Coffee-Shop Kitchen Design Ideas. First-time homeowners Vanessa Brooks and Scott Ryan own a home that is stuck in the 1980s. Although they like some elements of the decade, the style just doesn’t cut it for their kitchen and adjoining great room. Student designer Nicholas Liberatore takes a cue from a metal wall hanging and draws inspiration from the couple’s past as owners of a coffee shop; he transforms the space into a coffee-house hangout.
Nicholas installs stone tiles over the laminate countertops to bring them up to date with current styles. A stainless steel backsplash and cabinet door inserts give the kitchen a hip, urban look. The existing tile floor complements the color of the new countertops.
The homeowners want a cozy, organized space. Although they’ve tried many colors of paint and configurations to join the rooms, nothing has seemed to work.
Extending the cheery yellow paint to the great room ties it in with the kitchen while a minimalist approach eliminates clutter and simplifies the style of the great room. It’s a good match for the ultra-urban kitchen and extends the coffee-house feel throughout the entire space.