Sharp lines envelope the design in this light and airy kitchen. Thick wood window frames compliment the Teak cabinetry, skylight beams and hardwood flooring for an encompassing warm wood color scheme. A gray marble island countertop compliments the sharp geometrical lines of the room. Simple bar chairs add the finishing touch.
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.
To create a seamless design in this Spanish Colonial kitchen, designers covered some of the new appliances in wood panels with an antique finish. This creates the elegant space that the homeowners were hoping for.
Floor-to-ceiling windows spanning wall-to-wall illuminate the white lacquered cabinets and natural wood wall paneling in this kitchen. Stainless steel appliances and shelves add to the sleek look of the space, while gray tiles in front of the sink take the place of a traditional rug. Recessed lighting provides a finishing touch.
Two long runs of counter space give plenty of room in this cottage kitchen. Blue-painted antique corbels hold open shelving and support the peninsula overhang, bringing vintage-inspired whimsy to the space. Designer Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's "Sarah's Summer House," chose three different cabinet colors to create a dynamic color palette. She used natural materials and a lighthearted color for the backsplash, and the seeded glass cabinet doors bring an extra touch of softness.
This contemporary kitchen epitomizes elegance from the custom cabinets to the granite countertop and stainless steel appliances. The details in this kitchen make it a space filled with character and charm.
The open concept design of the home's main floor with the kitchen, dining area and living room lets all spaces have the benefit of the ample natural light. A polished stone floor helps to visually connect the different areas.
With a neutral color palette at the forefront of this kitchen, beige cabinets with chunky metallic hardware and a white tile backsplash look crisp and clean. A small oriental area rug adds color and sophistication to the transitional design.
This contemporary kitchen is open and airy with high ceilings and light blue-green walls. The counter cabinets and island have matching wooden bases and white countertops that provide ample prep and dining space. A visual highlight is the frosted-glass cabinet fronts gently illuminated by recessed lighting.
A modern, graphic backsplash and arty glass panels in the lighted upper cabinets bring loads of character to the kitchen of this converted warehouse space. Built-in wine storage, under-cabinet lighting and durable quartz countertops are as functional as they are stylish.
Being a communal space, ease of access and organized storage plays a big part in this design. Open shelving on either side of the vent-a-hood provides stylish storage of mugs and spices, while cabinets and shelves below add functional, stylish storage, putting kitchen necessities within a fingertip's reach.
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.