These pendant lights are a classic look that won’t go out of style too quickly. “You have to be careful with something that most people feel like is a pretty permanent addition,” says designer Nancy Keenan of Harris Park Homes. Similar lights with a schoolhouse look and a white opal glass shade can be found at home improvement stores for under $70.
Designer Joe Human pushed back the existing wall to create a larger kitchen. He also installed new appliances and added new finishes and cabinets. Spaces were unified via a consistent ceiling height that ushered in a larger, more cohesive feel.
Sleek saddle stools surround the dark-stained peninsula in this light and airy California kitchen. The peninsula ties in with dark, custom built-in shelves, while white cabinets, Calacatta marble countertops and a white subway tile backsplash give this room a bright, airy effect.
A dark-stained peninsula and dark built-in bookshelf contrast with white cabinetry and white Calacatta marble countertops in this transitional kitchen. Tinted grout in the subway tile backsplash plays off the gray veining in the countertops.
Crisp, white cabinetry paired with black soapstone and Calcutta marble sets the tone for this elegant, multi-functional kitchen and living area. The space is equipped with a baking center, banquette seating and glass cabinets wrapping around a corner to further defining the space. The style and millwork of the home were continued in the columns flanking the apron sink and featured detailing on the built-in snack bar.
A pair of industrial-style barstools serve up a cozy spot for eating at this kitchen's large peninsula. The white contemporary space is full of natural light thanks to skylights, while elements including the barstools, exposed ceiling beam and hardwood floors tie the space in with the rest of the midcentury house's style.
White cabinets will complement almost any decor you want to choose — now or 20 years from now. “To choose a style, consider the existing architecture of the home and how the cabinetry works visually within its environment,” says designer Tatiana Machado-Rosas of Jackson Design and Remodeling. “A raised panel is often a good choice for more traditional styles, while a Shaker style (shown here) works with a modern, simple design.”
Illuminate key sections of a peninsula or island by using stylish lamps normally reserved for other parts of the home. Atlanta designer Jo Torrijos selected white table lamps from a national home goods retail chain for the renovated kitchen in her modernized Craftsman bungalow.
Hardwood floors and neutral walls link the kitchen, breakfast area and family room in this charming California home. Dark stain on two sides of the kitchen peninsula contrast with white cabinetry and craftsman details on the windows to break up the white space.
A spacious peninsula offers prep space and storage space — for pots, pans and wine bottles alike, in this French country kitchen. Gorgeous terra cotta tile floors provide color and contrast against the kitchen's all-white cabinetry.
Recessed lighting and a vaulted ceiling keep this open concept kitchen looking light and bright. Neutral tiles cover the walls, while two glass pendant lights hang from the ceiling. White leather stools are positioned at the kitchen counter peninsula, creating the perfect spot for casual dining.