The owners bring this kitchen into the 21st century by simply painting the cabinets, replacing the track lighting with a pretty pendant lamp, replacing the hardware and bringing in stainless steel appliances (bought off Craigslist).
A drum pendant with a shade offers affordable elegance, no matter your style, above an island or kitchen table. The filter on the bottom hides the bulbs and creates a soft glow, says interior designer Michelle Mentzer. You can find drum pendants with solid or patterned linen shades often starting at $125.
A decorative tile backsplash adds pizzazz to the cooking area in this newly renovated kitchen, which gives a nod to its 1920s roots. Glass mosaic tile blends with white cabinetry and professional appliances to form a kitchen that is fully updated for modern life.
High ceilings in this white kitchen allowed for double-stacked cabinets with glass-front doors at the tops. A large blue island provides space for several to sit and eat, and it includes a sink and dishwasher for food preparation and cleanup.
The large blue island in this white kitchen is topped with Cambria quartz and provides plenty of space for casual dining and food preparation. The kitchen also features pendant lights and tall white cabinets with glass-front upper doors.
This custom kitchen works overtime with dishwasher drawers, multiple spice nooks, a walk-in pantry and an espresso machine. The green soapstone countertops provide contrast against the fresh white cabinets.
The visual interest is in the details of this traditional kitchen: scrollwork, molding, light fixtures, even the leg of the island. An extended countertop of the island also brings eat-in potential to the room.
The open pavilion reflects the home's architecture and houses the outdoor kitchen and dining room. The stainless steel grill and refrigerator is built into a brick facade, which also provides counter space for prep and serving.
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed a century-old home's cramped, dated kitchen into a beautiful cooking and entertaining space with tons of modern amenities. Maintaining the home's antique charm, Sarah chose traditional blue floral wallpaper, brass accents and oil finished hardwood floors to accent a breathtaking Calacatta marble kitchen island with an attached dining table.
Rustic wood floors, pine cabinetry and a red kitchen island give this kitchen a country look without being too literal. Traditional features like the stone backsplash, granite countertop and drawer pulls balance out the country elements.
This traditional kitchen has a rustic feel with a stacked-stone hearth, mosaic tile backsplash and rubbed bronze faucets. Soapstone on the main counters pairs well with the granite on the large island.
This breathtaking oven hood was designed by Ami Austin to extend all the way to the ceiling, creating the feel of a much larger space and more well-appointed appearance. Maintaining the same color and finish throughout the kitchen establishes a very sleek and graceful kitchen design.
This traditional kitchen features a spacious island with bar stools, stainless steel appliances and two miniature chandeliers. The island is minimally decorated, leaving it open for cooking, eating or spreading work out on.
This stunning remodeled kitchen – with light marble countertop, chic white cabinetry and exciting chevron-design backsplash – flows into the family room where an elegant stone fireplace and custom shelving create a cozy space. White woodwork and hardwood floors add continuity throughout this classic design.
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.