Brilliant fall foliage inspired the bright yellow hue of the leather upholstery that covers a series of bar stools in the open concept kitchen of the 2014 HGTV Dream Home. They cozy up to a granite waterfall island that's nearly 16 feet long.
A small contemporary kitchen adjacent to the family room serves small family gatherings and meals at the Atlanta Decorators Show House. A sleek waterfall island, white tile backsplash and black and white striped chairs set a posh atmosphere.
The large island in this transitional kitchen makes an attractive option for casual dining. Black barstools provide welcome contrast to the richly veined white marble that makes up the island's waterfall countertop and matching range backsplash.
Sleek brown cabinets pair with light tile floors, stainless steel appliances and a bright marble backsplash in this contemporary kitchen. An island with a beautiful waterfall countertop is centered under track lighting in the middle of the kitchen, completing the striking design.
An island featuring a cool waterfall countertop is the focal point of this contemporary kitchen. Stainless steel appliances are integrated into the kitchen's sleek wood cabinetry for a streamlined look.
Crisp white cabinetry and a waterfall kitchen island create a clean, fresh look in this modern kitchen. Oak flooring, stainless steel appliances and a neutral tile backsplash complete the updated space.
A large white island with a marble waterfall countertop houses a sink, dishwasher, microwave and warming drawer in this lovely white kitchen. Tall white cabinets boast a funky design, bringing midcentury modern flair to the space.
Two glass pendant lights hang above a spacious island with a marble waterfall countertop, creating a stunning focal point in this charming kitchen. Exposed brick walls lend character to the space, and white cabinetry keeps the room feeling fresh and bright.
Smooth ceramic wood and polished marble countertops create beautiful finishes in this modern kitchen. Unique, spiky pendant lights add some contemporary flair and shape to the sleek design. A dark backsplash made of small tile in shades of brown adds a contrast to the light, soothing color palette.
Under-cabinet lighting can make your kitchen feel a bit more homey, especially if you don’t have a chandelier or pendant lighting. Lighting is probably the fastest changing aspect of building right now with the introduction of many new LED fixtures, says Brad Cruickshank, owner of Atlanta-based Cruickshank Remodeling. Under-cabinet LEDs are great, too, he says. “No more flickering fluorescents and no more burning your hand on halogen or xenon lamps,” he says.
The waterfall kitchen island boasts a bright blue countertop that complements the red details found throughout the space. Concrete flooring connects the kitchen to the dining and living spaces, adding flow to the design.
When the kitchen is in the center of the house or in a windowless space, place an oversized mirror over the sink to create the illusion of a window, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. This home also uses furniture in the kitchen for storage, instead of another row of built-in cabinets.