Your Kitchen Style: Cozy

For busy families, convenience and comfort are key in a kitchen. In smaller homes, kitchens often have to double as eat-in areas or family hangouts, so space must be used resourcefully to create a multifunctional area.

  • A center island makes this charming kitchen both efficient and multifunctional. A sink and ample counter space add more room for cooking, while modern stools let the island double as a convenient eat-in area.
  • This kitchen keeps it simple with a monochromatic color scheme and an open layout, perfect for a busy cook. A center island adds extra storage and work space.
  • This cottage kitchen's pot rack and abundance of cabinets allow easy access to cooking supplies.
  • This small kitchen has a built-in banquette for an eat-in area and a built-in wine rack in the space between the banquette and the dishwasher. The cabinets and blinds are white, but yellow flowers on the counter and orange fruit on the dark round table add a pop of color.
  • A small kitchen island with built-in sink is positioned in the middle of this small kitchen, which maximizes its space through the use of several wall and under-counter cabinets and drawers. Pendant lights hang above the kitchen island.
  • This Tuscan-inspired kitchen has warm colors, an open floor plan and extra seating at the island.
  • This Bamboo Kitchen Cart from adds much-needed storage and working space to your kitchen. The large flat-top workspace is made of granite and is perfect for food preparation, storage and display as well as other kitchen duties. The top is removable for easy cleaning. Learn more about this product.
  • Beaded detail enhances the comfortable appeal of earthenware, lending Emma Dinnerware from Pottery Barn the look of an antique set. The set is beautiful for entertaining yet durable enough for everyday use. Learn more about this product.
  • Pottery Barn's Tufted Brushed Canvas Chair Cushions add an extra layer of comfort and a splash of color to dining chairs. Learn more about this product.
  • These vinyl wall transfers by Wonderful Graffiti add a charming personal touch to a cozy kitchen. The easy-to-install labels stay in place until you remove them and won't damage walls or surfaces. Learn more about this product. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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