Wood cabinets give a rich shine to the design surrounding the kitchen sink. Bay windows over the sink let in natural light that bounces off the neutral granite countertop. Bamboo roman shades give a subtle texture to the space.
One of the primary goals in the design of this kitchen was to fill the space with sunlight. A huge arched window over the sink does the job beautifully. The window—along with the oversized light fixture—also balances out the height of the vaulted ceiling.
A bay window lets natural light flood the kitchen and highlight the bright, white design. The white countertop gives a beautifully polished finish over the white cabinetry. Roman shades, backsplash tile and a decorative orchid keep with the white scheme.
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.
The marble kitchen island top -- extended on the ends to the floor -- is a striking element in this bright, contemporary kitchen. A large window over the sink provides abundant light, and honey-toned wood floors and cabinets echo that feeling of brightness. Additionally, the room boasts ample cooking prep space.
White cabinetry surrounds a white farmhouse kitchen sink. Uncovered windows above the counter bring bright, natural light over the white kitchen design. Simple decorative touches keep with the whimsical look.
Windows frame the large mirror over this vanity adding natural light and atmosphere to the space. His and hers sinks are fixed into the neutral countertop between fluorescent bulbs on the vertical sides of the mirror. Wood cabinetry creates a sleek floating vanity base and concealed storage.
Natural light, recessed lighting and white walls combine for a bright and airy look in this midcentury modern kitchen. Plenty of woodgrain cabinets allow for organized and concealed storage. Fruit displays add easy and natural color over the white countertops.