We see a lot of great kitchens here at Housetrends. With so many styles, materials and accoutrements to choose from, it is easier than ever to create a kitchen that fits your cooking needs and speaks to your personality. These seven kitchens are unique in their own right and feature some of today’s most popular design trends.
BRIGHT IDEA: Open shelving pulls double duty
The open shelf concept continues to be a top kitchen design trend. This St. Petersburg, Florida kitchen utilizes the idea to serve multiple purposes. From a design aesthetic, the rough-sawn cypress shelves appear to float on the walls covered in aqua glass tile, allowing the kitchen to appear even more spacious. Perfectly positioned within easy reach, the shelves hold the homeowner’s favorite serving pieces so she never has to work too hard. Bright white cabinetry, stainless steel perimeter counters and an island topped with eye-catching Fantasy Brown granite in a leathered finish bring the entire design together.
RESOURCES Architect dc-studio; Contractor Popa Construction; Designers Bee Studios; Lynn & Campbell; Hardwood flooring Bella Cera engineered wood; Cabinetry Holiday Kitchens, Bee Studios; Island countertop Mont Krest; Backsplash TileBar; Appliances Bosch dishwasher; Thermador range and hood
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BRIGHT IDEA: Dance on the ceiling
When a long-coveted Tudor-style home in the Columbus, Ohio neighborhood of Upper Arlington was about to be up for sale, its admirer of several years was ready to jump on the opportunity. A major overhaul included reconfiguring most of the interior rooms and creating a light and airy kitchen, which the homeowner calls her favorite room. A handsome paneled wall houses a television and a recessed section of ceiling is covered in perfectly symmetrical tin squares.
RESOURCES Contractor Griffey Remodeling; Interior designer Joanie Johnson; Cabinetry Dan Johnson; Countertops Modlich Stoneworks; Tile Hamilton Parker; Fixtures and appliances Ferguson; Windows and doors Pella
To see more of this home, search: Worth waiting for
BRIGHT IDEA: Enjoy island life
Ample seating at the island and plenty of mingling room make this kitchen a favorite gathering spot for a family of six and their friends and family. Located in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Indian Hill, this ‘60s-era home previously had double doors that hid the kitchen from the front hall and family room. Today, a more open floor plan flows with a unifying thread of blue used throughout the house, including bluish-gray cabinetry in the kitchen.
RESOURCES Architect Richard T. Ernst Jr.; Contractor Jack Dean Construction, Inc.; Interior and kitchen design Surround Design, LLC; Lighting Visual Comfort, Keidel Supply; Cabinet paint colors Benjamin Moore Decorator’s Whitestone; Windows Pella; Cabinetry Custom by Adrian Jenkins; Countertops Quartz, Mont Granite, fabricated by Zelaya Stoneworks; Backsplash JP Flooring; Sink, faucets, appliances Keidel Supply; Architectural salvage piece French Country Road
To see more of this home, search: Classic with a twist
BRIGHT IDEA: There’s nothing obtuse about angles
Wood-look ceramic tile in a unique geometric pattern draws eyes to the floor of this Middletown, Ohio kitchen. The 30×30-inch tile served as the inspiration behind the entire design, leading to the addition of the oversized island with light gray cabinetry and a soft white quartz countertop. The backsplash, comprised of white oversized subway tile laid in a herringbone pattern, continues the geometric theme and offsets the black quartz perimeter counters flanking the gas range.
RESOURCES Kitchen designer The Requarth Co.; Contractor Landis Builders; Interior designer Cameo Creative, LLC
To see more of this kitchen, search: A fresh start
BRIGHT IDEA: Exposed to the elements
Industrial meets farmhouse in this kitchen from a new home built for Cincinnati’s HOMEARAMA® in 2018. Blending in with its countryside setting, which includes neighboring farms, rustic wooden ceiling beams, open shelving and an apron-front sink add a bit of farm-style flair. Exposed brick walls, gooseneck light fixtures and the black casings of the pass-through window that serves an outdoor entertaining area, add a decidedly modern industrial touch.
RESOURCES Builder Sterling Homes; Architect Mary Cassinelli Architect, LLC; Interior design Designs On Madison; Appliances and fixtures Keidel Supply; Granite Mont Granite; Hardwood flooring McSwain Carpets & Floors; Lighting Lighting EFX; Brick Brick Tec Inc.; Woodworking C&W Custom Woodworking
To see more farmhouse style, search: HOMEARAMA celebrates farm-style living
BRIGHT IDEA: Ditch an unused door
When a midcentury home that was featured in the Columbus Parade of Homes in the 50s came on the market, it was purchased by a couple who knew the home had great potential and wanted to capitalize on its striking architectural features to make it a showstopper once again. In the kitchen, exposed rafters were painted espresso giving them a bit more depth and a seldom-used back door was removed, to make way for a microwave drawer and built-in coffee/latte maker.
RESOURCES Design, contractor and interior design Dave Fox Design-Build Remodelers; Cabinetry Omega Dynasty; Countertops Cambria Quartz; Countertop fabricator Konkus; Backsplash tile Emser; Appliances Jack’s Appliance; Flooring America’s Floor Source; Lighting Hinkley pendants, Northern Lighting
To see more of this remodel, search: Remodel exposes architectural elements
BRIGHT IDEA: Take the backsplash to the ceiling
This Tampa kitchen checks off all the top design boxes: a hint of brass, captivating gray cabinetry and just a touch of lively color thanks to the splashes of purple. But look a little closer and you’ll notice a subtle design technique that almost fades away in the background—the geometric backsplash stretches from the countertops all the way to the ceiling, helping to elongate the wall and to accentuate the height of the room. The natural light flooding in from the windows plays nicely off the brass tile pieces used in the backsplash.
RESOURCES Builder Bartlett Custom Homes; Architect Hittmeier Design Consultants; Cabinetry Amoroso Cabinets; Interior designer Gage-Martin Interiors; Backsplash Decorum Tile & Stone
To see more of this kitchen, search: Charming sophistication
Article originally appeared in Housetrends Tampa Bay – November/December 2019