175 Kitchen Recessed Lighting Wood Cabinets Design Photos And Ideas

The streamline design of the kitchen is practically camouflaged into the design of the home.
The fireplace core, which is open on both sides to the living room and here in the kitchen, had been covered in sheetrock. The design team exposed the original brick adding character and period-appropriate authenticity to the rooms.
The kitchen had been remodeled in the 80s and had an unfortunate layout. JHL Design revised the layout using an open kitchen concept and adding an eat-in bar. The redesign also brought back some of the original windows from the front of the house that peeked into the kitchen and modernized it by hanging shelves over the window for convenience and architectural interest. Oregon White oak was used for the cabinet faces and the countertop is quartz.
The cabinets are topped with stone—Calacatta Borghini from ABC Stone—which waterfalls to the floor and sheaths the backsplash for a seamless look. "We worked alongside the fabricator to align the veins of the stone to create a fluid move," explains Coffey. Appliances include a Gaggenau range top, steam and convection oven, as well as a walk-in pantry with two drawer refrigerators and a wine fridge.
By removing the raised platform that originally had no use, the team was able to double the size of the kitchen and add in a new bathroom on the main floor. The pendants over the peninsula were sourced by the homeowner from AY Lighting, and now echo the dark tones of the white oak cabinetry, which sport walnut interiors.
All the kitchen cabinetry is now in solid walnut from Poliform.
The open plan kitchen flows seamlessly into the living area.
Black-and-white walls, polished basalt floors, and oak ceilings give the interiors a simple, pared-back aesthetic that allow the nature outdoors to take center stage.
“I love the house more each day,” says Tamami Sylvester of her and husband Michael's home by Sebastian Mariscal in Venice, California. The kitchen, which includes all Miele appliances, is sheathed in custom woodwork from Semihandmade. Accessories from A+R complement the Caesarstone countertops and Franke faucet. A LifeSource Water System provides filtration. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.
The view is framed from every angle.
The open kitchen blends in with sleek, wood cabinetry and black countertops.
In the kitchen, Yuka makes baby Maude a snack at an island with original red tiles. Hanging cabinets were removed to maximize light and family-room views.
Concrete floors are balanced with natural European Larch windows.
The kitchen cabinets were updated in a pecan finish, in roughly the original layout. Originally, the kitchen had a wall separating it from the rest of the room, and two sliding doors that could be opened. This wall was removed to open the kitchen to the living space.
Fridge/Freezer wall
Nearly every kitchen surface is clad in reclaimed white oak. Magnetic spice holders are stuck to a steel column that rises from the counter.
A mirrored-glass backsplash plays up the feeling of space.
Local carpenter Crisow von Schulz constructed the cabinets from a single elm tree. The organically curving lines were intended as a contrast to the rectilinear architecture of the houseboat. The ABK extractor unit allows maximum headroom and preserves the spacious feeling.
Walnut and book-matched  Calcutta kitchen
We designed this kitchen like a single piece of teak cabinetry. Lighting and ventilation are recessed into the angled ceiling plane; deep storage is located over the entrance.
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The kitchen is beautifully textured and veined thanks to white Carrara marble countertops installed by New Marble Company and reclaimed cypress cabinets built by Wayne Berger.
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The couple has a large collection of cookbooks. To provide storage for them in the kitchen—and also seating—Sawatzky topped narrow bookcases (Bestå units by Ikea) with custom-made cushions, upholstered in gray Circa fabric by Knoll Textiles purchased from Modern Fabrics. The bookshelf-cum-bench was custom upholstered by Tina Morgan Designs.
The new gray porcelain tiles are fit seamlessly throughout the space and into the courtyard. The more open kitchen now has a wall of built-in storage and an oversized island with both walnut and a brightly-colored siding.
“The walnut unit between the kitchen and dining room ties into the fumed oak floor,” Dubbeldam says. “The rest of the materials in the house—glass, marble, stone—were selected to offset the wood.”
The stools are from Crate & Barrel. The Hobsons chose a geometric-patterned glass tile backsplash by Island Stone. Induction cooktop and oven are by Bosch.
Brass finishings and an eye-catching range hood contrast with cool Carrara marble.
Black stone worktops, waxed concrete walls, and the traditional rustic tiles (called “witjes”) give textural and tonal variety and offset the warm woody tones that dominate this kitchen. The rustic theme is continued in the iron hooks and bars—simple but effective fittings.
A kitchen with a Siemems integrated oven.
For the Garden House in Viksberg, Sweden, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter plotted the living quarters as a steep triangle with a bright-green kitchen in one corner. The green laminate countertops by Abet Laminati contrasts the raw plywood cabinets.
galley kitchen looking west
The fridge is tucked behind the bespoke oak cupboard.
“The old house was like a cave. I wanted this house to be the opposite: a pavilion.” —Debbi Gibbs
Honed granite was selected for the kitchen surfaces because its matte-like finish is easy to maintain and hard to damage. Eight-foot sliding glass doors bathe the kitchen and adjoining living room in ample sunlight.
At the center of the house, on the upper level, is a kitchen and dining area fitted with glazed walls thst can be opened to connect with the outdoor decks, and green landscape.
Within each pavilion are spaces for sleeping, bathing, working, eating, socializing, reading and contemplation.
Atlanta Design Economy Credits

Architecture: Jeffrey Bruce Baker
Hard surface and cladding material manufacturer: Neolith
The kitchen epitomize's Oliver's balance of needs and wants. There are soft-close drawers, a cool <i>want</i>, but also a refrigerator and freezer that use AC or DC power.
The kitchen also has a strong sense of the outdoors.
You can still infuse open kitchen shelving into your space without foregoing all cabinetry. For instance, base cabinets typically should maintain their doors, as it's easier to get lower shelves dirty and damage any dishware inside.
Fireclay Tile in a classic subway pattern goes beyond the standard 18" H backsplash raising the ceiling visually.
The ground floor features an open-plan family room, chef’s kitchen with oversized island.
Kitchen Island
Strip windows minimize the solid, exterior wall, allowing the interior spaces to blend with the exterior, even in the kitchen. Atop, the steel beam extends outward to the exterior.
The open concept design in this cabin features wooden details and a white kitchen.
The updated kitchen features new quartz stone countertops, a tiled backsplash, and new stainless steel appliances.
The kitchen connects the living/dining room area and the family room.
The open-plan living, dining and kitchen are located in the largest wing.
The open plan brings the outside in with unlimited access to the stunning surroundings.
Retractable glass doors provide a seamless opportunity for indoor /outdoor living.
"Although it looks like an inoperable window, these allow for ventilation," Wiedemann said of the glazing lining the kitchen and dining areas. The architects opted for Marvin Casement Venting units in custom-widths.
To keep the home as open as possible, elements like refrigerator drawers were selected in lieu of traditional appliances.

The modern kitchen is the heart of the home. Cooking and conversing go hand-in-hand as meals are created, memories made. Whether teaching an old family recipe, reading the newspaper in a breakfast nook, or chatting over the daily morning coffee, the ritual of the everyday begins here. Spark your imagination by browsing our collection of modern kitchens. From popular counter materials like marble, granite, quartz, and wood; to stunning examples of white cabinets; to flooring options like hardwood and concrete, these projects showcase it all. You'll also find ideas for backsplashes, lighting, appliances, and sinks.