Don't be fooled by the rustic, exposed beams and chunky details in this farmhouse kitchen -- it's anything but rudimentary. High-end appliances, elegant task lighting and ample counter space are just what a skilled cook needs to make this kitchen sing. Thankfully, the extra-wide staircase will accommodate a stampede when the dinner bell rings!
Two long runs of counter space give plenty of room in this cottage kitchen. Blue-painted antique corbels hold open shelving and support the peninsula overhang, bringing vintage-inspired whimsy to the space. Designer Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's "Sarah's Summer House," chose three different cabinet colors to create a dynamic color palette. She used natural materials and a lighthearted color for the backsplash, and the seeded glass cabinet doors bring an extra touch of softness.
With stunning Calacatta marble countertops and drum-shaped stools, this kitchen's island is a great place to cook, eat or work. Bright white cabinets keep the space feeling airy, while a mother-of-pearl tile backsplash adds a dazzling gleam.
Stainless steel appliances and bright white walls and cabinets reflect light from the window and recessed lighting, making this kitchen bright and cheery. Open shelving is tucked in an awkward spot beneath a sloped ceiling, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover.
The family wanted a space that blended vintage charm with the conveniences of modern appliances, so they chose traditional elements, such as the gold accents and wood trim, and added modern-day touches, like the stainless steel oven and a farmhouse sink. The end result is an overall cottage-style feel.
White cabinets line the walls of this kitchen, providing ample storage space and concealing the refrigerator. A large, beadboard-lined island with a granite countertop creates a convenient eating area.
This beautiful white kitchen is bright and spacious. Some of the details include three chrome-hanging lights above the island, which is covered in white and gray marble. A large farmhouse sink and high-end appliances make this an inviting space, perfect for entertaining.
This neutral cottage kitchen features shiplap walls, Shaker-style white cabinets, a white beadboard island with wood countertop, a seashell chandelier, and a breakfast area with banquette and black table.
Designer Karen Swanson of New England Design Works used found plywood to create unique walls that resemble shiplap siding. A stunning round chandelier with Edison bulbs is a charming edition to the room.
To give the kitchen more of an old-school feel, designers put in a farmhouse sink and found a vintage-looking range. The layout is open with plenty of cozy details, like the dining table right in the center.
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.