Not only is the color of kitchen cabinets changing — hardware manufacturers, like Blum, are changing the way cabinet doors and drawers function. These hydraulic, easy-close doors fold up and out of the way with the touch of a button making them perfect for kitchens where space is an issue. Image courtesy of Blum
This white kitchen displays its modern functionality using sleek cabinetry and cohesive color choices. Designed by Kim Scodro Interiors, the space is subtlety accented with turquoise and yellow, with an interesting white chandelier serving as a provocative centerpiece. The distressed black dining chairs are an inspired choice.
The custom kitchen island in this minimalist kitchen has a pull-out tabletop for seating and hides a kitchen sink with a folding faucet and an induction cooktop. The island also boasts two large cupboards, three drawers, an under-counter fridge and a dishwasher.
A large wall of sliding glass doors opens the living room up to the patio area, creating indoor-outdoor functionality for entertaining. The wall also allows plenty of sunlight inside, brightening the living space.
White Shaker-style cabinets with glass doors break up the solid cabinetry and add visual interest to this kitchen's overall design. A large pantry in matching white creates necessary storage for optimum functionality within this traditional space.
To give the homeowners more functional kitchen space, designers brought in a large kitchen island to add plenty of counter space and casual seating. With its modern design, the island helps to update the kitchen space, complementing the modern cabinets and fresh, new countertops.
A color palette of soft neutrals and cool blues creates a calm, serene atmosphere in this transitional living room. Large sliding glass doors open the room up to an outdoor seating area, providing endless options for indoor-outdoor entertaining.
This magnificent, colorful kitchen was designed for an artistic-minded family of six. It captures the family’s personality, creative spirit and love of peacock feathers. The ceiling mural is hand-painted, and the mosaic tile floor represents 22 shades of glass. Barstools surround one end of the island, providing an ideal spot for casual dining.
From the sofas in the living room, homeowners and guests have a clear line of sight to the kitchen with an eat-in island, thanks to this home's open floor plan. This gives the home's public spaces an elegant flow that makes these rooms functional.
This beautiful country kitchen is both elegant and functional. There are custom cabinet that extend all the way to the ceiling, heightening the space, making it feel larger. The cabinets are lightly distressed to help facilitate the country look. The white tile backsplash also adds elegance to the space, but the double oven and gas stove make the space functional. Without a need for electricity, this stove will be useful even when the power is out, and the double ovens will help the family prepare for large gatherings as well as nightly meals.
As seen on HGV's Love It or List It, the new kitchen island in what used to be the dining room, and the wall between the two rooms has been demolished to expand the feel of the spaces and add functionality and flow to the space.
The functionality of this country kitchen lies in its open concept. From the kitchen island, there is a clear line of sight through to the dining area, which means that the transportation of food will be a snap. The large kitchen island provides plenty of storage, and with a large countertop, it also provides plenty of prep space. Once it is prepared, food can be carried straight into the dining room with nothing to obstruct the path, making this kitchen not only elegant and peaceful, but also functional.
As seen on HGV's Love It or List It, the new kitchen table and banquette, as well as the stairs that lead to the basement, are moved so that they are less cluttered than their original arrangement. Previously, this was the kitchen.