A stark white waterfall counter seating area matches well with white beamed ceilings and walls. Just through the retractable glass doors, see a huge al fresco dining table. No matter where you choose to enjoy a meal, the view of the Aegean is incredible.
A long island with a waterfall countertop is a graceful transition in this open concept home between the kitchen, with its warm, wood cabinetry, and the cooler, brighter palette of the rest of the room.
A bank of upper cabinets used to sit above this kitchen's peninsula, closing off the room from the adjacent living and dining area. Removing them gives the kitchen a whole new open feel, much better for entertaining.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once dark and cramped kitchen into a bright, contemporary space that fits the needs of a growing family of three. New stainless steel appliances and pops of light turquoise and green paint give the cozy white kitchen a contemporary, timeless look.
With its bright green-and-blue pattern, the backsplash brings the fun to this open plan kitchen. On the ceiling, reclaimed wood is an ideal foil to the cheerful colors. Kitchen backsplash: Ann Sacks Savoy Hive Mosaic; industrial pendants: IKEA
This open plan kitchen and dining space features mid-century modern vibes. A bold black-and-white tile backsplash extends from the gray blue cabinets to the ceiling with brass pendant lights. A long dining table with 10 modern chairs shares the space.
A minimalist, modern design fills this open concept kitchen and dining space. Crisp, white walls with exposed beams, recessed lighting and cabinets are paired with a colorful tile backsplash that matches the kitchen island. A folding dining table extends from the island giving guests extra space to enjoy a meal.
On the lower ground floor, windows fill the open kitchen with natural light and give the owners a peek into the garden. Crown molding and a white-painted fireplace help the dining space feel just as charming.
This oversized kitchen island provides plenty of seating at the eat-in counter and additional seating at the table-height extension. Acrylic dining chairs and barstools don't weigh down the space, while sleek cabinetry provides a modern backdrop for the open kitchen.
This open plan kitchen offers plenty of room to maneuver and a generous amount of counter space. The dark wood shaker-style cabinets are complemented by a hardwood floor, while a tumbled tile backsplash adds texture below a stainless steel range hood.
The new owners of this five year-old single-family home in the Ukrainian Village area of Chicago sought a more expansive, casual and contemporary feel. Being a professional chef, the husband found the existing kitchen stifling and wanted to infuse it with light, efficiency and room to move.
By eliminating the wall separating the kitchen and the living room, the design allows natural light to flow in. The sleek new finishes and lighting in the kitchen, along with the modern cabinetry, stovetop and hood, achieve a more contemporary feel. The bold transformation creates an expansive new space that is easy and bright, inviting a chef to casually create and family and friends to join in the fun.