A modern, graphic backsplash and arty glass panels in the lighted upper cabinets bring loads of character to the kitchen of this converted warehouse space. Built-in wine storage, under-cabinet lighting and durable quartz countertops are as functional as they are stylish.
Gorgeous bamboo flooring in this modern living room goes wall to wall then takes a turn north and becomes paneling behind the large flat screen TV. The contrast between walls in this room is stark but feels natural. Low-profile furniture makes it simple to sink in and relax.
Furnished with a flat-screen television, the HGTV Smart Home 2014 kids' den offers a spot to watch movies and play video games. A soft, houndstooth rug anchors the space, which is defined by blue paneled walls and a collection of furnishings, both modern and traditional in design.
The L-shaped desk and return in this home office designed by Tom Beasley were designed and built to perfectly fit the existing niche. The doors are made with recessed, flat panels painted in a dark ebony, and a modern, cream-painted wood base is a wonderful complement for this elegant partner’s desk.
This apartment's kitchen features stark white walls and all-white cabinets and countertops for a clean, modern design. Yellow accessories, a scalloped pendant light and distressed, wood paneled accent wall add texture and dimension to the space.
This modern, serene kitchen is finished in Columbia frameless rift white oak composite and walnut cabinets with accents of aluminum frame doors and frosted glass. The panel fronts on the refrigerator allow the appliance to seamlessly blend into the pantry.
This small kitchen is awash in creamy neutrals, which helps to visually enlarge the small space. Unlike the modern furnishings throughout the rest of the home, the kitchen has a subtle cottage vibe thanks to paneled cabinets and under-island storage.
This U-shaped kitchen offers a huge amount of storage below and some white upper cabinets that blend into the wall space. To keep the space clean and sleek, the ventilation hood was tucked behind a false cabinet panel. A thick, site poured concrete counter with waterfall edge was poured on site. Brass pendants and sconces complement the navy blue lower cabinets for that modern feel.
Homeowners wanted a light, open space in their family's basement, so designers opted for a neutral color palette to make the space feel bright. On the opposite wall from the couches, designers created an inset for the large, flat-screen TV to create depth in the space, while on either side of the television, flat, modern sconces add additional light. Dark wood shelving in the corner optimizes storage space, while dark wood panels behind the sconces project light and a dark wood bench provides additional seating.
This custom kitchen contains white Shaker cabinets and leaded-glass panel doors to achieve a warm but modern look. The pine floors are an unexpected contrast to the stainless steel range hood and a nice balance to the white subway tile backsplash.
"We wanted to create a luxurious gentleman's cabinet where one could retreat to escape from the bustle of modern day life," say designers Alberto Villalobos and Mercedes Desio. The herringbone-patterned floor is leather, as are the wall panels. The lighting is inspired by chiaroscuro.
A custom white oak cabinet by Honea Woodworks balances the wood-paneled opposite wall in this airy and transitional living space. Vintage teak bookcases and an upright piano turn the room into a multifunctional space the whole family can enjoy. Traditional rugs make a fun pairing with modern artwork.
The ingredients for a midcentury-style kitchen are simple: stained wood cabinets with flat-panel doors and a few vintage accessories (like the bulb pendants above). Designer Michelle Lord shares her money-saving strategies for creating a midcentury look. “I like to shop for midcentury furniture and accessories at garage sales and at Salvation Army stores. Then, to pull the look together I use pops of midcentury colors like lime green and orange.”
Even if your kitchen has a more traditional or modern style, you can accent it with country decor. Rooster home accessories add a chic, playful touch to any countertop, while stained glass or leaded glass panels in the cabinets can bring in a bit of farmhouse fashion. This kitchen remodel by Judith Wright Design in Seattle won a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition award.
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, the aim of this kitchen remodel was an updated farmhouse design, so designers left vintage elements, such as the glass paneled cabinets and exposed brick, in the space. Then, they added a reclaimed wood door to cover the entrance to the pantry. Updates in the space include a durable, quartz countertop, a white subway tile backsplash, and modern, stainless steel appliances.
HGTV Design Star contestant Karl Sponholtz designed this kitchen addition, including the custom cabinetry and paneling. "I wanted to give the traditional Georgian architecture a modern aesthetic — dreamy!," he says. The spacious white kitchen combines the best of both worlds with traditional, craftsman style cabinets and sleek marble counter tops and island. The over sized, but elegant, chandelier accentuates a tray ceiling while recessed lights help to fill every inch of this space with light. A large, black table set against wall-to-wall windows not only provides the perfect meeting place to enjoy breakfast but also a bold contrast for the space.