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 white marble countertop on a bank of drawers is echoed on the backsplash of this contemporary kitchen. The peninsula, with its waterfall side, separates the space from the dining room beyond. Art and lighting are crisp and modern.
The fabulous cook’s kitchen is filled with natural light from the large windows and skylights. Double islands provide plenty of prep and work space, as well as a great spot for dining. Custom Italian cabinets allow for much-needed storage while creating a one-of-a-kind look.
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.
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.
In the kitchen space, designers used wall hangings and countertops to make the space feel relaxed, yet modern. Wicker, geometric wall hangings add warmth to the space while pulling in a beachy vibe, while the waterfall countertop on the kitchen island creates dimension in this small space.
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.
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.
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.
Developed specifically for countertops, Granicrete has the great modern look of concrete, but is seamless and is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation as being bacteria-proof and stain-proof. The waterfall edge here creates an especially sleek look, without the weight and cost of poured concrete.