Designer Nancy Blandford calls this kitchen "party central." Designed around two support columns, the massive U-shaped island can be approached from six sides. One side is for seating, another acts as the bar and the other four sides are for meal prep and serving.
Gorgeous white marble countertops and the stainless steel appliances contrast beautifully against the blue cabinets. This stunning island is painted bright blue and creates interest and fun in the space.
Black cabinets and drawers make a striking contrast against the white walls and kitchen island. Classic architectural details, like elegant columns and crown molding, combine with contemporary elements, such as the bubble pendant lights, to create a transitional chef's kitchen that is truly the heart of the home.
A multi-barreled brick lined ceiling brings a warm, rustic vibe to the gourmet kitchen, which opens up to the family room. A custom-made zinc hood over the gas cooktop adds to the Old World feel, while limestone tiles ground the space.
Without the white cabinets, this kitchen would feel too dark and cramped. A combination of dark-stained wood cabinets and white cabinets balance each other out, with one adding warmth and the other adding brightness. The marble countertop island also serves as a breakfast bar to anchor the space.
The kitchen had a four foot hallway from the foyer to the garage on the right side which was removed to accommodate a full refrigerator and freezer and also open up adequate space to fit two 100” islands.
The three points of the frequently mentioned work triangle are the range, sink and refrigerator. Appliances can be broken up with the classic shapes; for example, the cooktop and wall ovens might be in different areas. Two sinks are important for a two-cook kitchen. This white kitchen is accented with a marble backsplash and a wooden countertop on the island highlighting the bar stools and exposed ceiling beams.
A built-in wine refrigerator turns this butler's pantry into a convenient storage and serving area. The kitchen of this 1920s home got a glam update that preserves its historic feel. Furniture-style feet on the cabinetry are among the period touches that bring character to the space.
The detailed rosette ceiling in the center of the room features inset antique mirrors framed in acanthus leaf moldings. The center ceiling medallion is embellished with a blue crystal chandelier. The archway leading into the family room is paneled and finished to match the cabinetry. On both sides of the arch, the designer centered two tall China cabinets with curved mullion doors.
Wood countertop on the long kitchen island serves as a beautiful centerpiece in this neutral, traditional kitchen. The light neutral color palette and hardwood flooring creates a timeless and classic design making this kitchen functional and stylish.
The family room and the kitchen were connected by the old hallway which when removed, opened up the kitchen to a family room with a beautiful paneled archway that’s centered with the stove, the two islands and the dramatic mirrored ceiling.
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.