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A City Ringed by Cities
One of Atlanta's charms is the incredible diversity of its neighborhoods. The same holds true for the suburbs and exurb communities that surround this booming Southern metropolis. From Alpharetta north of the city to Serenbe south of Atlanta, there are a remarkable variety of experiences to have, from suburban to rural to everything in between. Visitors looking for a little respite from a city-center experience but the experiential pleasures of a dense, busy hub of restaurants, shops and a new hotel can stay in the 86-acre Avalon community in Alpharetta, a relatively new 86-acre development that functions as a self-contained city 30 miles north of Midtown Atlanta. Use it as your home base as you venture out each day to activities or events in the city, or use it as a good launching point for exploring the Georgia or North Carolina mountains if a jaunt into the beautiful regional landscape is more your speed.
Rustic Cedar Kitchen With Eat-In Island
This gorgeous rustic kitchen features a cedar ceiling and cedar walls, an eat-in island with a prep sink and modern appliances. A large farmhouse sink works well with the family-friendly space.
Crisp and Clean Kitchen With Basin Sink and Graphic Roman Shades
This transitional kitchen's corner has a beautiful view and is a great space for washing dishes or prepping meals. With a crisp and clean look, the graphic roman shades and sleek Carrara marble are the highlights of this little nook.
Cottage Kitchen With White Cabinets and Dark Countertops
A favorite kitchen element is a farmhouse sink with a window just above. If you're going to be cooking or doing dishes, why not have a beautiful view in sight? This lovely space is also defined by its custom refrigerator, which matches the white cabinets perfectly. High cabinets are ideal for storing infrequently used pots and pans, and the simple black backsplash behind the range adds an understated punch of contrast.
Gray Kitchen With Marble Counters Feels Fresh, Chic
Neutral marble counters on this kitchen sink combine with the scroll patterned Roman shades for a luxurious space. The pendant lamp adds elegant lighting while the distinct faucet gives the sink a modern vibe.
This kitchen features a spacious wrap-around breakfast bar with black counters and a built-in sink. A grand white range hood stands out against the cherry wood cabinetry creating an elegant focal point in the space.
White Galley Kitchen With Honed Black Granite Countertops
Though located in a tight space, this galley kitchen is highly effective; space is maximized with high cabinets and multiple drawers. The all-white color scheme and bright windows provide a sense of openness, and the cabinet-front refrigerator seamlessly blends with the rest of the cabinets. Honed black granite countertops and a matching stove backsplash provide contrast within the space.
A stainless farmhouse sink doesn't have to be just for traditional kitchens. This apron-front sink looks perfect in a contemporary setting with cooper fixtures. The polished stainless steel with sleek corners and an attached gray backsplash give it the traditional style a modern twist.