Category 3: Large Kitchens (more than 50 sq. ft. of countertops)

Details Create Warm, Welcoming Hacienda

Attention to detail and a warm color palette make this hacienda-inspired kitchen cohesive. Designer Cheryl Hamilton-Gray, CKD, of Carlsbad, CA-based Hamilton-Gray Design, says: “Standout structural and decorative elements such as arched entryways and openings, exposed ceiling beams and wrought iron fixtures with authentic detailing set the tone.”

Framed flush inset cabinetry in rift-cut white oak from Landco Custom complements the warm tones of the custom hood, over a ventilation system from Best. Other notable elements include reclaimed wood ceiling beams, tile work on the backsplash as well as the reclaimed terra cotta flooring. Countertops are a mix of butcher block and marbles. Appliances from Dacor, Bosch, Thermador and Sub-Zero are featured.

Grand Kitchen Gets Classic French Style

For designer James E. Howard, CKD, CBD, of St. Louis, MO-based Glen Alspaugh, Co., the challenge was to start with the classic French palette of blue and butter cream and create a convenience-laden classic.

“Some of the sumptuous components such as the lavish chandelier…and two massive islands are given balance by the warmth of a black walnut island top and wood flooring,” says Howard.

The kitchen is set up with the latest conveniences to easily facilitate entertaining guests, including a Wolf range. The primary kitchen contains two sinks from Kohler and Native Trails, an Asko dishwasher and trash compartments in addition to a butler’s pantry.

Kid-Friendly Meets Adult Contemporary

Designer Jane Lockhart, of Toronto, ON-based Jane Lockhart Interior Design, describes this pale beauty as “[breaching] the divide between family-friendly and adult entertaining through classic contemporary and timeless touches.”

Set in a 1910 Edwardian home, cabinetry with wide rail Shaker doors, custom built by Brice’s Fine Furniture, tie the new kitchen to the overall look of the home.

“Custom-built maple cabinetry conveys precise and clean lines in Shaker-style doors and a simplistically styled crown molding,” says Lockhart.

The perimeter cabinetry is topped with Stone Grey CaesarStone; a Monza LD Pro sink from Ginger’s Bath is undermounted beneath a window.

Sleek stainless touches add classic style to the kitchen, from the hardware and light fixtures, to the Vent-A-Hood Euroline Series range hood mounted above a Wolf range. The existing Sub-Zero, with its own stainless facade, was worked into the new design; a Miele dishwasher and Panasonic microwave round out the product selection.

See other categories:

  • Category 1: Small Kitchens (less than 35 sq. ft. of countertops)
  • Category 2: Medium Kitchens (35–50 sq. ft. of countertops)
  • Category 3: Large Kitchens (more than 50 sq. ft. of countertops)
  • Category 4: Open Plan Kitchens (includes great rooms, breakfast nooks and dining rooms)
  • Category 5: Powder Rooms
  • Category 6: Small Bathrooms (less than 55 sq. ft.)
  • Category 7: Large Bathrooms (more than 55 sq. ft.)
  • Category 8: Master Bathrooms (includes closets, dressing rooms, etc.)
  • Category 9: Showrooms