The eco-friendly courtyard, constructed of permeable pavers and enclosed by picket fencing, accommodates both social gatherings and intimate family dinners at the HGTV Green Home 2010. Teak wood furniture provides chic seating for the space.
This home's kitchen is a beautiful space perfect for gathering and cooking gourmet meals for family and friends. The lattice windows add a charming appeal and the rustic wooden chandelier speak to the kitchen's setting in the North Carolina mountains.
Doing dishes is anything but a chore in this kitchen with a full wall of windows offering views of the Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., home's verdant back yard. White cabinetry and marble countertops are elegant without distracting from the beautiful scenery outside.
An ornate, custom wood surround frames the stove area with an arch-shaped opening in this traditional kitchen. Paired with a stunning tile backsplash, the color and detail reminiscent of Italian finery. Small drawers in the surround are perfect for storing easy-to-reach spices and herbs while a small shelf provides easy access to oils and vinegars. The cream cabinetry lets the special design of the surround breath and be eye-catching.
Dark wood cabinets create a warm, rich contrast against this kitchen's pale yellow tile walls. The cabinets were extended all the way to the ceiling for additional storage and as a showcase for special dish ware.
This neutral traditional kitchen features a custom reclaimed tin stovetop range hood complemented by antique-white glazed kitchen cabinets. A round glass-topped dining table and an elegant crystal chandelier create a casual yet elegant eat-in dining space.
This kitchen is equipped with a stainless steel oven, stove and a wood range hood that connects to the ceiling's exposed beams. The chevron backsplash behind is muted in color but adds a small modern touch to this traditional kitchen.
The stairway to a lower-level family room backs up to the traditional kitchen in this Brooklyn townhouse. A wide pass-through window opens up the space, bringing in lots of natural light and giving an airy feel to what could otherwise be a cramped galley kitchen.
The open floor plan kitchen and breakfast area combine simple, clean lines with natural materials and textures. White cabinets are paired with gray countertops and subway tile backsplash for an updated, traditional design, while a rustic wood table is surrounded by comfy Parson chairs and wood slab bench.
This quaint kitchen exudes traditional style with wood cabinets, neutral stone countertops and wood floors. A charming breakfast nook is positioned underneath the large window, taking advantage of the room's natural light.
The beautiful coffered ceiling draws the eye towards the lovely dining area with a bay window and French doors leading out to the backyard. Recessed lighting and pendant lights highlight the cream walls and ceiling.
Hand made and glazed artisan tile flooring expands into the conservatory connecting it to the kitchen seamlessly through the arched doorway. Natural light creates an inviting and sunny look over the light, neutral colors. Walnut elements add a warmth to the room and accentuate the traditional design.
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.