The striking design of this gourmet kitchen starts with a sleek gray-and-white palette livened up by bold snaps of red. Opposite the island, a bay window and window seat carve out an inviting dining area.
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.
This lively kitchen and dining space features a rectangular glass table for casual entertaining, teal clover back chairs and a bronze chandelier. A rustic wooden cabinet is positioned in front of a bright red mosaic tile wall and surrounded by white built-in cabinets, providing plenty of storage space for dining essentials.
Sleek and spare but with warm brown accents, this modern kitchen is a design masterpiece. The wood paneled cabinets hide clever storage solutions such as pull-out spice racks and deep drawers for pots and pans.
In the kitchen, large windows and French doors with oversized transoms allow plenty of natural light into the kitchen, making the space feel bright and open. The white walls that anchor the space reflect the light, continuing the open design. To add warmth and color, red and white patterns were introduced into the space, creating a classic, space that is light and casual.
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.
This contemporary kitchen from HGTV Design Star winner Meg Caswell features slate-hued cabinetry, a high ceiling and a fun, funky light fixture. A whimsical striped pattern on the back of the kitchen island complements the flower motif on the window treatments.A whimsical striped pattern on the back of the kitchen island complements the flower motif on the window treatments. Glass panels atop the bold red walls give the space added shine and make them easy to keep clean.
The kitchen was made wide enough to accommodate two cooks and passers-through. Period-authentic light fixtures and fir flooring, to match the original flooring, were chosen to make the addition blend seamlessly with the original house.
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.
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.
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.