I was looking on here for inspiration for a small traditional kitchen to do in our townhouse and, while I did not find anything yet that I really really love, I do like the design of this much larger space. The thing that I like more about the home is their dine-at island. I know that it is hard to incorporate these in a small kitchen remodel, but now I am determined to make it work because I can see a piece like this being so functional and grounding in our space. We have a square shaped kitchen with cabinets shaped in a "U" on three of the walls. I am thinking that an island could really center the space if we can just figure out the right size. Does anybody have experience incorporating islands into small kitchen ideas, and could give me some advice on the best way to lay this out?
It has been really interesting moving from a small traditional kitchen to this much larger and more contemporary styled space in our new home. I cannot say that I am necessarily missing our old traditional kitchen design (especially the size of it), but I do wish these cabinets were white. For that reason, we are considering sanding and painting our units Benjamin Moore simply white to tie in with the warmth of the wood floors. Just to do my due diligence I did check out popular traditional kitchens 2022 just to make sure that I did not want to do anything more to the space to make it feel like our old house, but I definitely think that I am ready to commit to a more modern look. I will certainly share the "after" photos once we finish up.
I would have never thought to do a small traditional kitchen in all black and grey because I figured it would look too dark and cluttered, but I actually really love this design. Something about the height or line of the cabinets really draws the eye upwards to the ceiling and gives the illusion of more space. I wonder if you would have that same effect with white cabinets that are more typical of traditional kitchen ideas, or if this effect is due to the bold charcoal color. It definitely has me reconsidering our current plans for our kitchen remodel, perhaps in favor of something a lot more edgy like this. Lastly, a butcher block island like this is definitely on my list of must haves now because I adore how it totally elevates the design.
I am really impressed with this small traditional kitchen because it is definitely different than a lot of designs that I have seen on here, but it feels so cohesive and inviting. I tend to gravitate to a traditional kitchen over anything super modern because I like that they have more personality than most other styles (in general). I love watching tv shows like Downtown Abbey where they show the hustle and bustle of grand estate kitchens. That is basically what I want the kitchen in my home to look like. I think that this small traditional kitchen design would be perfect to evoke that same feeling, especially if I did a soft blue or grey on the wall. To be honest, I would change the floor stain to something much darker, but other than that it is perfect.
I think that this would be a perfect design to use in a small traditional kitchen because it has the classic ornate detailing that you often see in this style homes, but with a little bit more of a minimalist vibe. I like how pretty much everything is done in white or a soft beige, but there are a few bolder colors like the butcher block countertop and matching leather and wood barstools that do bring a nice rich color and contrast to the design. I definitely think that this could work really well for anybody on here searching for more traditional style small kitchen island ideas that don't have a ton of space but still want the functionality of an island. Also, I would be remise if I did not mention that gorgeous French-inspired stainless steel range hood -- to die for!
Okay, admittedly this gorgeous space does not qualify as a small traditional kitchen, but boy oh boy do I love absolutely everything about the design. Of course I came on here looking for some fresh new small kitchen ideas 2022 to hopefully provide inspiration for our remodel. While I did not necessarily find that, I did find the design that I want to emulate. Obviously we are going to have to do it on a much smaller scale, but I still think that I can take elements of this design and modify them to fit our floor plan. I think that the main elements that define the space are the dark traditional kitchen cabinets, stucco range hood, granite countertops, and ornate fixtures -- all of which can be translated to a smaller space.