Terracotta tile flooring ground this Spanish kitchen, which is truly the heart of the home. Barstools pull up to the large island for casual dining, while rustic-meets-glam light fixtures add style overhead. Warm wood cabinets provide much-needed storage, while elegantly neutral countertops lighten the space.
Stone tiles in warm shades ground the southwestern kitchen and dining area, while exposed wood beams bring a rustic note to the space. The entire area is designed as an entertaining hub off the swimming pool and outdoor living space.
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 kitchen features a small breakfast nook made of reclaimed barn wood, lending a rustic feel. The Southwestern-inspired Roman shades are also incorporated in the bench pillows, while soapstone countertops anchor the room.
Rustic elegance comes together in the resort-style kitchen of this Arizona ranch home. Hard-wearing materials are mixed with luxury finishes to provide top of the line appliances with a ranch home feel.
Oxidized woven-steel is used to create a textured backdrop to the outdoor kitchen. Colorful tiles add southwestern flair and repeat the same colors used throughout the entire outdoor living space. Turquoise chairs surround the rustic dining table.
Off the outdoor living space is a complete kitchen and bar area with a dining spot, perfect for entertaining. The stone floor is chosen for a non-slip surface since family and friends will come in from the pool. Black countertops pairs create a striking contrast against the neutral stucco walls.
On the other side of the room, guests have access to a small kitchen and dining area. Although the distressed wood cabinets, Spanish tile backsplash and farmhouse sink share a color palette, their different textures fill this corner with visual interest.
To create a functional kitchen, designers replaced the home's outdated appliances with stainless steel ones. These state of the art appliances make preparing, cooking and serving food much easier for this family that loves to entertain.
Though stainless appliances update this kitchen for the owners, a clay backsplash and terra cotta floors ensure that the space still speaks to the home's adobe architecture. Cabinets on either side of the stove provide plenty of storage, too.
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.
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.