A large center island transforms this chef's kitchen into the heart of the home with tons of prep space, an integrated kitchen sink and barstools that pull up for casual dining. Two oversized pendant lights add a contemporary note to the space, while clean white cabinets are accented by European-inspired bar pulls.
The key to any great kitchen is storage, and this kitchen has plenty of it. The oversized island in the center of the room gives the family lots of space to store their pots, pans and other kitchen wares. For additional storage, built in shelves were added. Here, the family can show off portions of their wine collection and glasses. With drawers underneath the shelves, more storage is available for the family's things, allowing the homeowners to keep the clutter off of their counters.
With the extra square footage and a french door added to the left of the kitchen, the Cousins on Call demolished old wall that separated the kitchen from the living room. The Betsy family now has two large rooms that flow together. The family can cook on the large oversized island, while others relax in the living room without feeling detached from the rest of the family or guests. The large new windows and french doors fill both rooms with bright warm light.
This kitchen channels both Spanish and Mexican styling with colorful walls, shelves and pottery. The large metallic mirror hanging over the range is a statement piece that brings more light and space to the room. Designer Emily Severinsen chose a deep orange wall color and carried it through to the pottery, which holds a variety of kitchen utensils. The green tea color on the range hood and cabinets is a refreshing contrast against the bold, rustic metal tile backsplash and cultural artwork. Natural elements like the sabino wood kitchen island and wooden ceiling beams add a country look, while the black modern stools rejuvenate the space. The oversized antique mirror makes the kitchen feel larger and more open.
Soft neutral tiles ground the hallway and kitchen, where redwood is used throughout the open floor plan kitchen. The oversized island houses much-needed storage, range, extra sink and tons of prep space.
A kitchen island topped with a gleaming white countertop sits near an adjacent dining room. The dining room has a different style personality than the modern kitchen thanks to glam touches like a crystal chandelier, glass candleholders and oversized art.
Vintage-style barstools with woven seats juxtapose against the blue kitchen island clad in soft black countertops. Oversized pendant lights nods at contemporary style, while the golden interior adds warm light to the space.
Oversized glass pendants hover like bubbles above the kitchen island, a fun tie-in to the built-in aquarium along the back wall. Blue barstools and the aquarium's neon lights add a welcome dash of color.
This upstairs kitchen and bar design highlights the dramatic views of the city. Finishes include custom stone flooring, modern stainless appliances, oversized island for small or large gatherings and a stunning wine fridge, fully stocked.
The kitchen island with its distressed and stained mahogany butcher-block provides a spacious prep area for the avid baking enthusiast and serves double duty for serving and entertaining. The backsplash beneath the upper cabinets is oversized subway tile in white, with white grout.
The kitchen of HGTV Dream Home 2010 has major "wow" factor, thanks to the 16-foot-high wall of custom turquoise tile. The 11-foot-long island in a dark maple finish "grounds" the oversized space and provides for a family or a large gathering of friends.
This expansive kitchen offers two spots for casual dining or spending time with the home cook. An oversized marble countertop on the kitchen island accommodates bar stool seating, while a nook provides a sunny spot for breakfast or lunch. French doors open to the back patio, where al fresco dining is at hand.
People gravitate to the kitchen no matter the design or layout, but guests will certainly flock to this Tuscan-inspired kitchen. Rustic wrought-iron urn pendants hang from the exposed beams while recessed lighting lines the brick barrel ceiling. Below, an oversized island faces a muted stone hearth with tumbled-tile backsplash.
A streamlined dining table and white dining chairs offer a more formal option for enjoying a meal in this contemporary eat-in kitchen. The white color palette makes the already spacious room feel even larger. An oversized waterfall island offers a casual dining option and plenty of workspace for food prep.
After removing walls and closing in the deck, licensed contractor Chip Wade creates a gourmet kitchen in the Francis home of Atlanta, Ga. The kitchen features an oversized island that holds appliances, a wood banquette and kitchen table giving the space a circular flow. The space is decorated with white cabinets and light countertops, but accented with warm accent colors, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room.
A stone-trimmed doorway frames the view of this French Country kitchen. A custom range hood made from reclaimed tin and a warm wood island with oversized furniture-style legs were inspired by the furniture in a French countryside chateau.
The modern kitchen features wall-to-wall oversized subway tiles paired with black cabinets and countertops for an eye-catching contrast. Wooden wall shelving above the sink provides room for storing kitchen essentials, while a white marble kitchen island with a partial wood section allows extra room for food preparation.
White cabinetry and gray walls blend to create an open, airy kitchen that's welcoming and light-filled. Industrial-style pendants hang above a large island that offers extra storage. White quartz countertops are sleek and functional. This kitchen renovation stole space from an oversized powder room, resulting in a bright, airy and contemporary space that opens to the dining room and family room beyond.