Little Details, Big Impact: Design Choices That'll Make Your Kitchen Stand Out

Little Details, Big Impact: Design Choices That'll Make Your Kitchen Stand Out

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Nancy Mitchell
Mar 24, 2016
(Image credit: Michael Bechara)

"God," said Mies Van der Rohe, "is in the details." What this famous midcentury architect and designer recognized is that it's the smaller elements, even moreso than the broad strokes, that really make a design. So the focus of this post is not to highlight overall kitchen designs, but a few little details that will set your kitchen apart from everyone else's.

These brass and glass wall-mounted shelves really catch the eye in this kitchen from Michael Bechara.

(Image credit: Design Sponge)

The island in this kitchen from Design Sponge features a built-in display case for showing off beautiful serving dishes.

(Image credit: Made a Mano)

These oversized backsplash tile from Made a Mano really make the room.

(Image credit: Eric Bommel)

This built-in wooden dish drainer (spotted in a kitchen by Eric Bommel) is both beautiful and functional.

(Image credit: Vosges Paris)
(Image credit: Vosges Paris)

Marble countertops are always lovely, but this one, with an apron detail that covers the top drawers and the front of the range, is especially nice. Spotted on Vosges Paris.

(Image credit: Blakes London)

Adding subway tile to the back of a glass cabinet is the perfect classic touch in this kitchen from Blakes London.

(Image credit: Nordic Design)

A tiny slab of gorgeous green stone on the countertop takes this kitchen from Nordic Design to the next level.

(Image credit: Hecker Guthrie)

This unusual toe kick detail adds a touch of the unexpected to a modern kitchen from Hecker Guthrie.

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The brass range hood take this kitchen from Design Sponge to the next level.

(Image credit: Bunker Workshop)

A copper pot rail adds a little shine to this kitchen from Bunker Workshop.

(Image credit: Alice Lane Home)

The show-stealing door handles in this kitchen from Alice Lane Home are by Rocky Mountain Hardware.

(Image credit: Yellowtrace)

Here's a gorgeous integral marble sink and dish drainer from Yellowtrace.

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