The biggest problems to be solved in this kitchen makeover? Not enough storage or useable space. For a lighter, more open feel, designers framed the range with two windows repurposed from another part of the house. Ceiling-high cabinets were given glass doors, more shelving with an airy look!
The kitchen was reconfigured to be open and light, with pale wood floors and dark-framed windows that highlight the views. Behind the range, a graphic pattern nods to the global influences used throughout the home.
This modern Tuscan-style kitchen pays homage to the traditional details associated with the design through its use of color, architecture and accessories. Wood rafters help enclose the kitchen, while exposing the cathedral ceilings and intricate, artistic murals along the walls and ceilings. Simple wrought iron fixtures showcase Old World appeal with a contemporary edge. With massive wooden beams, terra-cotta tiles from Italy and hand-painted frescoes of Italian vineyards — this kitchen cooks up Italian flavor from floor to ceiling. But it's the bread warmer and wine cellar that stores up to 1,800 bottles that make this an Italian paradise. Appliances include two Miele dishwashers, a vegetable steamer, a built-in espresso machine and a five-burner Thermador stove.
The design MO for this chef kitchen was to create a well-organized, up-to-date space. High-end appliances are matched up with simple, clean cabinetry and down-to-earth details like the brick backsplash and wood floor.
This beautiful kitchen plays with contrasts in a wonderful way. The kitchen island's light gray cabinets pick up the gray of the countertops along the edge of the room. The backsplash on the sink wall features unifying gray-and-white mosaic tiles.
This view of the island highlights the brushed-finished stainless top that has a smooth look and doesn’t show as many fingerprints or scratches as polished alternatives. The island top offers lots of usable space for preparing meals, unloading groceries and chatting with guests.
With a sitting area, formal dining space and a kitchen with two islands, this home in Minneapolis, Minn., has everything the owners need for entertaining. Pendant lights and large picture windows fill the space with light as well.
Take a closer look at the islands, and you might notice that each comes with a couple of outlets. Not only do these allow the owners to plug in blenders or other kitchen essentials, but they can also be used as convenient charging stations for the kids' phones or computers after dinner.
The kitchen’s top-quality stainless warming drawer in the island with premium touch control and automatic shutoff timer allows the cook to hold and warm up to 27 dinner plates, which makes it easier to entertain large crowds.