A kitchen with a chalkboard backsplash.
Tria Giovan

Contemporary Kitchen

The multipurpose functions of the kitchen/family room area mean practicality is paramount.

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An island outfitted with a counter bar
Jean Allsopp; Designer: Lynn Morgan

Classic Kitchen

An island outfitted with a counter bar accommodates extra company. Best of all, even the chef can take in the view. Cobalt appliances make a statement against white walls and cabinetry, and pale aqua coats the island.

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The stainless range stands out against the soft oliver cabinets
Antoine Bootz and Jeff McNamara; Designer: Cathy Kincaid

Vintage Cue

A stainless range and sculptural hood stand out against soft olive cabinets and bone-colored backsplash tiles in this showhouse kitchen. Marble countertops and wide-plank floors accentuate the old-world detailing.

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Blue-gray hue of countertops withstands stains, spills, and scratches
Courtesy of Cottage Living

Cottage Kitchen

The blue-gray hue of the countertops has the look of natural stone but is actually made of durable quartz to withstand stains, spills, and scratches. An apron-front sink, bin-pull hardware, and beaded board island are all iconic cottage elements.

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Bright blue backsplash
Tria Giovan; Designer: Suzanne Kasler

Beachy Keen

This bright coastal kitchen features crisp detailing. Clean white cabinets and a marble-topped island contrast with ocean-blue backsplash tiles and matching barstool cushions. Woven bamboo shades lend subtle texture and offer flexible sunlight control.

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Sheery ivory finish and lots of shelves for storage
Jean Allsopp; Stylist: Cari South

Creative Kitchen

A sheer ivory-colored finish was applied to the horizontal cypress paneling, giving a light and airy feel to this kitchen. The open storage is both a means of displaying cookware and an example of creative shelf design. The open shelving is great for showcasing serving pieces and pottery, and guests love them because they can easily find needed items.

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Every cook's dream kitchen.
Tria Giovan; Stylist: Jan Gautro

Gather Space

Having ample room to maneuver, as well as storage and counter space, is every cook's wish for a dream kitchen. This one boasts 35 cabinets, 18 drawers, and nine open shelves -- all in an efficient 175-square-foot space.

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Large sink for unwieldly pots
Jean Allsopp

Practical Fashion

The kitchen's 12-inch-deep, stainless, commercial-grade sink easily handles unwieldy pots. The satin nickel faucet with side spray offers graceful style and restaurant efficiency.

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Southern Accents Riverhills Showhouse Kitchen
Emily Minton Redfield

English Country

Exposed wooden ceiling beams, slatelike granite countertops, and industrial-style stools with butcher-block seats create charm in the English country–style kitchen. The expansive island provides plenty of space to cook and gather.

kitchen with big island
Coastal Living, Jean Allsopp

A Chef’s Dream

Dual dishwashers (talk about luxury!) simplify cleanup after a night of waterfront entertaining. A built-in warming drawer and versatile pot filler provide restaurant efficiency. Pendants deliver valuable task lighting for island food prep.

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