Coming up with a title that fits the post was hard, because there are so many different different styles for kitchens these days. As the kitchen has traditionally been the gathering room for friends and family, so creating a comfortable space remains the top priority.

There are so many different routes you can go, creating a ‘minimal kitchen space.’

For example this kitchen, at first glance doesn’t appear like much of a kitchen at all. This rustic kitchen plays down the traditional elements of a kitchen, drawing little attention to the appliances. Instead of focusing on those things the room draws your eye to the exposed brick wall and the inviting space to sit and have a cup of coffee and a conversation.

Rustic Kitchen
This next kitchen embraces the traditional elements of a kitchen while bringing in ‘raw materials’ that are so big these days. Exposed shelves to hold dishes is one of those raw elements. I am reluctant to have the exposed shelves myself because I like the ability to hide my mess behind cabinet doors. Stainless steel is another raw element featured in this kitchen. Under the island as the back splash stainless steel is used, and the stools are exposed wood.
Lincoln Square Kitchen Featured in House Beautiful
                                                                                                                     Photo by SuzAnn Kletzien DesignMore transitional kitchen ideas
The home trend that I like the most is the kitchen like the one below that utilizes a deep, expansive island. A deep island offers more storage and if done correctly can become the talking piece of the room. Bonus, it also is a fantastic feature to have in your home and it really helps when serving food at a function! I love the contrast between the island and the marble top.
South of France - Chicago, IL
                                                                                                              Photo by PB Kitchen DesignLook for Mediterranean kitchen design inspiration
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