The kitchen in this Mediterranean-inspired farmhouse is clean and sparse, with all-white cabinetry and a simple white subway tile backsplash. Dark hardwood floors and a dark-painted island warm up the space and give it added dimension. A rustic pendant above the island brings both function and flair.
The sleek, clean lines of this kitchen prevent the space from looking or feeling small and cluttered. Designer Ammie Kim kept busy decor to a minimum and allowed the glass-tile backsplash to be the colorful — yet soothing — focal point. When using the deep-toned cabinetry, keep the surrounding walls and countertops neutral for a more balanced look.
The blue cabinets and kitchen island drawers stand out against the white walls and countertops. The backsplash area behind the stove is made of white tiles, while the kitchen island countertop is made of white marble.
A completely curved kitchen created a challenge for designer Mary Anne Smiley but she was able to turn it into an interesting and inviting space. With limited room to work with, the kitchen island doubles and a breakfast nook on the other side for an efficient use of space.
Dark wood floors and cabinetry combine with clean lines and white walls to create a California kitchen with a sleek yet homey vibe. A long island doubles as a table at one end, allowing ample space for prep work, dining and chatting with the cook. Sliding doors lead to a terrace with spectacular Laguna Beach views.
Neutral cabinets and marble countertops make a classic-and-clean combination in this open kitchen. A patterned backsplash adds a little energy to the room and keeps the space from feeling too monochrome.
A long island houses a butcher block countertop, handy storage for cookbooks and barstools for eating or chatting with the cook. The stainless steel range hood, which runs the length of the island, provides integrated task lighting. A built-in bar area has open shelving for glassware, wine refrigerator, backlit wine racks and a flat-screen TV.
How many homes have a stone fireplace in the kitchen? This mansion in Washington, CT features not only a fireplace, but also Moroccan encaustic tiles, souring paneled ceilings and soapstone countertops.