranean Kitchen

Transitional Stainless Steel Kitchen

Black and Brown Traditional Kitchen

Brown Wood Old-World Kitchen

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Neutral Traditional Kitchen With Island

Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

Mixed-Color Tuscan Kitchen

Cherry and Emerald Modern Zen Kitchen

Black Contemporary Kitchen With Island

Brown and Neutral Tuscan Country Kitchen

Neutral and Brown Contemporary Kitchen

Gray Mediterranean Kitchen

Cherry and White Traditional Kitchen

Red Modern Kitchen

Green Transitional Kitchen

Brown Kitchen With Contemporary and Rustic Elements

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Arts and Crafts Kitchen With Yellow Cabinets

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Abe Jerome

Neutral and Blue Rustic Kitchen

Copper and Cherry Kips Bay Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Vaulted Ceiling

2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY 2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY View original photo.

Contemporary Kitchen With Island

Blue Rustic Kitchen

Brown Modern Kitchen and Dining Room

White Arts-and-Crafts Kitchen

White Cottage Kitchen With Reclaimed Wood

Brown Old-World Kitchen

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Brown Transitional Kitchen

Black-and-White Transitional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Cottage Kitchen

White & Gray Country Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

Red Contemporary Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

scripps Networks, LLC Brian Kellogg View original photo.

White Contemporary Kitchen

Brown Traditional Kitchen

Turquoise Transitional Kitchen

White and Gray Modern Kitchen

Beige Eclectic Kitchen

Turquoise Tropical Galley Kitchen

Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

White Traditional Kitchen

From

Ben Herzog

White and Red Traditional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen With Island

Green and White Modern Kitchen

Brown and White Traditional Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

White Country Kitchen

Black-and-White Modern Kitchen

Beige Transitional Kitchen

Beige Old-World Kitchen

Brown & Gray Modern Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Mixed-Color Contemporary Kitchen

Transitional White Kitchen

Beige Eclectic Kitchen

White Contemporary Galley Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen With Island Seating

White Contemporary Kitchen

White and Stainless Steel Modern Kitchen

Neutral Modern Kitchen

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Yellow Transitional Kitchen

White Transitional Kitchen

Black-and-White Transitional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Open Contemporary Kitchen

White and Gray Transitional Kitchen

White Transitional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

Transitional Kitchen With Wood, Stainless & Marble

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Brown Contemporary Kitchen

Brown and White Traditional Kitchen

White & Gray Kitchen With Farmhouse Table

Neutral Old-World Kitchen With Island

White Contemporary Shaker Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen With Warm Wood Tones

Brown and White Contemporary Kitchen

Warm, White Traditional Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Island

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Gioi Tran

Cool Gray Contemporary Kitchen

Urban Kitchen With Green Tile and Light Wood

From

Ben Herzog

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Espresso and Stainless Contemporary Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

Brown Transitional Kitchen With Tile Backsplash

Green and Brown Contemporary Kitchen

Andrew Bruah View original photo.

White Transitional Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Island

White Townhome Kitchen

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Ben Herzog

Especially when paired with a kitchen island, a one-wall design in a small kitchen space can be extremely efficient, offering one-stop shopping for all your cooking, cleaning and food preparation needs.

One-wall kitchens can often be found in homes where space is at a premium — condominiums, studio apartments and loft spaces come to mind. These spaces may feature an open plan that broadens the overall feel and generally makes the entire space seem greater — and one of the most common ways to achieve this goal is by incorporating a one-wall kitchen, utilizing the space efficiently and creating more room for storage or other purposes.

One way to increase the functionality of a one-wall kitchen is by adding a kitchen island or counter-height table to the design. Either of these two options can add an extra work surface to the kitchen, key for food preparation or extra seating for guests. The kitchen island will generally be the more versatile of the two options, as it can often also incorporate drawers, cabinets or shelving for extra storage. Adding a larger island, especially if it features a sink or stove, can effectively transform a one-wall kitchen design into a galley kitchen design. This creates even more efficiency by replicating the "work triangle" that's so coveted in kitchens, featuring easily interworking spaces for the stove, sink and refrigerator.

If the one-wall kitchen design you're considering allows for it, consider maintaining space between the various work triangle elements of your kitchen. This way, you'll have room for food preparation or other tasks, as well as any "task overlap."

One space-saving suggestion for a one-wall kitchen design is to consider featuring open shelves. Leaving doors off of cabinets can create a more spacious, breathable kitchen design, an element that will be particularly important for the tight quarters of a one-wall kitchen.

Another great addition to a one-wall kitchen is a table that does double duty as a work surface and dining area. A table with the right height — and flexibility in terms of number of seats — can function as a food prep area, a kitchen table, and a dining room table.

Lastly, consider adding some design and decor flourishes to liven up your one-wall kitchen design. Backsplashes in mosaic or other colorful tile designs can be effective and, because of the small space, relatively inexpensive. Pops of color can be added via countertop accessories, curtains or seat cushions to create a welcoming and lively one-wall kitchen design.

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