This light and bright kitchen features a pair of large sliding doors that open the space to an outdoor patio area, making it easy to transition between the two spaces. Sleek white cabinets are paired with exotic wood accents, while polished concrete floors add a modern finishing touch.
Open-Plan Craftsman Eat-In Kitchen and Living Space
In an open-plan concept, designers strive not only to create separate zones within one large space but to make the end result feel cohesive. In this home, the designers at Carlton Architecture + DesignBuild did both with finesse. “We divided individual spaces with furniture groupings and circulation. Common materials such as steel, rift sawn white oak cabinetry, and dark stained oak floors are used to unify the three areas,” they explain.
Red barstools add a bold punch of color and playfulness to this clean, crisp kitchen. Soft gray walls, light-colored countertops and white cabinets ensure the space feels bright and open, while a dark tile backsplash creates striking contrast.
Contemporary Gray Kitchen With Rich Brown Cabinetry
Brown cabinets in a rich chocolate brown add beautiful contrast to this luxe, modern gray kitchen. Stunning white quartz tops the counters, while a modern metal and glass backsplash completes the sleek look.
Black, White and Gray Contemporary Kitchen With Blue Pendant Lights
Blue pendant lights add the only spot of color in this chic contemporary kitchen where the palette mixes grays, black and white. Open shelving beneath the island offers handy, easy-to-reach cookbook storage.
To open up the kitchen to the rest of the living area meant losing a wall of cabinets. But the designers added lots of hidden storage to make up for it: A microwave is tucked inside the peninsula; a glass storage cabinet is built in on one wall; and there is a huge pull-out pantry next to the refrigerator.
Every inch of space is put to use in this streamlined kitchen, including a slim strip of cabinetry that serves as wine storage. Custom-designed, locally built cabinets in a soft gray hue are clean and crisp against white Caesarstone countertops and bright white trim.
By removing the low-hanging cabinets, this renovated kitchen opens up to an island with a casual eating area, creating additional food preparation space and storage. The kitchen island features royal blue painted stools and three copper pendant lights. The open nature of the kitchen and living room spaces allows for easy transition between the rooms.
White and Gray Kitchen with Steel Vent Hood, Island and Wood Barstools
Don’t hide your collection of decorative plates. If you have a collection of cookware, pull the pieces out and let everyone see and enjoy them. Stephanie Andrews of Atlanta-based Balance Design showcased her client’s collection in this designer kitchen. “The blue and white pottery is not expensive, but it made an impact when there is a collection of it,” Andrews says.
This ultra modern kitchen and dining room, decorated in muted shades of black, gray, and white, creates a diner-like atmosphere to the space. The kitchen features gray cabinetry, a black countertop, silver pulls and a unique ceiling light fixture. Adjacent to the kitchen, the dining area continues the color scheme, but with a burst of lavender on the dining room chairs.