Using a simple and subdued color scheme can help a smaller space look expansive. Here, blacks, whites and neutrals work together to create a kitchen that looks both modern and casual. The island, complete with sink, serves as both a prep area and a perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee or a meal.
This historic kitchen's original configuration was tricky because it didn't have much storage or room for modern appliances. New cabinetry and clean stucco arches protect the Mediterranean aesthetic and fit around a stainless steel refrigerator. A kitchen island answers the more storage call.
This cottage-style kitchen features a multi-tiered black metal chandelier with white mini shades. A large kitchen island with white marble countertops is lined with black bar stools with woven seats and backs. Black cabinets surround the double oven, while white cabinets feature glass-front doors and under-cabinet lighting.
Silver valances and a sparkling chandelier glitz up this open plan kitchen that packs a lot into its relatively small square footage. A petite island brings in more countertop, storage and casual dining space.
Sleek black cabinets with simple pulls mix with speckled gray-and-white countertops for a chic townhouse kitchen. The peninsula adds extra prep space, as well as an area where barstools pull up for dining.
This streamlined, open plan kitchen, designed by Angelica Henry, shows the dramatic side to modern design. The black laminate cabinetry and the stainless steel appliances and accents marry well with the linear elements in the room, such as the lighting arrangement and long, angular countertops, to give the space a lean, industrial and high-tech look.
Kitchens serve as not only a place to prepare meals, but also a main gathering space in the home. Look through these pictures for great kitchen design ideas and be inspired to create a new look for your kitchen.