Designers wanted to fulfill the homeowners' wishes of a clean kitchen, without sacrificing the family's style, so they installed sleek, gray cabinets and a shimmery, gray tile backsplash, keeping the space stylish, but still simple and elegant.
Neutral cabinets and marble countertops make a classic-and-clean combination in this open kitchen. A patterned backsplash adds a little energy to the room and keeps the space from feeling too monochrome.
The eat-in kitchen features a breakfast nook with a circular wooden table and gray lattice back chairs. A circular pendant light hangs above the table, while surrounding windows offer natural light. Wide plank hardwood floors complete the look of the space.
A stained butcher block island creates a gathering place in the Atlanta townhome of a couple who loves to entertain. The wood, brass Bertoia-style barstools and Edison bulbs create warm contrasts to the black and gray finishes in the kitchen.
The island in this contemporary kitchen was created as a hub for people to gather around and was made to look like a cube that rose out of the concrete. Since the homeowner didn't want to use stools, it also provides ample storage space on both sides.
Before the renovation, this kitchen didn't even have an oven or stove, and as a professional chef, her tiny kitchen wasn't cutting it, so designers added a large kitchen island that would provide the homeowner with the counter space she needs for preparation, while also providing seating for four people.
All cabinets and counter-tops were replaced, and new backsplash and appliances added. A new breakfast nook, with direct sight line from the kitchen, is now situated at the opposite end from where the old breakfast room had been.
With kitchen cabinets surrounding the refrigerator, on one side of the kitchen island and on both sides of the peninsula, designers truly maximized the storage and organizational space. They kept the design of the space simple, keeping the countertops clean so that the space remains functional and contemporary.
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.