It's fun to imagine the meals that could be created in this masterpiece of a kitchen. A top-of-the-line La Cornue range will make any chef cheer; a waterfall marble countertop makes a cool (literally!) stage for prep work.
If you like your cabinets but want a bit more pizzazz, put a spotlight on them with lighting. Designer Judith Wright Sentz used LED ribbon lights inside and low voltage lights underneath. Not only does this showcase the beautiful leaded glass doors and items on display, it also provides additional functional light for the kitchen. Sentz says the kitchen, which was a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner, was once very dark, so she took care to add as much light to the space as possible.
Lakefront Kitchen Features Rich Wood Cabinetry & Island
Dark wood cabinets and kitchen island provide beautiful contrast in this bright white kitchen. Topped with white marble, the kitchen island includes a prep sink, dining area set for four and four pendant lights above for ample lighting. French doors open up to the patio to invite indoor-outdoor living.
Brown Transitional Open Plan Kitchen With Light Fixture
Multiple shades of brown, from light to dark, in multiple different materials bring dimension and texture to this kitchen. Overhead, the round light fixture shows off the sculptural lines of its light bulbs.
Transitional Kitchen With Modern Dark Wood Cabinets
The island in this transitional kitchen showcases a large single bowl stainless sink, hot/cold water filter, spacious prep and seating area. Large voluminous drawers are a favorite of busy cooks for easy access and unbeatable storage.
Inviting Transitional Kitchen Features Dark Cabinetry and Turquoise Tile Backsplash
This Mary DeWalt-designed kitchen is luxurious in its style and appointments, as dark wood cabinetry plays against color for a dramatic effect. Especially stunning is the small mosaic tile backsplash in soft turquoise blue that softens the design and adds shiny texture. This room corroborates the choice of blue and brown as an outstanding and unexpected color combination, especially for the kitchen.
Transitional White Kitchen With Natural Wood Plank Ceiling
This spacious kitchen features white cabinets, including several with backlit glass front doors. A gray kitchen island features a gray and white marble countertop that is also used throughout the rest of the kitchen, while a natural wood plank ceiling finishes off the look of the space.
Kitchen: Sophisticated Colonial in New Canaan, Conn.
The luxurious kitchen pairs chocolate brown perimeter cabinets with a crisp white island for striking contrast. Two different island countertop surfaces create additional interest, and sleek, round pendant lights complete the high-end look.
The spacious kitchen blends white cabinets, ceiling and walls with beautiful dark hardwood floors, countertops and an elegant dining table for a look that comes off as both refreshing and grounded. The open plan design makes the water views accessible from the entire room.
Built In White Slide Out Pantry Storage With Stainless Steel Refrigerator
Slide out pantry doors create ample storage that is easily tucked away to keep this kitchen organized and accessible. A stainless steel refrigerator is fixed into he cabinetry for a sleek finish. A peak at tall glass candleholders shows a feminine and decorative detail.
A pair of neutral wingback chairs create a small sitting area off to the side of this white transitional kitchen. White plantation shutters, dark hardwood floors and rustic barstools round out the design.
One of the easiest ways to give your cabinets a makeover is simply by switching out your hardware. “People say they add the jewelry when they add the hardware,” says designer Judith Wright Sentz of Judith Wright Design in Seattle, a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner. “We took special care to add really pretty hardware.”
Crisp White Kitchen Features Farmhouse Sink, Subway Tile & Arched Window
A contemporary farmhouse sink is the perfect fit below a stunning arched window in this sophisticated kitchen with a warm, updated country feel. Using white as the motif can be tricky, but the subtle details in the marble countertop, modern pulls and subway tile surrounding the window create a safe and comfortable feeling of history.