A large island offers plenty of prep space, a spot for enjoying meals and storage space in this white transitional kitchen. Built-in bookshelves keep cookbooks within reach while making for a colorful display.
This modern kitchen is an elegant, functional space for this family. Storage and organization is the name of the game for this family, so designers created something that would help them with just that. Large cabinets cover both sides of the space, giving the family plenty of room to keep all of their things. With all the extra cabinet space, prep space became an issue, so designers added a few extra feet on either side of the stove and extended the countertop for the kitchen island to give this family an great place to work.
This custom-built island houses the microwave oven and kitchen sink while providing over 9 feet of prep space. A raised breakfast bar creates just enough space to hide electrical outlets needed for small appliances.
The prep space in this kitchen gives the homeowners easy access to everything they need right at their fingertips. With glass front upper cabinets, no dish or gadget is every too far out of reach, while lower cabinets provide discreet storage. A wine cooler in the corner and plenty of counter space help the homeowners get ready for entertaining and family meals.
In this corner of the kitchen space, designers have added a prep area to solve the homeowners' countertop woes. Modern, white cabinets keep the space bright and stylish, while dark, granite cabinets add warmth to the space. Textured wallpaper puts the finishing touch on this small space, giving it personality and dimension while creating an elegant, yet still functional space.
Even though the kitchen space is small, designers wanted to create an open feel without sacrificing functionality, so they added a slender kitchen island with intuitive cabinet design and a long countertop for plenty of storage and prep space.
As seen on Love It Or List It, Too, the kitchen and dining room have changed places. Now, the kitchen has plenty of space for storage and prep, while the dining table, which extends from the kitchen island in true Italian fashion, seats up to ten. The Caesar Stone countertops in the color Misty Carrera have been extended to the end of the dining area, and the cabinets are stained opaque, both grey and white, with Benjamin Moor Paint. The flooring throughout the kitchen and the first floor is stone brown red oak from Mercer, and the wall color is Milk Paint from Behr.
Before the renovation, this kitchen didn't even have an oven or stove, and as a professional chef, her tiny kitchen wasn't cutting it, so designers added a large kitchen island that would provide the homeowner with the counter space she needs for preparation, while also providing seating for four people.
On the other side of the kitchen island, a deep sink and large counters give the owners room to wash and cut vegetables. Meanwhile, guests can take a seat at the bar and enjoy a glass of wine before dinner.
A small space doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. This kitchen makes the most of every nook and cranny by incorporating storage and shelving at every angle. The countertop may not be deep, but it provides prep space.
This modern kitchen provides plenty of space for food prep as well as food consumption. Countertops line two sides of the kitchen, and a large kitchen island provides even more space for preparation. Once preparation is finished and the meal has been prepared, the large kitchen island seats seven-perfect for a night of casual dining.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, to maximize the space in this kitchen, Joanna added a functional kitchen island to increase seating options and give the family more prep space for meals. Gray cabinets match the gray trim and molding from the rest of the open concept first floor, and rustic stools provide complementary style. A subway tile backsplash polishes off the space, finishing out the design.
When space allows, consider adding a preparation space between the kitchen and family room. A preparation area affords a designated surface for messy tasks like serving wet dog food, making snacks or cutting and arranging fresh flowers.
Neutral whites and grays offer a clean and modern look for this open concept kitchen, complete with a stainless steel gas range, an island with a sink and plenty of prep space, contemporary dining table and a sitting area only steps from it all. A red wall with red seating paired with red accessories offers an unexpected pop of color in the space.
After walls were removed, this Fixer Upper kitchen has much more room. To maximize the functionality of this space, Chip and Joanna added a large kitchen island that added more counter and prep space, as well as gave the family a place to sit down for a casual meal. Joanna continued her rustic industrial style in the kitchen, painting the cabinets to match the trim and molding throughout the first floor. She also added industrial pendant lights, an industrial style sink and rustic industrial barstools to complete the look.