This California kitchen features an earthy palette made up of natural elements that add texture and interest. A long, paneled wall offers open and closed storage and gives a nod to the home's mid-century modern architecture. A stone fireplace wraps around to service both the kitchen and living area. The design team removed a wall to open up the kitchen, adding this center island with a quartz waterfall-edge countertop.
This chef kitchen is a study in chic contrasts. Herringbone floors and thick exposed beams texturally fill out the cabinets' crisp black and white. Wrought iron chandeliers float intriguingly over the island.
This side view of the kitchen looking toward the living room shows how the island was placed to allow good traffic flow in and out of the space. A wide aisle between the range and the sink in the island makes it easy to move between the kitchen’s work zones.
Throughout this home, designers aimed for a look that was farmhouse friendly, but more polished than rustic. The open plan kitchen uses shades of blue to contrast the white and wood elements: navy barstools and a custom gray-blue for the pendants.
Designing a room that's mostly or all white ensures you'll have a room that always feels streamlined and clutter-free. This modern eat-in kitchen features expansive counter space, hardwood floors and a cozy round kitchen table for four. The landscape just out the large sliding glass door brings nature and color into the room.
The open floor plan of this minimalist home is calm and comfortable. Upholstered gray barstools pull up to the waterfall countertop bar for an extra dining spot, while a mid-century modern dining table pairs with Eames chairs in the dining room. A floating blue buffet adds a touch of color and maintains the airy quality of the space.
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn says this urban kitchen’s almost 10-foot-long center island was designed to be a spot for food prep and working, with bookshelves incorporated in front of the island that offer a chance to add your own personality to the space. “There’s not enough width here to sit and then also be able to access the door to the basement,” he explains.
The design and build team kept the home’s existing 11-foot-high ceiling in the kitchen and dining area and extended that same ceiling height into the new addition where the living room with sliding-glass doors now sits. “Previously you couldn’t get to the backyard from the ground floor space,” says build manager Dan Faires. “Now you can see the backyard when you walk into the home.”
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.