Kitchen design ideas
. This handsome cook space on a farm in New York s Hudson Valley was once a horse stable. The oak built ins are made from a 150 year old white oak tree that fell on the property, giving new meaning to locally made goods.
Rustic Storage Solutions
. The owner of this Oregon home skipped a dishwasher and opted for this 1953 farm house sink that can handle a lot of dirty dishes and more under counter space. An old soda crate corrals cleaning supplies under the sink.
. Carrara marble upgrades Ikea cabinets in the kitchen of this California cottage. Task lighting comes in the form of suspended Edison bulbs, covered with Victorian wire shades. The homeowner framed a 1960s supermarket ad as a cheeky homage to Andy Warhol s soup can. The walls are painted Coventry Gray by Benjamin Moore.
. The kitchen in this California home was enlarged by combining it with the formal dining room and updating it with fresh takes on vintage country style all while maintaining the space s original yellow and red color scheme.
Simple and Inviting
. Despite its neutral palette, this California kitchen feels cozy thanks to a rustic fireplace, thoughtful collections, and inviting accents.
Vintage Country Style
. Rustic textures, cottage accents, and a retro palette give this Virginia kitchen classic farmhouse style.
. This owner of this Texas home decided to splurge on a colorful range, then worked on reviving the rest of the space.
Bright Space Saver
. Generally speaking, vintage and vintage inspired appliances have a smaller footprint than modern day behemoths. They can also add decorative charm and a welcome pop of color! in a small space. This 50s style Smeg refrigerator is just under 24 wide compared to the 36 width of many standard modern models .
Colorful and Cheery
. Glass front upper cabinets allow the owner of this New York home to flaunt her prized plates without eating up precious floor space, while closed ones below hide supplies. Beadboard panels add subtle texture.
Light and Bright
. The owner of this Alberta farmhouse skipped curtains to lighten up the room s look and maximize views of the scenic property. Minimalist iron and glass pendant fixtures cast plenty of light on the work spaces without blocking sight lines, while wooden shelves, countertops, and stool seats add warmth.
. Creamy white painted walls and whitewashed plywood floors make the small kitchen of this Florida cottage feel more expansive. Bonus: The floors were thousands of dollars cheaper than stained hardwood flooring. Plus, a salvaged window frame filters light without fussy curtains, while track lighting illuminates the whole room but takes up very little space.
. Instead of overhead lighting, the owner of this Atlanta house hung picture lights that illuminate both her art collection and her stove and countertop work space.
. For a warm, rustic feel, the owner of this Connecticut farmhouse chose muted colors and rough hewn textures, like the kitchen s gray blue Shaker style cabinets and honed granite countertops. Ceiling beams reclaimed from an old Canadian barn give the new structure charisma beyond its youthful age. The range hood, made on site from wood leftover from the house s construction, reinforces the simple, homespun feel.
Twist on Tradition
. As an homage to this California bungalow s architectural roots, the owner clad the backsplash in black and white Spanish tiles. The graphic colorway puts a fresh, modern twist on the old fashioned arabesque motif. Large scale concrete floor tiles echo the curvy shape of the backsplash tile for a cohesive feel.
Modern Historical Charm
. From its exposed joists to uneven, wide plank floors, the bright, updated kitchen in this Connecticut farmhouse still retains much of its historic charm.
. Designer Kevin Scanlon crafted the pendant lamps in this South Carolina kitchen out of crab baskets, rope, and burlap.
Minneapolis Farmhouse Chic
. The owner of this Minneapolis farmhouse style loft made a kitchen island from an old cabinet, which she topped with wooden packing crate slats. The stools are from Uline and the pendants are from The Foundry Home Goods.
. An open plan ground floor a mere 22 by 23 feet in this New Hampshire farm home contains a kitchen and dining area. A local carpenter built the pine island, and the owner fashioned the pot rack by mounting a two by two painted the same color as the beam overhead. The walls are painted Golden Straw and the cabinets are painted Sherwood Green, both by Benjamin Moore.
. A salvaged worktable provides this kitchen s prep surface. The owner collects pig shaped cutting boards and snagged this little guy along with the two round ones at a local antiques shop. The breadbox houses the silverware.
. The owners of this New York home snapped up their 1932 Magic Chef with six burners and two ovens at Moon River Chattel in Brooklyn on a quixotic whim.
Pine Butcher s Block
. English ironstone, Picardie glassware, and an antique pharmacy scale line the kitchen shelves in this New York garden estate. The pine butcher s block came with the house.
Antique Oven Awning
. A metal awning from Houston s August Antiques conceals an unattractive oven vent in the kitchen of this renovated Texas cottage.
