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.
Shaker-style cabinets are installed floor to ceiling to provide much-needed kitchen storage. The lower cabinets are a brilliant navy to contrast with the bright white cabinetry and countertops. The space is grounded by porcelain flooring, a durable and easy-to-clean choice perfect for families with pets.
Gray and White Open Plan Cottage Kitchen With Banquette
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, creative layout and design helped create a floor plan for this 1950s ranch home that is functionally unified but with visually delineated areas. Integrating the bench seat with the kitchen island helped define the new dining space.
In HGTV Dream Home 2015, the open kitchen leads straight to the dining room, making the entire home feel bright and airy. According to the home's interior designer Linda Woodrum, the kitchen “is part of the party. You’re not isolated, and I think that’s how people want to live.”
Designed for the whole family to gather around, the gray kitchen island centers the space and is clad in clean white countertops. Exposed bulb pendant lights illuminate the surface. The kitchen features an open floor plan that combines the breakfast nook and homework area.
Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines completely transformed the Jonklaas's kitchen by removing the wall to the dining room and creating a more open flow to the space. They decided to keep the original cabinets, but to paint them bright white and to add new hardware. Wood floors, granite countertops, a natural stone backsplash and stainless appliances were installed. The outdated wallpaper was removed and the walls were painted light blue. Two modern pendant light fixtures illuminate a new kitchen island, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
Custom floating reclaimed shelves flank the farmhouse apron sink and play off the walnut kitchen island top while creating a textural contrast against the polished tile wall. Where the three vintage-style pendants now hang, there was a large wall closing off the entire kitchen. Demolishing the wall gave an opportunity to marry the two spaces and allow for bar seating.
Shimmering subway tile and sleek quartz countertops set off white cabinetry in this California kitchen. A custom stainless steel range hood rises to the peaked, beamed ceiling. The taupe-painted island features beadboard paneling that fits with the cozy vibe of the open kitchen.
A pair of Edison bulbs are strung on basic pendant wiring for simple industrial lighting fixtures that don't obscure the view from the kitchen into the dining space. Open shelving, light blue walls and butcher block countertops combine to create a cottage look.
Vaulted Lakehouse Kitchen with White Walls, Gray Cabinets, Blue Chairs and Island
Skip the demolition phase and keep the base of your current kitchen island to save money. Georgia designer Beth Johnson created a much larger island by using the base of the homeowner’s original island to support a larger countertop. She painted it and added molding to look like wainscotting. She replaced the dated laminate with HanStone quartz, and installed legs to support the counter’s extended width and length.