Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines painted one wall a neutral gray and brought in shiplap for a feature paneled wall, matching detail in other parts of the home. A white subway tile backsplash and quartzite countertops add a modern element to the rustic space. Industrial-style shelving made from plumbing pipes and wood planks offer open storage, and a custom kitchen island made from vintage wood contributes style and utility in the kitchen.
This 8-foot-wide modern kitchen hangs a turn into the adjacent dining room. To make it appear larger, the designers continue the horizontal lines down the long kitchen both in the kerf, or incised line, of the cabinets and the flooring. The cabinets reaching the ceiling draw the eye up as well.
The owners dramatically transform the kitchen by simply painting every surface, including cabinets, backsplash, walls, doors, trim and even the floor. Replace the lighting with industrial cage lights and, voila, a stunning kitchen remodel for less than $700.
This kitchen has performs double duty as a cooking space and dining area. Sleek vintage swivel counter stools provide seating along the counter. Small red details create an accent throughout the room agains the charcoal gray walls and cool toned design.
A decorative tile backsplash adds pizzazz to the cooking area in this newly renovated kitchen, which gives a nod to its 1920s roots. Glass mosaic tile blends with white cabinetry and professional appliances to form a kitchen that is fully updated for modern life.
This light and bright kitchen features white wood cabinets paired with charcoal soapstone countertops and a light gray tile backsplash. Custom pendant lights hang above the kitchen island, while wall-to-wall windows above the sink allow natural light to blood the space.
Purposeful contrast is created between the finishes from the natural look of reclaimed wood on the island to the traditional gray-green painted finish on the cabinets. The "area rug" runner is actually porcelain tile made to look like a rug. The 3'x8' pattern runs the length of the island, with each tile having a distinct look to collectively create unique design effect.
A custom corner banquette and round pedestal table make for a cozy breakfast nook in this gray-tiled eat-in transitional kitchen. Cabinets below provide handy built-in storage, while a pair of stools offers extra seating.
Don’t hide your collection of decorative plates. If you have a collection of cookware, pull the pieces out and let everyone see and enjoy them. Stephanie Andrews of Atlanta-based Balance Design showcased her client’s collection in this designer kitchen. “The blue and white pottery is not expensive, but it made an impact when there is a collection of it,” Andrews says.
Red barstools add a bold punch of color and playfulness to this clean, crisp kitchen. Soft gray walls, light-colored countertops and white cabinets ensure the space feels bright and open, while a dark tile backsplash creates striking contrast.
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.