Give your icebox the star treatment by cutting beadboard and chair rail to fit fridge doors. Fasten molding to the panels and add an iron-look handle (use a paddle bit to recess the nut and bolt from the back) and decorative strap hinges. Adhere the panels with polyurethane glue. Trim the edges with half-round molding painted to match.
In an effort to maintain the period look of this 1932 Cape Cod remodel, close attention was paid to details like the intricate bracketed molding and drawer pulls. It is the robin's-egg-blue cabinets, though, that really grab attention and create the illusion of space in the small room.
Flush appliances, no deeper than base cabinets, top the most-wanted list. This new fridge series offers separate columns, one for fresh and one for frozen, each only 30 inches wide and 24⅝ inches deep. Install side by side or apart, as fits your layout. Custom panel options include Truffle Brown—to, say, match your walnut cabinets. PerfectColumn, about $7,000 each; mieleusa.com
Best known for its stainless-steel gas ranges, Bertazzoni has expanded its offerings in all three of its collections for that well-put-together look. If you do decide to spring for a suite, be sure to ask your dealer about package discounts. Professional Series 36-inch gas range, about $4,199; dishwasher, from $899; 36-inch French-door fridge, about $2,999; bertazzoni.com
Eye-catching trim in finishes like brushed brass gives this 30-inch gas range a little attitude. Pro-style Btus and a convection oven make it hardworking, too. Design mavens will like its 24-inch depth, so it's flush with cabinets, and the choice of six colors, including this French blue. Classic 1900 Series Stove, about $4,895; bigchill.com
The U-shaped kitchen layout of the TOH North Shore Farmhouse Project revolves around a large marble-topped center island ideal for entertaining. Industrial touches include black hardware and steel-legged stools.