This spacious kitchen features floor-to-ceiling white cabinets paired with a gray and white marble backsplash. A trimmed square behind the built-in flat top range features a herringbone tile design. Recessed lighting positioned on the natural wood planked ceiling illuminate the space.
A long island houses a butcher block countertop, handy storage for cookbooks and barstools for eating or chatting with the cook. The stainless steel range hood, which runs the length of the island, provides integrated task lighting. A built-in bar area has open shelving for glassware, wine refrigerator, backlit wine racks and a flat-screen TV.
“Fabric shades are like great art: They transform a space and its inhabitants,” says Kara Roberts, Director of Merchandising for Smith & Noble, the manufacturer of the Moroccan-style shades shown here. Flat Roman shades fold up at the top when fully raised and lie flat when lowered, creating a low profile look that works with a wide range of fabrics and prints.
The black tile floor adds a dark detail against this kitchen's white ceiling, walls and cabinets. The island's cabinet doors blend seamlessly into the island's exotic wood. A sculptural stainless steel range hood hangs above the flat-top stove.
Beautiful high ceilings create an open, airy feel in this spacious, open plan kitchen. A state of the art range hood hangs over a built-in stove top on a gray marble-topped kitchen island for a sleek look in this contemporary space.
One cannot have too many batteries during an emergency. One can, however, have too many batteries, of undetermined age, rolling around loose. Try a battery storage rack like this one from Range Kleen, which neatly holds 64 batteries of all shapes and sizes. A built-in battery tester lets you check the charge levels. Mount the rack to a wall or place it flat inside a drawer.