The open concept design of the home's main floor with the kitchen, dining area and living room lets all spaces have the benefit of the ample natural light. A polished stone floor helps to visually connect the different areas.
To make a big farmhouse statement in your kitchen, use old wood in places where you might otherwise use drywall or new trim and molding. In this rustic kitchen, the bar or island is covered in reclaimed wood, selected by Athens Building Co. Rustic stools complete the effect.
To make the kitchen as functional as possible, the designers also outfitted the space with open shelves and custom cabinetry. The island has drawers, too, as well as a farmhouse sink for a look that Joanna Gaines would love.
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.
Mosaic tile in warm, neutral tones ties the reclaimed wood floating shelves and trim with the white cabinetry and glass backsplash while also marrying the rustic and modern styles of each feature. The Wolf range features six burners and a pot filler for convenience.
In the kitchen, steel and glass upper cabinets disappear into an interior window, which allows as much light as possible into the kitchen and provide a spot to display art and dishes. Custom hardware adorns the lower cabinets and showcase a logo created just for the homeowners. Quarter-inch strips of glass were fused together to create the floating upper island top and are supported by steel hidden within the cabinets.
The kitchen appliances disappear into this custom art wall, which adds vibrant color and energy to the non-traditional kitchen. The wall is clad in reclaimed barn wood, and artist Rob Stenberg painted the design on the panels. Touch-latch cabinetry keeps the wall looking more like an art installation than kitchen cabinetry. A custom hemlock block island looks time worn and was fabricated by the homeowner.
Penny tiles add glamorous shimmer to a kitchen with a reclaimed-rustic vibe. “The black limba floating shelves are fitted with recessed LED lighting that highlights the penny tiles and makes them shine,” says Patrick Kennedy of Superior Woodcraft.
This long, galley-style kitchen is given extra space with an 18-foot-long accordion-style folding glass door. This photo was actually taken outside in the side yard thanks to the open door. The vent hood could not be accommodated in the stone wall, so an island vent hood was used despite the range being on the wall.
Again, thoughtful planning makes all the difference for this guest cottage. On the other side of the kitchen cabinets, two barstools create a little breakfast nook, while matching armchairs form a spot for reading or watching TV.
Color on the base of one of a pair of facing islands echoes the hue of the bold backsplash in this otherwise neutral kitchen. The open-concept space features a cozy breakfast nook tucked into a corner surrounded by windows, ushering in loads of natural light. In the adjoining living space, a retractable glass wall opens to bridge the home's indoor and outdoor spaces. Hardwood floors warm up the white kitchen and provide continuity throughout the kitchen and living 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.