The kitchen forms the heart of the apartment, offering ample seating, a large countertop surface, bright lighting and an open format. The kitchen was completely reconfigured from the original layout: walls were knocked down, cabinets were relocated and new ones custom-made, and state-of-the-art appliances were installed. Everything was kept white and glossy to maximize natural and artificial light.
Bright white cabinetry provides appealing contrast against the smooth black countertops in this sleek kitchen. A metallic backsplash around the kitchen window provides texture in the room and complements the surrounding stainless steel appliances for a cohesive space.
This simple kitchen space is both stylish and functional without distracting from the natural beauty of its surroundings. The open concept plan makes this space perfect for entertaining, allowing someone to be in the kitchen and still remain a part of the conversation. The wide galley style kitchen provides plenty of counter space for preparation, while the bar stools and the large kitchen table provide plenty of seating for entertaining. The neutral colors and large windows in this space allow tons of natural light in, making this home warm and inviting while reflecting the serenity of the beach that surrounds this home.
This textured, rustic backsplash makes it look as if this kitchen by Hamilton-Gray Design is fully constructed of stone. But, in fact, the quartzite material actually comes in pieces that are applied just like tile, making it a viable choice even in a home with plaster or sheetrock walls.
Designer Karen Swanson of New England Design Works used found plywood to create unique walls that resemble shiplap siding. A stunning round chandelier with Edison bulbs is a charming edition to the room.
Mediterranean Kitchen With Spacious Island and Neutral Stone Walls
This inviting kitchen features a spacious island with neutral cabinets and a granite countertop. Wrought iron candelabra chandeliers hang above, while neutral stone blocks provide accent walls. Hardwood floors complete the look of the space.
Traditional Kitchen with Cream Cabinets, Island, Drum Fixture and Hardwood Floors
Don’t forget the floor. In this kitchen, a black-and-white carpet runner matches the plates and dishes on display in the cabinets above. A small area rug with a pattern or palette that matches your dinnerware is a simple and easy way to create a cohesive look in your kitchen. Designer Michelle Mentzer says another go-to styling choice is to add a plant or flowers for a bit of greenery.
Contemporary Chef's Kitchen is Perfect for Entertaining
The chef's kitchen is designed for cooking as well as entertaining. A full bar area has open shelving for glassware, backlit wine racks and wine refrigerator, while the expansive island provides the two separate cooking areas and tons of prep space.