The dark hardwood floors and stark white walls and ceiling create a bright contrast for the foundation of this contemporary kitchen. Stainless steel drawers add a unique look to the square kitchen island, matching the large stainless steel refrigerator. Orange pendant lights add a pop of color.
A wall was removed to open up the space into what was formerly a dining room, greatly expanding the kitchen's square footage. A new custom island installed and the cabinetry completely reworked, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
You’ve heard the old chestnut, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” When working with a space that has awkward or unusual lines, designers often have to make the best of the situation — and truly talented pros turn the oddity into a design feature that looks absolutely intentional. When designing the kitchen for a home with corners dramatically out of square, Kerr Construction embraced that architectural quirk and emphasized it with the design of the kitchen island. “The unusual shape of the island matches the corners on that side of the home, and the recessed ceiling above the counter,” they say.
A square wood-topped island centers this traditional white kitchen and offers contrast to the yellow mosaic tile backsplash and ivory glass-front cabinets. The brown-and-gold window valance and glass light pendant continue the traditional vibe.
A square glass table with X-shaped bases provides seating for a large number of guests while complementing the jagged lines of a modern staircase. Lighting provides drama in the space in the form of a sleek, contemporary pendant, as well as a pair of amber-glass floor lamps that highlight a modern abstract painting.
Leather bar chairs blend beautifully with the wood finishes used as accents in this kitchen design. Four heavy, black pendant lights form a square above the polished island countertop. Natural wood exposed beams compliment the finish of the china cabinet giving a country influence to the contemporary style.
One of the things that make homes look so warm and welcoming is great lighting. To achieve this look, increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures for a total of 100 watts per 50 square feet. Don't depend on just one or two fixtures per room – make sure you have three types of lighting: ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading) and accent (table and wall).
White columns frame the doorway to this craftsman kitchen creating a decorative entry. brown square floor tiles are matched by a subway tile backsplash in the same tone. Two lantern pendant lights hang over the small island with a pair of wood bar chairs forming a cozy eat in set up.
This modern great room features an unusual pendant light over the dining table, a blue sofa with square white coffee table in the living area, and a row of clerestory windows for abundant natural light.
Neutral tones and textures define this contemporary breakfast nook with a round marble table, patterned fabric and leather bench, and two armchairs. A modern brass pendant light hangs above white square tile flooring.
This light and bright dining room features a square dining table with an orange pendant light above and white chairs with orange striped upholstery. A glass pane front door and separate sliding door allow natural light to fill the space, while Christmas decorations add a festive touch.
A dated bathroom gets a complete overhaul to become this elegant space featuring a freestanding soaking tub, glass walk-in shower and an unusual globe pendant light. Black square tile punctuate the white marble floor.
Stone walls and wood beams stir an Old World charm in this airy outdoor dining space. Light green chairs surround a large granite square table below an intriguing metallic pendant light. Green climbing vines scale the stucco exterior walls, complementing the green dining chairs.
White cabinets work perfectly with blue details in this cottage kitchen. Mixed blue and yellow square tiles cover the floor and compliment the light blue island and small tiled wall decor. The kitchen is finished with stainless steel bar stools, pendant lights and appliances.