A stone bar with stools adjacent to the outdoor cooking area ensures that guests will be able to eat food fresh off the grill, and that the cook won't miss out on the party. A pergola offers shade during the day and overhead lighting at night.
Not for the faint at heart, this eclectic kitchen designed by John Ryba is saturated in a rich, red lacquer. The white ceiling and stainless-steel appliances help reflect light, an important design element when working with a bold color.
Gorgeous wood paneling and cabinets give a refined cabin feel to this open concept kitchen and dining area. Spare, clean-lined elements are expertly mixed with organic accents like the wood table and stools.
Teeming with outlets, lights and electronic cradles, this under-cabinet electronic device command center is also equipped with speakers that allow you to listen to your favorite music, watch tutorials or stream your favorite TV shows while prepping meals in the kitchen.
Previously, the eat-in portion of this kitchen contained and old, outdated breakfast nook with banquettes. The homeowners loved this unique addition to their space, but it was in desperate need of updating, so designers scaled back the walls to create a larger space for the nook, then they modernized it with a bright wall color, silver leather covering on the banquettes, a modern table and a red, modern chandelier to match the walls. To help light the space, designers added double hung windows to let in plenty of natural light, making the space, bright, warm and inviting.
To reflect the openness of the home, no upper cabinets were used in the kitchen. Bright red cabinets are paired with sleek stainless steel countertops, while built-in cabinets around the room offer much-needed storage.
“Fabric shades are like great art: They transform a space and its inhabitants,” says Kara Roberts, Director of Merchandising for Smith & Noble, the manufacturer of the Moroccan-style shades shown here. Flat Roman shades fold up at the top when fully raised and lie flat when lowered, creating a low profile look that works with a wide range of fabrics and prints.
This kitchen island has plenty of cupboard and drawer space, and it even incorporates basket storage. The light wood contrasts the white cabinetry making the island stand out beneath a stainless steel range hood. A bright red accent wall draws the eye to the far side of the room and makes the built-in cabinetry pop.
Neutral whites and grays offer a clean and modern look for this open concept kitchen, complete with a stainless steel gas range, an island with a sink and plenty of prep space, contemporary dining table and a sitting area only steps from it all. A red wall with red seating paired with red accessories offers an unexpected pop of color in the space.
This light and bright kitchen features dark brown wooden Shaker cabinets paired with white quartz countertops and a soft gray backsplash. Stainless steel appliances add a modern touch, while red flowers and countertop containers provide a pop of color.
This light and bright kitchen's open plan allows for easy transition between the dining and food preparation areas. Dark brown wooden cabinets are paired with white quartz countertops, while stools at the kitchen island allow for casual countertop dining.
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.