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8 Real-Life Kitchens to Inspire Your Own Cooking Space

Time to purge, redecorate, or even renovate!

Photography: Jun Pinzon (Main Photo)

Clicking through home tours not just gives us inspiration, it also allows us to take a peek into the lives of the homeowners. There’s a lot to discover by simply looking at their décor pieces, their choice of furniture, and even their preferred color scheme.

More than motivating us to finally give the home a much needed redo, these spaces are also rich sources of ideas—whether you’re planning to redecorate or organize the home. For starters, here are eight must-see kitchens and the things that we love about each that you can consider when designing your cooking corner:

Photographer Gabby Cantero's kitchen is kept airy and spacious with the abundance of natural light. You can also add character to your cooking corner by opting for interesting tiles.

Photo by Dairy Darilag | Click here to see the complete home tour.

Yellow instantly adds a sunny vibe to a cooking space! Consider this pop of color as backsplash or choose pieces in bright hues.

Photo by Jun Pinzon | Click here to see the complete home tour.

Create a rustic industrial kitchen by opting for brick walls just like the ones used in this kitchen owned by the Jonsays. Complete the look with a couple of vintage pieces and cabinets with a distressed finish.

Photo by Dairy Darilag | Click here to see the complete home tour.

A chalkboard wall is always a good idea but if you have a small space to work with, you can also transform your cabinet by creating chalkboard doors. Use these surfaces to write recipes, grocery lists, and other important numbers.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno | Click here to see the complete home tour.

If you have a big kitchen area, turn one wall into an ingredients section just like what the owner of this 220sqm home did! Install shelves, add baskets, and secure hooks so you have a special place where you can keep vegetables and other food items safe and fresh.

Photo by Marc Jao | Click here to see the complete home tour.

If you live in a small condo, this kitchen found in a 45sqm home is the perfect peg! Achieve character by opting to have an interesting wall—in the case of this kitchen, it's a black mosaic backsplash. Choose your appliances wisely to avoid a cluttered nook.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno | Click here to see the complete home tour.

Some homeowners shy away from using white in the kitchen as it gets dirty easily but you may want to reconsider! Choose white cabinets and display shelves to create a streamlined look. Add life to the area by bringing in potted plants and herbs.

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If you're into bolder colors, create a balanced look by pairing white and red. This kitchen found in a Davao home showcases red cupboards and shelves that would remind you of 50s diners. Achieve a unified look by choosing the same colors for accessories and even furniture.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno | Click here to see the complete home tour.

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