Ample cabinetry provides loads of storage in this streamlined, transitional kitchen. Stainless steel appliances and industrial-style pendants give the space a clean, modern feel, while hardwood floors ground the space and add warmth. Soft gray walls tie in with a gray tile backsplash, giving the overall room a clean, airy feel. The homeowner loves to cook, so the large island was a coveted addition.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transformed a dirty and cramped kitchen into a contemporary space fit for a chef. To achieve the look, she installed a gray subway tile backsplash, chic modern cabinets, vein cut floor tile and a sleek stainless steel gas stove and vent hood. Sarah also freed up counter space by tucking the microwave into the cabinetry below.
A mix of stained and painted wood define this luxurious traditional kitchen. A detailed, carved wood island adds casual seating and workspace while an ornate, metal overhead light adds visual interest. Intricate wood detailing above the oven and throughout the molding and cabinetry add to the luxurious detail of the space while a metal backsplash brings a modern touch to this otherwise traditional kitchen. Wood parquet flooring adds even more stunning detail.
White cabinets will complement almost any decor you want to choose — now or 20 years from now. “To choose a style, consider the existing architecture of the home and how the cabinetry works visually within its environment,” says designer Tatiana Machado-Rosas of Jackson Design and Remodeling. “A raised panel is often a good choice for more traditional styles, while a Shaker style (shown here) works with a modern, simple design.”
Interior designer Becki Owens chose Shaker-style cabinets for this crisp white kitchen. "The clean, simplistic lines of this style of cabinetry not only stand the test of time, but give your home a fresh, more modern look when paired with a simple backsplash or a mitered-edge counter," she says. "I like to pair Shaker-style cabinetry with white subway tile and natural wood in either open shelving or styled accents on the counters. This combo is always a win. You can switch out your lighting, hardware and accessories over the years to play with the overall look of your space, but these key elements create a foundation that will have your home looking beautiful for years to come."
In a room with abundant natural light, you don’t need bold hues to create a bright and cheerful energy. In this coastal master bath, for example, crisp white on the walls, countertop, and cabinets makes the slightest hint of contrast from the pale gray towels and natural woven baskets stand out, adding just enough interest to keep the space serene but not stark. Open shelving and Shaker-style cabinetry completes the clean, modern look.
In this functional upstairs landing, various areas provide spots for dining, working and entertaining. At the top of the stairs to the left, floating shelves and a built-in desk create a cozy home office nook. Nearby, dark cabinetry and dark floating shelves characterize the built-in bar. Meanwhile, a loft-like landing offers space for a modern bistro table and four chairs, creating a fun area for dining or playing games.
Designers at America's Most Desperate Kitchens created a light, bright, contemporary kitchen in this home's space. The neutral color palette and extensive use of white creates a space that reflects the natural light of the outdoors, while the section of brown cabinetry warms the space, making it more inviting. To help keep the space bright on cloudy days and at night, designers added a modern light fixture above the kitchen island, illuminating the space and bringing it together.
This kitchen is a combination of traditional and modern elements. The cabinetry, granite and hardware are very contemporary, but with the infusion of a custom rustic kitchen table, fabric dining chairs and cornice boards, the space becomes cozy. The cornice boards were created in an unexpected bohemian patterned fabric with orange accents to add interest and pattern to the room. The hammered metal pendants hanging at varying height are copper on the inside and produce a warm glow.
The island countertop in this transitional kitchen features local Alabama white marble, cut to mimic the shape used in the stair railing, eyebrow gables and dining room chairs. The island itself features a rich, dark finish that contrasts nicely with the cool gray cabinetry on the room's perimeter. A mix of traditional and modern elements adds interest to the space, from the leaded glass cabinet doors and apron sink to the industrial-inspired pendants and acrylic-and-metal barstools.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, his luxurious master bathroom includes double sinks to make getting ready for the day much easier for you and your partner. The circular mirrors replace the traditional single mirror for a more modern look, while the mosaic tile in the shower adds a focal point for the entire space. These accents are complimented by natural cabinetry that provides plenty of additional storage for the room.
Imagine how easy it would be to cook a meal in this contemporary kitchen that is a testament to a functionality and clean lines. From the modern stainless steel gas range to the gorgeous black granite countertops on pristine white cabinetry, this kitchen allows couples to work side by side creating their culinary masterpieces in style. The small banquette area in the corner of the room offers craftsman-style molding that is echoed in the window and door trim.
ESCAPE Vista's open floor plan features a light, airy kitchen that contains all the comforts of home. Maple cabinetry offers plenty of storage in this tiny home, while modern, stainless steel appliances offer all the conveniences to which homeowners are accustomed-a sink, under-counter fridge/freezer and a cooktop. At the rear of the space, the kitchen and dining area leads to a full bathroom that is separated from the living space by a solid core pine door that has been frosted for privacy.
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.
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.
Nina Magon predicts a shift from all white kitchens to a more colorful approach. "All white kitchens have been very popular and almost the norm for the past few years, but for 2018 we can expect to see an increase of color in kitchen designs from the cabinetry to the sink materials. Expect to see bolder color choices that range from natural neutrals to charcoal to sage providing a more chic and sophisticated alternative to modern homes. To complement the darker palette, we can also expect to see a shift from stainless and all white sinks to more color-rich materials such as copper, concrete, and granite."