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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The centerpiece of this modern eat-in kitchen is the black-and-white, marble waterfall edge island with six bar chairs. Dark black cabinets provide plenty of storage around the room with recessed lighting and two pendant lights above.
With an open floor plan, this modern kitchen with concrete, wood and tile elements provides maximum viewing opportunities while connecting the dining space to the kitchen. The space is perfect for entertaining, with seating for five guests at the waterfall edge island and eight at the dining table.
One grand room welcomes guests in this modern kitchen and dining space, with comfortable seating for 10 at the long black dining table with cushioned gray chairs. Steps away, the modern black-and-white kitchen features a marble waterfall edge island with six bar seats and pendant lights above.
This modern beach house retreat offers a seamless kitchen and living space continuing the design flow from the gray overhead ceilings with recessed lighting from one space to the other. Neutral, comfy furniture fills the room, facing the contemporary fireplace and nearby modern kitchen with large waterfall edge island.