Beyond offering a place to mix drinks, a wet bar can play an important design role in a home with an open layout, linking the kitchen workspace with the entertaining areas of the house. Here, designer Amy Darooge used rustic materials to create a coherent style throughout. She chose distressed wood cabinetry, a copper sink and faucet, and “the material on the counter is walnut with a live ledge,” she says.
The kitchen bay windows frame a view of the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful walnut cabinetry frames the space, topped with a green granite. Glazed gray floor tile compliments the muted tone of the countertop to ground the space. Colorful house plants decorate the countertop for a bright and homey finishing touch.
This inviting mid-century modern kitchen features a warm walnut kitchen island with a marble countertop, blue gray cabinets and a bold black-and-white tile backsplash. Pendant lights with brass accents hang above the island with four leather bar chairs.
This modern kitchen is bathed in richly toned walnut -- from the cabinets to the drawers to the doors. The wood also is used to create a unique, curved panel for the angular countertop. By using a different, lighter shade of wood for the floors, the walnut is allowed to shine yet doesn't overwhelm the space.
This contemporary kitchen features a large island that is topped with a black walnut butcher block countertop, perfect for food prepping. This space is infused with natural light from the skylight placed above the kitchen island.
The original oak coffered ceiling was restored to complement the bespoke American Walnut kitchen cabinets in this traditional kitchen design. The refrigerator is blended in to match the cabinets creating a cohesive look around the room. Green granite countertop and gray glazed tile flooring add cool tones to the color scheme to keep the room feeling light.
A dark-stained wood island features a built-in microwave, loads of storage and a live-edge walnut countertop. White painted cabinetry topped by quartz lines the room’s perimeter, and a gray tile backsplash fits with the neutral kitchen’s modern-industrial vibe.
Custom cabinets and a stainless steel vent hood top off this bright and lively chef's kitchen. Friends and family can gather around the painted island while the gourmet meal is being prepared. The walnut countertop and rattan barstools warm up the crisp white cabinetry and subway tile backsplash.
A handmade wood countertop paired with a powerful gas range top creates an unlikely combination in this kitchen. Thanks to careful engineering, the combo is safe, making for a beautiful yet unexpected focal point in the space.
The big island in this contemporary kitchen includes a drawer microwave and a steam oven, subtle visually and yet very functional. The countertop is white quartz with a 2-inch thick walnut butcher block on the end.