Smooth ceramic wood and polished marble countertops create beautiful finishes in this modern kitchen. Unique, spiky pendant lights add some contemporary flair and shape to the sleek design. A dark backsplash made of small tile in shades of brown adds a contrast to the light, soothing color palette.
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 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.
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 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.