Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath
White Kitchen With Wood Floors and L-Shaped Island
Designer Joe Human pushed back the existing wall to create a larger kitchen. He also installed new appliances and added new finishes and cabinets. Spaces were unified via a consistent ceiling height that ushered in a larger, more cohesive feel.
Inviting Eclectic Kitchen Featuring L-Shaped Island, Cabinet Blended Refrigerator and Tile Backsplash
Bell shaped pendants hang over the L-shaped kitchen island with two level, two-toned countertop. A square column secures the island and brings the height of the island to match the cabinets. A tile backsplash compliments the countertop tones and adds texture between the wood cabinets.
To really break up the different areas of the kitchen, consider a zone design. In this kitchen, a separate work station exists for cooking, eating and even cleaning, allowing space for several helpers all at once.
Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath removed a wall to turn the U-shaped kitchen into a far more functional L-shaped room. The transformation created space for a large island and continuous traffic flow. A required structural column was incorporated into the corner of the island, wrapped in Peruvian walnut to forge a unique architectural detail.
Barstools Surround L-Shaped Island in Contemporary Kitchen
Dark wood barstools surround an L-shaped island in this neutral kitchen. The barstools contrast with the straight lines and light wood of the contemporary cabinetry, while globe pendant lights complement the glass-front cabinets.
White Transitional Chef Kitchen With L-Shaped Island
In the extensive remodel of this kitchen, the door to the dining room was relocated allowing enough wall space to fit a 48-inch Wolf range, faux-finished hood and an L-shaped island with lots of countertop space and seating for three.
A redesign by Showcase Kitchens united dining room and kitchen into one 530-square-foot family-friendly space. The refrigerator and double oven were built into the cabinetry, giving the room a seamless look. An oversized, L-shaped island features the kitchen sink. A decorative tray ceiling with recessed lighting completes the look.
Contemporary Kitchen With Circle Pendant Lighting, Floating White Cabinet and L-Shaped Woodgrain Island
Woodgrain cabinets and a matching island with white countertop pair with the hardwood floor to add warmth to this bright, white kitchen. Circle pendant lights add a unique, decorative element above the L-shaped island complete with white bar chairs for an eat-in space. A large floating white cabinet adds extra storage for an organized finish.
This kitchen, which won First Place in large kitchen category at NKBA Ontario Design Awards in 2013, uses an L-shaped floor plan and T-configured center island to maximize space, and to create a sleek, masculine look.
A home with considerable square footage did not utilize that space very well. The kitchen was very small vis-à-vis the living room, and uneven ceiling heights contributed to the cramped feeling. Appliances and finishes needed updating as well.
Designer Nancy Blandford calls this kitchen "party central." Designed around two support columns, the massive U-shaped island can be approached from six sides. One side is for seating, another acts as the bar and the other four sides are for meal prep and serving.
An unusual T-shaped kitchen island, which allows those perched on the stools to face each other, anchors this cottage-style kitchen. Deep blue subway tiles contrast with the cabinetry, a take on the classic nautical pairing of white and navy. A muted yellow wall color and warm-toned wood floors create an inviting charm throughout the space.
Contemporary Neutral Kitchen With Island With Live Edge
Streamlined stainless steel appliances are built into a wall of white cabinetry, maximizing function and efficiency in this neutral contemporary kitchen. A unique custom island features a countertop of live-edge walnut, warming up the room and creating a cool conversation piece.