Shaker-style cabinets are installed floor to ceiling to provide much-needed kitchen storage. The lower cabinets are a brilliant navy to contrast with the bright white cabinetry and countertops. The space is grounded by porcelain flooring, a durable and easy-to-clean choice perfect for families with pets.
Two long runs of counter space give plenty of room in this cottage kitchen. Blue-painted antique corbels hold open shelving and support the peninsula overhang, bringing vintage-inspired whimsy to the space. Designer Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's "Sarah's Summer House," chose three different cabinet colors to create a dynamic color palette. She used natural materials and a lighthearted color for the backsplash, and the seeded glass cabinet doors bring an extra touch of softness.
This cottage kitchen from designer Rodney Tassistro makes a big statement with a bright red oven fixed between white cabinetry. Between the oven and black range hood a multicolor fish decorates the white paneled wall. The diagonal ceiling is also designed with white paneling.
This dramatic cottage dining area features charcoal gray walls and a coat of black paint on the hardwood floor. The room is a good example of how dark walls can help a small or narrow space feel more intimate.
In this kitchen featured on HGTV's Cousins Undercover, load-bearing beam is lined with reclaimed wood paneling. The paneling along with the butcher block countertops offers a rustic touch in this cottage-style kitchen.
Skip the demolition phase and keep the base of your current kitchen island to save money. Georgia designer Beth Johnson created a much larger island by using the base of the homeowner’s original island to support a larger countertop. She painted it and added molding to look like wainscotting. She replaced the dated laminate with HanStone quartz, and installed legs to support the counter’s extended width and length.
White Shaker cabinets pair with gray countertops and subway tile backsplash for a soft, welcoming color palette. Pantries with open shelves and pull-out drawers provide much-needed storage in the kitchen.
This neutral cottage kitchen features shiplap walls, Shaker-style white cabinets, a white beadboard island with wood countertop, a seashell chandelier, and a breakfast area with banquette and black table.
A small kitchen cannot accommodate homework, mail storage, laundry duties and recipe hunting. Unless you don't cook at all, the small kitchen's main chore is meal prep. So focus first on function, making sure you have the appliances and work areas you need. You may be able to save a bit of space by using scaled-down or innovative appliances, including refrigerator and freezer drawers and pint-sized microwaves, stoves (some with just two burners) and single sinks. If workspace is at a premium, consider a small-scale island or a counter-topped cart that can be rolled into a closet when not in use.
The family wanted a space that blended vintage charm with the conveniences of modern appliances, so they chose traditional elements, such as the gold accents and wood trim, and added modern-day touches, like the stainless steel oven and a farmhouse sink. The end result is an overall cottage-style feel.
This kitchen was completely transformed with all new cabinets, painted gray on the bottom and white on top to make the space appear larger. The wrap-around countertop was replaced with a space-saving kitchen island and breakfast bar. All new stainless steel appliances give this room a sleek, clean look.
With stunning Calacatta marble countertops and drum-shaped stools, this kitchen's island is a great place to cook, eat or work. Bright white cabinets keep the space feeling airy, while a mother-of-pearl tile backsplash adds a dazzling gleam.
Sometimes the key to an updated look hinges on, well, the hinges. In this Georgia lake home kitchen, designer Beth Johnson preserved the original cabinets but removed the existing exposed bronze hinges on the doors and replaced them with hidden hinges. Together with a fresh coat of paint, the wall of cabinets now has a clean, streamlined appeal.
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.