Instead of one unified, pulled-together look, these kitchens look improvised and pared down to just the essentials. These don't have the look of professionally-designed décor (you won't see a faux Tuscan wall in this bunch) with extraneous and customizable features, all the bells and whistles, and seamless countertops — let alone wifi. They are imperfect and unapologetic, with less waste and bother, and we love them.
Above, A rustic/industrial space from Trendland with all free-standing cabinets versus built-in cupboards.
A kitchen designed by Niels Stroyer Christophersen of FRAMA, has exposed pipes, natural unfinished wood doors, and cabinets constructed from exposed slotted steel.
Door Sixteen's former kitchen with IKEA kitchen units was largely a DIY effort and has elements of this deconstructed look.
This Dutch kitchen from My Scandinavian Home is one-of-a-kind and chock full of personality.
A kitchen in Heft Studio in Japan has everything you need to cook a meal, but nothing more.
Claire's kitchen, seen in the Daily Mail, counters the typical built-in set up, and is fully portable, which means she can take it with her when she moves to another rental.
This Australian kitchen was designed by Nathan Gibson Judd with a surf shack in mind, built with standard stainless steel restaurant equipment instead of custom elements.
(Image credits: Trendland; FRAMA; Door Sixteen ; My Scandinavian Home; Heft Studio; Daily Mail; Nathan Gibson Judd)