The large rustic island centers this farmhouse kitchen and provides extra storage and prep space. An open shelf in the island keeps favorite cookbooks handy, while a pair of pendant lights illuminates the pretty white countertops.
Transitional Eat-In Kitchen With Dark Brown Wood Cabinets
This kitchen remodel includes dark brown wood cabinets paired with neutral granite countertops and a neutral tile backsplash. Two pendant lights hang above the kitchen island, which offers a spot for casual dining at one end. Stainless steel appliances and neutral floor tiles add finishing touches.
If existing cabinets are of good quality, in excellent working condition and the layout functions well, the most affordable option is to simply paint or re-stain them. Another alternative, refacing, involves installing a new veneer on the exterior of the cabinet box and replacing the doors and drawer fronts, and should be handled by a professional.
To create a light and airy look in this contemporary kitchen, materials were chosen for their luminosity and sparkle. Afrormosia wood cabinets offer texture and a natural luster, while the Ice Age granite backsplash behind the range blends a white background with gorgeous flecks of gray and taupe. Stainless steel and specialty glass accents shine, bringing a radiant energy to a typically utilitarian space.
This kitchen was reconfigured to showcase a central island with waterfall edges and light open shelving. Custom walnut cabinetry with brass and matte black accents keep it feeling both warm and masculine. The adjoining breakfast nook follows the same line of minimal Scandinavian monochromatic finishes with a punch of design energy via the brass tulip table base.
Curved Basket-Weave Tile Backsplash in Dining Area
To add some visual eye candy to her brand-new kitchen, HGTV fan cc_insidearch used gold glassed-curved tile to create a basket weave-patterned backsplash in the cut-out of her back wall cabinet unit. With bright backlighting and a reflective granite countertop, the glass tiles' iridescent finish appears especially sleek and shiny.
This spacious eat-in kitchen features two large kitchen island areas with striped upholstered stools, as well as a small casual dining area. The exposed beam ceiling and stone accent wall add rustic flair, while glass pendant lights and a chandelier with mini lampshades provide finishing touches.
A long island houses a butcher block countertop, handy storage for cookbooks and barstools for eating or chatting with the cook. The stainless steel range hood, which runs the length of the island, provides integrated task lighting. A built-in bar area has open shelving for glassware, wine refrigerator, backlit wine racks and a flat-screen TV.
Upholstered barstools sit on one end of the long, irregularly shaped island for casual dining in the kitchen. The core of the kitchen is a highly functional "U" with easy access from the kitchen sink to the commercial-quality range and a pair of wall ovens. Exposed wood beams bring a rustic quality to the space, while dark brown cabinets lend to the classic feel.
Reclaimed beams and classic architectural details resonate with the early 19th century time period in which this farmhouse was built. Soft gray cabinets pair with creamy white countertops in this open kitchen, where a large island takes center stage and provides a spot for dining. Dark hardwood floors ground the space.
Transitional Gourmet Kitchen is Open, Family-Friendly
This eat-in transitional kitchen features a contemporary dining table paired with wicker chairs, as well as bartop eating off the island. Traditional, dark brown cabinets are paired with neutral stone countertops and backsplash, while contemporary lighting brings a modern touch to the space.
This beautiful kitchen blends two-toned cabinets with a variety of stone types to create a warm, inviting space. It also provides plenty of functional space, with a large island and acres of granite countertops.
Beautiful Contemporary Kitchen With White Quartzite Countertops
In order to accommodate homeowners who love to host guests, this kitchen was thoughtfully designed to be functional, yet contemporary and sleek. The large kitchen island can act as an informal dining area as well as the perfect area to serve food. The white quartzite used for the countertops functions similarly to granite in that it is sturdy and handles a wide range of temperatures--necessary for a client who spends a lot of time in the kitchen.