Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri transformed a dated and dysfunctional kitchen into this modern rustic space that's specially conceived to be the ideal baker's kitchen. A custom baking station is a keynote feature that incorporates a generous amount of open shelving and a dedicated prep area with butcher block countertop.
Storage isn't a problem in this kitchen. Glass-front upper cabinets, open shelving and a full-size pantry opposite the Sub-Zero fridge offer style and storage. Contemporary track lighting against a paneled ceiling draw the eye upward in the narrow space.
Open Pantry Shelving in Transitional Chef's Kitchen
For the kitchen island, the butcher block surface was deliberately distressed to give a well-worn and less formal appearance. Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri used a grinder with a buffing wheel and some strategically placed strikes with a heavy metal chain to achieve the distressed look.
The large, open floor plan kitchen connects to the comfortable living room and inviting dining room. A large center island houses a farmhouse sink, provides extra storage and prep space, as well as a casual dining spot. Exposed wood beams add a rustic quality to the entire space.
Dark stain on dropped ceiling beams is repeated in the window moldings and open shelving in this airy Mediterranean-style kitchen, bringing unity to the space. Wood and stone elements add warmth, while white cabinetry and pops of bright color keep the tone light. Commercial-grade equipment turns the space into a true chef's kitchen.
The kitchen is reconfigured to showcase a central island with waterfall edges and light open shelving. Custom walnut cabinetry with brass and matte black accents keep it feeling both warm and masculine.
Contemporary Chef's Kitchen is Perfect for Entertaining
The chef's kitchen is designed for cooking as well as entertaining. A full bar area has open shelving for glassware, backlit wine racks and wine refrigerator, while the expansive island provides the two separate cooking areas and tons of prep space.
A Moroccan tile backsplash adds interest and color to the warm wood cabinets in this traditional kitchen. Glass cabinets bring an airy feel to the space, while a narrow area in the cabinet plan is transformed into open shelving for housing cookbooks.
Expansive Baker's Kitchen is Functional Heart of Home
Rustic wood and metal barstools pull up underneath the kitchen island's butcher-block countertops, creating a casual dining spot and perfect place to gather while this avid baker is prepping her next creation. Open pantry shelving keeps all ingredients in view and easy to reach.
Rectangular tiles for the backsplash are laid vertically, creating height between countertops and open shelves. Warm woods contrast against the bright white walls and backsplash for a Scandinavian-inspired kitchen.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines used plumbing pipes and wood planks to create industrial-style open shelving that is perfectly at home in this rustic farmhouse kitchen. The shelving blends well with the shiplap paneling feature wall, island made from vintage wood and wood-trimmed range hood. Elegant white subway tile and cabinets and gray quartzite countertops balance the rusticity of the space.
A custom baking station is a keynote feature in the new kitchen design that incorporates a generous amount of open shelving in a ceruse finish. The prep counter is clad in butcher-block countertop and a continuous waterfall edge wrapping. Cabinet hardware and drawer pulls are polished nickel.
The contemporary kitchen overlooks an open floor plan living area with dining and seating areas. For a streamlined look, built ins are set into the main wall, housing all electronics, the fireplace and shelving. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls take full advantage of the Big Sky, Mont., views.
Contemporary Kitchen Mixes Clean Whites and Warm Woods
Walnut cabinetry pairs with streamlined white countertops in this Scandinavian-inspired kitchen. Open shelves keep glasses handy and allow for an airy, bright feel. Vertical rectangular white tiles make for a striking backsplash.
The 18-foot-long kitchen island houses two stoves, a glass top and gas range, as well as a mix of quartz and butcher block countertops to fit different prep needs. A stainless steel range hood with integrated lighting runs the length of the island. Dishes are stored in open shelving underneath the window that overlooks beautiful city views.
This kitchen was reconfigured to showcase a central island with waterfall edges and light open shelving. Custom walnut cabinetry with brass and matte black accents keep it feeling both warm and masculine. The adjoining breakfast nook follows the same line of minimal Scandinavian monochromatic finishes with a punch of design energy via the brass tulip table base.