A zinc breakfast bar matches the tones of the veining in the marble backsplash and lower counter for a sleek, modern look in this Manhattan penthouse kitchen. An unadorned window keeps the attention on the views of Midtown and Central Park.
HGTV fan njhaus had more in mind for this modern kitchen remodel than fancy appliances. "The kitchen was designed with my husband in mind, who uses a wheelchair. We lowered the counters to make it easier for him to reach the cooktop. The lower counter at the island is table height so he can wheel right in. The features are integrated seamlessly (without) being obvious or less functional for everyone else."
The large island in this kitchen is an all-in-one baking station with a single oven, prep sink and lowered counter. The final element of the baking station is this pop-up mixer stand that saves counter space and makes storing the appliance between uses a breeze.
Rich variations of Calcutta gold marble, a wave of undulating mosaic tiles and polished nickel faucets exude luxury in this master bath. A digital shower system complete with stereo, mood lights and multiple showerheads amplifies the sense of luxury. Her vanity has a separate makeup area with lowered counter and additional storage is afforded with adjacent cabinetry.
To make this Old World-inspired bathroom even more serene, designer Debra Campbell added a lower counter vanity for a cozy, fireside makeup area. Jerusalem stone countertops provide a sleek spot to get ready, while an arched window offers striking outside views. When not in use, the cushioned, bamboo stool can easily be stored underneath the vanity and out of sight.
A multi-level island offers extra functionality in this sleek, contemporary kitchen designed for the home chef. The sink is at a level that's comfortable for washing up hands or dishes, while the lower counter is designed for baking-specific tasks. The of the higher level conceals electrical outlets at a convenient spot for using stand mixers and other small appliances. The white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and black countertops make bold, bright statement while maintaining this kitchen's purpose and pleasures.
Modern elements are everywhere in this gleaming kitchen. White upper cabinets almost completely blend into the subway tiled walls, contrasting with the eye-catching navy blue lower cabinets. Open shelves offer storage and a place to showcase treasured dishware. Concrete counters and the brass sconce and pulls add to the modern coastal vibe.
An oval shaped custom steel tub is nestled in front of a curved, stacked stone wall and crowned by a multi-globe chandelier. The cantilevered silestone counter meets the lower cabinet beneath window seamlessly.
This view from the kitchen at the 2014 HGTV Dream Home showcases the textural and open feel of the transitional space and open layout of the lower floor. The spectacular kitchen's highlights include vaulted ceiling, exposed wood beams, sleek metallic, black kitchen appliances, marble counters and kitchen chairs that provide a bright yellow accent.
The unique, two-tiered island provides casual seating for six in the kitchen of this sleek, modern home. One the first level, four barstools rest a counter-height, providing counter space on one side and seating on the other. On the lower level of the feature, an extension table adds two more chairs for the homeowners' and their guests.
This beautiful kitchen has a white subway tile wall. Gray upper and lower cabinets add a contrast against the wooden ceiling beams and hardwood flooring. The wood and metallic baker's counter adds extra space to hold kitchen supplies and fresh flowers.
The metal and glass hood and the expanded lower cabinets below the Thermador cooktop make it the focal point of this transitional kitchen. The tile backsplash repeats the neutral, granite counter-top color scheme and gives the space a contemporary feel.
To modernize the kitchen and open up the space, the owners install open shelving, repaint the lower cabinets and replace the counter with a hand-me-down butcher block. Even with a splurge on vinyl floor tiles, they keep the budget to $3,400.
There's tons of space to maneuver through this sleek contemporary kitchen. A long island provides useful counter space while dark wood upper and lower cabinets create plenty of storage space. Built-in wine storage ensures that everything has a place, keeping the room uncluttered.
Thoughtful design turns this small kitchen into an extremely user-friendly space. For baking projects, there's a lower countertop with a crema marfil marble top. The adjacent counter conceals a cutting board that slides out for easy access. Vertical cabinet accents continue into the backsplash.
Recessing cabinetry and appliances into the walls of this kitchen spares as much square footage as possible for the overscale two-level island. Classic Euro Style Sallie stools at the lower tier keep kids out of the way while adults chop and stir at the upper counter.