From vibrant and contemporary to historic and muted, ‘s featured Kitchens of the Week at 2012 comprised just about every kitchen style, colour and material available. Mixing inspiration and practical tips, the ideabooks showed beautiful kitchens which turned into a hit among ers.
We have compiled the 20 hottest of these kitchens in 1 spot for a significant dose of instant kitchen inspiration. They’re presented in order of popularity, based on Facebook “enjoys” and bookmarks.
1. Aqua Knockout at Austin
Readers adored designer Jennifer Ott’s aqua and lime kitchen in Texas. While the bold-colored island and backsplash captured ers’ eyes, the functionality of this smart kitchen is what causes it to be bookmark worthy. Extra-large drawers instead of foundation shelving, concealed storage from the window seat and two pantries help Ott maintain her kitchen clean.
Susan Brook Interiors
2. Smart Storage Solutions at Indiana
While stunning at first glance, this kitchen includes more than meets the eye. Designer Susan Brook custom designed horizontal-grain cabinetry with built-in tambour doors, trash rollouts, knife storage and a lift to get a mixer — one of the things — to help the family remain organized.
Elizabeth Swartz Interiors
3. Beautiful Blue at Martha’s Vineyard
Set on a pond on the west shore of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, this kitchen includes calming blue cabinetry that struck a note with readers. A spacious backyard pantry, plenty of natural light and entertainment-friendly solutions make this kitchen great for cooking dinner for 10 or 2.
Christopher Michael Interiors
4. Elegant 18th-Century Remodel
Renovating an older dwelling always includes a set of challenges — particularly when you are working with a home by the 18th century! This 1790 New Jersey kitchen had its original grand terrace, and the owners were intent on retaining. Harmony Cabinets and Construction built the fireplace using a practical stove and constructed in new foggy-blue cabinetry for a classic look.
McKinney York Architects
5. Exquisite Artistic Backsplash
Though the handmade stained glass backsplash creates a bold statement in this kitchen, McKinney York’s kid-friendly design alternatives are what drew readers into this space. Multiple action zones –including a smaller, second refrigerator — help with cleanup and cooking, while a dumbwaiter from the garage which makes unloading groceries easy.
6. Sweet French Country Design in Austin
simple but sweet, this kitchen has a practical design and practical design. While the space is on the smaller side, UB Kitchens used a cream and white palette to make it feel open and glowing. A backsplash highlighted with grey grout adds visual attention.
Amy A. Alper, Architect
7. Galley Kitchen at the Wine Country
A dream home doesn’t always come with a fantasy kitchen — as these homeowners at Sonoma, California, heard. While the budget meant that the footprint of this narrow galley kitchen couldn’t be reconfigured, architect Amy Alper reorganized the design to generate cooking and cleaning simple. Focusing on appliance positioning and keeping a clean and spacious function triangle enhanced the purpose of the kitchen without adding any square footage.
Jackson Design & Remodeling
8. Stirring Up Two Styles in San Diego
All these Southern California homeowners endangered on their differences in design, integrating elements of modern and rustic design into their new kitchen. Jackson Design & Remodeling used a mixture of subway tile, Caesarstone and reclaimed wood components to successfully unite the 2 looks.
Exquisite Kitchen Design
9. Two Islands at Colorado
This household of five desired extra space so that they could all hang out at the kitchen together. Two islands and 2 refrigerators divide the kitchen by action — cooking and prep, eating and cleaning — so the whole family can operate seamlessly in the space.
10. New Traditional Design in a 1900s Home
The small dimensions of this 1900s kitchen — that could hold just a miniature fridge — didn’t make sense for this modern-day household. Sarah Henry knocked a back wall, installed floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and functioned with durable but classic materials to create a new, open space.
11. Budget-Friendly Boosts in Toronto
Though these clients had a restricted budget, Gillian Lazanik knew they could still have a fashionable kitchen. By making use of the existing footprint and appliances, she dressed up the space using Ikea cabinetry and a bold-colored backsplash. A desk area on the other side of the galley kitchen doubles as a workspace for the parents along with a snack spot for the kids.
Howells Architecture + Design, LLC
12. Connected, Open Oregon Remodel
The household needed a kitchen with space to accommodate their three home-schooled kids, and that would still feel connected to the rest of their house. Having an added retro breakfast nook and classic and durable materials which adopt the house’s midcentury origins, the kitchen is now a family-friendly space that’ll last for several years to come.
13. An Austin Galley Kitchen Opens Up
Pear-green cabinetry along with a cute chairs area helped brighten this outdated space and join it to the adjoining living area. Subtle details, from the corner window into the extra-large subway tile, play with the scale and size of the petite kitchen. Custom white oak countertops include essential warmth.
Kelly and Abramson Architecture
14. Vintage Elegance at a Pocket Size
Nestled into 145 square feet, this kitchen stays true to its 1920s origins. Designer and homeowner Robert Kelly wanted all of his appliances and materials (including that gorgeous classic stove) to remain true to his house’s original design, and performed with the circulation and traffic flow inside the footprint to help it work for his family.
Ben Gebo Photography
15. An Entryway Kitchen borrows
This Boston kitchen has been set right inside the primary foyer, along with the clients wanted to ensure it made the right statement. Designer Emily Pinney added extra square footage by simply taking over an adjoining eating area, turning it into an eat-in bar with extra counter space. A classic all-white palette retains the kitchen line with the rest of the home’s style.
16. Smart, Elegant Atlanta Addition
This kitchen experienced very the transformation, by a 1980s nightmare into a warm and contemporary space. A new design with designated action zones which control traffic makes the space cooking and entertainment friendly. Extra shelves were added, and special coffee and wine channels make sure everyone can get their handle of choice while staying from the cook’s way.
17. Historic Queen Anne Renovation
While Geoffrey Gainer’s Queen Anne wanted a new kitchen, he didn’t need a faux old-fashioned or disjointed modern design to replace it. Rather, Gainer merged the kitchen and dining room, with Douglas fir shelves, cork flooring and paper-based countertops which can all show signs of gentle wear. As time passes, this new kitchen will start to combine with the house’s older bones.
Huge Girls Small Kitchen
18. A Cooking Maven’s Little Kitchen
Cara Eisenpress might have a little kitchen, but this New York blogger, author, food stylist and recipe developer nevertheless manages to make the most of it. While she can’t make any major modifications to her leasing space, displaying pretty meals, investing in quality tools and using as much wall space as possible help all of her foodie need get fulfilled.
Hanson Fine Building
19. Little Kitchen, Big View
Bumping outside a bay window in this Philadelphia kitchen provided a beautiful backyard perspective and a small amount of extra space for a dining table and chairs. This Victorian home is on a historic block, so outside changes had to be minimal. But the new bay window perfectly matches the house’s original bay window on the next narrative.
20. Streamlined and Smart at Montreal
ers adored this historic remodel adopted a contemporary design, using easy-to-clean materials. Built-in storage for wine, knives and books uses up each inch, while granite countertop and MDF cabinet facades make cleanup a matter of a simple wipe-down.
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