This outdoor kitchen features a handy built-in beverage center, complete with a storage shelf, a sink, a removable bamboo cutting board, a storage drawer, a wine glass holder, halogen lights, a covered heavy-duty blender, an insulated ice drawer and two condiment holders.
This contemporary home office features a drum shade pendant light, halogen picture lighting and a black wood desk. A vibrant green accent wall adds a pop of color, while patterned pillows provide a touch of texture.
This kitchen by designer Mark Dutka in his own home near the Northern California coast was designed to reflect the colors of the local sky, sand and forests. A gorgeous sky blue accent wall gives depth to this small, open-plan modern kitchen. Wood beam ceilings and saltillo tile floors offer a nature-inspired contrast to the metal and gray. Halogen pendant lights suspended from an overhead support above the counter peninsula offer a creative lighting solution.
Under-cabinet lighting can make your kitchen feel a bit more homey, especially if you don’t have a chandelier or pendant lighting. Lighting is probably the fastest changing aspect of building right now with the introduction of many new LED fixtures, says Brad Cruickshank, owner of Atlanta-based Cruickshank Remodeling. Under-cabinet LEDs are great, too, he says. “No more flickering fluorescents and no more burning your hand on halogen or xenon lamps,” he says.