If you're remodeling your kitchen and want something that will stand out from the pack, check out these 10 unusual — and beautiful — details that will ensure your space is anything but ordinary.
Above: Swap some upper cabinets for beautiful, unique open shelving.
Instead of upper cabinets, devote an entire wall to a pantry/storage area with sliding doors.
Devote the wall behind your open shelving to a really bold wallpaper (like this one from Fornasetti).
Opt for really bold appliances (pink, even).
Make your island into a beautiful design statement.
Add some beautiful, eye-catching tiles behind your stove...
...or create an unusual pattern by arranging ordinary tiles in unexpected ways.
Can't decide on countertop materials? Why not have both? The countertop in this minimal Scandinavian transitions from wood to a grey-green natural stone, with beautiful results.
Paint your cabinets, walls, and ceiling in the same color (like this light blue) for a luxurious feel. Bonus: adding details from furniture to your cabinets — like the pediments and crown molding shown here — will give them a custom look.
There are a lot of beautiful things in this kitchen, but these cabinet doors, made from metal frames with frosted glass inserts, definitely steal the show.