Yellow walls and natural light form the skylight create a sunny look in this traditional kitchen. A wood island with neutral granite countertop provides extra space for food prep and meals while leaving open floor space to maneuver through the room.
This outdoor kitchen, featured in season 4 of DIY Network's Yard Crashers, has a stone-top table with built-in fire pit. A simple grill is attached to a countertop with sink for convenience in food prep, cooking and cleanup.
Outdoor great room. This fully decked-out outdoor living space that takes what you love about the great room and brings it outside. Food prep and cooking happen close to the house, with a fireplace and an outdoor lounge nearby.
This midcentury modern kitchen neatly blends an open and airy feel (created by floating shelves and white walls) with earthy grounding from the wood cabinets and neutral stone floor. The oval island adds extra countertop space for food prep and casual dining.
This contemporary kitchen features an extended countertop for added seating and easier food prep. White upper cabinets, countertops and backsplash give the space a clean, modern look. Under-cabinet lighting, as well as ambient lighting and an industrial pendant light illuminate the space.
This unique kitchen layout combines form and function — an oval-shaped island and a curved breakfast bar work beautifully together while providing ample counter space for food prep. Tall ceilings drizzle a stunning variety of pendant lights for a perfect finishing touch.
This light and bright kitchen pairs together white wooden cabinets with porcelain countertop, including the island which boasts a cooktop and food prep area. Lucite kitchen stools at the kitchen island and a nearby breakfast nook provide ample room for casual dining.
This bright blue and white kitchen with brass accents feels open and airy with a short tiled wall and corner sink overlooking the living room. The blue rectangular kitchen island makes the perfect spot for food prep with a bonus wine refrigerator.
This kitchen has plenty of space for food prep, cooking and dining thanks to a long counter-top and large granite-wrapped island. The four clear Lucite bar stools keep the emphasis on the kitchen's streamlined design, including quarter-cut walnut, smooth veneer.
A round glass dining table adds seating capacity without hindering the visual flow of this contemporary dining space. A mosaic tile backsplash in the kitchen accentuates the upscale cabinetry and the elevated ceiling, and a large island provides food prep and casual dining space.
This contemporary open kitchen features gray cabinetry around the perimeter surrounding modern-day stainless steel appliances. A large eat-in island serves equally well for food prep, with its white quartz countertop and apron-front sink. Period chandeliers work alongside recessed lighting to provide illumination.
In this elegant, ultra-modern kitchen, "U" shaped cabinetry provides the homeowners with plenty of counter space for food prep. The space's functionality is further improved with the installation of a second sink to make preparing for a large party is as simple as possible.
The island in the HGTV Smart Home 2014 masquerades as a farmhouse table while hiding away drawers to tuck away linens and other home goods. Electrical outlets are built into the sides of the kitchen island for easy use of small appliances during food prep.
The Autohaus great room features a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass panes as well as a large door leading to the deck. The living area includes a deep neutral sectional, and the kitchen has a large white island for food prep and casual dining.
During the redesign of this modern-rustic ranch, designers created functionality between the entertainment spaces by establishing an easy flow between the kitchen and the dining room. The kitchen countertop extends to the edge of the dining room to make food prep and transport effortless.
This fully equipped outdoor kitchen is a cook’s dream, making food prep easy and keeping the hosts connected to their guests. Cabinets supported by stacked fieldstone offer ample storage space, and an industrial-sized hood vents smoke and odors through the roof, not into the vaulted ceiling.
This renovated kitchen is a functional and comfortable space with a combination of mixed metals, sleek white cabinets and countertops, and new stainless steel appliances. A long kitchen island and barstools were added to the center of the room for easy food prep and extra dining space.
This open, contemporary kitchen features a large eat-in island that serves equally well for food prep, with its white quartz countertop and apron-front sink. Gray cabinetry around the perimeter of the space surrounds new stainless-steel appliances, and period chandeliers work with recessed lighting to provide illumination.