Custom kitchens have lots of built-in features to add functionality, but there’s no reason you can’t have the same perks on a budget. Roll-out shelves for bottom cabinets are a must — these sturdy bamboo drawers from The Container Store are easy to install with just a screwdriver or drill.
Fall in love with those baby blues...baby blue walls, that is. This modern kitchen gives sleek minimalism a colorful twist thanks to its striking blue-tiled curved walls and light wood cabinets. A wall of windows keeps the space airy and light.
This kitchen by designer Mark Dutka in his own home near the Northern California coast was designed to reflect the colors of the local sky, sand and forests. A gorgeous sky blue accent wall gives depth to this small, open-plan modern kitchen. Wood beam ceilings and saltillo tile floors offer a nature-inspired contrast to the metal and gray. Halogen pendant lights suspended from an overhead support above the counter peninsula offer a creative lighting solution.
Trista's design plan took inspiration from the outdoor surroundings, deliberately bringing colors and themes of the natural surroundings indoors. A muted but rich blue was key in the color palette and reflective of the clear blue Colorado skies. As seen on HGTV's Rocky Mountain Reno.
This contemporary kitchen features blue cabinetry complimented with a blue and yellow tile backsplash. A dark countertop breaks up the blue color and contrasts well with the upper white cabinets. A pendant light hangs above the deep sink to pair artificial light with the natural light from the window.
This formerly dark and uninteresting kitchen gets a whole new life with beautiful blue cabinetry, delicate pendants and roman shades with a subtle graphic print. The backsplash is the star of the room: gray tiles in a chevron stripe.
A mix of blues and crisp white creates a beachy feel in the kitchen of HGTV Smart Home 2013. The cottage-style cabinets and quartz countertops are bright white, while the island, walls and kitchenware are varying shades of teal. The clear glass subway tile backsplash picks up on the blue tones of the room.
This modern kitchen features painted seafoam green cabinetry paired with a black and gray mosaic tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Modern pendant lighting hangs over the kitchen island, while three metal stools line the kitchen island, creating the ideal spot for casual dining.
Open to the great room, the HGTV Smart Home 2014 kitchen is designed with bold cabinetry, clever storage and a wooden island. A brilliant blue and white color scheme keeps the eye entertained. A unique industrial lighting feature adds visual interest to the space while state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances lend style and function to this hard-working room.
The L-shaped banquette in this bright kitchen with aqua cabinets creates a dining area with plenty of seating, perfect for entertaining even in a smaller home. A kitchen island on wheels helps to increase counter space then easily moves out of the way when not in use. Patterned window treatments frame the large window which brings in plenty of natural light.
Upper and lower white cabinets line this traditional kitchen. The range hood cover matches the cabinetry for a seamless, cohesive look. Below the range hood, a neutral backsplash with black tiles adds a splash of texture and interest against the monotonous kitchen.
This light and bright kitchen blends brown and white wood cabinets, as well as a few glass front cabinets, with neutral quartzite countertops. Robin's egg blue stools line the kitchen island, while a white subway tile backsplash and hardwood floors provide finishing touches.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson maintained function without sacrificing beauty in this modern dining room. A colorful blue message board doubles as a piece of art while the room's two radiators are disguised to blend in with the crisp white trim.
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.