In this kitchen, a large window provides lots of natural light to the mostly wooden kitchen. Exposed shelves are used to store recipe books, and the kitchen has achieved a contemporary look by not including hardware on the cabinets.
Use a backsplash to transition a historical home into modern times. This cottage gains a contemporary edge with sleek, white-oak cabinets boasting full-overlay slab doors. On the backsplash, mini subway tiles put an updated twist on a classic design.