The linoleum floor was removed and replaced with new hardwood flooring using stained yellow pine meticulously color-matched to approximate the tone of the original heart pine found throughout the rest of the home.
Surround your island with salvaged items, like brick. You can get the same type of look as this kitchen, by Atlanta designer Jenn Ryan, by scouring building supply depots for thin non-structural bricks. For this inspiration room, Ryan used brick veneer tiles that were cut in quarter-inch slices from century-old bricks in Chicago.
Terracotta tile flooring grounds this Craftsman kitchen, which pairs rustic cabinets with neutral countertops. A long line of windows allow for a beautiful view while washing dishes and brings in much-needed natural light.
This large craftsman kitchen boasts, among other nice finishes, a beautiful hardwood floor that carries through to a sitting area opposite the kitchen island. Paired with the exposed beam ceiling, the floor makes a big impression on visitors. This kitchen arrangement takes advantage of a wide expanse to provide plenty of seating and gathering options. The center bar in a painted finish complements the dark natural finish on the wall cabinets.
This large white kitchen pantry features Shaker style cabinet doors, black hardware and three pull-out drawers. A painted white diamond design details the medium grain wood floors, while an arched doorway leads the way to a hallway and closet area.
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.