Just inside the back door of HGTV Dream home 2015, a convenient counter serves as a handy bar. A classic bouquet of magnolia leaves brings life into the space, while extra cabinets provide much-needed storage.
Not only does this large kitchen island help give the family more counter space, it also adds plenty of storage. Plenty of drawers and small cabinets make sure that frequently used items, like silverware and corkscrews, are easily accessible. The island also houses a convection oven, convenient for easy, even baking, and a deep prep sink for easy cleanup.
In the center of this small kitchen, designers brought in an undersized, rustic kitchen island that would add a rich, wood tone to the neutral space as well as contribute storage and counter space to the room's design.
For those who prefer clean counters (and don't have enough cabinet space for spices) try this ingenious solution from blogger Vanessa Alvarado. A towel rack hung on the wall below upper cabinets creates the perfect perch for spice jars. Create your own with the Bygel rail from IKEA.
On either side of the gas stove, counter space makes chopping veggies and stashing ingredients much more convenient, while upper cabinets add storage space and provide easy access to mixing bowls and baking dishes.
One thing this cute cottage kitchen lacked was adequate storage space and counter space, so designers created some. They added a small bar to the space. This addition added another several feet of counter space, as well as some much needed storage.
This family needed plenty of space for food prep, food storage and organization, so designers created an open plan, eat-in kitchen that had all the features the homeowners needed to create a functional space. Cabinets and countertops span the back wall of the room, providing plenty of counter and cabinet space, while two commercial sized, French Door refrigerators add tons of room for food storage. The final touch in this lovely kitchen was the over sized kitchen island with lower cabinets on three sides and a large, marble countertop for additional storage and work space. The island is even wired with electricity to make the feature even more functional.
A gorgeous blue, glass tile backsplash in between custom wood cabinets in this contemporary kitchen. A long island featuring a built in sink and stove top wraps around the length of the kitchen adding tons of storage counter space.
The amenities in this kitchen make the space perfect for the homeowners and their growing family. A large kitchen island adds storage, counter space and additional seating, while state of the art appliances such as an oven, convection oven, microwave and gas stove make meal prep easy.