A renovation-minded guide to the most beautiful and functional new tiles, faucets, sinks and furniture for a modern kitchen makeover.
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Furniture for a Streamlined Kitchen: Kitchen Island
Left: An update of a 20-year-old design, Ola20 from Snaidero preserves the trademark curves of the original Ola (the name is Spanish for "wave"); the white lacquer cabinets add a dose of contemporary Italian minimalism. The most striking addition is an oval quartz island countertop that looks as if it's perfectly balanced on a swooping ash base. snaidero-usa.com.
Furniture for a Streamlined Kitchen: All-in-One Kitchen
Now available in America, Bulthaup's ingenious B2 kitchen set has just three pieces: a workbench for the stove and sink; a pantry for dishes, food and utensils; and a cabinet for appliances. With the doors closed (left), everything is out of sight; with the doors open (right), it's all within reach. bulthaup.com.
Furniture for a Streamlined Kitchen: Modern Workstation
Bornholm Kitchen, named for an island southeast of Sweden, is a company created by a mother-daughter team who make furniture in a Scandinavian style. Pieces like the workstation, with a dishwasher drawer, a sink and lots of storage, are handcrafted to order in the US, in either walnut or oak. bornholmkitchen.com.
Treble tiles, shown in Coltrane Cream, were inspired by jazz musicians who gave every note a distinctive sound. Curved like sound waves, the glass tiles provide a sense of movement. From $32 per sq ft; artistictile.com.