. A Craigslist search for vintage stoves turned up this 1970s industrial Wolf range for the vintage California cottage; bought new, the model would have cost thousands.
DIY Wyoming Kitchen
. No space hogging hood here! The owner of this DIY Wyoming home found this 80s Jenn Air down draft range at The Salvation Army. The shelves started as slabs of reclaimed barn wood and were mounted on $12 iron brackets from Signature Hardware.
Pump Up the Personality
. Faux bois tiles from 14Ora Italiana create a functional focal point in the kitchen of this beachy bungalow, while a cheery red mixer, mugs, and vintage stools pop against the ocean inspired backdrop.
. Fixing the kitchen of this Pennsylvania home proved inexpensive, thanks to subway tiles and plenty of white paint, and a few bargains: Ikea cabinets, butcher block countertops, and farmhouse sink. An antique bakery table, equipped with Pottery Barn baskets, functions as the kitchen island.
White and Bright
. The homeowner of this Texas ranch chose custom cabinets and a Sub Zero fridge for the renovated kitchen. The island is painted Paris Rain by Benjamin Moore.
. The spindle leg stools in the kitchen of this California home are hand me downs from the homeowner s parents. The kitchen island was painted Right White by Restoration Hardware.
. A local carpenter constructed the cabinets in this kitchen, painted black to match the range and topped with soapstone counters, in this New York farmhouse. The floor made of bricks from the old chimney is heated radiantly. The cabinets are painted Black Blue by Farrow & Ball.
. An island the owner designed to match the kitchen s custom alder wood cabinetry stands out in this California home. The island top is Carrara marble; the counters are soapstone.
. An assortment of old stools provide quirky charm in the kitchen of this Oregon home. For $379, barn wood left over from the floor installation covers a metal Ikea hood. The durable concrete countertops are from Cement Elegance.
. The homeowner of his California farmhouse brought character to the kitchen through an array of vintage finds: a painted hutch, pine farm table, and metal bistro chairs. The distressed bench is from Shabby Chic, and Whim & Caprice makes the olive branch pillow.
. In the kitchen of this California home, reclaimed barn wood bumps against stainless steel, and an antique mahogany table mingles with midcentury metal school chairs. The backsplash of Moroccan tiles and European ceramics hint at the homeowners exotic travels. Kitchen cabinets are clad in reclaimed barn wood and topped with poured concrete counters.
. The homeowner of this California home outfitted the existing stove with a custom hood; the new fridge, by Heartland, exudes a similar vintage vibe. Offsetting those gleaming white appliances: dark soapstone counters and backsplashes, as well as ash cabinetry painted a muted gray green Paris Gray by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint . The wicker stools are by Palecek.
. This Atlanta loft s kitchen contains wicker chairs picked up at a yard sale and a sink skirt stitched from alphabet patterned fabric. The wooden bull s head is African. The walls are painted Creamy by Sherwin Williams.
. The homeowner of this Massachusetts cabin scored salvaged Bulthaup cabinets from Green Demolitions, then wrapped them, and the pine island, in elm slabs. Felt cushions by Canvas top Sawkille stools. The range is Viking.
White and Bright
. A single garland lends a splash of color in the all white kitchen of this Arizona home.
. In this Tennessee cabin, an industrial worktable, topped with custom cut glass, serves as the kitchen s island; the stools were also rescued from a factory. A vintage zinc icebox offers hidden storage, while open Douglas fir shelves hold dishes and cookware. The stainless steel stove is Jenn Air.
. Ikea s white farmhouse sink pops against Varsity Blues by Benjamin Moore that covers the walls, cabinets, and trim in this upstate New York kitchen. The homeowner bought the clock at the Hudson, New York, shop Rural Residence.
Shades of Brown
. In this Georgia lake house, soapstone counters and a matching backsplash complement the kitchen s custom cabinetry, including an island framed with salvaged heart pine beams. The iron and mahogany stools are by Wright Table. The cabinets and island side is painted Dawn Mist by Pratt & Lambert.
A Comfortable Corner
. Windows capture plenty of natural light while enhancing the home s classic style. An archway frames an inviting breakfast nook, which includes a radiator and built in storage bench.
. The late 1800s Belgian butcher s table, now a kitchen island, still bears traces of newsprint from the table s hardworking industrial days. The owner of this Georgia home left the Carrara marble counters unhoned to show wear. The walls are painted Country Stove White by Ralph Lauren.
Simple and Sleek
. The kitchen has storage for plates, linens, and kitchen supplies. Antique breadboards and maple sap buckets along with a market sign picked up at the Wilton Antiques Show lend character.
