The best kitchens are ones that are spatially efficient and can serve multiple functions. Each of these examples offer a visual feast of design creativity.

There are precious few decorative flourishes in the house; the architects put their faith in line, form, and materials.
“The tile, with its sporadic bolts and nails, doesn’t need a lot of art, as it is art too,” Lisa says.
Danny Seo replaced the wood cabinets of his kitchen with stainless-steel models.
The kitchen was the only room to get a full renovation, so Dine invested in a sleek Bulthaup b3 kitchen system designed...
The island features a stainless steel countertop with a gas cooktop, oven, and a brick half wall.
Burnished concrete floors complement the stainless steel doors, refrigerators, and kitchen cabinets.
Opening onto the open-plan living and dining rooms, the aluminum Bulthaup System 20 kitchen with its nine-foot-long...
The stainless steel Bulthaup kitchen “cost as much as a small house,” said Spiekermann, though he did get a discount:...
Adhering to a budget, it was crucial to use off-the-shelf materials wherever possible.
To avoid formality, Phillips created a different environment for each room.
The stark white minimalist kitchen features quartz countertops, a Gessi Oxygene tap, a 1810 Company Zenuno sink, and...
All the floors were redone in a light ash hardwood. The crisp interior paint is Benjamin Moore Super White.
To complement the white-washed custom cabinetry in her kitchen, architect Julie Salles Schaffer designed a tile...
The galley kitchen, in classic white, is the one splurge within the interior: it was custom made by Bulthaup from their...
In the kitchen, Angle removed the cabinet doors and applied a coat of Poppy Red paint by Benjamin Moore, and put down a...
A pop of color in the kitchen cabinets refers to the native greenery outside.
McMinn and Janzen's kitchen opens onto a double-height living and dining area.
The kitchen window was designed to look into the Goodchilds' daughter's home.
Kirkpatrick also constructed the laminate kitchen cabinets topped with Corian in Glacier White.
The kitchen and living area occupies the ground level of the double-height interior while a sleeping loft is above.
The mahogany-paneled Poggenpohl kitchen system is original to the house.
“The kitchen is pretty astonishing, really, considering it’s 40 years old," says resident Louise Jenkins.
Vintage kettles and a wide-ranging assortment of pots and pans sit above kitchen cabinets from IKEA.
Harry Bates designed this simple cedar house for a young family in New York in 1967.
José Roberto, who says his family is always cooking something, prepares a snack with Jimena on the Ariston gas cooktop...
The surrounding, rolling landscape of this Malibu home influenced designer Bruce Bolander’s use of green on the...
Spiekermann and Dulkinys agree that their house—the first they’ve built from the ground up—is definitely different.
In the kitchen, a staircase with a wood backbone supports floating glass treads.
The search for a 13-foot-long island to fit their kitchen led them to marry Calacatta Miele and stainless steel to make...

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