The fun, young family who live in this home wanted an open kitchen with a lot of light and space where they could gather together and entertain. For a colorful surprise, the designers created an island with a rich eggplant finish accented with brass details.
The original plan for the kitchen was to install hardwood floors, but Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines opted instead for black and white tile, originally planned for use only in a butler's pantry, to give the entire kitchen added personality and a more dynamic look. Stained antique doors, a wooden island and copper elements help provide a warm counterbalance to the striking black and white.
Designer Ammie Kim wanted to give this kitchen a modern look by creating a unique backsplash. The glass tiles in the backsplash alternate between glossy and etched, complementing the glossy stainless steel appliances and honey maple cabinets.
Stephanotis floribunda climbs the pergola and so keeps the dining area below cool and shaded. To the right, an outdoor kitchen with a grill and bar ensures that the owners and their guests are never without refreshments.
Credits: Architecture: Koffka/Phakos Design; Landscape Contractor: New View Landscape; Pool/spa and Masonry: Darin Marten Construction; Metal Work: Salvador Delgado
This white, contemporary galley kitchen is compact, but designed for maximum style and function. While undertaking a total remodel, the client insisted on keeping the kitchen's existing footprint because it was inherit to the character of the house. To open it up, the design team removed a partition between the kitchen and laundry area. A mix of walnut and white cabinets, along with a wall of floating shelves, keeps the space young and current.
There's tons of space to maneuver through this sleek contemporary kitchen. A long island provides useful counter space while dark wood upper and lower cabinets create plenty of storage space. Built-in wine storage ensures that everything has a place, keeping the room uncluttered.
A gray slate floor and sleek track lighting add visual interest to the room's neutral palette. Metal hardware gives the wood cabinetry a more streamlined look while slim wood barstools provide seating around a large bar area.
To create contrast in this transitional kitchen, the island cabinets are a dark zebrawood while the cabinets on the perimeter walls are white. The natural light from the large window illuminates the cabinets, making this space feel open and inviting.
Brilliant fall foliage inspired the bright yellow hue of the leather upholstery that covers a series of bar stools in the open concept kitchen of the 2014 HGTV Dream Home. They cozy up to a granite waterfall island that's nearly 16 feet long.
Instead of a space with a traditional kitchen island, designers opted to split the feature and, instead, had two islands installed in the kitchen. This configuration gives the homeowners more counter space, more storage and drastically increases the function and flow of the kitchen.
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.