6 Cool Must-Have Kitchen Features
1. Orange Splashes Add Personality in KansasWith an annual tradition of making hundreds of cookies around the holidays, these homeowners wanted a large island with lots of counter space as the center of attention. Cool feature: A citrusy-orange range paired with pale green (Sage) cabinets by Crystal Cabinets creates a unique, refreshing atmosphere. Location: Kansas CitySee more of this kitchen
2. Casual Farmhouse Looks, Pro-Style AmenitiesWhite tongue and groove boards wrap the walls for a casual but authentic farmhouse feel.Cool feature: The Pietra Cordosa countertops are like a cross between soapstone and slate. Location: Salisbury, ConnecticutSize: About 380 square feet (35 square meters) plus a 60-square-foot (5½-square-meter) pantrySee more of this kitchenMore: How to Remodel a Kitchen
3. Pushing Boundaries in a San Francisco VictorianPlayful color and scale create a modern interpretation of a turn-of-the-20th-century kitchen. Cool feature: Extensive Shaker-style cabinets painted Farrow & Ball’s Oval Room Blue add big personality to the narrow space.See more of this colorful kitchen
4. Organic Modernism in SeattleEverything in this kitchen was customized by architect Nils Finne, from the island to the pendent lights, mixing natural and engineered materials and light and dark tones. Cool feature: Sea grass encased in resin was attached to the window to block a neighboring view.Location: SeattleSize: About 510 square feet (47 square meters)See more of this kitchen
5. High Function and a Little Secret in MissouriSmart storage maximizes function in this modest cottage kitchen. Cool feature: Pantry cabinets slide away to reveal a hidden fort under the stairs. Location: Springfield, MissouriSize: About 15 feet by 15 feet (21 square meters)See more of this kitchen
6. Broken China Makes a Splash in This KitchenLooking to add charm, this homeowner and her designer painted the walls red with orange and pink undertones. Cool feature: After discovering a broken plate while unpacking china for possible display, the designer created a mosaic backsplash from the shattered pieces. Location: New YorkSee more of this kitchenMore: Find a kitchen designer on Houzz15 Popular Kitchen Countertop MaterialsRevamp Your Kitchen With New Kitchen Lighting60 Kitchens With Stunning ViewsFind New Kitchen Tile for Your Renovation...