The homeowner calls her late husband “the ultimate entertainer;” the kitchen was the first remodeled room in the house.
“We don’t like a lot of spoons in jars on the kitchen counter,” the wife says. No fear of that in this kitchen where small appliances and the pantry hide behind the paneling.
Grayish-blue walnut cabinets frame a Wolf range and a Vent-A-Hood.
The kitchen now offers unobstructed views of the backyard; the Blanco faucet provides even more visual interest.
A wall of windows above the sink brings light to a space formerly dominated by cabinetry.
The new kitchen island boasts seating for five at Palecek bar stools perched beneath pendants from Hudson Valley Lighting.
The kitchen’s array of cooking stations
In addition to the main sink and seating, the Giotto quartzite-topped center island shelters an extra Wolf oven at the far end.
A twelve-foot skylight illuminates an island topped with porous concrete, while a painting by Colombian-born artist Alexis Duque accents the gas fireplace.
The brass-capped acrylic stools around the kitchen island are by Interlude Home, and the roman shade fabric is from Thibaut.
The bar, which connects the lounge to the family room, has a mosaic marble-and-metal backsplash by Akdo.
The kitchen needed a complete revamp with the exception of the numerous casement windows, which make the homeowners “feel like we’re eating outdoors.” Monahan went for a seven-foot island with stools sitting on a vinyl floor mat by Beija Flor.
The islands’ Stratton Blue paint from Benjamin Moore is a bold yet soothing counterpoint to the otherwise white kitchen. “We used a lot of natural materials,” Boothby says, noting the caned counter stools and the baskets in the glass-front cubbyholes.
In the kitchen, astragal molding was carried from the upper cabinets onto the ceiling, drawing the focal point up. The same style molding was used to frame ceiling beams. The Urban Electric Co. lanterns and a pendant light hang above the island and table.
Skok splurged on handmade red-and-blue Portuguese tiles for the backsplash. She discovered the tin schoolroom pendants in London, where she began her design career.
Skok loves the double-sided glass cabinets filled with vintage treasures: “When the cabinets are lit during a dinner party, everything twinkles,” she says.
To update the kitchen, Caan painted the cherry cabinets white and chose a fun serpent-patterned wallpaper backsplash by Katie Leede & Company; careful to retain some of The Barn’s history, the designer kept certain structural beams and trim the original wood.
Comfy Minton Spidell stools surround the marble-topped island. Rather than tiles, the owners opted for a light-reflecting mirrored backsplash for the range.
: “An all-white kitchen didn’t suit this house,” says interior designer Amy Thebault. “The green cabinets look like they’ve always been here.”
An intimate dining area is simply furnished with a table from Noir and chairs from France & Sons.
Custom kitchen cabinet doors were crafted from reclaimed cypress.
The kitchen island makes a perfect spot for casual breakfast or lunch.
Herrick & White created the kitchen cabinets to look like pieces of furniture. Urban Smokebell pendants from The Urban Electric Co. light up the bar, which boasts a brushed-nickel footrest. The Pratt & Larson Scraffito tile lends the backsplash a mother-of-pearl sheen.
The quietly refined kitchen blends in with the open-plan space. Concrete countertops add modernity, while leather bar stools lend a soft touch.
The kitchen, with its eighteen-foot ceilings and copious food-prep surfaces, was the centerpiece of the renovation of the main house.
Custom cabinetry expert Jannell Zarba teamed with the clients and Rosenfeld to ensure the kitchen is as efficient as it is handsome. The cabinetry’s pale gray color—Benjamin Moore’s Silver Lake—lets the space blend seamlessly into the living and dining areas and doesn’t compete with the outdoors. Heart pine floors inject a warm note.
Very little was done to the existing fixtures and finishes in the kitchen, although LeBlanc brought in the comfy counter stools and trio of hanging pendants.
A lineup of glass pendants in different shapes and sizes lends subtle interest to the streamlined kitchen.
Wooden countertops and brass lighting and hardware give the kitchen a nautical feeling without overwhelming. The original cherry cabinets were painted white.
Above the kitchen sink, the cornice flaunts an embossed design drawn by Sinkin. The backsplash of gray glass subway tiles is in step with the rest of the home’s palette.
A white kitchen has been jazzed up considerably by the backsplash of custom smoky mirrored glass tiles.
The absence of obstructions, such as pendant lights or a vent hood, means outside light can penetrate deep into the kitchen. Minimalist tap-operated lights hang almost invisibly above the custom Boffi kitchen island. Like the collected works elsewhere in the home, the framed prints on the shelf get moved or swapped occasionally, offering fresh looks for repeat guests.
