In this home's new kitchen addition, designers used pieces of the old kitchen space, such as the old cabinets and wood floors, to create the new one. Then, they added features such as open shelves, stainless steel appliances, subway tile and wrought iron chairs to create a visually interesting rustic, industrial eat-in kitchen.
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.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, to maximize the space in this kitchen, Joanna added a functional kitchen island to increase seating options and give the family more prep space for meals. Gray cabinets match the gray trim and molding from the rest of the open concept first floor, and rustic stools provide complementary style. A subway tile backsplash polishes off the space, finishing out the design.
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.
Among the hallmarks of loft spaces are their size and the visibility of materials that might otherwise be hidden or treated to a smooth finish: metal pipes and ductwork and well-worn wood flooring, for example. Architect May Sung explains how she used these elements to loft-style look: “In this kitchen, we utilized proportion and texture to create interest to the space. The texture of the reclaimed wood juxtaposed next to the industrial element of the table legs created warmth and coziness, emphasized by the over-scaled ceiling pendant.”
This newly renovated kitchen, designed by HGTV's Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri and seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, has expanded storage, plenty of counter space and the open feel of an urban loft. What had once served as the dining room is now a functioning work area that shares space with the kitchen.
The homeowners wanted a unique kitchen space, so designers featured a hidden television inside the space's mirrored backsplash. The special dielectric mirror was designed and fabricated so that it can slide behind the built-in kitchen cabinets in case the television ever needed to be repaired. The home already had cast iron columns, so designers incorporated them into the home's design, giving the space a more industrial feel.
The kitchen cabinets in this design are from the original home. They have been cleaned, painted and reconfigured to give them new life and, when combined with the new cabinet hardware and drawer pulls, give the space a custom, unique, rustic look.
The third wall in the communal kitchen is chock full of cabinets with stylish, brushed nickel door knobs and drawer pulls to help keep everything organized, while the commercial sized appliances give the space room to accommodate its many occupants.
Muted gray cabinets pair with black quartz countertops, while contrasting white quartz countertops top the 13-foot-long island. Quartz countertops offer the advantage of resistance to staining and are essentially maintenance free. A well-lit kitchen relies on sophisticated and layered lighting from multiple sources. In this case that includes recessed spots for dramatic accent, industrial-style pendants for concentrated task lighting and a trio of rustic sconces over the sink.
Sleek silver fixtures and neutral reclaimed wood cabinets coexist peacefully in this rustic industrial kitchen. Where the metal vent hood, exposed brick, and three pendant lights suggest hard functionality, the reclaimed wood cabinetry, flooring, and island soften the space and create an elegant balance.
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.