One-Wall Kitchen Ideas and Options
Transform a one-wall kitchen into a unique space with these design ideas.
A one-wall kitchen is as simple as it sounds. Common to apartments and lofts, the one-wall kitchen relies on a single wall to house cabinets, appliances and countertops, making it an ideal option for a small area.
Ornate, Artistic Details
This pink and gold formal kitchen shines with traditional detailing. The exposed stone wall in the old-fashioned dining area serves as a soft backdrop for the pink hues throughout the room. The chairs echo the soft curves of the cabinet and mantel molding, and the mantel provides a beautiful place to display artwork. Subtle lighting also sets the mood for the space. Design by Dave Stimmel
Kitchen Display Cases
This classically elegant space features a floor-to-ceiling hearth surrounding the cooking area, which becomes the focal point of the room. On each side, glass-door cabinets, complete with soft, built-in lighting, beautifully display artwork. White linen cabinets with a chocolate glaze, along with cherry islands in a light mahogany stain and walnut glaze, create a comfortable, classic room. Design by Peter Ross Salerno. Photo by Peter Rymwid Architectural Photography
French Bistro Kitchen
The cabinets in this kitchen have a crackle finish, giving the space a French bistro look. The hutch is backed in the same fabric as the valances and is equipped with built-in lighting, making it the perfect place to display wine glasses, pottery or other artwork. Design by Sharon Southall in Virginia Beach, Va.
When designing a single-wall kitchen, be sure to properly consider how you will move around the space. In all likelihood, you'll be incorporating a countertop, refrigerator, stove and dishwasher. That means you will want to consider the route you will most likely take to use these various areas and appliances. For example, it makes sense to place the dishwasher next to the sink for easy loading.
One-wall kitchen designs can incorporate a wide range of color palettes and textures. For example, consider pairing dark wood cabinets with white marble countertops and a stylish gray backsplash. You can also choose white cabinets, green granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
Modern variations of a one-wall kitchen layout include a kitchen island, allowing for a galley-style walkway between the wall and island. Use kitchen island cabinets for storing large appliances and other kitchen items.
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