(Photo credit: 1. Venegas and Company, traditional kitchen, Boston / 2. In Detail Interiors, traditional alcove kitchen / 3. photo by Eran Turgeman, contemporary kitchen / 4. GDC Construction, traditional kitchen, San Diego / 5. John Malick & Associates, mediterranean kitchen design, San Francisco / 6. Witt Construction, traditional kitchen / 7. AMI Designs, transitional kitchen, New York / 8. Glenvale Kitchens, alcove kitchen, Dublin / 9. Photo by Ed Ritger Photography, mediterranean kitchen, San Francisco / 9. Town & Country Kitchen and Bath, traditional marble kitchen, Newark)
Whatever the style of your kitchen, alcoves provide this special spaces that give a unique perspective on the room. An Alcove is defined as a small recessed opening. Tiled murals, naked bricks, stone, wood… You can achieve any look either by using a natural recessed area in your kitchen, or by simply building up mantle molding over the stove, flanked with corbels or decorative pillars. Let’s take a look as these 10 ideas you can use to create your kitchen stove alcove area.