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Beautiful & Surprising: 10 Unexpected Kitchen Details

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

(Image credits: Bolig Liv; Vogue Living; Nordic Design; De Dujes; Desire to Inspire; Dromme Kjokkenet; AD Russia; Royal Roulotte; Marie-Lyne Quirion; Coco Lapine Design)

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