To prevent the kitchen from feeling too stark, the designers added wood crossbeams that infuse the space with warmth. The tile backsplash, chinoiserie vases and striped barstools help bring movement and energy to the space as well.
People gravitate to the kitchen no matter the design or layout, but guests will certainly flock to this Tuscan-inspired kitchen. Rustic wrought-iron urn pendants hang from the exposed beams while recessed lighting lines the brick barrel ceiling. Below, an oversized island faces a muted stone hearth with tumbled-tile backsplash.
This bright contemporary kitchen feels twice as big with light beaming in through the windows and double doors. New modern appliances, hanging shelves and the open plan make this area perfect for entertaining.
When the cooking action in outdoor kitchens heats up, a ceiling fan can offer relief. A luxury covered outdoor space features an unadorned ceiling fan in the similar tone as the table, chairs and cabinets.
Soft grays mix with the natural wood tones in this rustic, yet modern cabin retreat. Integrated appliances and a modern island with a sleek waterfall edge bring a streamlined look to the space, while timbered walls and ceiling beams emphasize the home's natural setting and log cabin feel. Windows are strategically placed to allow the chef to enjoy the view while working at the cooking station or sink.
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.
The ceiling detail in this Tuscan inspired kitchen is what offers a unique way to brighten a space. A coat of shiny metallic paint on the ceiling offers reflection of the recessed lighting to create a dramatic look.
A suspended ceiling with a stainless steel hood over a kitchen range and eating bar makes this the focal point in this bistro kitchen. The different neutral hues used in this contemporary space keep things interesting and unexpected.