| July 24, 2013

If kitchen design has you stumped or you simply need some inspiration, we have eight very cool ideas to consider.

Adding a few pops of color, creating a unique island setup, or extending your dining outdoors are just a few of the ways you can update your kitchen with functional style.

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Take a look at the kitchens we are currently coveting, and consider how their unique details can work within your home!

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design
Embrace Bold Colors


Thomas Hamel
Light Up Your Island


Trip Haenisch and Associates
Get Creative With Your Seating

This kitchen took its window and bar seating to another space — outdoors. Rather than settling with a standard window, the owners installed lift-up windows and extended the countertops out to the patio. Complete with bar stools, this kitchen truly took advantage of what the home had to offer and in turn mastered the art of outdoor entertaining.

Source: Trip Haenisch and Associates

Trip Haenisch & Associates
Roll in Extra Counter Space


Green Couch
Style It Sleek


Timothy Corrigan
Add a Pop of Color

There are no rules when it comes to designing a space. Overall, this country kitchen is a classic with the exception of the teal island — proof you can have fun with color no matter your style. Tie it all together with accents, dinnerware, and art in a similar shade to prevent your bold design from feeling out of place.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Designs
Welcome Open Storage


Martyn Lawrence Bullard Designs
Go Stainless