An L-shaped island serves as both a prep area and breakfast bar that also lends itself to entertaining and conversation. Distressed white cabinets keep with the kitchen's traditional look while metal bar chairs and pendant lights give it a contemporary edge.
This family wanted their home to be light and calm since their daily schedules can be so chaotic. All all-white kitchen with pops of bold colors is a good start. Lots of countertops offer up space for cooking, homework or just hanging out.
A marble waterfall edge kitchen island centers this transitional kitchen with animal print bar chairs. Above, two round pendant lights with brass accents, and beside, soft gray cabinets with a dark counter-to-ceiling tile backsplash.
This spacious, modern kitchen features bright white walls, flooring and cabinetry to make it feel clean and airy. Brown accents found in the chairs, buffet and kitchen island offer much needed contrast to the design.
This kitchen was in sore need of a rethink, lacking storage and a comfortable spot for casual meals. To solve the dining problem, designers installed a dining table extended out from the island with room for six. For storage, an adjacent laundry room was reconfigured to also be a pantry.
Oversized globe pendants bring a contemporary vibe over the stainless steel countertop. A multicolored tile backsplash contrast against the rustic wood ceiling beams, which are load bearing as well decorative.
The all-white kitchen pairs classic cabinets with marble countertops, while the traditional pendant lights illuminate the functional yet stylish island. Contemporary barstools with yellow cushions add a small dose of color to the room. A tongue-and-groove ceiling add interest overhead.
This elegant, Moroccan inspired kitchen mixes rich woods with exquisite metalwork and soft fabrics. The kitchen table is made of fine, polished wood, while the chairs have wood backs with metal legs that complement the unique, metal chandelier that hangs above. To finish the design, soft curtains help to block light and add privacy, but they can be raised and lowered simply. All of these elements combine to create the perfect ambiance for this couple's home.
Deep, dark brown and gray tones creates a masculine feel in this spacious modern kitchen. A huge kitchen island offers plenty of seating and features sleek, built-in storage. Smooth surfaces from the floors and counter to the striking glass chandelier adds to the polished look that is signature of modern design.
Soft blue cabinets are topped in slate gray countertops, repeating the shade of the tile floors. The family-friendly kitchen is truly the heart of a the home with a large island to gather around and comfortable banquette breakfast nook. All the light fixtures feature clear glass, adding an airy quality to the spaces.
A crystal chandelier is an unexpected and glamorous touch to this transitional white kitchen. White cabinets are paired with gray-toned countertops, and white subway tile is used for the backsplash and continues up to the ceiling.
This kitchen puts a new spin on contemporary style, with a textured metal backsplash and sleek, teal cabinets. Stools at the large island and a dining nook by the window invite family and friends to gather for casual meals.
The casual dining space in this transitional California kitchen features contemporary built-in cabinetry with a thick marble countertop. Large windows showcase the stunning Corinthian Island view, while translucent shades filter the sun's bright light. A bench at the long, picnic-style table is covered in a casual stripe.