A favorite kitchen element is a farmhouse sink with a window just above. If you're going to be cooking or doing dishes, why not have a beautiful view in sight? This lovely space is also defined by its custom refrigerator, which matches the white cabinets perfectly. High cabinets are ideal for storing infrequently used pots and pans, and the simple black backsplash behind the range adds an understated punch of contrast.
This contemporary master suite needed to serve both as a relaxation space and as the headquarters for a home-based business. The design team accomplished both goals by creating a separate nook off the bedroom that stores supplies and provides space to work.
Taking the upper cabinets to the ceiling helped make this space appear taller and achieved the goal of opening up the space. The backsplash tile was blended with the cabinet color to further heighten the room. The cabinetry was kept simple to make the room flow nicely and also add to the open concept. The dark granite, Marron Cohiba, in a brushed finish, shows off its natural, organic texture. A color palette in a taupe scheme with dark accents and a beautiful wire brushed hickory floor give the strong, rustic vibe that reflects this homeowner’s personality and taste.
Design is all about the details. The backsplash tile flows into the kitchen window to give it a clean, seamless stopping point. The small granite sill on the window is perfect for a small plant and easy to clean! A simple woven wood shade from The Shade Store adds a finishing touch to the window. The dark granite, Marron Cohiba, in a brushed finish, shows off its natural, organic texture. A color palette in a taupe scheme with dark accents and beautiful wire brushed hickory floor give the strong, rustic vibe that reflects this homeowner’s personality and taste.
Quartz countertops balance the dark green cabinets and hardwood floors, helping the the space to look as light and airy as possible. Meanwhile, those custom doors conceal a sleek, Sub Zero refrigerator.
Butter yellow walls and classic moldings provide the backdrop for sleek, modern finishes and lighting in this transitional kitchen. White cabinetry is extra-tall to maximize storage in the compact space, and dark countertops have a honed finish that balances the area.
Sleek, contemporary cabinetry in a light wood is paired with dark countertops. Bright green tiles in two different sizes are used to create a stunning backsplash. Above the sink, the designer added shelves for wine storage.
The island countertop in this transitional kitchen features local Alabama white marble, cut to mimic the shape used in the stair railing, eyebrow gables and dining room chairs. The island itself features a rich, dark finish that contrasts nicely with the cool gray cabinetry on the room's perimeter. A mix of traditional and modern elements adds interest to the space, from the leaded glass cabinet doors and apron sink to the industrial-inspired pendants and acrylic-and-metal barstools.
If you have a bit more room to play with, the wet bar offers the opportunity to incorporate extra refrigeration, a second sink and even a recycling center. Designer Nathan J. Reynolds fit all this and more into this project. “This wet bar was designed with entertaining in mind,” he says. “The top refrigerator drawer is perfect for storing cold water, soda, beer — even juice boxes for the kids. The bottom freezer drawer makes ice and is great for chilling glasses and liquor. Fill the sink up with ice and display the beverages offered to guests for the evening. The far right drawer is handy for bottle openers, napkins and bar utensils for the bartender. Below the drawer is a recycling center pull-out with trash and recycling for the empty bottles. The countertop space is generous for displaying beverages and making your favorite cocktail.”
Dark wood cabinets pop against the putty-colored paneled walls in the kitchen in this welcoming country cabin. Thick slab countertops and large chrome pendant lights help balance the visual weight of the oversized timber doorway leading to the adjacent two-story living room.
Clear your island and use simple, inexpensive items to reset your kitchen style. In this kitchen, designers with homebuilder Lennar add a few pops of color by piling bright red apples on a three-tiered tray from a discount home decor store. The red apples contrast with the arrangement of green succulents nearby.
White cabinets covering the walls of this kitchen supply ample storage and give the room a glowing look in the natural light. A large island is surrounded with additional cabinetry and topped with a polished white marble countertop. A trio of pendant lights hang over the island.