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.
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.
The vintage feel of this kitchen was preserved thanks in large part to the '50s style refrigerator, while Mediterranean tile lines the walls. Mercury-glass mirrors were added to the cabinet doors in order to brighten the tiny space.
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, the original, exposed brick adds color and texture to this kitchen space, while a neutral color palette fills the rest of the space. White lower cabinets with a black quartz countertop provide storage in the space, while glass paneled upper cabinets and a farmhouse sink help the space maintain its vintage feel complemented by the mint green refrigerator and Kitchen Aid mixer.
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.
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.
A chalkboard doubles as wall art and a message center at the entrance of this kitchen. White cabinets surround the space, and a large kitchen island provides a breakfast bar area, complete with barstools and pendant lighting.
Blue upper cabinetry brings a pop of color to the neutral room tones and compliments the blue tint in the countertop marbling. The soft woodgrain color of the cabinets keeps the room feeling light and matches the sleek look of the flooring and counters. Stainless steel appliances blends an updated feel with the country influence.
This bright modern kitchen is the hub of the family home, stretching between the breakfast nook and open living room, and right around the corner from the dining room. A stark white island and nearby floating shelves and cabinet add stylish, functional storage to the neutral space.
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.
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.