A crisp white palette, chrome accents and marble surfaces elevate the design of the contemporary-style kitchen at HGTV Urban Oasis 2012. To maximize space and storage options, the unit's standard kitchen was blown out and cabinetry installed to ceiling height.
Neither bright or pastel; the olive green subway tile backsplash in this kitchen designed by Ryan Christenson of Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen is unusual enough to catch the eye, but classic enough to live with for years.
This is a traditional kitchen with a spin -- the granite countertop unifies the colors in the antiqued lower cabinets and warm-toned upper cabinets. Pendant lights hang over the small, eat-in bar and a glass backsplash makes the cooktop a focal point.
This kitchen's backsplash tiles, in a pretty Moroccan-style pattern, were custom-made for the space. The counters look like marble, but are a more durable material, better for the homeowners' family of six.
Dove gray walls and cream cabinets and stove hood elegantly blend together in this gourmet kitchen to give a traditional room a modern twist. Twin refrigerators make food storage a snap, and a round dining table makes for a welcome gathering space.
The innovative style of this apartment includes recycled brick walls, reclaimed railroad ties for the cabinets and kitchen island and steel countertops and backsplash. Open shelving adds to the airy feel of the space.