This late 1980s kitchen is updated by painting the oak cabinets a soft warm gray, refinishing the hardwood floors and installing granite countertops, a new apron-front sink, a bridge faucet, wire pendant lights and stainless steel appliances. For a distinct look, an unconventional size of subway tile (2x8) with dark gray grout is used for the backsplash.
Even though the kitchen is mostly white, Darnell adds interest through different textures. The backsplash is a trellis design, while white bead board is installed on the walls. The space is made family friendly by having the breakfast area open up to the kitchen.
This kitchen puts a new spin on contemporary style, with a textured metal backsplash and sleek, teal cabinets. Stools at the large island and a dining nook by the window invite family and friends to gather for casual meals.
Contemporary Kitchen with Green Backsplash and Countertops
Sleek, contemporary cabinetry in a light wood is paired with dark countertops. Bright green tiles in two different sizes are used to create a stunning backsplash. Above the sink, the designer added shelves for wine storage.
Instead of a space with a traditional kitchen island, designers opted to split the feature and, instead, had two islands installed in the kitchen. This configuration gives the homeowners more counter space, more storage and drastically increases the function and flow of the kitchen.
Contemporary Kitchen With Wood Cabinets and Glass Breakfast Bar
Contemporary doesn’t have to mean cold and uninviting. In this contemporary kitchen, wood cabinets with a horizontal grain add warmth to the space. A raised glass breakfast bar makes this a super functional space for a family.
The kitchen island offers a place for two to dine, while also serving as a place for prepping food. Additional seating is provided at the dining nook, which includes a built-in banquette. Punches of orange and red give the space a lovely dose of color.
Modern Kitchen with Gray Wood Cabinets, Granite Kitchen Island and Wood and Metal Bar Stools
Mixing different tones and types of wood makes for an elegant, modern kitchen. Here, gray wood cabinets together with hardwood floors and metal-and-wood barstools bring a depth to the space. White walls, high ceilings and a minimalistic approach assure the room feels light and airy.