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January 5, 2015
Renovating your kitchen this year? Start by checking these inspiring, airy examples from our pages.
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“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.

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Originally appeared in New Bungalow, Old Neighborhood
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Amsterdam canal house kitchen with belgian granite countertops

The kitchen of a home on an Amsterdam canal “is where it all happens,” says Van Zeijl. As the hub of the home, the room is situated at the front of the house and features a minimal palette and Belgian granite countertops. The table is by Pilat & Pilat and the pendants are from It’s About Romi. 

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Originally appeared in A Modern Take on the Pitched-Roof
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Modern prefab modular and triangular home by HOMB in Portland kitchen with white oak cabinets

“My favorite spot is the kitchen,” says Kaja Taft of the prefab home she shares with her family in Portland. “I can stand in it and cook and converse with everyone.” The space overlooks the back yard. The white-oak cabinetry is by HOMB and the countertops are Caesarstone. A hood by Faber is above a Dacor range. 

 

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Originally appeared in 28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home
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another view of the kitchen renovation

The open dining area and kitchen of a midcentury renovation in Austin shows the existing terrazzo flooring, the plaster ceiling and the kitchen's tile backsplash, Fireclay Debris series in ‘Daffodil,’ working in harmony. Floating shelves in the kitchen window and a stainless steel countertop surrounding the kitchen's burners rest just beneath the backsplash. A Boca Raton Blue upper cabinet and Nelson pendants add interest and dimension to the kitchen's warm combination of wood, yellow and blue. Vintage chairs, seated at the kitchen island and in the front right corner at the dining table complete the design scheme.

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Originally appeared in Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
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kitchen island with bar stools

Dan Pacek, left, and John Roynon prepare cocktails at their 12-foot “display island” in the renovated kitchen of their home in New Jersey. The couple bought handles matching those on their Thermador refrigerator and used them on a set of pantry doors, one of which conceals the steps to the basement. 

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Originally appeared in Cramped Kitchen Transformed Into an Inviting Hub
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Affordable Kansas City home with eco-quartz countertop island and ikea cabinets and handles in the kitchen

Sarah Magill and Copa, her golden retriever, relax in the kitchen of her home in Kansas City, where an eco-quartz-topped island can be used as a dining table­—one of the home’s many adaptable features. The Akurum cabinets and handles are from Ikea, as are the Franklin folding bar stools, and the appliances are compact models from Summit.

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Originally appeared in A Versatile House Fulfills All This Musician's Needs
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Cannon Beach home with basalt tile floors and white oak plank ceilings in the kitchen dining space

In this Portland home, design firm Made arranged individually carved white-oak planks in a geometric pattern on the ceiling that repeats itself throughout the house. Beat Light pendant lamps by Tom Dixon hang above a custom dining table, also by Made. 

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Originally appeared in This Glass House Conquers the Coast
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venice home interior kitchen

“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.

All hail the open kitchen. Here are some examples of new builds and renovations from Amsterdam to Venice Beach that will put you in the mood to declutter and brighten your space.

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