Under-cabinet lighting can make your kitchen feel a bit more homey, especially if you don’t have a chandelier or pendant lighting. Lighting is probably the fastest changing aspect of building right now with the introduction of many new LED fixtures, says Brad Cruickshank, owner of Atlanta-based Cruickshank Remodeling. Under-cabinet LEDs are great, too, he says. “No more flickering fluorescents and no more burning your hand on halogen or xenon lamps,” he says.
This modern kitchen features a gray and white color scheme, with a marble waterfall edge kitchen island, marble backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Two pendant lights hang above the expansive island with seating for four guests.
This spacious, transitional kitchen sports an all-gray color palette, from the cabinets to the gray accented, marble backsplash. White quartz counters surround the cook top with a stainless steel range hood, and on the bar with a marble backsplash. A waterfall edge kitchen island provides seating for four hungry guests.
The kitchen in this sleek, transitional California estate features a wide stone island with a waterfall edge, integrated appliances, custom cabinetry and a marble backsplash that extends to the high ceiling. French oak hardwood floors and reclaimed wood beams overhead bring a rustic touch that fits the oceanside setting. The space fully opens to the adjoining hearth room, offering a view to the sea beyond.
A large, waterfall-edge swimming pool featuring expansive oceanfront views, is accented with tasteful outdoor lighting. Palm trees surround the swimming pool giving the backyard oasis ample privacy. A winding stone walkway circles the swimming pool, leading to the beach.
Thoughtful storage creates an organized and stylish kitchen. Glass-door cabinets are fixed over a built-in, full wet bar set up with wine storage and refrigerator. A waterfall edge island adds eat-in space in the open design, featuring midcentury modern bar chairs.
Brass detailing shines throughout this transitional kitchen design. A waterfall edge island matches the marble subway tile backslash. Black marble countertops provide a contrast in color while complementing the lighter marble elements.
A neutral entryway, with tall ceilings, opens to a wooden staircase and a well-lit room. A vintage rug and a waterfall-edge entry table fill the space creating a curated-looking room. Hooks and an oil painting adorn the wall near the entry table creating the perfect dropping zone.
A large kitchen island, featuring stone waterfall-edge countertops, sits in the middle of the open-concept space. Geometric light fixtures hang from the vaulted ceilings over the kitchen island and one of the dining tables. Eat-in seating is provided by two wooden tables that are located near the kitchen island and are surrounded by a variety of modern dining chairs.
When the kitchen is in the center of the house or in a windowless space, place an oversized mirror over the sink to create the illusion of a window, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. This home also uses furniture in the kitchen for storage, instead of another row of built-in cabinets.
This modern kitchen features the popular panda white marble kitchen island with a waterfall edge. The black-and-white tones can also be seen in the kitchen's backsplash, beneath wooden, floating shelves.
This inviting modern kitchen features gorgeous textures and natural materials. The dark hardwood flooring runs from the waterfall edge, quartz kitchen island with studded barstools to the stainless steel refrigerator with white cabinets and a bold blue and white tile backsplash.