. Energy efficient appliances like this dishwasher reduce the use of natural resources and electric bills . Stainless steel gives the kitchen a sleek, up to date attitude.
. A midcentury stove, a 1950s refrigerator, an antique butcher block, and a salvaged cast iron sink magnify this upstate New York kitchen s farmhouse charm.
. This Nantucket cottage s kitchen s paneled walls and hood wear Benjamin Moore s Morning Dew, while the cabinets are clad in the brand s Vale Mist. Local decorative painter Christina Wiggins transformed the fir floor.
. In this beach house kitchen Wood Mode cabinetry stores a collection of Fiestaware. The cabinets are painted a color similar to Green Crystal from Olympic.
. Custom spice and pot racks were fashioned for this California cabin kitchen.
. The owner of this Michigan cabin concealed the kitchen s Fisher & Paykel dishwasher with this pine front, which mimics the other cabinetry. He also crafted the window s trompe l oeil valance actually a wooden shelf. The walls are painted Swiss Coffee by Glidden.
. The grand total for this North Carolina kitchen reno includes a $28 gallon of white paint and a $3 tube of wood putty used to fill holes after the homeowners removed their upper cabinet doors.
. The pedestal table in this 1850s farmhouse s kitchen was ordered from Ballard Designs.
. The ax handle stool was purchased in Los Angeles, and the cheery yellow roman shades are from Smith+Noble. The rustic bench cost $40 at a yard sale.
. This kitchen s island boasts a zinc top crafted by a local metal shop. Subway tile from Home Depot forms the backsplash.
Sage Green Cabinets
. While most folks opt for white in the kitchen, this room is bathed in moodier hues. The custom cabinets are painted hunter green and oiled the fir beadboard a golden brown giving the tight, 75 square foot spot a jewel box feel. An ivory apron front sink by Shaws offers a burst of brightness.
. The homeowner crafted this kitchen s redwood farm table and Douglas fir shelving. The aged brass sconce is from Pottery Barn.
. With the exception of the late 1700s beams, musician Neko Case started from scratch in this kitchen transforming the space with custom cabinetry, counters of locally quarried Danby marble, and a refurbished 1950s stove. The floor tile is by Daltile; the stools came from Restoration Hardware.
. Cream colored custom kitchen cabinets lighten the space and add contrast to the steel stove. The island is made of repurposed cypress wood.
. Replace a wall of cabinets with an old hutch. The chandelier brings opulence to the space. Pocket watches provide a petite take on the standard wall clock.
Eclectic Antique Filled Kitchen
. Vintage finds old artwork, trophies, even a fishing net bring character to this all white kitchen.
The White Way
. Unify everything with white paint. Ditch laminate countertops for affordable oak. A silver plated tray strikes a luxe note and serves as a spot for holding recipes: Just add magnets!
Have a Starting Point
. A cache of old blue barn wood inspired the color palette in the kitchen.
Fun With Patterns
. This retro Arts and Crafts inspired kitchen doesn t look worn out, thanks to a fresh coat of white paint.
Colors of the Sea
. The kitchen s open shelving holds a collection of vintage bowls, pitchers, and canisters in shades of blue, green, and white.
Focus on the Wall
. Create a sense of space with open shelving. In this kitchen, simple white planks and custom brackets set against a playful chalkboard painted wall.
Experiment With Wood
. A custom island, topped with sheet metal, echoes the home s barnwood beams. Why stop at the usual overheads? Additional sconces make any countertop an enlightened spot for prep work.
The Look of Lux
. This kitchen is home to some big splurges: a Vulcan stove and marble and steel countertops.
. The 1950s jadeite dishware in the kitchen adds a nice pop of color. Even a paper bag becomes art when framed.
A Distinctive Pair
. Windsor stools and a red patterned rug surprise in the kitchen. Boat hardware takes a supporting role as kitchen cabinet latches.
Something Old Something New
. Classic country details an apron front sink, beadboard cabinets, and a barn wood island provide a warm contrast to the stainless steel appliances.
Add a Dose of Drama
. This opulent chandelier and bright vintage refrigerator insert grandeur to a small space. The kitchen island incorporates parts from an antique sideboard. A peacock stands on guard over guests.
. Honed black granite countertops and black painted oak cabinets offer a dramatic counterpoint to the kitchen s white plank walls. Plumbing pipe fittings make for unexpected wall art.
. The kitchen gets its warmth from cherry counters, an antique island, gingham check wallpaper, and an apron sink. Free up cabinet space, and create a clever spot for collectibles, with above window shelving.
