The wood ceiling of a flashy Auckland kitchen, uses the interrupted influx of light as a design element, while slats just outside the triangular windows filter out the sharpest sunlight. Photo by Emily Andrews.
Even in its unfurnished state, the kitchen and breakfast bar in a northern Wisconsin prefab vacation home is a comfortable place to consider what a summer day might have in store. Photo by George Heinrich.
In New York City, a renovated apartment in Harlem compensates for its small footprint by opening up to the sun. This view from the front door looks through the kitchen to the stairway, demonstrating the aesthetic power and clarity of an open floor plan. Photo by Adam Friedberg.
A long, narrow kitchen in a home in Minneapolis has a dining table and a large window at its focal point. The reflective cabinet fronts help keep this room bathed in natural light. Photo by Chad Holder.