This traditional Brooklyn kitchen offers ample storage space, with cabinetry that extends to the ceiling and a center island filled with drawers and shelves. Glass doors break up the solid white lines of the cabinetry, while variegated wood flooring and a table offer contrast.
In the remodeling of this living space, a new open concept plan—and clever design strategies—allowed for a chef-grade kitchen, dining area and family room to flow seamlessly together. A long narrow dining table tucks neatly against an L-shaped banquette. In the family room, a large sectional handily covers seating needs. Farmhouse sink and faucet: Kohler; Integrated fridge and freezer: Sub Zero; Wood and iron lantern pendants: Entwined Oval Driftwood by Shades of Light, Countertops: Fantasy Brown by Arizona Tile
A hillside home in California designed by Scott Lee of SB Architects is a LEED for Homes Platinum-certified house with stunning architectural details, such as the beamed and vaulted ceiling and items made of recycled materials. The home, including the outdoor kitchen, is defined by the relationship between indoors and out, with the use of wood and view-driven design.
On either side of the gas stove, counter space makes chopping veggies and stashing ingredients much more convenient, while upper cabinets add storage space and provide easy access to mixing bowls and baking dishes.
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.
To make the outdoor kitchen as cohesive as possible, designer Bea Pilla matched the stainless steel grill with black and silver cabinetry. The extra counter space and sink will make meal prep a breeze.
Okay, how cool is this? A water feature runs right through the kitchen island! Guests eating at the counter will love the innovative design, while those in the sitting area will enjoy its calming sounds.
A polished concrete platform both smooths out the grass and gives the owners room for an outdoor kitchen. Where the first island features a stainless grill and mini fridge, the second includes seats for visitors.
The pendant lights in this open plan kitchen are made of wood and iron. Their unusual lantern-like look is a welcome contrast to the clean, mostly white design of the rest of the space. Pendant lanterns: Entwined Oval Driftwood by Shades of Light
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.