What’s Cooking?

by | Jul 9, 2021 | Kitchens, Room-By-Room

Whether you are a gourmet cook or an expert microwaver, the kitchen is one of the most important spaces in your home. It is the perfect place to express your style and the style of your home. The selection of materials is almost endless, varying from reclaimed wood, natural stone, colorful tile, and appliances to suit any skill.

This gorgeous kitchen hits all the right notes. The white distressed island is topped with a substantial slab of reclaimed wood. The large farmhouse sink looks like it was carved from a block of granite and blends perfectly with the countertops. The view is spectacular out the windows and through the dining area into the great room.

Photo by Heidi Long

Arts & Crafts style gets a modern update in this spacious kitchen. The rich cherry cabinets offer plenty of storage room and the counter-height island houses the cooktop and seating for at least five. The island does not block the panoramic view of the great room.

Studio III Architecture; Smith & McClain/photo by Susan Teare

The Shaker-style white cabinets, gleaming white subway tile backsplash, and white schoolhouse pendants keep this kitchen nice and airy and accentuate the wood throughout the home. The open shelves, butcher block island top, and reclaimed wood around the refrigerator add other points of interest. Note the spacious pantry beside the refrigerator.

Photo by Karl Neumann

The dark wood cabinets, which complement the log beams and dark flooring, were designed to look like furniture pieces in this kitchen. The copper range hood, tile inserts, and massive farmhouse sink add a bit of shine to the space.

Studio III Architecture; Smith & McClain/photo by Susan Teare

This kitchen can accommodate several cooks as well as an audience. The center island is ideal for food prep while the bar-height counter provides an informal spot for a quick meal or snack.

Coventry Log Homes/photo by Roger Wade

Sage green distressed cabinets and a gleaming black granite countertop create plenty of drama in this kitchen. The cool green tones are a great choice for a log home.

Expedition Log Homes/photo by Roger Wade

This log home may look like it was built a hundred years ago, but the kitchen has all the modern bells and whistles. The brown and cream granite countertops pick up all the tones of wood in the space while adding a lighter color.

Hearthstone, Inc./photo by Roger Wade

A kitchen doesn’t have to be huge to be functional and appealing. The open shelves and colorful painted cabinets give the space personality.

Wisconsin Log Homes/photo by KCJ Studios

This kitchen proves that staying with neutral tones is never boring. From the beautiful granite of the countertops to the tile backspash behind the stove to the multicolored slate floor, all enhance the detailed cabinetry.

Photo by Heidi Long

A combination of white, black, and gray makes this kitchen stand out. We love the booth built in under the windows and the spacious center island. Also note the beautiful glass tile backsplash around the stove.

Photo by Karl Neumann

The rustic island in this light and bright kitchen is the perfect counterpoint to the reclaimed wood of the stove hood.

Photo by Karl Neumann

The colorful tile backsplash provides a whimsical element in a more traditional arts & Crafts kitchen design.

Natural Element Homes

This kitchen is right on trend with its blue painted island, which extends into a small table. The red range hood and tile mural behind the stove add additional visual interest. Anyone would enjoy having an indoor pizza oven.

Photo by Heidi Long

A sense of the past is introduced to this contemporary kitchen with a vintage-style stove and hoosier cabinet.

Photo by Heidi Long

Dark wood frames this mostly white kitchen. The brown flecks in the granite tie all of the elements together. Also note another great nook built in under the windows.