island/shelf Sharp contrast defines the kitchen. Color, form, and materials change abruptly for an incredibly striking effect. Wood transitions to glossy white, concrete turns to marble, all wrapped up in a clean modernist package.
7 Ways to Make Your Small Apartment Kitchen a Little Bit Bigger - A slightly higher table in this kitchen provides a demarcation between the livingroom and kitchen. It also provides a breakfast bar and a spot to put things while cooking.