Entertaining was the homeowners' main focus when discussing their redesigned home, so designers made sure to create spaces that fit the homeowners' social lifestyle. The kitchen is no exception. Plenty of counter space above the lower cabinets and on the large kitchen island makes food prep and serving a breeze, while plenty of cabinet space means that storage is not an issue. With entry points to the outdoor spaces as well as the newly created built-in bar connecting the kitchen to the living room, this room is the central hub for the couple's entertainment focused home-no matter which space in which they choose to meet their guests.
The open design of this contemporary kitchen paired with a white and neutral color scheme give this room a very spacious look and feel. A large curved island allows for extra seating and eating in tall cushioned bar chairs, while a dining area to the side offers a more intimate dining feel. The dark dining table is a beautiful contrast to the bright whites and neutrals of the space.
Simple yet stunning! This kitchen embraces clean lines and raw beauty. Modern, uniformly sized white cabinets don't catch the eye, allowing the custom-made island and hardwood floors to be the stars of the space. Pocket doors allow the room to be closed off from the rest of the house, but the large window and glass door create an airiness that will keep the space from ever feeling closed in.
When you have a large island, designers often use three pendants to fill the space. A pendant with mercury glass, for example, can add style to any kitchen, no matter whether you’re going for a retro look or an upscale Mediterranean-style beach cottage, like this home in Alys Beach, a coastal Florida community. This finish is available anywhere from $50 and up through home decor stores and retailers.
There is a light and airy look over the open design of this kitchen. Nevada stacked stone surrounds a large range adding beautiful natural texture to the design while staying with the neutral color scheme. The strong emphasis on linear geometry is evident in details like the gray marble island top. The lines of the home are reinforced with the beam and skylight structure. The Teak cabinets showcase a warm-tone finish.
This modern kitchen is an elegant, functional space for this family. Storage and organization is the name of the game for this family, so designers created something that would help them with just that. Large cabinets cover both sides of the space, giving the family plenty of room to keep all of their things. With all the extra cabinet space, prep space became an issue, so designers added a few extra feet on either side of the stove and extended the countertop for the kitchen island to give this family an great place to work.
It's difficult to believe that this was once a living room, but it was. Then designers answered the homeowners' wishes for a larger kitchen and switched up the spaces. Now, tall windows look out onto a marsh and wide walkways make the room easy to work and play in. Cabinet color: Benjamin Moore Quarry Rock Semi Gloss; Flooring: Sea Green Quartzite 8x16, The Tile Source; Drawer pulls: Restoration Hardware Duluth Pull in Aged Brass; Island Pendants: Circa Lighting Goodman Large Hanging Lamp in Antique Nickel; Sconces: Circa Lighting Graves Pivoting Sconce; Counter Stools: West Elm Slope Stool in Leather
Built in 1822, this vintage Victorian evokes the romance of a bygone era with its high ceilings, original wide-plank floors, curved banisters and classic light fixtures. Despite its antique appeal, the home is appointed with a new chef's kitchen with a large island. Even rarer in a historic home such as this: a two-car garage and a great room with a vaulted ceiling.
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This family of five needed a lot of counter space for preparing their feasts but wanted to keep it sleek, classic, and space to enjoy all the high-end amenities, so the family added Viking appliances to their space to handle the needs of the large brood. The white Thassos countertops of the kitchen island are double thickness for additional durability for the family of five while adding the contemporary flair that the family was looking for.
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.
Anthony and John, from Cousins on Call, have made a small area look incredibly large by creating a two in one functional area. The eat-in kitchen area seats four people comfortably at the island. The semi-formal dining area allows six people to enjoy their meal. The asymmetric high ceiling give the room a grand yet chic feel. Gray walls adorned with smart artwork enhances the beauty of the area. This room leads right into the living room as seen on HGTV's Cousins On Call.
The homeowners wanted a stylish, functional kitchen that would serve their every day needs as well as when they entertain. Designers started with a neutral color palette that would reflect the lovely ocean sun. Then, they added a stylish brick backsplash above the stove a section of wood panels in the ceiling and complementary granite countertops throughout the space. Two large islands with their own prep sinks make food preparation easier, while a breakfast nook gives the homeowners a casual dining option for every day.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, the greatest discontent for Holly and Chester's home was the number of 'dysfunctional' spaces and long list of outdated fixtures and appliances. Designer Jillian Harris created a more open space by ripping out the wall that divided the kitchen and living space as Holly wanted to be able to see their baby in the living room while she was in the kitchen. Harris put in a large island with white quartz countertops, and lots of new storage. Pot lights were inserted, hardwood floors were put down. The room has all new furniture. A new insert and limestone tile was added to the fireplace. All coverings for the windows are new.
As part of the Parker home transformation in Atlanta, GA, licensed contractor Chip Wade took out a number of walls in the kitchen and living room to make an open air living area. The formal dining area is now adjacent to the great room and part of the open flow of the space. The transformation included a large kitchen island with ample storage and cooking area along with a work station that mechanically lifts for the kids to do their homework. The living area also includes a multi-use ottoman for everyone in the family-including the dog. This creates a central area for the kids to work and spend time with their parents, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.
With five boys, the homeowners wanted to make sure their home was stylish, but could also stand up to the test of their large, rambunctious family, so designers were sure to include plenty of durable materials in all of the home's spaces. At the kitchen island, sturdy, metal barstools add seating at the breakfast bar. In the living room, a woven rug defines the space, while two sofas-one with an easily machine washable slipcover and the other crafted from a durable leather-add plenty of seating that is sure to meet the challenge of the homeowners and their boys.
Designers wanted the kitchen to be both elegant and functional, so they continued the modern look into this space. Clean lines and sharp edges keep the room looking clean and neat, while the blue-gray tile and rich hardwood floor make the space warm and inviting. To accommodate the homeowners' everyday as well as entertaining needs, designers included plenty of prep and storage space with counters and cabinets on two walls of the space and a large kitchen island with an eat in option. To add to the elegance of the space, designers added stainless steel appliances and stainless steel pendant lights, giving the room a little extra sparkle that highlights the natural light that comes in through the door and windows.
A black and white kitchen opens to contemporary sitting and breakfast areas that incorporate colorful accents and varying textures. White waterfall marble counters cover the island’s black cabinetry, as glass pendants hang above. In the sitting area, velvet chairs in a deep cobalt color, accented by pillows with bold geometric prints, sit in front of a trio of large windows. A smooth lucite coffee table is topped with shaggy, sheep’s wool, and is anchored by a neutral rug. Mirrored panels in the nook reflect the room’s natural light, and the white table and mid-century dining chairs add subtle modern touches to the classic space.