Not only are kitchens the heart of Naples homes these days, they are also often showpieces for the entire house. At Reed Design-Build we’ve done more than our fair share of kitchen remodels (click here to take a look at some of the gorgeous kitchens we’ve been fortunate to create for our clients). But there’s a big, beautiful world of kitchens out there. Take a look at six kitchen designs that made our jaws drop.
1. High Ceiling Elegance
Kitchens often look good from across the room. Here's one that looks great from above. This kitchen takes advantage of an open loft that looks down from above. The pendant chandeliers draw the eye up to the high ceiling—lending the room an even airier and more spacious feel. The elegant island is both functional as a workspace and practical as a breakfast bar or a place for a few friends to gather for a casual meal or for drinks.
2. Refined Rustic
Who said rustic can’t be refined? This bright and open kitchen begs to differ! The planked hardwood floor underscores that casual and rustic feel of the room. At the same time, the dove-gray cabinets and gold-tone fixtures and add a refined touch. It’s a beautiful combination.
3. Open Galley With Island
Generally speaking, people don’t tend to talk about open kitchen design and gallery-style kitchens in the same breath. This stunning kitchen proves that the two can, indeed, play very well together. The pendants draw your eye down the length of the kitchen into the dining room. And the white cabinets, countertops, and ceiling capitalize on the natural light that comes in through the dining room window.
4. Warm Practical Transitional
Sometimes people think of transitional kitchens as having a little bit of a cold feel. While you’ll certainly notice clean lines in this transitional kitchen, it doesn’t feel stark. This is also a very practical kitchen design. Notice the great built-in storage options achieved with deep pullout drawers and "skinny" drawers that take advantage of every inch of space. The island's built-in range also maximizes efficiency.
5. White and Warm Wood Combo
Here’s another example of an open-style kitchen that marries white cabinets walls and ceilings with a gorgeous, warm hardwood floor. Notice how this homeowner opted out of a plain, flat ceiling and extended the geometrical shapes in the ceiling into the dining area and on into the family room. The many windows along one side let in plenty of natural light—and the choice of many-paned windows echo the geometric shape of the ceiling.
6. Classic White Kitchen
Classic kitchens never seem to go out of style. This classic white kitchen looks great with lots of counter space. Notice the dual sinks that make food preparation and clean up even easier. The very open floor plan lets in lots of natural light from the front windows to illuminate the kitchen.
These are just a few of the kitchen designs that caught our eye (and stimulated our imagination) lately. For some additional ideas, you might want to check out this post that examines five kitchen styles that you might want to consider for your Naples home.