To give the homeowners an additional dining option, designers added four barstools to the kitchen island. This space can function as a breakfast bar for the family or as overflow seating from the breakfast nook when they entertain friends and family.
This kitchen remodel was necessary to open up an outdated and closed-off kitchen. The new open concept kitchen flows effortlessly from room to room, while the various textures and surfaces keep the space feeling warm and inviting. Oversized subway tile runs from floor to ceiling around the entire perimeter, creating a charming, bistro-like atmosphere.
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.
This home in Encinitas, California needed some love: The original residence was small and dark and it needed to fit a growing young family. During the remodel, the architect divided the house into multiple levels. Each separate space had a sense of coziness, but was also accessible to the rest of the house.
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.
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.
This California kitchen features an earthy palette made up of natural elements that add texture and interest. A long, paneled wall offers open and closed storage and gives a nod to the home's mid-century modern architecture. A stone fireplace wraps around to service both the kitchen and living area. The design team removed a wall to open up the kitchen, adding this center island with a quartz waterfall-edge countertop.
This high-rise San Francisco condo features a contemporary white open plan kitchen with bright orange barstools, an accent color carried through by two armchairs in the adjacent seating area. A large sea anemone ceiling light nods to the panoramic bay views.
Open-Plan Kitchen With Warm Walnut Cabinetry and Breakfast Nook
A long row of walnut cabinetry acts as an anchoring device for the kitchen in the open-floor living space. Cabinetmaker Shaum Sinawi chose a vertical-grain walnut that pairs elegantly with the rich hue of the walnut floors. A large kitchen island provides more room for seating and food preparation, while sizable sliding glass doors let fresh air and natural light into the breakfast nook.
Loft Kitchen With Exposed Brick Walls & Hardwood Floors
This corner kitchen area in a loft apartment feels warm and inviting, and at the same time modern and sleek. The exposed brick echoes industrial design, which is juxtaposed by the contemporary stainless steel counters and appliances and the funky modern barstools. Hardwood floors tie all the design elements together.
Lots of white cabinets line the walls in this transitional kitchen with a deep blue kitchen island. Marble countertops keep the space feeling light and bright, with recessed lighting above and natural hardwood flooring beneath.
This striking white kitchen, as seen on HGTV's Live In Vern's House, features an open-plan kitchen that connects to the living area. Vibrant orange accents and flea-market finds, as well as international and Asian-inspired elements, help fill the space with visual interest and a playfully contemporary vibe.
This Austin, Texas, kitchen features warm colors and dark cabinetry that call back to the traditional, rustic feel of an Italian farmhouse. Wood beams criss-cross the ceiling, while broad, modern windows bring in loads of light.
White walls, white countertops, even white furnishings allow this modern home's focal point to become the view outside its broad picture windows. Sliding doors provide access to an elevated patio with wood decking and a sleek, modern pool.