Personally, I think a bright white kitchen will always be around. They are classic and timeless, and can help small spaces feel much larger. Take for instance this kitchen designed by Gillian Lefkowitz of Gillian Design.
I love the use of floating shelves – for me it forces the issue of organization, since I can see everything.
These floating shelves from SemiHandMade would look great, plus they are on sale!
These doors are also from SemiHandMade and attach perfectly to Ikea Cabinet boxes, making them an affordable option for a semi custom kitchen – and the white is perfect for the bright white kitchen you’re going for!
These white subway tiles from Cle tile are glazed brick. They are perfect for creating an old meets new style, plus they refract light.
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