With metallic pendant lights and three gold-trimmed barstools, this open kitchen feels both edgy and luxurious. A large island ensures the owners have plenty of room to prep dinner or entertain visitors.
Custom kitchens have lots of built-in features to add functionality, but there’s no reason you can’t have the same perks on a budget. Roll-out shelves for bottom cabinets are a must — these sturdy bamboo drawers from The Container Store are easy to install with just a screwdriver or drill.
Contemporary White and Black Kitchen with Sitting Room and Breakfast Nook
A black and white kitchen opens to contemporary sitting and breakfast areas that incorporate colorful accents and varying textures. White waterfall marble counters cover the island’s black cabinetry, as glass pendants hang above. In the sitting area, velvet chairs in a deep cobalt color, accented by pillows with bold geometric prints, sit in front of a trio of large windows. A smooth lucite coffee table is topped with shaggy, sheep’s wool, and is anchored by a neutral rug. Mirrored panels in the nook reflect the room’s natural light, and the white table and mid-century dining chairs add subtle modern touches to the classic space.
Contemporary White and Gray Kitchen with Sage Gray Island
This contemporary white and gray kitchen is an airy space with light wood floors and a sage gray island with place to eat for two. Small pendant lights add a modern industrial feel while stainless steel appliances compliment the clean, sleek lines of the space. Multiple storage underneath make the center island both stylish and functional.
In this transitional kitchen, German-manufactured cabinetry clads both the nearly 8-foot-long island and a unit that houses the refrigerator and pantry-style storage bins. Ecru pine cabinets complements both countertops and stainless steel fixtures.
Stately and sophisticated, this kitchen creates a graceful mood with a white palette, subtle pink accents and lots of natural light courtesy of large windows and a glass door. The oversized island offers casual eating as well as plenty of prep space.