Timeless Cottage Kitchen From Sarah Sees Potential
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.
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.
Two inspired pendants and a rug with candy colors are the bright stuff for this open plan kitchen. Open shelving over the sink gets a neutral backdrop, all the better for showing off a fun collection of houseplants and ceramics.
Contemporary Open Plan Kitchen With Corner Fireplace
A chic corner fireplace makes the transition between this open plan kitchen and the adjacent living space feel seamless. The kitchen features a mixture of frosted glass and bamboo cabinetry for a contemporary look.
Contemporary Kitchen with White Porcelain Apron Farmhouse Sink
This updated kitchen features a white porcelain apron farmhouse sink with a hot and cold water dispenser, white quartzite countertops, and gray cabinets. Subtle recessed lighting accentuates the beautiful natural light provided by the large hardwood framed window above the sink.
This updated farmhouse kitchen features blue gray cabinets, a white Island with black glazed granite top, and white quartzite countertops and island peninsula. Exposed beams with recessed lights, as well as geometric pendant lights open the space and create ample lighting.
Recessing cabinetry and appliances into the walls of this kitchen spares as much square footage as possible for the overscale two-level island. Classic Euro Style Sallie stools at the lower tier keep kids out of the way while adults chop and stir at the upper counter.
Contemporary Open Floor Kitchen With Double Islands
The fabulous cook’s kitchen is filled with natural light from the large windows and skylights. Double islands provide plenty of prep and work space, as well as a great spot for dining. Custom Italian cabinets allow for much-needed storage while creating a one-of-a-kind look.
To update the cottage for its new owners, the design team opened the kitchen and outfitted the space with a large island. Glass pendant lights illuminate the space overhead, while four wood barstools give the family room to share a meal together.
Traditional upholstery on the barstools complements the smoky gray of the pendant lights above the island in this streamlined, contemporary kitchen. Glass-fronted cabinetry showcases dishware that is also awash in white, continuing the room's clean, airy vibe. A slatted wood ceiling adds a touch of rusticity.
Artful lighting sets the tone and creates fanciful effects in this streamlined, contemporary kitchen and dining space. From recessed cans to under-cabinet lighting to a serpentine, jewel-like pendant above the modern square table, both task and accent lighting is plentiful. In the dining room, the pendant casts undulating shadows on the wall that heighten the drama of the artwork's water theme.