In this contemporary kitchen, two chandeliers balance the length of the large island and raise the eye upward. The marbled backsplash complements the tan wall and brown island cabinets. Large islands are the ideal space to add much-needed storage as well as a few luxuries. Designer Jennifer Gilmer of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchens & Bath Ltd., included an under-counter beverage refrigerator, deep and shallow drawers, and even an extra prep sink to create a functional and stylish island.
The horizontal detail of the cabinetry fronts are echoed in the paneling of the vaulted ceiling, creating a visually balanced look in this contemporary coastal kitchen. The shiplap-style paneling helps mask the drawer seams. Designer Kristina Crestin opted against upper shelving in the sink area to balance the bold look of the cabinets and maintain a light, airy look in the space.
This kitchen redesign gave the opportunity to incorporate some of the more traditional and farmhouse elements that the clients were looking for while still tying the look to the existing lines of the home. The stained shiplap and informal dining space provides a decidedly rustic feel but is balanced with contemporary open shelving with black metal frames and glass shelf inserts.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson gave this once-dated kitchen a chic and contemporary makeover with new wall-to-wall white cabinets, a white quartz countertop and striking gray stone floors. A mix of white and stainless steel appliances give the space an ultra-modern feel and blend seamlessly with the bright, modern decor.
In this New York apartment, designer Nick Olsen uses long alternating black and gray stripes on the wall to accentuate the length of this contemporary galley kitchen. An impressive display of black-and-white photography in plain frames and white mattes plays off of the achromatic theme as do the contrasting gray and black cabinet fronts.
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.
Consider using see-through furniture in tight spaces. This contemporary acrylic table makes a great coffee station and uses the available space well, freeing the kitchen counter of a coffee maker, toaster and fruit bowl. The clear table doesn’t add visual clutter, while the stools add a place for guests or kids to perch. This room was designed by Clay Snider Interiors for Dwell with Dignity, which creates inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
An extra-long island with waterfall countertop is the star of this family-friendly, contemporary kitchen. By removing a wall, the designer opened up this space to the family room beyond, creating an open floor plan that invites people to gather. Cabinetry extends to the ceiling and throughout the breakfast space, maximizing storage. The globe-style pendants are by Arteriors.
With four boys from 12 to 17 (and dog Lucy), downsizing from a 4700 square foot home to a 2600 square foot one, meant that Elizabeth and Curt Nesbitt had to be smart about their space. Their stunning, contemporary Sullivan's Island home on the lush green marsh of the Intracoastal Waterway benefits from an airy, open living room, dining room and kitchen on the home's second floor. Floor to ceiling windows let the light flood in and make the space appear even more expansive. Designer Jenny Keenan worked with the Nesbitts on the smart, chic design of their spacious-feeling home.
In a contemporary kitchen with white-painted oak cabinets, designer Ioana Mezei of Primera Interiors SRL added interest with a unique backsplash. “We customized wallpaper with chef Jamie Oliver’s hamburger recipe and covered it with ultra-clear glass,” she explains. The result is fun, easy to adapt to your own tastes (choose your own favorite recipe, quote or other writing) and easy to wipe clean.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, this kitchen gets a contemporary facelift with Jillian Harris's design. The sleek lines of the cabinets give the space a clean feel, while the chairs add a bit of personality to the space. The neutral colors of the walls, cabinetry and countertops give the space a light feel, and the pendant lights above the dining table add a little more personality to this neutral, classic space.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian Harris' overall design for Joyce and Steven was a mix of both their desires. Joyce wanted a timeless design that would stand the test of time and Steven wanted it to be contemporary. Big and open was another wish, so that they could fulfill their entertaining needs. The wall that separated the kitchen from the dining room was removed. The previous walls were all Popcorn Walls, now refinished and painted Silver Drop dining and living room. The Oak hardwood floors throughout the main floor were refinished. There are new casings on all the windows throughout the main floor. Within the dining room are two built-in China Cabinets, white with glass doors that were rebuilt. The ceilings were just above the windows and the greatest design surprise for Jillian was being able to open the space up by vaulting the ceilings.
This family of 5 needed a lot of counter space for preparing their feasts but wanted to keep it sleek, classic, and space to enjoy all the high-end amenities, so they added Viking appliances for that sleek, clean look as well as durability and luxury. The extra large kitchen island, with lots of storage and a large countertop perfect for food preparation, houses two Viking dishwashers to handle the large load of dishes this family of five is sure to have. The dark cabinets, in contrast to the white Thassos countertop, give the space a sleek, clean feel, adding to the Contemporary design the family desired. With ample wine storage in the corner of the space, this kitchen has everything that a large family needs to prepare and enjoy their meals.
This tiny house is big on style! We enter into the kitchen and are immediately struck by the simple yet bold palette of cobalt blue, crisp white, and gray. Its contemporary vibe is grounded by the use of classic rustic elements. The brass details (current design trend), chunky shelves, cantilevered tables and the tufted sofa help to create an undeniably elevated look in this tiny home. I especially admire the restraint practiced by matching the white sink to the white counter to the white walls. It seems simple but it creates visual space, which is always valuable in a tiny home.