To counter the limited square footage in this home, designers combined the kitchen, breakfast nook and dining room into one larger, easy-flow space. Upper cabinets are accessed by a fun library ladder. The dining table is hand-crafted out of live-edge spalted elm.
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.
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 vaulted ceiling expands the overall size of this all-white kitchen, which is designed to be a family-friendly heart of the home. A huge navy island accommodates the kids' baseball team and hides scuff marks, as well as adds color to the space. The barstools are chosen because they're easy to wipe clean. Tucked in the corner is a cozy banquette breakfast nook.
This attractive midcentury modern kitchen features a stainless steel apron sink as well as a white kitchen island that provides extra dining space. The contractor removed walls and flipped the kitchen layout but maintained existing plumbing lines to reduce costs. The colorful wallpaper between two cabinets in the dining area complements the orange range, and sleek white slab cabinets help modernize the space to prevent it from becoming "kitschy."
Pattern and texture are key in this urban contemporary kitchen. The bold peony and vine backsplash makes a dramatic statement and is offset by sleek wood cabinets. The vibrant pink island is color matched to the BlueStar stove, and contemporary pendant lights illuminate the space.
The fun, young family who live in this home wanted an open kitchen with a lot of light and space where they could gather together and entertain. For a colorful surprise, the designers created an island with a rich eggplant finish accented with brass details.
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.