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.
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.
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.
Light and Bright Kitchen With Exposed Beam Vaulted Ceilings
This renovated kitchen features exposed beam vaulted ceilings paired with white cabinets and blue details, like the kitchen island. Two wood stools are positioned next to the island for casual dining, while a metallic pendant light and hardwood floors add finishing touches.
Light and airy, this white farmhouse kitchen has clean-line cabinets, open shelving for displaying dishes and glassware and wide plank white wood flooring. An industrial-style light hangs above a country-inspired dining table and chairs for an eat-in breakfast area.
Contemporary Kitchen With Waterfall Island Countertop
Sleek brown cabinets pair with light tile floors, stainless steel appliances and a bright marble backsplash in this contemporary kitchen. An island with a beautiful waterfall countertop is centered under track lighting in the middle of the kitchen, completing the striking design.
Still the reigning design style, the timeless look of traditional kitchens speaks to most of us. The cabinets can be painted or stained, and glass-front doors are a popular option, as are multipurpose islands.
White Cottage Kitchen With Blue Island and Colorful Tile Floor
White cabinets work perfectly with blue details in this cottage kitchen. Mixed blue and yellow square tiles cover the floor and compliment the light blue island and small tiled wall decor. The kitchen is finished with stainless steel bar stools, pendant lights and appliances.
Gray and White Hexagon Tile Backsplash, Polished White Countertops and Woodgrain Cabinetry in Midcentury Modern Kitchen
Gray and white hexagonal tiles pattern the wall for a large and decorative backsplash effect. Floating shelves stacked next to the window show off personal decorations and everyday dishes to decorate the room without cluttering countertop space. Woodgrain lower cabinets bring the midcentury modern feel and ground the light and airy look.