Knotty alder wood cabinets lend a rich warmth to this luxurious kitchen. A spacious island with a granite countertop provides a spot for prep work and casual dining, and a breakfast table offers room for the whole family.
All new pro thermador appliances give this rustic kitchen a modern look. A crisp white tiled backsplash complements the neutral tones of the wood cabinets and paneling. Sitting above the stove, a retractable range hood features a heavy duty exhaust system.
Waste not, want not: Instead of heading to the lumber yard, more and more furniture designers are looking to the past for their materials. This Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Island, $475, from Herb’s Furnishings is one great example. Handcrafted of 100% reclaimed wood from Baltimore, Md., the island’s frame is crafted from old beams, and its shelves are reclaimed pine paneling. The butcher's block top is made of reclaimed hardwood flooring, which is sealed with food-safe mineral oil and beeswax. The island sits on leveling stems to ensure a flat cutting surface, and it includes a steel bar with S hooks for hanging pots and other utensils.
This craftsman style home was built in the 1940s and remodeled to preserve the historical character while adding modern amenities. The updated kitchen features Alder cabinetry with glass-front cabinets and an understated backsplash that brings out the warm browns in the wood.
White walls, large windows and a pretty pendant ensure that this kitchen is bright and airy for meal prep. Meanwhile, a cheerful blue accent wall, wood island and plaid stool all give the space a charming country touch.
This midcentury kitchen has everything: a stainless stove and range hood, a large island with an eat-in counter, ample cabinetry and a formal dining space just steps away. Four metallic barstools complete the space.
No home would be complete without a space where the owners can gather with friends and family. This kitchen works overtime by pairing the island with a dining set, so the chefs can easily chat with their guests.
This farmhouse overlooking the Snoqualmie River Valley in Washington now has the open, airy feel of a fire look-out tower in a national forest. The wall that previously stood between the kitchen and dining room were removed, which allowed the family to add a continuous ribbon of windows around the space. These windows allow tons of natural light into the space and help make it more sustainable. As a tribute to the beautiful forest around them, the family had a custom kitchen island crafted specifically for this space.
In this sleek kitchen, wood shelves and a wood island soften the starkness of the minimalist modern design. Keeping the items on the open shelves within the same color palette helps the display from looking cluttered.