This textured, rustic backsplash makes it look as if this kitchen by Hamilton-Gray Design is fully constructed of stone. But, in fact, the quartzite material actually comes in pieces that are applied just like tile, making it a viable choice even in a home with plaster or sheetrock walls.
Beautiful dark woods are used throughout the kitchen and dining room to create a warm, welcoming environment. Contemporary elements, like the pendant lights, glass tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances, mix with natural pieces, such as the rattan barstools and exposed wood ceiling beams.
The homeowners were ready to update their 80-year-old home in a historic part of Nashville. The old kitchen was impossibly small and impractical, but Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri remove walls to open up the floor plan, install sleek white cabinets that contrast against the multi-colored tiled backsplash and create a large island with plenty of prep space.
Soft neutral tiles ground the hallway and kitchen, where redwood is used throughout the open floor plan kitchen. The oversized island houses much-needed storage, range, extra sink and tons of prep space.
Sleek white cabinets pairs with simple gray countertops in this contemporary kitchen. The center island is clad in dark wood countertops, which combined with exposed wood plank and beam ceiling, brings a natural touch to the space. Mosaic tile backsplash makes a dramatic statement behind the pro-quality stove.
This spacious kitchen includes a small office space that can easily be concealed by a set of sleek sliding doors. A rust orange accent wall adds a pop of color to the otherwise neutral and brown kitchen.
This spacious island with seating means that the cook will never be stranded in the kitchen alone. The ambiance and sens of luxury is enhanced by granite countertops, wood cabinets, pendant lights, built-in wine storage and a stone backsplash.
Espresso-stained oak floors and dark kitchen cabinets create a striking contrast against the soft white island. The hub of the kitchen, the island provides a casual dining spot, two separate ranges for cooking, tons of counter space for prep and even storage for the homeowners' large collection of cookbooks.
This contemporary remodeled space squeezed a lot of design elements into a small galley kitchen. A mixture of glass, stone and dark wenge stained wood makes for an exciting backdrop framing the beautiful Chicago skyline.
Commandeering four square feet of floor space from an adjacent room created a larger, more squarely-shaped space. Jeannine Williams Design installed new ductwork to improve ventilation and rewired the space to increase lighting and services. Doubled storage space includes a new island.
A sleek galley kitchen features marble countertops, streamlined cabinetry and glass subway tile. With a sunny breakfast nook at one end of the kitchen and wide-open great room at the other, the design of this New York apartment is oriented to take maximum advantage of the views outside the plethora of floor-to-ceiling windows.
This contemporary kitchen design features an open design with a kitchen island, dark cabinets, stainless steel appliances and white countertops. A tiled backsplash adds some small color to the white and brown kitchen.
Because the rest of the home features mostly light shades, the designers chose dark wood finishes for the kitchen to add contrast. The marble backsplash was sourced from a local stone slab provider and cut into rectangular vertical tiles.
Multicolored tiles create a striking backsplash that adds color to this contemporary, rustic kitchen. Bright white cabinets add lightness to the space, which features a concrete apron-front sink, stainless steel countertops and a large island perfect for prepping, entertaining and dining.
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.