In keeping with the owner’s wishes, the design team opted for a cathedral ceiling to fill the kitchen with light and chose custom-designed walnut cabinets and a white oak floor to reflect the home’s natural setting.
The kitchen was relocated to the rear of the house and reinvented with a classic European vibe. The look is a bit formal (but relatable) and gorgeous (but totally functional). Raw Urth Designs fabricated the range hood. And on the island chairs, there’s that playful green again.
Scale-pattern wallpaper and a set of diminutive antlers add a touch of wild to the kitchen.
The Calacatta Bluette marble that tops the kitchen’s double islands informed the palette in the room and just beyond, while mixed-metallic finishes heighten the drama. The client also “thought through every daily ritual,” says Watson, which helped define realistic storage that results in a calm, clutter-free space.
A bounty of quartzite counters lit by a galaxy of Todd Bracher Vessel pendants make cooking a delight. The couple opted for steely gray cabinets, Palumbo says, as a change from white.
A fan of midcentury-modern style, Silver loves these vintage acrylic barstools that seem to float under the kitchen counter.
Five years ago, Silver discovered Korean artist Yong-Soo Lee, who created a series of three-dimensional bowl wall hangings. Silver purchased five of the seven in the series, keeping this one and giving the others to clients.
A pair of Chisholm lanterns from The Urban Electric Co. in a custom red color that plays off the Lacanche range illuminate the updated kitchen.
Clean lines and a neutral palette define the kitchen, which boasts a seventeen-foot-long island topped with engineered stone.
Cabinetry and the long kitchen island are painted in Sherwin Williams’s Bohemian Black, while cluster lighting and the white island surface keep the room bright. Windows facing the property line are purposefully high.
The quartz kitchen island, with its accent of bright brackets, is a generous thirteen feet long.
Najnigier kept the cottage from being too rustic with clean lines (note the lack of baseboards and moldings), modern furnishings, and strategic use of saturated color.
The kitchen, designed by Venegas and Company, contrasts warm woods with stone countertops and metallic-painted cabinetry for a contemporary and chic look; upper cabinets were eliminated to make way for windows and artwork.
Collins came up with a kitchen that’s as posh as it gets, from the custom cabinets by Furniture Design Services to the brass shelving by Palmer Industries. Even the walnut stools step it up with gleaming brass bases.
The muted palette of whites and grays continues in the kitchen.
A wall of heavily veined marble offers a natural touch to the modern kitchen.
Corrie completely gutted the kitchen, replacing the upper cabinets with glass shelving and a range hood, both of which he designed. He wanted the room to be a “sea of open with no actual ending.”
Corrie completely gutted the kitchen, replacing the upper cabinets with glass shelving and a range hood, both of which he designed. He wanted the room to be a “sea of open with no actual ending.”
The kitchen table and stools were made by Connecticut furniture maker Peter Van Beckum.
The first-floor satellite kitchen allows the owner to entertain guests while keeping the upstairs rooms private.
The second-floor main kitchen has plenty of food prep and cooking space; appliances stay out of sight behind the veneered cabinets. The eye-catching wallcovering, made of randomized strips of cut marble, matches the backsplashes
Bartlett prepares for a dinner party surrounded by her china and glassware collections.
Classic dark floors add gravitas to the airy kitchen.
There’s nothing old-fashioned about the kitchen, which was created by architectural designer Louise Brooks, Amy’s friend and business partner.
The nickel-gap kitchen cabinets match the proportions of the barn’s existing vertical barnboard.
The sleek kitchen features Caesarstone countertops, warm walnut casework, and iconic Bertoia barstools.
Color, as in a trio of paintings by Rosenthal, makes a bright foil for the kitchen’s graphic black and white.
Another Rosenthal paper lines the pantry walls.
A custom white pigment dye with an oil finish brightens the kitchen’s oak floor.
Large windows offer plenty of light, but preclude wraparound cabinetry, so window seats do double duty as extra storage space.
The owners love cooking together in their spacious—and gorgeous—new kitchen.
Shiplap cabinetry wears Benjamin Moore’s Blue Suede Shoes and leather pulls.
The kitchen island’s heavy marble top is offset by translucent pendants and a pillowed-tile backsplash.
A pair of wine refrigerators in custom cabinets and walls of navy shiplap make a compact but comfortable wine-tasting room.
Barstools and chairs are companion pieces that unify the kitchen and dining area.
The marine-blue pantry does double duty as a bar.
