Vibrant orange accents stand out in this contemporary eat-in kitchen. The island with black quartz countertops and a beautiful outdoor view provides extra seating to make entertaining easy and stylish. A limestone backsplash runs behind the sink while a built-in bookcase and set of display cabinets help keep things tidy.
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.
Entertaining was the homeowners' main focus when discussing their redesigned home, so designers made sure to create spaces that fit the homeowners' social lifestyle. The kitchen is no exception. Plenty of counter space above the lower cabinets and on the large kitchen island makes food prep and serving a breeze, while plenty of cabinet space means that storage is not an issue. With entry points to the outdoor spaces as well as the newly created built-in bar connecting the kitchen to the living room, this room is the central hub for the couple's entertainment focused home-no matter which space in which they choose to meet their guests.
After moving out of a cramped city apartment, the homeowner wanted a functional place to cook and eat. The kitchen island is a workhorse with its built-in storage for cookbooks and wine, while the industrial look of the wood and sleek waterfall countertop blend with the rustic dining table and surrounding outdoor views.
This dreamy kitchen design features terra cotta tile flooring, warm wood cabinetry and a center island for prepping and eating. A wall of French doors provide access to the outdoor dining area with breathtaking views of downtown San Diego.
Here's a feature few can boast -- a kitchen/dining room that essentially opens up completely to the outdoors! Just inside the mammoth sliding glass doors, you can see an expansive kitchen island and cozy dining table. Glass windows extend far above the doors, allowing maximum light and creating a reinforced sense of openness.
Since this beach house is raised to meet flood requirements -- as are many -- it's always nice to have a place to gather outside right outside of the living and kitchen spaces without coming down out of the residence. Designers used outdoor fabrics, furnishings, appliances and built-in cabinetry to withstand the sun, salt, sand, wind and rain that is common on beach house porches.
Thanks to its open siding and large cut outs, this outdoor kitchen also enjoys cool breezes and views of the nearby fire pit. A TV opposite the island ensures that everyone can catch the big game, too.