To add color to the updated, yet still authentic feeling kitchen and dining room spaces, designers on America's Most Desperate Kitchens continued the mint green color from the kitchen into the dining room. The mint green of the refrigerator and the KitchenAid reflect flecks of mint green in the custom, large print tile floor. The same accent color enters the dining room with the vintage, mint green pendant light.
To create room in the kitchen for the family of seven to eat together, designers planned a custom island to fit neatly around a rectangular dining table. A banquette was built into the island's back side.
Modern art flanks the TV and rests atop a custom white oak console by Honea Woodworks in this casual family room. Throughout the space, wood accents balance cool white walls and concrete floors. The adjoining dining room features the homeowners’ collection of vintage '60s furniture.
The open floor plan creates a seamless transition between the family's most-used living spaces. Clean lines and state-of-the-art equipment make the kitchen the refined core of entertaining, while the dining room is defined by a custom-designed drop ceiling and an EcoSmart fireplace. Beyond the dining room is the living room, wet bar and frameless glass wine room, all which combine to create one sophisticated space perfect for entertaining.
A custom metal and wood stair rail echoes the industrial accents found throughout the great room and dining room. The strong lines of the railing add texture and stand out against the whitewashed wood floors and vaulted white ceilings.
A custom built-in provides ample storage in the open dining room and sets the stage for entertaining. We love how the piece integrates storage for both wine bottles and glasses in a simplistic fashion.
A vaulted ceiling and textured, tiled fireplace sets the tone for this open-plan waterfront living room with floor-to-ceiling ocean views. A custom wrap-around sofa provides views from any angle situated beneath a large brass chandelier. The dining space is nearby and features dark wooden tones and round leather dining chairs.
Custom-framed art that offers a modern interpretation of a Viking helmet by American-Turkish designer and HGTV host John Gidding decorates the wall of the dining room, a perfect fit for this urban Scandinavian farmhouse.
For this renovation, the kitchen was opened up to the dining room and living room. Materials were carefully selected to ensure that the kitchen would be both stunning and functional. Soapstone and marble grace the countertops, while custom cabinetry in contrasting black and white provides much-needed storage.
A wall was removed to open up the space into what was formerly a dining room, greatly expanding the kitchen's square footage. A new custom island installed and the cabinetry completely reworked, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
This spacious contemporary kitchen features gray granite countertops, custom cabinetry and a plasma TV. Ample countertop space provides plenty of room for food preparation, as well as a small breakfast bar that serves as the perfect space for casual dining.
A 19th-century Japanese Mizuya is wall mounted and split into two sections to act as upper and lower cabinets in this Asian-inspired kitchen. Custom cabinetry mimics the style of the client's prized tansu chest in the adjacent dining room.
Entering from the dining room, custom pocket doors in a fretted work pattern frame the kitchen. An antique Japanese mizuya chest is separated by an iridescent gray backsplash, which adds depth and a touch of glamor to the space.
Designer Linc Thelen created a cool vibe for this dining room with custom chairs covered in Missoni-inspired fabric. He used grasscloth wall covering with wainscoting and a chair rail for a sophisticated look.
This contemporary breakfast nook features a custom midcentury-modern-style dining table and bright white banquette. Pillows in brown tones bring a soft, natural feel to the space, and a round light fixture echoes the circular table bases, pulling the room together.
In this second-home Chicago high-rise pied-à-terre, rough wooden side tables and a rustic dining table paired with brilliant red faux-leather chairs create an inspired look in this combined living and dining room. The giraffe-print stools in the breakfast bar are custom designed, inspired by the homeowners’ love of their home state of Texas, animals and travels to Africa.
Glamorous custom pendants and chandeliers create a sense of luxury and unique character. The entry staircase pickets are elegant teardrop shapes, while the use of polished nickel and fused glass is used in the dining room’s grand chandelier over the table.
When the Kitchen Cousins tore down the wall that separated the kitchen from the dining room, it gave the Pasquella family an open area that feels twice the size. What was once a home office, is now a large dining room area that sits directly across from a new kitchen and center island. By taking down that wall, the family can cook and entertain without feeling separated. By removing the wall, the kitchen now has twice as much light. The new dining room table was custom made by John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino from old wood and steel.