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