A bar made from zinc anchors this sleek, modern kitchen and ties the design to a zinc dining banquette located just out of view. The fronts of the refrigerator and wall ovens sit flush to the understated cabinetry, and a large picture window offers views of Manhattan.
Use a high gloss paint in a color that matches your other decor on some of your cabinets to give your kitchen a luxury lacquer look. Use the same hardware throughout the kitchen to maintain a cohesive look, as designer Diane Foreman did in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner.
This compact kitchen benefits from an open plan design that incorporates an eat-in bar. Rich wood barstools balance the glossy cabinets and white countertops for a fresh look. A sleek pendant light and recessed lighting keep the space feeling open and bright.
Not only is there a cozy banquette in this bright, red kitchen, there is also an eat-in island. This space, accented by modern, glass pendant lights and clear, modern barstools, is perfect for casual breakfasts with the family or as extra seating for a larger gathering.
This kitchen features a yellow accent wall and brown wooden cabinets. Blue pendant lights hang above the kitchen island, while the nearby dining area boasts a wooden table. Exposed beam ceilings throughout and countertop succulent plants add a Southwestern feel.
With a green accent wall and four wire-backed stools in teal, this modern kitchen doesn't shy away from color. A large island sits front and center for quick meal prep and cleanup while still complementing the sleek modern appliances.
This long, galley-style kitchen is given extra space with an 18-foot-long accordion-style folding glass door. This photo was actually taken outside in the side yard thanks to the open door. The vent hood could not be accommodated in the stone wall, so an island vent hood was used despite the range being on the wall.
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.