Beautiful & Surprising: 10 Unexpected Kitchen Details

Beautiful & Surprising: 10 Unexpected Kitchen Details

Nancy Mitchell
Nov 9, 2015
(Image credit: Bolig Liv)

Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest difference. These 10 kitchens all have features you might not expect — small but impactful details to both surprise and delight.

Above: A gorgeous wooden sink in a kitchen from Bolig Liv.

(Image credit: Vogue Living)

A brass backsplash is just so perfect for this minimal kitchen from Vogue Living.

(Image credit: Nordic Design)

In this modern kitchen, a vintage piece repurposed as an island creates just the right amount of contrast. From Nordic Design.

(Image credit: De Dujes)

Encaustic tile on the side of an island gives this kitchen from De Dujes a pleasing jolt of color and pattern.

(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)

A glowing brass toekick adds a tiny bit of a glam to a traditional kitchen from Desire to Inspire.

(Image credit: Dromme Kjokkenet)

I might do dishes more often if my sink were this beautiful. Spotted on Dromme Kjokkenet.

(Image credit: AD Russia)

These minimal glass cabinets are the perfect counterpart to the more traditionally styled lower cabinets in this kitchen from AD Russia.

(Image credit: Royal Roulotte)

An unexpected flooring transition adds personality to a kitchen from Royal Roulotte.

(Image credit: Marie-Lyne Quirion)

Artful open shelving graces the kitchen in Violaine & Gaetan's Montreal home.

(Image credit: Coco Lapine Design)

And finally, from Coco Lapine Design, a subtle but lovely (and quite useful) detail: a shallow recessed shelf, perfect for spices or glassware or whatever else you'd like to have within easy reach.

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