The kitchen forms the heart of the apartment, offering ample seating, a large countertop surface, bright lighting and an open format. The kitchen was completely reconfigured from the original layout: walls were knocked down, cabinets were relocated and new ones custom-made, and state-of-the-art appliances were installed. Everything was kept white and glossy to maximize natural and artificial light.
No detail has been missed in this stunning French-themed home design. The simple lines of the structure blend well with outside details -- rustic landscaping, a swimming pool, arched openings, columns and a pergola for dining. Together these elements form a cohesive layout for a beautiful home.
In this kitchen's makeover, the tiny space was opened up and modernized with chef-grade appliances and a spacious layout. What used to be a maid’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry and sunporch now houses tons of counter space and an island, a large refrigerator and a six-burner Wolf range.
This kitchen has a wonderful openness to it thanks to a smart layout, great lighting and plenty of space. The kitchen also has style to spare: Miele appliances, a Blanco sink, a Grohe faucet and an island made of granite and quarter-cut walnut. Smooth white cabinetry keeps this area clean and sleek.
HGTV Design Star judge Candice Olson praises this design saying, "From a practical point of view I think the layout of this space is ingenious with the open shelving acting both as room divider and storage/display unit, but most importantly as an intriguing element that draws your eye into the space, around the corner into the bedroom area and beyond, where your eye hits the jackpot with a clear view of the Manhattan skyline."
The dining room was once a narrow, closed off space with a tiered flooring separating this room from the rest of the house, so to maximize the home's potential and update its layout, Chip and Joanna removed the walls separating the dining room and living room and removed the tiered flooring. Now, the dining room is an elegant part of an open concept home whose flooring is all on one level. As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
After opening up and including the old family room area into kitchen, the new kitchen is almost twice as large as most other homes in the neighborhood. New paint, light colored custom cabinetry, a fireplace, stainless steel appliances, and a contemporary layout with large center island and breakfast nook make this new kitchen the central hub of the home, as seen on HGTV's Buying and Selling.
The overall layout and flow of the dining room breaks down traditional barriers and connects each guest to the chef, to the liveliness of shared meals and to the appreciation for history throughout the building. The dining zones were strategically designed to support the choreography of the chef’s team. The dining area was also designed to lead the guest’s journey to the big arrivals of the experience: a central glass wine room sitting grandly along the historic brick and — most importantly — the striking open kitchen, which is thrust center stage.
As part of the McIntyre home transformation in Atlanta, GA, licensed contractor Chip Wade included a pullout pantry for ample storage, an expanding kitchen table for increased seating and a buffet style kitchen layout for prep, cooking and easy cleaning. Many elements were added for ease of use including this expandable table. The design aesthetic mimicked a sleek industrial kitchen, but added natural and warm elements like the tree trunk sink, wood table and brick floors. The transformation also includes open seating area to host family and church members, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.
"Compositionally, I think this kitchen works very well," says designer Genevieve Gorder about this HGTV Design Star kitchen makeover. "The layout is open and inclusive to everyone and everything in the house, which is ideal for families and entertaining. I love the idea of Moorish accents running throughout the space and that there seems to be enough storage that was installed correctly in every corner of the kitchen." But she adds: "Where I think they missed — and missed hard — with this particular design was in the very concept. When I look at this space I'm confused with a folkie valance, a latticework design of Moorish descent on the bar and an almost Victorian/turn-of-the-century pressed-tin backsplash. Overall, I think the space lacks focus; it feels weighted down by too much color and busied by clashing patterns."