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.
Previously, the eat-in portion of this kitchen contained and old, outdated breakfast nook with banquettes. The homeowners loved this unique addition to their space, but it was in desperate need of updating, so designers scaled back the walls to create a larger space for the nook, then they modernized it with a bright wall color, silver leather covering on the banquettes, a modern table and a red, modern chandelier to match the walls. To help light the space, designers added double hung windows to let in plenty of natural light, making the space, bright, warm and inviting.
Gorgeous wood paneling and cabinets give a refined cabin feel to this open concept kitchen and dining area. Spare, clean-lined elements are expertly mixed with organic accents like the wood table and stools.
Three rooms were combined in this cottage to create one big, bold kitchen. The original sink, which was the only salvaged item from the original kitchen, serves as the inspiration for the bright-red color scheme.
This spacious kitchen features a richly-hued breakfast nook with a neutral round table and red plaid upholstered wooden chairs. A vintage metal chandelier with mini lampshades hangs overhead. Glass front cabinets with a diamond wire mesh pattern are paired with a red accent wall and metallic crown molding.
The cabinets in this neutral and red kitchen use a mix of wood and glass doors, conveniently providing both covered storage (handy for less sightly items) and visible storage -- useful for your most in demand or attractive things. A small butcher block table extends the island.
With so many gadgets used throughout the day, it's smart to find a way to integrate smartphones and tablets into your kitchen design. This modular command center allows homeowners to keep electronics within reach yet off the counter, thanks to under-cabinet outlets and tablet/smartphone cradles.
For modern-day efficiency, outdated appliances were replaced with digital, stainless steel models. Although the appliances are silver, they pair well with the brass accents throughout the transitional kitchen and complement the red cabinetry.
Turn storage into a decorative statement by using floating shelves to house vases, pitchers, ramekins and other charming kitchen essentials like in this transitional space. A light blue tile backsplash provides welcome contrast.
“Fabric shades are like great art: They transform a space and its inhabitants,” says Kara Roberts, Director of Merchandising for Smith & Noble, the manufacturer of the Moroccan-style shades shown here. Flat Roman shades fold up at the top when fully raised and lie flat when lowered, creating a low profile look that works with a wide range of fabrics and prints.
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.