A built-in grill is flanked by an extended countertop to provide a comfortable space to cook and dine on this southwestern style patio. Turquoise-colored Spanish tile trims the water feature, fireplace and countertop for a cohesive look throughout the patio.
The island in this modern kitchen is not only elegant, but it is also functional. The family was concerned with their lack of counter space, so the designers added some with the island. The extra long island has an extended countertop to give the family more room to prepare their meals. The family could also use the space as casual seating if they needed it.
This floating vanity extends from the bathroom's main vanity fixture. A marble topped stool compliments the modern influence in the transitional design. The warm wood cabinetry and mirror frames are a beautifully warm contrast to the cool toned gray and white elements of the room.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, this laundry room is now a functional space. With front loading washer and dryer and an extended countertop for folding, this space is practical and very useful.
This bright, eclectic kitchen features a burnt orange accent wall, neutral countertops and dark brown cabinetry. An extended countertop from the island provides a spot for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This contemporary kitchen features an extended countertop for added seating and easier food prep. White upper cabinets, countertops and backsplash give the space a clean, modern look. Under-cabinet lighting, as well as ambient lighting and an industrial pendant light illuminate the space.
The visual interest is in the details of this traditional kitchen: scrollwork, molding, light fixtures, even the leg of the island. An extended countertop of the island also brings eat-in potential to the room.
This chic Upper East Side kitchen features a simple white and gray color palette with sleek metallic accents, like the stainless steel appliances and round mirror next to the dining table. Lucite stools are positioned at the extended kitchen countertop, while two glass pendant lights are positioned overhead.
This elegant, updated kitchen is designed for entertaining. With comfortable seating for six, the kitchen island extends the countertop space, but keeps the dining space separate. This allows for guests to sit down and eat a formal meal or gives the homeowners the option to lay out a spread and have everyone serve themselves.
Extending the countertop on a stunning marble-topped island allows for additional space for seating and food preparation in this welcoming, remodeled traditional kitchen. Elegant pendant lights and chevron-design backsplash excite within the space without distracting from the soft color palate.
This modern kitchen is an elegant, functional space for this family. Storage and organization is the name of the game for this family, so designers created something that would help them with just that. Large cabinets cover both sides of the space, giving the family plenty of room to keep all of their things. With all the extra cabinet space, prep space became an issue, so designers added a few extra feet on either side of the stove and extended the countertop for the kitchen island to give this family an great place to work.
The perfect pairing of vintage and contemporary, pendant lights become the piece de la resistance in the kitchen of HGTV Smart Home 2013. The walls, ceiling and the island cabinet base boast a vibrant beachy-blue hue that invites relaxation. The 6-foot island, capped in quartz, serves as both workspace and casual-chic dining area.
A long counter of drawers with no upper cabinets allows the owners of this transitional kitchen to prep and cook with a clear view into the living and dining area. Bright yellow barstools add a sunny touch to the gray color scheme. Design by Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Ltd.
The contemporary table-height counter extended off the butcher block island makes this the perfect eat-in kitchen. The space is infused with natural light thanks to a skylight, and the neutral palette keeps the design feeling airy.
In this contemporary kitchen, carbonized bamboo cabinetry mixes with cool gray quartz countertops for a clean look. The homeowners wanted a dining area in the kitchen, so an extra countertop is added behind the sink and paired with two chrome barstools.