Vinyl seats at the kitchen island welcome wet, sandy bodies just in from the beach.
With two spacious islands and ample storage, the kitchen “is meant to hold and feed a lot of people,” says interior designer Brooke Wagner.
Waterfall edges sharpen the kitchen island’s silhouette. “We went with laminate cabinets,” Park says, “because of the elements and temperature changes in a home near the ocean.”
Blue accents give the mostly white kitchen continuity with the rest of the space.
The standout Tobias brothers painting in the kitchen provided a spectrum of inspiration for the color choices in the cottage.
The kitchen’s forty-inch countertops accommodate the taller-than-average family.
The wife wanted to see the ocean while she worked, so the kitchen was filled with windows. To get extra storage without upper cabinets, shelves were run across the windows.
The kitchen joins in on the colorful fun with wallpaper (protected by glass) behind the range and inside the glass-front cabinets. The white wall faces the property line, so the high windows let in the light while allowing for privacy.
Traditional elements find a home in the bright, sunny kitchen.
The peacock-blue butler’s pantry is always visible, so del Toro decided it should be delightful and surprising.
Beyond the kitchen, views of Duxbury Bay stretch out endlessly.
Gillian used a British fireback as a backsplash for her stove, and she loved the look so much that she now imports the hearth protectors for her store.
The kitchen was designed with two islands: one for the couple to share with every party’s ubiquitous crowd in the kitchen and another for the caterer.
Ben and Pat Stone enjoy a glass of wine at the marble-topped reclaimed-wood island, while Franklin signals his approval of Pat’s choice of gray porcelain floor tiles.
Forgoing upper cabinets keeps the kitchen sleek; the architects added a second pantry for storage.
Sterk chose walnut stools with leather tops for a warm counterpoint to the kitchen’s cool gray tiles.
The Venetian plaster finish on the kitchen island masks scuffmarks.
Adding on to the house allowed for a bigger kitchen, dominated by a quartzite-topped island.
The kitchen cabinets, designed by Pribell and manufactured by Crown Point, have an Arts and Crafts sensibility. The hardware is a nod to the love of pewter expressed by the colonial revival style.
The kitchen’s contrasting window grids are another Piet Boon influence.
The outdated kitchen was replaced with a clean and functional one designed in collaboration with SieMatic of Boston.
A mobile crafted of wooden fish the wife painted back in childhood holds pride of place above the breakfast table.
At the homeowners’ request, the kitchen cabinets were painted a vibrant peacock blue.
Opening the space between the kitchen, living room, and dining area permitted the addition of an expansive island. Subway tiles, bronze cabinet hardware, and a rolled-steel range hood add an urban feel. The steel and wood staircase leads to the loft.
The kitchen strikes a balance between modern and traditional with its leaded-glass-front cabinets painted a rich green. A Dunes and Duchess chandelier in an unexpected bright red illuminates the island.
A built-in banquette cozies up to a glass-topped table in the breakfast nook.
A sloped custom range hood and a pair of Geo Lantern pendants from Ilex Lighting are the eye-catching features of the kitchen. The cabinetry has backlit glass cutouts displaying keepsakes.
The designer’s contemporary redesign of the kitchen is less a midcentury move than an elegant response to a confined space.
The kitchen is a simple, modern, tactile marvel, with metal-trimmed leather upper cabinets and backsplash tiles of textured antique mirror.
The range is the only visible appliance in the kitchen; all others are disguised behind the cabinetry.
A colorful lineup of cookbooks stands as a design element in the kitchen.
The kitchen is “all about the river views,” says architect Jim Estes, with big windows and a minimal interior palette that features custom painted cabinets, Caesarstone countertops, and open shelving of white marble.
The kitchen features vinyl-covered bar chairs for worry-free eating.
The brass fittings of the custom range hood are matched by similar accents in the pendant lights. Backless counter stools slide in unobtrusively beneath the island overhang when not in use.
A backsplash and countertops of statuary marble marry gray and white tones in the new kitchen; the breakfast area’s chairs, swamped in the flood, were restored and repainted.
Acrylic chairs circle the breakfast table in the kitchen.
The kitchen’s mix of old and new cabinetry was united with leather pulls.
“One of our goals was to provide plenty of storage,” says Duffy of the new kitchen, which has gone thoroughly modern with Leucos pendants and quartz counters.
Reconfiguring the kitchen and opening it to the den was one of the first updates Coughlin made to the home’s interior.
A banquette protrudes from the renovated kitchen, turning part of the circulation spine into a breakfast area.
