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.
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.
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.
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.
This lively, eclectic kitchen is brought to life through bright stripes of color, a red glass backsplash, stainless steel appliances and funky floral window treatments. The kitchen island serves as a breakfast bar with lucite barstools.
This spacious kitchen features a richly-hued breakfast nook with a neutral round table and red plaid upholstered wooden chairs. A vintage metal chandelier with mini lampshades hangs overhead. Glass front cabinets with a diamond wire mesh pattern are paired with a red accent wall and metallic crown molding.
There is no other color on the planet that conveys more energy and warmth or makes more of a powerful statement than the color red. Red kitchen cabinets and accessories evoke a sense of fire and sunsets.
The ultra sleek red kitchen forms the center of this urban home and serves as the place where everyone gathers. Stainless steel is used throughout the space from the range hood to the waterfall countertop, while a contemporary fireplace adds warmth to the space.
This transitional kitchen features rich reds and warm earth tones. A vinyl floor anchors the space while the glass tile wall adds an interesting natural element, accompanied by frosted glass cabinets and deep wood floor cabinetry.
This light and bright kitchen features white wood and glass front cabinets paired with black cabinets. Metallic pendant lights hang above the peninsula, while black grout provides an edgy contrast in the white subway tile backsplash. Stainless steel appliances and red accents add finishing touches.
Rachel wants the back wall of this kitchen, seen on Season 7 of HGTV's Design Star, to have visual impact, so the designers leave it free of cabinetry. But to judge Genevieve Gorder, it's too big of an impact. "Because this wall is completely naked, it's a punch in the face...it's incredibly busy," she says.
“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.
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.