As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, John and Anthony designed a kitchen space that is family friendly. Adjacent to the both the kitchen and the office space, the kids' play area provides the little ones with a place to play within eyesight while mom and dad fix the family's meals.
This modern functioning kitchen has loads of counter space and storage for a young family. A corner nook features Talisman granite, glazed cabinetry and travertine backsplash, creating a great display area.
Custom navy display cases frame out the entrance to this Old-World-inspired kitchen. Painting the woodwork in this dark hue, rather than standard high-gloss white, draws attention to the cases themselves and makes the white kitchen beyond feel even brighter by comparison.
The open feel of this French country kitchen is warm and inviting. Two different shaped chairs sit at a simple, round wooden dining table. A built-in shelf structure displays an elegant plate collection above a white marble countertop.
Custom mirrored display cabinets flank the French doors that lead to the home office off of this traditional white kitchen. In-cabinet lighting ensures each delicate piece can be seen perfectly from anywhere in the room.
Neutral wood cabinets with glass doors show off a lovely display of fine dishes and glassware in this contemporary kitchen. A gorgeous bright blue backsplash shimmers behind row upon row of hanging wine glasses.
Although the colors are muted and monochromatic and the design is simple and understated, this open plan kitchen displays a timeless style and elegance. The coordinating upper and lower cabinetry draws the eye to the iridescent white tile backsplash, while the yellow hues of the pendant lighting fixtures provide a soft ambiance to the space.
Turn a sunny window into a spot for displaying a collection of your favorite kitchen items. Vintage pieces in a similar color palette, like the blue and white items in this window, are especially lovely when grouped together. Kitchen window shelves are also the perfect location for growing light-loving herbs and flowering plants.
When a client had Bill Fry Construction convert an old garage into a guesthouse, she chose open shelving to showcase books and art. Because the space isn't the home's primary kitchen, less storage is needed. In a busier kitchen, careful editing is the key to making open shelving work.
To give a London kitchen a striking focal point (not to mention acres of built-in storage), designer Egon Walesch had a haberdashery display cabinet from a department store cut down to size to create a unique kitchen island. “Toughened (or tempered) glass provides an excellent work surface, and the drawers, previously used for storing gloves, scarves and hats, provide excellent space to accommodate and display treasured crockery and table linens,” says Walesch.