The homeowner's newly renovated kitchen is shown. The wall section dividing the kitchen and dining room has been removed, allowing a straight line of site through the whole first floor. The refrigerator now stands where the old sink previously was, and the old window closed up. A new slightly smaller kitchen island allows the same bar stools to fit comfortably in the narrow room. The sink has moved below the other back window. A clean white color scheme, updated stainless steel appliances and modern overhead lighting create a contemporary feel to the space without changing the room's size.
This kitchen was transformed from a dark space with a tiny island to an open, airy concept with a nine foot island and open shelving for a casual, modern restaurant feel.
In order to compensate for removing the original upper cabinets, custom-made stainless steel shelves and a full wall of storage were added. The storage wall contains extra-deep cabinets throughout and a cubby area for small appliances like the toaster. The cabinets next to the double wide commercial refrigerator are actually tall pull-outs for added storage. Family durable materials such as wrought iron and wood stools were used so nothing is too precious to enjoy.
This large, open country style kitchen has everything a family could need. The beautiful custom cabinets provide plenty of storage space, while the large kitchen island gives the family plenty of space to prepare their food. Cabinets and countertops extend along the sides of the room for more storage and preparation options. Appliances in this space include a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a double oven, a two sided prep sink and a wine cooler. The final touch for this family was to add some casual seating at the kitchen island. This option allows the family extra seating when they have guests or simply gives them a place to have a casual meal.
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The most unique part of this Tudor kitchen is the unique vignette surrounding the oven. The state-of-the-art oven was created with a vintage look, despite it having all the modern day conveniences of a new appliance. Just above the oven, there is an inset in the white subway tile backsplash that provides a focal point for the kitchen, as well as a place to set spices and oil for easy access while cooking. The Vent-a-hood has been concealed behind drywall, painted and given moulding to make the space look a bit more elegant, while still keeping the modern necessities present in the kitchen.
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This eat in chef's kitchen is every cook's dream. The elegant wood of the cabinets blends perfectly with the rich exposed beams in the ceiling that help to give the space the Moroccan inspired look the homeowners desired. To complement the wood, designers chose a natural colored tile for the kitchen's backsplash and a complementary travertine tile for the floors. Not only is this kitchen beautiful, though, it is also functional. A large kitchen island with a huge prep sink adds plenty of counter space for food preparation and serving, while gourmet appliances make cooking easy-whether it's for ten people or a hundred.
This modern Tuscan-style kitchen pays homage to the traditional details associated with the design through its use of color, architecture and accessories. Wood rafters help enclose the kitchen, while exposing the cathedral ceilings and intricate, artistic murals along the walls and ceilings. Simple wrought iron fixtures showcase Old World appeal with a contemporary edge. With massive wooden beams, terra-cotta tiles from Italy and hand-painted frescoes of Italian vineyards — this kitchen cooks up Italian flavor from floor to ceiling. But it's the bread warmer and wine cellar that stores up to 1,800 bottles that make this an Italian paradise. Appliances include two Miele dishwashers, a vegetable steamer, a built-in espresso machine and a five-burner Thermador stove.
Designers wanted the kitchen to be both elegant and functional, so they continued the modern look into this space. Clean lines and sharp edges keep the room looking clean and neat, while the blue-gray tile and rich hardwood floor make the space warm and inviting. To accommodate the homeowners' everyday as well as entertaining needs, designers included plenty of prep and storage space with counters and cabinets on two walls of the space and a large kitchen island with an eat in option. To add to the elegance of the space, designers added stainless steel appliances and stainless steel pendant lights, giving the room a little extra sparkle that highlights the natural light that comes in through the door and windows.
In this Tudor kitchen, designers aded aspects that would modernize the space, while make sure the new design kept true to the integrity of the historic Tudor home. The walls are painted a light yellow color that makes the space bright, while the white cabinets and black soapstone countertops help to create a unique contrast. The upper cabinets are glass paneled, creating a more modern display case, while the lower cabinets are updated and have plenty of room for storage. Wood panels cover the kitchen's major appliances to help them seamlessly blend in with the design and create a sophisticated space full of all the modern comforts with plenty of traditional charm.
The owners of this high-rise apartment wanted a functional, modern kitchen, so designers revamped the original galley kitchen to give them what they needed. The galley design provides counter space on each side of the room, allowing for plenty of prep space, while new upper and lower cabinets add storage. Outdated appliances were replaced with new, stainless steel versions. To get the modern look homeowners had hoped for, designers made use of the natural light that comes into the space from the bay windows overlooking the city. Then, they installed two-toned cabinets, a three dimensional tile backsplash and a modern breakfast area to provide the elegant, modern design the homeowners longed for.
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As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, the greatest discontent for Holly and Chester's home was the number of 'dysfunctional' spaces and long list of outdated fixtures and appliances. Designer Jillian Harris created a more open space by ripping out the wall that divided the kitchen and living space as Holly wanted to be able to see their baby in the living room while she was in the kitchen. Harris put in a large island with white quartz countertops, and lots of new storage. Pot lights were inserted, hardwood floors were put down. The room has all new furniture. A new insert and limestone tile was added to the fireplace. All coverings for the windows are new.
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In order to add a stove, cabinets and appliances in the kitchen, the french doors had to be removed and a wall need to be added. Because valuable light was being taken away, the Kitchen Cousins added two skylights into the ceiling. After tearing the dining room wall down and turning the dining room into the kitchen, there is a whole new flow and life to the atmosphere and energy of the kitchen and dining room area. What once was a cold empty ding room is now a large kitchen that opens to a large dining room.
When updating a historic home in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles, Sabine Klingler Kane designed the kitchen around her clients’ butcher-block island. “My client had the island long before we started the remodel,” she says. “It looks perfectly vintage, but it is actually a reproduction made from reclaimed wood. It is ideal for their young daughter as she does not need to be careful with her crayons and spilling food. It has drawers on both sides, and wine storage underneath as well as shelves for cook books. But the best thing is: Two compartments on top have been outfitted with electrical outlets to plug in tablets, laptops, phones and small appliances. It also has towel bars and a bottle opener attached to it — it is not only great looking, but also totally practical and functional.”
The Francis family asked the crew of Elbow Room for a flowing and functional kitchen and family room. To make this happen, Chip Wade and his crew enclosed the back deck and demolished several walls. To make up for lost space, the crew installed an oversized island to hold appliances and supply extra storage. They also added seating in the kitchen by building a banquette to wrap around the kitchen table and adding bar stools to the end of the countertop. The kitchen, then flows into the living room where the crew added comfort in two oversized chairs looking onto the fireplace.