Form never surrenders to function, even in the kitchen, where the gray tile backsplash is matched by a custom-built island finished in a high-gloss lacquer.
The kitchen was brightened considerably and given modern touches like the leather-finished marble countertops and a zinc backsplash.
The newly remodeled kitchen includes a sunny area for casual dining.
Jared channels culinary idol Thomas Keller in the kitchen, where graphic cement tiles cover the walls.
To ensure the kitchen counters stay clear, Irving devised a bonanza of storage.
Wood-grained Eggersmann cabinetry hides major appliances and provides contrast to the monumental marble kitchen island.
A variety of textures is at play in the wet bar, where a mix of tile, marble, and polished wood brings warmth to the ultra-modern design.
Stone, stainless steel, and crystal blend beautifully in the small but efficient kitchen.
The kitchen’s support beams and frieze are reminders of the room’s modest beginnings. The marble surfaces, glazed backsplash, and metal finishes were the shot of glamour that was missing.
A stainless-steel and galvanized metal island defines the kitchen.
Although the home is filled with wood, the design team varied finishes and species to prevent the interior from looking, as the owner says, “too much like a log cabin or overbearing.” Custom-crafted lighting fixtures and a specially designed range hood give the kitchen and dining space a feeling of elegance and artisanship.
A trio of Arteriors Reeves pendants dangles above the quartzite-topped kitchen island.
Brass accents add a historic sheen to the kitchen, whose table extends out from a marble-topped island.
A second island anchors the adjacent prep-and-cleanup area.
The neighboring butler’s pantry was turned into a wet bar.
The kitchen, a study in black and white, is a classic gathering place for family and friends. A custom table/island that works for both food prep and casual gathering is surrounded by two kinds of counter stools and illuminated by industrial-chic hanging lamps.
Timeless, yet contemporary, the pristine white kitchen sports silvery gray accents in the Caesartone counters, stainless-steel appliances, and a knockout polished-nickel light fixture above the island.
The kitchen continues the beach tones in the rich blues of the granite countertops and the back-painted, glass-tiled backsplash.
French doors in the kitchen’s sitting area (once a porch) open to the garden. The cheery cushions on the rattan furnishings and woven Serena & Lily counter stools are in keeping with the stunning color of the La Cornue range.
Spring-fastened stools at the kitchen island allow diners to bob gently, evoking the feeling of the waves beyond these walls.
The kitchen is rich with texture, including smooth Calacatta marble countertops, an imposing bronze range hood, and heavily checked hemlock ceiling beams.
The kitchen was truly in move-in condition; the only additions were the pots and pans and a pair of Holly Hunt crescent stools.
Casual barstools in the kitchen offer an informal contrast to the dining room.
Morgan Harrison gave the kitchen some pop with a globe light fixture from Remains, fresh window treatments, and new hardware.
The kitchen is defined by straight lines and sleek surfaces: glass backsplash, countertops, and upper cabinets; stainless steel walls; and a quartzite dining counter.
A border of reclaimed wood along the base of the vent hood ties in with the kitchen’s new beams.
The chandelier came from the owners’ previous home.
Yellow River granite gives the streamlined kitchen a rich feel.
Serena & Lily bar stools surround a marble-topped kitchen island; the owners acquired the vintage, orange-lacquered lunch box on a trip to Myanmar.
Appliances are concealed within a wooden enclosure designed to resemble an old ice box; like much of the interior millwork, it was built by Michael Smith.
The kitchen and adjacent dining area feature a combination of open shelving and custom cabinets.
A pair of spider-like ceiling lamps that can be reconfigured to shed light where it’s most needed illuminates the raised island, which steps down to meet the wood-and-metal dining table.
The kitchen’s tapering metal island is inspired by midcentury iconography and fabricated by metal artisan Bartek Konieczny. Konieczny also crafted the island’s movable light fixture.
A fresh finish was all the perimeter cabinets needed. The island, however, was enlarged and reborn in the image of a European range.
The streamlined contemporary kitchen on the fourth floor is adjacent to a comfortable media area and just steps away from the bi-level roof deck.
Hidden appliances and the absence of cabinets around the range keep the kitchen uncluttered and in thematic harmony with the clean lines in the rest of the home.
The kitchen’s marble surfaces sport a leathered finish, which translates to less maintenance.
The kitchen was a complete redo. Custom cabinets were painted to brighten the space and provide contrast for the dark floor finish.
Architect Adolfo Perez designed the kitchen’s steel hood and the shelf beneath it to boost efficiency. Corian boxes—one a knife holder, the other a nest for oils and vinegars—support the latter.
