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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Inspiring Kitchens

Discover what makes these spaces unique and special

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Photography: Dakila Angeles and Paolo Feliciano (Main Photos)

The kitchen may well be considered as a place where “magic” happens. After all, this is where we whip up delicious meals and filling desserts!

Since it is considered as a high traffic area at home, it's often left in disarray. See these five kitchens and be inspired to keep your cooking haven clean, clutter-free, and pretty.

To keep up with the country-inspired theme, the owners opted for blues, whites, wooden pieces, and brass fixtures. If the space allows, you may also have a kitchen island, which can serve as extra prep area and storage.

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Photo by Dairy Darilag.

For his family home, architect Gelo Manosa took inspiration from the traditional bahay kubo – with lightweight native materials, raised ceilings, and cross ventilation. The kitchen uses energy-star-rated appliances and recycled balusters for the legs of the kitchen counter.

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Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

The kitchen in this black-and-white three-storey townhouse in Laguna highlights a U-shaped layout that’s patterned to the owner’s habits in the kitchen. This enables her to work efficiently. You can also choose the best layout depending on the size of your space. Click here to learn more.

Another captivating feature of the space is the backsplash made up of white subway tiles from Ortigas Home Depot.

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Photo by Marc Jao.

In this San Juan townhouse with a Neo-French appeal designed by interior designer Mike Suqui, the kitchen flows directly into the dining area. To separate the two areas, a recessed ceiling was the solution. White cabinets and shelves keep the space clean and clutter-free.

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Photo by Dakila Angeles.

A small space shouldn’t stop you from having a well-thought-out home with unique details. Kurt Reyes’s 34sqm New York-style condo has a tiny kitchen with a sleek countertop and white cabinets that give it a streamlined look. The best part? The metallic mosaic tiles that make up the backsplash! You can also add an interesting touch to your space by opting for quirky backsplashes or larger-than-life wall decals.

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Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

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