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Light Contemporary Colors

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Light Contemporary Colors

“This kitchen was a remodeled using the existing footprint. The space was very tight and dark, and the client wanted a lighter, more contemporary feel. By using white and natural maple cabinets and wood floors, we were able to create a warm and open kitchen environment. Mixing countertop elements by combining maple, glass and black granite also opened up that end of the room, as did isolating the hood to make the space appear more expansive and generous. “Both the client and I felt that slate would be appropriate for a backsplash to...

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Soothing, Warm Shades

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Soothing, Warm Shades

“In this kitchen with the similarly toned elements—the maple cabinetry and antique French terra cotta floors—definition comes from the walls. The soothing white counters are made of Eurostone, which has embedded seashells in it; the gold nuggets coordinate with the cabinets, emphasizing warmth. Green gives the kitchen punch. Though it was built monochromatically, the backsplash is composed of recycled iridescent glass tile that has some green tonalities. We actually tried another color, more of a sage, on the walls first, and it just...

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French Country Colors

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French Country Colors

“This new construction, a marvelous French County home design, has a striking butter-yellow stucco exterior with burnished copper accents. It was pre-ordained that the kitchen cabinetry would reflect the exterior color. The creamy yellow cabinetry enlarges the interior space while recreating a sense of the Old World’s sunny countryside atmosphere. The color is very muted, a warm umber glaze softens the yellow, and a gray residue in crevices leaves the appearance of ancient dust. Worn edges and worm holes add depth and character. “The...

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Cream-Colored Kitchen

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Cream-Colored Kitchen

“Our goal was to achieve the structural beauty found in the classical period of Greece in the interior of the home. Incorporated in the design are columns with tiered capitals and bases that represent one of the greatest structures in Greek history: the Acropolis. The use of color in this kitchen suggests the primary building material used in the earliest days of Greece—raw marble. “This was accomplished using a monochromatic color scheme of earth tones with a splash of deep brown for impact. The cabinetry was paint glazed to reach a...

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Denim Blue Cabinets

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Denim Blue Cabinets

“This kitchen was designed to be intimate enough to be functional, yet large enough for plenty of storage and workspace. A new vaulted ceiling and several new windows inspired the homeowners to have clean, simple lines and open space. “StarMark cabinets in Denim Blue with Vanilla glaze were installed, along with Venetian Gold countertops. The client likes blue, likes color, and has a lot of blue throughout the house. The denim blue is a very warm application, while the neutral countertop lets the cabinets stand out a bit more. The...

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Deep Green Cabinets

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Deep Green Cabinets

“The main thing the client knew she wanted was the deep green color, which she had seen during her European travels. It’s a very vibrant color, so the accent colors needed to balance the space. Small amounts of red were used to complement the green, and lighter and warmer tones were chosen for the countertops, window trim and flooring. The Sub-Zero is paneled to blend with the cabinetry, and the other appliances are stainless steel. “We used limestone for the countertops (which is obviously not the right product for everybody as you...

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Glossy Granite Countertops

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Glossy Granite Countertops

Glossy granite countertops in a warm earth tone provide practical work surfaces in this kitchen. The marbled counter gives the granite ample texture that makes it stand out against the smooth stainless steel of the sink and warming drawer. The smooth surface and strong durability of the granite make it an ideal place to prepare food or set down a piping hot plate. www.bhg.com

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Marbled Granite Countertop

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Marbled Granite Countertop

Granite countertops come in an amazing variety of colors and styles. This Bianca Romano granite features edges that are mitered and pieced for a beefy look. The light color of the countertop contrasts perfectly with the deep color of the wood cabinetry. The light reflects gently off the granite to give the room a bright and welcoming feel — ideal for those who enjoy ample sunlight. www.bhg.com

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A More Social Kitchen (U-Shaped Kitchen with Island)

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A More Social Kitchen (U-Shaped Kitchen with Island)

Adding an island to a U-shaped layout increases the kitchen’s functionality as well as its interactivity. Whether the island is used for a work surface, seating, the sink or the cooktop (as shown), the cook can now get work done while facing out of the kitchen, allowing for conversations and the ability to keep an eye on family activities. In fact, adding an island also makes it much easier for a second cook to help with meal preparation and cleanup. If you have the space to add an island to your U-shaped kitchen, there’s a good...

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Efficient Cooking (Galley Kitchen)

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Efficient Cooking (Galley Kitchen)

The galley kitchen is perhaps the most efficient of all kitchens when it comes to the original and primary use of the kitchen: cooking. After all, this layout takes its name from the galley, or kitchen, of a ship or airplane. By nature and necessity, these kitchens make use of small, cramped spaces to feed tens or even hundreds of people. Many restaurant and other commercial kitchens are designed in similar fashion, with cooks working in a long, narrow space between appliances and counter space. “From a functionality perspective, most...

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