The 28th floor condo of Robert Holmberg and his fiance Alyssa in the Marina tower in downtown Chicago has become a modern, spacious and comfortable living area designed by Design Star winner and Host Meg Caswell, as seen on HGTV's Meg's Great Rooms. Contemporary ready-made cabinets were not only budget friendly, but easy to install in this kitchen.
New cabinetry, countertops and a green subway tile backsplash turn this Craftsman-style kitchen into a 21st-century treasure. Existing saltillo tile flooring ties in with the red tones in the cabinetry, while the apple green tile complements it.
Creating welcoming warmth within the flowing spaces of open-layout floorplans is important—and sometimes difficult to achieve. Designer Brett Mickan turned to color to do the trick in this Sydney, Australia kitchen. “The deep green hue makes the walls recede so the pieces within the room stand out. And, because the room looks out through a series of large glass doors towards the garden, I used a deep green tone with a grey base to create a color connection to the garden and focus the view out the windows,” he says.
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.
A clever wall-mounted table made of reclaimed wood creates a bar-height dining space for four in this stylish small kitchen. When not in use, the powder-coated celery green barstools can be stacked and tucked beneath it.
A mosaic glass tile wall treatment is the perfect backdrop for a pair of floating shelves. Using a subtle color palette of powder blues, natural greens and warm creams creates a tranquil vibe in this contemporary kitchen.
This beautiful French Country kitchen is classically decorated with off-white cabinetry and an island that has the look of antique furniture. The large, built-in French door refrigerator, elegant double chandeliers, and the built-in wine rack above the microwave are showstoppers.
This family-friendly kitchen emits cottage charm in a modern way. The center island is within easy reach of the kitchen's stainless steel range and side-by-side refrigerator. The island offers seating, counter space for prepping meals and a handy sink.
Designer Jennifer Ryan removes the floor tile, making way for playful new flooring. The upper cabinets are replaced with open shelving and the laminate countertops replaced with IKEA butcher blocks. An overall infusion of color brings the room to life.
This lovely, traditional kitchen is painted with a light green to create a bright, happy look in the room. White cabinetry as well as glass door cabinets allow for plenty of storage and easy access without cluttering up the marble countertops. The long island serves as an eat-in area with tall bar chairs resting below beautiful country iron pendant lights.
Wrought iron pendant lights hang above the long island in this bright, light green traditional kitchen. Gray granite countertops complement the gray and blue tile backsplash featured below the copper range hood. The island provides seating for eating or prep space.
With deep hunter green cabinetry and a Swiss cross-tile backsplash, this eclectic kitchen is fresh and imaginative. Brass pendants hang above the Nero Marquina marble island and tie in with the brass faucets.
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.