Look We Love: Anti-Amenity Stripped-Down Kitchens

Look We Love: Anti-Amenity Stripped-Down Kitchens

Dabney Frake
Mar 10, 2016
(Image credit: Trendland)

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.

(Image credit: FRAMA)

A kitchen designed by Niels Stroyer Christophersen of FRAMA, has exposed pipes, natural unfinished wood doors, and cabinets constructed from exposed slotted steel.

(Image credit: Door Sixteen )

Door Sixteen's former kitchen with IKEA kitchen units was largely a DIY effort and has elements of this deconstructed look.

(Image credit: My Scandinavian Home)

This Dutch kitchen from My Scandinavian Home is one-of-a-kind and chock full of personality.

(Image credit: Heft Studio)

A kitchen in Heft Studio in Japan has everything you need to cook a meal, but nothing more.

(Image credit: Daily Mail)

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.

(Image credit: Nathan Gibson Judd)

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.

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