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.
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.
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.
White walls, cabinetry and countertops capture the bright, natural light of the room making this sunny kitchen the perfect compliment to a farmhouse home. A blue island brings in a comforting color accent and creates an attractive backdrop behind natural wood bar stools.
Exposed wood beams highlight the elongated look of this spacious kitchen and compliment the natural wood finish of the cabinet. A large island provides polished counter space for working and eating. Leather bar chairs blend with the calm color scheme and cool, contemporary style. Large black pendant lights hang over the island adding a heavier element against the airy, while walls.
This small kitchen uses a retro black mini fridge, a small fitted stove and a combination of cabinets and open shelving to be fully functional without feeling claustrophobic. Natural light floods in from the window and bounces off the bright white walls, ceiling and marble countertop. Bowls of fruit and a collection of fresh flowers bring natural color to the room.
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.
Stepping inside this New England home reveals an interior just as charming as the exterior, with bright colors and country-style furniture. White walls and large windows keep the space light and airy, while mint-colored pendant lights and coral chairs create a fun, laid-back atmosphere.
Thick-slab stone countertops tie in with the stone fireplace surround in this open concept kitchen and dining room, visually unifying the two spaces. Beautiful wood paneling adds an element of warmth and richness.
Centered in the expansive kitchen is a large island, which doubles as prep area and a dining spot. Hardwood floors ground the space, while exposed wood beams bring in a rustic quality. The room off the kitchen features a butler's pantry, providing much-needed storage.
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.