With cabinet space to spare, a farmhouse kitchen skips the bulky cube in favor of a rustic table.
Plus, stools slide easily underneath for a low key breakfast spot.
Elevated with iron legs, a long slab of butcher block can handle prep work and dinner parties.
Not every house has a cozy banquette.
Fake an eat-in kitchen by expanding the counter over the edge of a block island.
A plush island-height bench makes Sunday-morning brunch around the kitchen island extra cozy.
White on white — it doesn't get simpler than than that.
Just be sure to pick the perfect shade of ivory, cream or alabaster.
A little wear and tear only adds to the charm when done strategically.
Brush on a couple coats of milk paint and sand down the edges for an island with the right rustic look.
Two-tone cabinets might be all the rage, but mixed materials also keep things interesting.
White countertops on stained cabinetry add to the appeal.