One top kitchen design trend I love is to have sections of the upper cabinet extended onto the counter. Let's face it, we all love our small appliances (i.e. toaster oven, espresso machine) but we may not want them on display all the time. A multi-purpose kitchen island has been the go-to solution to disguise the microwave and dishwasher, but unless the island is 10 feet long, it is challenging and perhaps impractical for the island to house the small appliances we use daily off the counter. By having the upper cabinets extended to the counter and small appliances sitting behind doors, you can achieve a sleek design statement without sacrificing your morning coffee!
Another way to achieve a rustic kitchen design is with your countertops. A neutral toned countertop, such as 6046 Moorland Fog, is a great way to bring your modern rustic kitchen to the next level. The soft and gentile tones of this granite inspired countertop is the perfect balance between the traditional and modern rustic kitchen. Opting for a butcher’s block in lieu of an island is another stylish way to increase the functionality of your new kitchen.