Natural light streams into this contemporary chef's kitchen, highlighting its creamy, white Carrara countertop and backsplash. Custom, craftsmen cabinetry in deep espresso frames the bright marble surfaces to create a stunning contrast.
This kitchen was completely transformed with all new cabinets, painted gray on the bottom and white on top to make the space appear larger. The wrap-around countertop was replaced with a space-saving kitchen island and breakfast bar. All new stainless steel appliances give this room a sleek, clean look.
Marble countertops are the epitome of the luxurious kitchen ideal, and that luxury comes with a price tag that will likely be more than $100 a square foot. If you love the look of marble but don’t care for the price of Carrara, consider the solid surface alternative Striato from Formica. It carries all the advantages of solid surface countertops (durability, lower price) and comes with a distinctly marble-like look.
A trio of country-style pendant lights illuminates a two-zone kitchen island with countertops made of reclaimed mesquite and Carrara marble. The stylish kitchen boasts new appliances with rustic accessories to combine style and function.
Licensed contractor Josh Temple and his team transformed the kitchen in this 1905 home, adding a new stove with hood, dishwasher, custom cabinets and a tin tile ceiling. Bright yellow and white stripes, plus a Carrara marble countertop, added to the soda fountain vibe of the space, and meshed well with the couples' love of all things candy-related.
White, Carrara marble countertop surrounds a farmhouse sink on this contemporary kitchen island. The space boasts an open-concept design, allowing natural light to sweep through the arched, sitting room windows. The overall effect is airy and fresh.
Wondering how to keep an all-white kitchen from looking bland and boring? Simple: Just layer in plenty of natural texture. In this cottage-style space, for example, Jeremy Power of Bella Custom Homes used the center island to add warmth and interest. “We built the island using reclaimed barn wood and topped it with a honed Carrara marble countertop,” he says. The “X” details on each end are a subtle nod to the home’s country roots.