The kitchen was designed with an eye toward functionality and good looks, with yacht-inspired lighting and counters of teak and holly woods
The kitchen opens to the light-filled dining room.
An ever-growing collection of copper cookware brings Old World luster to the freshly painted kitchen.
A zinc-topped wet bar features a well for liquor bottles and ample storage for barware.
The kitchen features form and function in equal measure.
Cream-colored ceilings and island add a light touch to the kitchen.
Reclaimed vintage white oak rafters add a rustic touch to the cedar-clad great room.
A boon to entertaining, the butler’s pantry is accessible to the kitchen and screen porch.
“The kitchen was a labor of love,” says interior designer Liz Stiving-Nichols. The room’s wood ceiling links the space to the adjacent great room.
Kitchen designer Donna Venegas and interior designer Jennifer Palumbo collaborated on the kitchen, where subtle color gives classic elements a fresh look.
The open kitchen features a Thermador Pro Series gas range and hood and granite countertops.
The limestone on the floor is repeated on the kitchen’s island and backsplash, where it contrasts with stainless steel cabinets.
The open kitchen is outfitted with custom cabinetry that sports authentic marine cleats for hardware. Silvery crackle ceramic subway tile adds shimmer to the backsplash. The owner wanted countertops of Caesarstone for its high style and low maintenance.
Favreau had some fun in the kitchen, punching up the existing cabinets with blue electrician’s tape.
An antique fish weathervane decorates the kitchen’s custom hood.
Reclaimed vintage barn beams and iron tie rods anchor the renovated kitchen that is now flooded with light, thanks to new, generously proportioned windows.
A Ralph Lauren chandelier fitted with Edison bulbs illuminates breakfast chairs covered in hand-rubbed silver foil and matching laser-cut leather.
After a flood destroyed her new kitchen, Burke worked with Farmington architect Jack Kemper to remake the space, raising the ceiling to twenty-two feet and installing distressed cabinets topped with quartzite.
Glass star chandeliers illuminate the long kitchen island, which offers seating for informal meals.
High ceilings give the kitchen an airy feel and make room for plenty of cabinetry.
The heft of the marble-topped kitchen islands is offset by light gray cabinetry and the cheerful striped fabric on the barstools.
The kitchen countertops went from granite to modern white quartzite.
The clean-lined Bulthaup kichen works equally well whether the wife is indulging her own love of cooking or supervising the caterer at one of the couple’s frequent parties.
A waterfall edge on the kitchen counter is an elegant touch, as are the glass tiles along the backsplash, but, equipped with a full range of hidden organizational features, the room is also functional.
Stone and natural wood add age and character to the arched space containing the refrigerator and storage.
Built-in shelves by Michael Humphries Woodworking provide storage and display space.
Light from a bank of oversized glider windows washes the concrete counters and island top.
Classic Shaker-style cabinets, honed black granite countertops, and a Moroccan-tile backsplash give the kitchen—a joint effort of De Bastiani and Judith Whalen of Roomscapes—its casual sophistication.
The bright new kitchen sits at the front of the house, but opens to the family room so that backyard views can be appreciated.
The clean-lined and practical kitchen was smartly designed by Pennoyer and his associate Jasmine Pinto. They used Jet Mist honed granite for the countertops and found the backsplash tile locally, at Cider Press Tile in Keene.
Rylee and Fisher planned two generous entrances to link the kitchen and family room. The industrial-style lights above the island are from Restoration Hardware. The white backdrop makes the room feel “crisp,” Rylee says.
The modern, streamlined kitchen was designed by architect Stacey Jacovini Storm during the initial renovation in 2007.
Henry punched up the breakfast area with bright fabrics.
Designer Joanna Seitz chose the dining room’s dimmable glass globe pendants to complement the industrial lighting used elsewhere, but disappear against the backdrop of windows. The custom-made table and stackable, recycled-rubber-slat chairs were among her other finds.
The expansive new kitchen has double Caesarstone-topped islands. Rift- and quarter-sawn oak cabinets are a modern interpretation of the Shaker style.
The kitchen’s breakfast area is a sun-washed niche with a wraparound banquette that looks out across the front yard.
Christopher Peacock Cabinetry of Boston joined forces with Marcuvitz and Arner to design the spacious kitchen and its light-filled breakfast area. Clear pendants by Remains cast a beam on the island without detracting from the architecture. A marine finish safeguards the island’s walnut top, where Hickory Chair stools line up.
Ebony-stained oak floors create a bold contrast with the clean white-and-gray color scheme in the kitchen.