In this lake house kitchen, designers countered the darker look of hardwood floors and exposed beams by painting the ceiling paneling white. Paired with the lighter cabinetry and lots of windows, the room feels so welcoming.
White oak cabinetry, exposed wood beams and white stone countertops contribute to the layered textures and neutral tones of this elegant rustic kitchen. Dark brown leather barstools let guests keep the chef company when meals are underway.
The stately stylings of this expansive kitchen mean meals around the island feel as grand as in many homes' dining rooms. Metal, lantern-like pendants and exposed wood beams give a hint of rustic charm to the otherwise white space.
For the polished, sophisticated look in the home's giant open plan kitchen, a sprinkling of dark gray elements (the exposed beams, range hood and a sprinkling of cabinets) are added into the mostly lighter palette. The contrast introduces a just-right note of gravitas.
This kitchen has a fun detail: a double-sided plaster fireplace that cozies up both the kitchen and, on the other side, the dining room. Its shape matches that of the range hood for a handsome, balanced look.
The beautiful oak cabinets and rich leather barstools warm up this kitchen, while a white tile backsplash and countertops keep it feeling crisp and fresh. Stainless steel appliances make sure the resident chef is happy.
In this stunning transitional kitchen, distracting ceiling lines and awkward angles are no longer a concern. By incorporating gorgeous exposed ceiling beams and low-voltage lighting tracks with pin-spotting heads, designer Lauren Bland believes she was able to attract the eye to every inch of the spacious eat-in kitchen.