Since the living room and kitchen share a space, designers wanted to be sure that the designs in the spaces complemented each other, so they ran exposed beams throughout the space to give the spaces a tavern feel, while the neutral colors blend with the natural materials to create a cozy, lakeside cottage.
With seating for eight, the large dining table in the middle of this newly remodeled kitchen gives the homeowners a great space to entertain, while the combination of a farmhouse table and wrought iron chairs adds visual interest to the space.
Even though the kitchen is mostly white, Darnell adds interest through different textures. The backsplash is a trellis design, while white bead board is installed on the walls. The space is made family friendly by having the breakfast area open up to the kitchen.
Black cabinets, island and dining table bring dramatic flair to the bright white walls and marble floors in this open floor plan kitchen. Gold pendant lights bring a touch of metallic over the sleek, built-in dining table, and the entire space opens up to the living room, making it perfect for entertaining.
The homeowners loved the idea of having a butcher block countertop, so designers added one section of butcher block on the side of the stove. This section gives the space a bit of warmth that complements the brass drawer pulls and door knobs on the cabinets.
This breakfast room is cozy and fresh thanks to vibrant bistro style chairs, built-in seating, and a modern table. An eclectic mix of patterned blue and white pillows add some coziness and charm to the built-in banquette, upholstered in durable navy Sunbrella fabric for easy clean-up.
This old colonial home had many smaller rooms that needed to be opened up and integrated to make the space more usable for a modern day family. Contemporary pendants, stainless steel finishes and sleek black countertops are paired with white kitchen cabinets and a white brick backsplash in this transitional kitchen.
In this elegant lake house, the kitchen and dining room are connected through an extra wide doorway that gives the two spaces an open feeling and allows for people and food to move easily throughout the two spaces making entertainment a breeze.
The "U"-shaped kitchen cabinets provide plenty of counter space while giving definition to the kitchen space, separating it from the rest of the first floor. The barstools give the space a casual dining option but are also in close proximity to the dining space, so they could also serve as an extension of the home's dining area.
A gorgeous color palette of brown, red and neutral tones creates a stunning kitchen design to be admired. Upper and lower cabinets offer plenty of space for storing kitchen essentials, and the kitchen island features additional storage space as well as a prep sink and a place for three to dine.
Sleek wood cabinets pair with elegant white marble countertops in this contemporary kitchen. Open shelving create an airy atmosphere and keep everyday dishes handy. The focal point of the space is the marble-clad island, which provides extra counter space, as well as houses more storage and integrated microwave.
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.