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Make Sure to Identify an Overall Design Theme
"Compositionally, I think this kitchen works very well," says designer Genevieve Gorder about this HGTV Design Star kitchen makeover. "The layout is open and inclusive to everyone and everything in the house, which is ideal for families and entertaining. I love the idea of Moorish accents running throughout the space and that there seems to be enough storage that was installed correctly in every corner of the kitchen." But she adds: "Where I think they missed — and missed hard — with this particular design was in the very concept. When I look at this space I'm confused with a folkie valance, a latticework design of Moorish descent on the bar and an almost Victorian/turn-of-the-century pressed-tin backsplash. Overall, I think the space lacks focus; it feels weighted down by too much color and busied by clashing patterns."
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.
Raising the bottom height of one wall cabinet by six inches allows homeowners to fill the coffee pot each morning without moving it. Glass doors on the Mission-style cabinets make it easy for cooks to quickly find dishes, while roll out trays in the pantry allow for quick access.
Transitional Kitchen With Farmhouse Sink and Light Blue Stools
This light and bright kitchen blends brown and white wood cabinets, as well as a few glass front cabinets, with neutral quartzite countertops. Robin's egg blue stools line the kitchen island, while a white subway tile backsplash and hardwood floors provide finishing touches.
White Transitional Kitchen With Built-In Baking Center
This light and bright kitchen features white wood cabinets and neutral quartzite countertops. A built-in baking center features electrical outlets and a designated countertop area that is enclosed by brown oak cabinets. A small drinking fountain is located just to the right of the baking center.
Transitional Kitchen With Lift-Up Cabinet For Storing Large Appliances
This kitchen features dark brown wood cabinets paired with a neutral tile backsplash and neutral granite countertops. A lift-up corner cabinet provides the perfect spot for storing large kitchen appliances, like a stand mixer.
Transitional White Kitchen With Robin's Egg Blue Countertop Stools
This kitchen features a blend of white and brown wood cabinets with a subway tile backsplash and neutral countertop. Three glass pendant lights hang above the kitchen island, while robin's egg blue stools are positioned on one side. A set of glass front cabinets, a farmhouse sink and oak floors provide finishing touches.
This newly remodeled kitchen by Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri features a new bakery corner, complete with open pantry walls, an island with a large butcher-block prep area and chic teal cabinets. A blackboard is installed for the homeowner, who is an avid baker, to showcase today's treats.
Transitional Eat-In Kitchen With Neutral Color Palette
A long island provides extra counter space and a welcoming dining spot to create a true heart of the home where everyone can gather. A trio of pendant lights bring a contemporary note to the space, while hardwood floors add warmth underfoot.
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 spacious kitchen blends white cabinets, ceiling and walls with beautiful dark hardwood floors, countertops and an elegant dining table for a look that comes off as both refreshing and grounded. The open plan design makes the water views accessible from the entire room.
Sleek Transitional Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances
This transitional kitchen has it all with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a breakfast bar and a TV over the oven. Color is easily added and changed through window treatments and accessories.
Transitional Kitchen With Dark Brown Wooden Cabinets
This kitchen remodel included dark brown wooden cabinets paired with neutral granite countertops and a neutral tile backsplash. A spacious kitchen island offers room at one end for casual dining, while two pendant lights hang above, illuminating the space. Large neutral floor tiles provide a finishing touch.
This spacious kitchen allows room for a built-in small office space, including a built-in gray granite desktop and medium grain wood cabinets. A dining table with neutral leather chairs sits just to the left of the office area, while sliding French doors lead the way to the adjacent living room.
Kitchen With Wood Cabinets and Neutral Tile Backsplash
A neutral tile backsplash complements the wood grain of the brown cabinets. Smooth white countertops provide contrast to the dark cabinets and brighten the space, which leads to a colorful adjacent dining room.