In the kitchen, steel and glass upper cabinets disappear into an interior window, which allows as much light as possible into the kitchen and provide a spot to display art and dishes. Custom hardware adorns the lower cabinets and showcase a logo created just for the homeowners. Quarter-inch strips of glass were fused together to create the floating upper island top and are supported by steel hidden within the cabinets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In just one week, this eat-in kitchen is reborn as a sleek and vibrant place to prep and serve food in style. To stay on budget, the room's footprint is kept as is, while the existing cabinets are sanded, primed and updated with high-gloss, cranberry-red paint.
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.
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.