A 16-foot-high wall of glass tile inlaid in recycled aluminum makes a dramatic statement in the gourmet kitchen of HGTV Dream Home 2010, while the 11-foot-long island in a dark maple finish completes the space.
Behind the AGA wall is a small pantry, complete with a Sub Zero Pro fridge. The unit is artfully placed so that it can be seen from the main room, because a fridge like this is not to be hidden from view. Its rugged looks complements the more rustic elements of the kitchen.
This gorgeous outdoor granite bar gives the bartender an amazing view of the tropical pool, waterfall, and cabana. Cameron flagstone invites you into the large cabana, featuring an Eldorado stone veneer and colored acid washed concrete. Visitors can sit and relax in front of the fireplace, watch TV, or watch bathers splash into the pool from the rope swing.
In their kitchen design, AB Design Elements used a combination of lighting systems to work within the space. For an up-to-the-minute look, low voltage cable lighting was installed under the graduated tray ceiling that highlights points of the room but does not visually impair the flow of the architectural features, as the lights seem to float in the room. Recessed lighting, under cabinet lighting and chandeliers are also placed strategically in the room that complement its overall transitional design.
Granite slabs are the gold standard in stone countertops, but those slabs don’t come cheap, and the installation of the slabs isn’t going to be any easier to stomach, either. If you really want the look and feel of granite, though, you can still get it at a fraction of the cost with granite tiles. You don’t even have to source the material yourself: You can order kits online from Lazy Granite, and if you are disinclined to DIY, hire a tile installer to finish the job. You will still come out far ahead financially than you would have if you’d laid out the money for those granite slabs!
The owners of this California contemporary home chose to keep the galley kitchen because it fit the character of the house. The design team removed a partition between the kitchen and laundry to open up the space and included a mix of walnut and white cabinets to keep the vibe funky and young. As a cost-saving and time-saving feature, the cabinets use Ikea boxes with semi-handmade fronts. A colorful rug pops in the neutral space.
White Shaker-style cabinets with glass doors break up the solid cabinetry and add visual interest to this kitchen's overall design. A large pantry in matching white creates necessary storage for optimum functionality within this traditional space.
This transitional kitchen has a tile backsplash, black countertops, built-in white cabinets, and a black-and-white kitchen island that doubles as table. Three metal chairs are positioned on one side of the built-in island and compliment the industrial-style pendant lamps overhead.
The new gray galley kitchen in the Victorian row home that Leanne and Steve renovated together. The clients love the gray color so they decided to put a roman clay texture over the drywall and give the brick a gray lime wash, as seen on Restored by the Fords.
White walls, billowy glass pendant lighting and glass-front cabinets with neatly stacked dishes combine in this airy and refreshing eat-in kitchen. Casual, metal barstools and accents in lime green provide a lively twist.
This beautiful white kitchen makes use of all the modern conveniences. The articulating faucet adds whimsy and fun to the structured design of the kitchen's straight and clean lines. Special features such as long lift-up hardware, white quartz countertops and grain match veneer give this kitchen the finishing edge.
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.