The large island in this Mid-Century Modern kitchen offers ample workspace and provides clear access to activities and conversations in the adjoining living space. Walls of glass connect this modern home to its green surroundings.
The transition between indoor and outdoor spaces is so graceful, it's almost indiscernible. Here, a glass door slides into the limestone wall and completely disappears to connect the kitchen with a covered porch that includes a grill and fireplace.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, the home owner's moved the kitchen away from the front door and opened up the space to facilitate entertaining and to allow more light in from the cottage's western-facing windows. An expandable dining table gives the couple flexibility and saves space.
As seen on Home Town, the Walker's Laurel, MS existing kitchen was dark and outdated with wood paneling on all the walls, old metal cabinets, and a refrigerator stuck in the opposite corner from the kitchen. After the renovations, their Laurel, MS kitchen now features new hardwood floors, a complete redesign of the kitchen with bright walls, new cabinets, concrete countertops, a large island for entertaining, a new tile backsplash and bright colors to help the room stand out.
This shade of periwinkle has just enough gray to keep it from looking juvenile. For a modern twist on Americana, try pairing it with deep reds, like the accents in this kitchen, and whites. A dark blue tile backsplash spills over onto the countertop to add a deeper shade to the color scheme.
A large cabinet structure provides abundant concealed storage for this kitchen space. The cabinets frame an uncovered sliding window allowing natural light to reflect off the white countertop. Colorful display trays filled with fruit add vivid color against the solid design scheme.
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.