. When it comes to countertops, why not think beyond granite and marble and consider stained and sealed mahogany?
Don t Skimp on the Sink
. An extra deep farmhouse sink and convenient shelving make clean up a breeze.
A Quick Fix
. Cabinets from the 1930s get an easy update by adding beadboard doors plus new knobs and pulls.
Add Memorable Details
. Butcher block counters and original hand carved scrollwork surrounding the window leave a lasting impression.
A Budget Friendly Kitchen
. Great design doesn t have to cost a bundle. The cabinets are fitted with affordable pulls. The farmhouse sink cost $75 at a flea market.
Light Filled and Clutter Free
. Skip upper cupboards in favor of an open and airy kitchen. A Haley & Lucas print reminds diners to eat their veggies.
Go Country for Less
. This homeowner cut costs by whitewashing the beams, floors, and kitchen cabinets themselves. The Meat Market sign came from a restaurant where they once worked.
Try A Few Clever Tricks
. A repurposed cast off hardware store counter serves as an island. Exposed shelves offer a convenient display opportunity and keep the room from feeling confined. Spray paint transformed a black fixture into a gleaming pendant.
A Pop of Yellow
. Italian marble tops the kitchen s custom cabinetry, while salvaged Victorian corbels serve as distinctive brackets for the stove s hood. An industrial steel stool gives the otherwise neutral room a jolt of bright color.
Deep Color Rich Texture
. Although most experts caution against using marble countertops in a kitchen, because they easily scratch, some choose the material to get that exact worn in look. The paint highlights the gray veins of the marble, and a flea market chandelier warms up the space.
A Black and Gold Kitchen
. Gold flecked granite tops black cabinetry in the kitchen; the draftsman stools are from Wisteria Home. Open white windows keep the room from feeling too dark.
Go Beyond the Norm
. Reclaimed oak planks are mounted above the sink in lieu of cabinets, making the room feel airier. Hexagonal, not rectangular, tiles create a graphic, snakeskin like effect which extends beyond the backsplash area to cover an entire wall.
The Green Room
. This kitchen sings with the perfect shade of green, Benjamin Moore s Chameleon.
Give Dishes Room to Breathe
. Instead of claustrophobia inducing wall to wall cabinetry, this kitchen has two open upper storage units, including this plate rack. The lower cabinets, with solid doors, offer hidden storage.
Pay Homage to the Present and Past
. A custom made cupboard and plate rack offer original storage strategies. With lots of white subway tile, soapstone countertops, and a bold yellow stove, the space feels old and new at the same time.
A Mix of White and Wood
. Soapstone counters, vintage lab stools, and a bank of whitewashed wooden cabinets add to the warmth of an already sunny kitchen.
Glorious in Gray
. A fireclay sink and granite backsplash complement this kitchen. The glass fronted cabinets help brighten the room.
Keep It Handy
. Functionality is the name of the game with the open shelves in this classic country kitchen.
Not Your Average Kitchen
. Lux accents add personality to this kitchen. Two chandeliers hang in this kitchen, one fashioned from crystals and another painted to match the iron brackets, cabinet hardware, and faucet.The island is a pine table that edged with tin Victorian flashing.
Kitchen With a View
. A well placed window seat looks out to a gorgeous yard. The handmade quilts, rugs, and pillows add bursts of color to the all white room.
A Classic Country Kitchen
. In this kitchen, sage and cream cabinetry is paired with butcher block countertops and a marble backsplash.
Work Off of One Idea
. In this kitchen, design is based around the graphic rooster wallpaper.
. Clutter is kept to a minimum in the cozy yet streamlined kitchen, where everything is within reach. The pot filler faucet that swings out above the stove is a lifesaver and arm saver for someone who cooks and entertains a lot.
A Pinch of Turquoise
. This homeowner took cues from old 50s wares such as Pyrex bowls and printed tablecloths.
. The wide plank style and realistic pattern of this laminate flooring give it the look of hardwood, without the hard work.
Open and Airy
. Vintage kitchen stools are covered in a blue fabric. An entrance to the kitchen at each end eases traffic.
Use Clear Cabinets
. Glass fronted drawers are reminiscent of 19th century apothecary cabinets. The practical design makes it easy for the family to find dishes when helping out in the kitchen. Bead board wainscoting on the backsplash reinforces the relaxed effect.
. One evening last fall, the owner and a pair of cohorts architect Julianna Morais and carpenter Ryan McPhail, as it happens began chatting about her fantasy kitchen. Today, the kitchen delivers analog charm and functionality.
. The midcentury Caloric stove was a Craigslist steal. McPhail constructed the shelves from pipes and plywood for the owner.