Mediterranean mixes with contemporary design in this large eat-in kitchen. The beautiful wood island features two prep sinks and enough space for four to dine comfortably. Additional seating with a long wood table makes this kitchen the place to entertain and gather with friends and family.
A long wall, that had separated the kitchen from the living space, was removed as well, creating the opportunity to add a large island that helps define the space. Corbels on either side of the columns adds an architectural touch that mimics that on the outdoor columns, and helps further delineate the space.
This kitchen is bold yet sophisticated thanks to dark wood cabinets, a granite-topped island and brown leather barstools. An accordion window fills the space with fresh air and natural light, as well as allows the owners to hand drinks and snacks out to guests on the patio.
This long galley kitchen with a wood-crowned island relies on natural lighting to illuminate the workspace. Parallel to the dining and living areas, it's ideal for hosting a party or having a family dinner. Thickly insulated cedar walls contain a concrete core that also helps reduce noise and keep the space quiet.
This island styled home brings the outdoors in. The windows and glass doors are Low-e, an energy efficient because it reflects long-wave infrared energy, limiting solar heat that enters the home. This living space is mostly a neutral color palette, but has dashes of orange and green that further brightens up the space.
Protected from the elements, the outdoor kitchen is ready for year-round use—or as long as the Windy City's climate will allow. The rustic slab island is the perfect spot for light meals or after-work drinks when you don't feel like venturing into the city.
This luxurious, modern style home in Austin, TX, isn't short on design details. The stunning galley kitchen offers plenty of space for seating with a long, marble-topped island and white oak cabinets. The polished concrete floors with modern print rug lead naturally into the next room, divided by espresso-colored interior wood siding.
A neutral color palette causes warm wood floors to pop in this traditional Brooklyn kitchen. A prep sink in the island conveniently backs up to the cooktop, and a long, farmhouse-style dining table offers a great spot for entertaining. French doors, large windows and transom windows allow ample light to flow throughout the space.
The long floor plan of this kitchen suits an eat in design with additional seating at the island. The use of white keeps the room feeling bright and spacious grounded by the dark hardwood floor. Beyond is the mudroom where limestone flooring meets the wood floor and a custom built in provides ample storage for seasonal clothes.
Everyone always wants to hang out in the kitchen; this one makes it easy and stylish to do. A long rustic dining table gets a banquette and cheery chairs (orange velvet!) for plenty of seating. Its easy location next to the island makes the space useful for meals, prep work or just keeping the chef company.
Upholstered dining chairs with nailhead trim surround a long wooden table, perfect for large gatherings. Glamorous chandeliers hang above the table and the kitchen island, while pendant lights over the bar bring a touch of industrial style. The open floor plan between the kitchen and dining room creates a space that's family friendly and great for entertaining.
Anyone who's been to Maui, Hawaii knows that the island is a visual wonder, complete with gorgeous waterfalls, bamboo forests and long stretches of golden beaches. This bungalow on Papaua Point in Napili embraces that natural beauty, with a warm wood exterior and panoramic views of the ocean.
For the front porch of her new Rhode Island home, blogger Alison Vinciguerra of the blog Long Distance Loving used a wreath from The Home Depot that was pre-decorated with pinecones, holly leaves, gold feathers and fruit. She wove in white LED twinkle lights into the wreath and garland near a vintage-looking lantern.
Tall white walls set a bright background for the open floor plan of this transitional home. Deep wood cabinetry and a large island create the perimeter of the kitchen space. A long wood table is surrounded by a mix of traditional wood chairs to form a dining space. A large gray sofa delineates a separate area for a living room.
The last little bit of island luxury in this home: a tub fit for royalty. With its bright yellow stool and a petite yet regal looking chandelier, this bath is exactly what anyone would want to soak in after a long day. Surrounded by miniature tile in a calming blue, this Brooklyn bathroom has a definite European vibe.
“I wanted storage above the hood since you can never have too much,” says homeowner Lynielle Long, who included just two sets of glass doors for glassware and china storage. A wall of marble tile set in a herringbone pattern is easily wiped down and adds subtle dimension. The countertops utilize two tones of quartz: “Blizzard White” on the counters and “London Fog” on the island.
Upholstered barstools sit on one end of the long, irregularly shaped island for casual dining in the kitchen. The core of the kitchen is a highly functional "U" with easy access from the kitchen sink to the commercial-quality range and a pair of wall ovens. Exposed wood beams bring a rustic quality to the space, while dark brown cabinets lend to the classic feel.
This California kitchen features an earthy palette made up of natural elements that add texture and interest. A long, paneled wall offers open and closed storage and gives a nod to the home's mid-century modern architecture. A stone fireplace wraps around to service both the kitchen and living area. The design team removed a wall to open up the kitchen, adding this center island with a quartz waterfall-edge countertop.