This fabulous kitchen island is a workhorse -- it features a dishwasher, sink with gooseneck faucet, sliding trash can and -- of course -- counter prep space. Adding a multitasking piece of furniture is a great way to get more out of a smaller kitchen.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, designer Jillian Harris created a more open space by ripping out the wall that divided the kitchen and living space and putting in a large island with white quartz countertops and lots of new storage. The previous countertops were so outdated, their width did not accommodate a dishwasher. The hardware and lighting was replaced, Edison lights hang above the island, hardwood floors were put down.
A neutral color palette in the kitchen ties into the modern design of the rest of the living space. Track lighting and pendants in the dining area help keep the project in budget while reflecting the modern aesthetic.
A butcher-block countertop that wraps around the wall and ceiling is a unique addition to this modern kitchen with a rustic twist. A pair of pendant lights hang above a small table that reflects the same look of the countertop.
This sleek kitchen is prepped to entertain with two dishwashers, plentiful storage (including a butler's pantry) and prep space as well as chef-grade appliances. The barstools are a mix of bonded and recycled material with chrome frames.
This luxurious townhome wouldn't be complete without a full wet bar. Outfitted with a beautiful tile backsplash, this space offers guests a comfortable place to enjoy cocktails, a stainless steel wine fridge and dishwasher, and contemporary chandelier.
Influences of rusticity, comfort and modernity are combined to create a highly-functional entertaining kitchen. A central island includes a second dishwasher and sink, extra storage and plentiful work space. Teak countertops and shelves, chestnut flooring and European-inspired fixtures add soul while skylights, high ceilings and the spacious setting are utilitarian and contemporary.
A vaulted ceiling, clean white walls and a front door with large glass panels help make this small kitchen and living area feel bright and open. White Shaker cabinetry conceals a small refrigerator, full-sized dishwasher, microwave and toaster oven. A farmhouse sink and barn-style pendant lights speak to a modern farmhouse aesthetic — as does the open shelving with beadboard backing. Saddle-style barstools provide additional seating.
The posh open plan kitchen takes an industrial approach to its style, but don't let its edgy, gleaming look fool you. There's still plenty to pamper: warming drawer, espresso machine, steam oven, butler's pantry and more.