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This give the kitchen in this home a little more functionality, David and Kortney added a small breakfast bar between the kitchen and dining room. This gives potential buyers the option of eating in a smaller, more intimate space or at their formal dining table.
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.
Although these homeowners were concerned with the aesthetic value of their new master bathroom space, functional was also a concern, so, in addition to the large vanity, designers created space on either end of the vanity to place additional cabinets, giving the homeowners plenty of space for storage and organization.
The open concept design of the home's public spaces makes the flow of the home very functional. Although each space has its clear boundaries, the kitchen is open to the sitting area, which maintains the flow in everyday life as well as entertaining.
The island in this space gives the kitchen tons of additional functionality. Since the island is so large, it gives the homeowners plenty of extra counter space for meal prep and serving, while the prep sink makes clean up a breeze. There are also deep cabinets on two sides of the island that add storage, while a breakfast bar with seating for four gives the family additional dining options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.