This brilliantly designed kitchenette, based on a traditional Japanese Tansu chest, contains all the essentials: sink, disposal, convection microwave, refrigerator and pantry shelves. Its staircase shape also adds display potential for artwork and accessories.
Peaceful and elegant, this Asian-style kitchen features white countertops and upper cabinets with a soothing blue tile backsplash and organic wood accents. A low shelf provides an easy-to-reach spot for storage or display.
This kitchen, designer Amy Finley's own, is all about common sense. The kitchen is the gathering place for her five children and for weekly dinners with extended family. Things stay hot in this minimalist kitchen with custom La Cornue appliances, radiant-heated limestone floors, a stainless steel meat counter and hidden warming drawers. The ceiling centerpiece, commissioned metal artwork by an artist from Venice, Italy, was specifically designed to diffuse the bright San Diego sunlight from the skylight.
The state-of-the-art kitchen features a meticulously designed chef's workspace, countertops of polished volcanic lava stone, subdued lighting and high-end cabinetry. The total cost for this kitchen was about $400,000, as seen on HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms.
Gorgeous wood paneling and cabinets give a refined cabin feel to this open concept kitchen and dining area. Spare, clean-lined elements are expertly mixed with organic accents like the wood table and stools.
A wall of built-in stainless steel ovens in this rustic Zen kitchen allows the cook to prepare food in a timely and efficient manner. Warm wood cabinets pair with black granite countertops for a look that combines rustic and Asian styles.
The sleek wood cabinets in this Asian-style kitchen boast an eye-catching vertical grain that gives the space texture and movement. A modern dining table with a curved banquette provides a comfortable, casual spot for dining.
This striking white kitchen, as seen on HGTV's Live In Vern's House, features an open-plan kitchen that connects to the living area. Vibrant orange accents and flea-market finds, as well as international and Asian-inspired elements, help fill the space with visual interest and a playfully contemporary vibe.
Entering from the dining room, custom pocket doors in a fretted work pattern frame the kitchen. An antique Japanese mizuya chest is separated by an iridescent gray backsplash, which adds depth and a touch of glamor to the space.
Black granite countertops carry through to the niched backsplash in this Zen-inspired kitchen. Warm wood cabinets, stacked stone and stainless steel appliances provide a look that is both soothing and sophisticated.
Gorgeous and sophisticated, this kitchen combines rustic and Asian styles for a look that is soothing and stylish. At the center, a spacious island provides space for prepping and storing supplies. A tall bar table for two proves the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch.
Kitchens serve as not only a place to prepare meals, but also a main gathering space in the home. Look through these pictures for great kitchen design ideas and be inspired to create a new look for your kitchen.