KITCHEN, AFTER: The kitchen has completely new cabinets with plenty of storage, high-end appliances, granite countertops, a barn door and new hardwood floors. The kitchen opens up to the dining room, making this galley kitchen feel more like an eat-in kitchen.
This inviting, galley-style kitchen is a farmhouse design with its wood cabinetry and countrified accessories. The green walls, orange door and light oak floor contrast nicely with the darker wood of the furniture and cabinets.
Dark, traditional cabinetry is paired with white countertops and a neutral-tile backsplash in this kitchen seen on HGTV Design Star. White contemporary chairs and a wooden table create a simple dining space.
As seen on HGTV's Design Star, Mark Diaz and Kellie Clements use both tile and distressed wood-printed laminate for two different sides of the backsplash because of time constraints. "It needs to be one or the other," says judge Vern Yip.
This dining room set shows a well-planned arrangement of seating, with the addition of both vertical and horizontal slatted wood chairs to work around the inlaid wood table. The look is clean and comfortable and blends well with the dark wood of the kitchen cabinets.
This organized home office is conveniently located in a kitchen nook, which gives the adults of the house a central place to pay bills and take care of business, as seen on HGTV's Design Star. "Nobody's dream is to have their kids' stuff strewn all over the kitchen," judge Vern Yip says. "Just because it's supposed to look lived-in doesn't mean it has to look messy."