What pool house would be complete without its own kitchen? Designer Betty Lou Phillips continued the soft Tuscan touches with stone arches and a few iron accents. Three barstools offer additional seating.
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
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.
Warm, sand-colored stones stretch from the living area to the open kitchen, making the two spaces feel cohesive. With a wood-burning pizza oven and stainless grill at their fingertips, the owners will have no problem entertaining visitors.
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.
This kitchen is equipped with a bulletin board, which is handy for keeping schedules, grocery notes and other reminders organized. Cabinets above and below provide extra storage, and food and water bowls are built-in for the family pet.
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.