As far as beverages go, it's always smart to stock up on soda and mixers. Make sure to have coffee (regular and decaf), cocoa, cider and a basket of teas handy. Keep your bar stocked with vodka, rum and a few choices of wine.
The large island in this kitchen is an all-in-one baking station with a single oven, prep sink and lowered counter. The final element of the baking station is this pop-up mixer stand that saves counter space and makes storing the appliance between uses a breeze.
Rather than leaving your standing mixer on your countertop, install a hidden shelf under the counter and store your mixer there. Leaving it in one easily accessible place makes baking easier and frees up counter space.
Although designers from America's Most Desperate Kitchens wanted to create an authentic looking farmhouse kitchen, they also wanted to give the homeowners lots of modern luxuries, so they combined vintage inspired features, like the mint refrigerator and mixer and large print tile floor, with modern cabinets and countertops, creating a durable, elegant space.
High-performance appliances meet statuesque white cabinetry in this contemporary kitchen. Above the stainless-steel stove and cooktop, a powerful exhaust vent and task lighting are tucked underneath a custom-made hood. The patterned backsplash is comprised of marble subway tile. The glass doors on the upper cabinets allow the homeowners to showcase their favorite dishware, while the drawer stacks in the lower cabinets enable them to hide away what they don't want seen.
As seen on HGTV's hit show, Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna added unique features to this kitchen, such as a custom raised ceiling, twin kitchen islands, stainless steel appliances and custom concrete countertops, to give the family a great space to prepare and enjoy meals and entertain family and friends.
Updated accessories – like this stunning gas oven, cooktop and stainless steal range hood – fit effortlessly within this classic and stylish transitional kitchen. A neutral palette throughout the cabinetry and tile backsplash allows for fun accents, like the checkerboard teapot or the black modern pulls, to excite and create a bit of a warm, country feel.
To add a modern twist to this rustic kitchen, Joanna added open wood shelving to create a unique display piece above the stove in the kitchen. The stove itself is elegant, almost seamlessly blending in to the custom marble countertop, while the ventahood and pot filler blend into the gray subway tile backsplash. As seen on Fixer Upper.
As seen on Fixer Upper, to help add dimension and depth to this renovated kitchen space, Joanna created a custom, raised ceiling just above the dual kitchen islands. This allowed her to incorporate more wood into her design, creating a more unique, more rustic, more elegant space.