Make a small, mobile kitchen island using an Expedit shelving unit, Lagan countertop and Branas baskets, all from Ikea. First assemble the bookshelf, attach castors to the bottom panel, cut the countertop to the desired dimensions, secure it with brackets into an L‐shape and then cut an opening above one of the baskets for the garbage bin.
Want your backsplash to send a message? How about a stenciled design? That should do the trick. First apply spackle on the wall and let it dry overnight. Then paint the wall any color you want (in this case a dark chocolate tone). Then sponge on bronze metallic paint. Then comes the tricky part: the stenciling. You need to do some research and pick a technique. Also, be patient.
For those who are looking forward to decorate a modern kitchen with black appliances, here is a good fact: most of the top appliance producers are now manufacturing special black appliances, appliances that are specially meant for the kitchen. The modernism offered by the straight shaped black appliances can save a lot from the room space economy and the kitchen will appear to be exactly the same as we all see from time to time at MTV Cribs.