This light and bright kitchen's open plan allows for easy transition between the dining and food preparation areas. Dark brown wooden cabinets are paired with white quartz countertops, while stools at the kitchen island allow for casual countertop dining.
A built-in grill is flanked by an extended countertop to provide a comfortable space to cook and dine on this southwestern style patio. Turquoise-colored Spanish tile trims the water feature, fireplace and countertop for a cohesive look throughout the patio.
Upper and lower built in wood cabinets bring a warmth to the perimeter design of this kitchen. The long island with neutral granite countertop serves as a dining table surrounded by wood dining chairs with white leather seat cushions. A tile backsplash gives a subtle quilt-like look between the cabinetry.
The bold gray marbling on the island countertop compliments the shades of gray in the thin tile backsplash strip behind the stainless steel range hood. Smooth woodgrain cabinetry provides concealed storage or an organized and clean look. Sleek marble floor tile and fresh white walls create a smooth and bright transition into the attached dining room.
This kitchen's rift and sawn-cut white oak floors are 8-inch planks that were fitted and finished to match the existing floor in the family and dining rooms. The wood's warm color picks up the shade of the island's Palomino Quartzite countertop.
This charming home is used by its owners as a full-time rental. To make it memorable, they chose a colorful, eco-friendly design inspiration: The island features an 8-foot wood countertop. The dining table is custom-made from 3-inch thick Blue Pine.
An industrial steel and glass wall separates the kitchen from the living and dining space in this transitional townhouse. A row of windows above the kitchen bar opens, so guests can sit and grab a bite to eat or converse with the chef.
As seen on HGTV's Love It Or List It, Too, Designer Jillian Harris took a tiny kitchen and increased the square footage by removing the wall separating the kitchen from the living room. Jillian created an island to make up for the removal of the front dining area, opening up the space to entertain. The island countertop is a durable Caesar stone in Stone Grey.
The dining bar's richly veined white marble creates a bold visual impact and unifies the kitchen's black-and-white color scheme. Bright white cabinets bring a stark contrast against solid black countertops — creating sleek, clean lines in this sophisticated space.
This spacious kitchen renovation included the addition of a working kitchen island, providing a spot for food preparation or casual dining at the single wooden stool area. Gray quartz countertops and white Shaker style cabinets are used throughout the space.
A cream cabinet just off the dining area offers extra space for storing extra plates and serving ware. The cabinets are topped with brown marble adding a small dark contrast against the light green walls.
You don’t have to wait for a custom-made island to enjoy the style and functionality of a stone countertop. The Bluestone Kitchen Island, $1,999, from Crate & Barrel is crafted with reclaimed pine from old buildings and doors and topped with a lustrous slab of bluestone for a high-end look. Inside, two roomy drawers open with antiqued iron pulls, while spacious open shelves and two iron towel bars provide additional storage. The top slab of bluestone is wet sanded and waxed to a smooth finish that reveals its organic character. Two counter-height stools can be tucked inside for casual, in-kitchen dining.
A large kitchen island is the focal point of this modern kitchen. The bold orange countertop on the island adds a vibrant color as well as ample work space. A long, untreated wood dining table with matching chairs blends beautifully with the light hardwood floor. A large sliding glass door lets natural light brighten the room.
A gray and white marble countertop lined with barstools provides a spot for eating in this contemporary, open plan kitchen. Additional seating surrounds a round dining table with a view of the pool and sunset.