Best Kitchen

Beautiful and hard-working spaces that are also the heart of the home.

And the award goes to... Katy Lyons, winner of the best kitchen category.

Katy Lyons

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Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Rustic-Look Island

High ceilings and windows set the tone for this historic transitional space, which marries period-appropriate finishes with updated details. Original hardwood flooring was refinished, adding patina and charm that’s set off by a rustic-look, farmhouse-style island with a functional and stylish soapstone top. A neutral palette ensures the kitchen feels open and bright.

Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Marble Backsplash

Pale gray marble on the perimeter countertops and backsplash set off the dark soapstone countertop on the island in this transitional kitchen with period details. Hardwood floors are original to the downtown Savannah house. Stainless steel appliances, including a built-in microwave, provide all the modern-day conveniences needed.

Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Antique Soapstone-Topped Island

An antique workbench gets new life as a center island in this neutral transitional kitchen with period charm. Pale gray marble on the perimeter countertops and backsplash set off the dark soapstone countertop of the island. Original details like hardwood flooring and high windows blend with sleek appliances and updated finishes.

Updated Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Marble Backsplash

A built-in breakfront cabinet and original refinished hardwood floors are among the period details that give this transitional kitchen its charm. An antique workbench gets new life as an island, and pale gray marble on the perimeter countertops and backsplash set off the island’s dark soapstone top.

Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Built-In Cabinet and Hutch

A built-in china cabinet and hutch features inset doors and lighted upper shelves, bringing modern convenience to this historic transitional kitchen. An antique bench was the source for the center island, which now features a new soapstone countertop. The hardwood floors are original to the house. A light, neutral palette keeps the kitchen feeling bright and open.

Bria Hammel

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Transitional Kitchen With Eat-In Island and White Cabinets

This neutral kitchen mixes classic, tailored pieces like upholstered barstools from Restoration Hardware with sleek, updated touches like pearly Ann Sacks subway tile. A large island with barstools creates a casual eating area beneath elegant glass pendant lighting.

Kitchen With White Cabinets and Neutral Tile Backsplash

Off-white cabinetry paired with a glossy neutral tile backsplash grounds this kitchen in a soft, serene color palette. Custom cabinetry features inset doors, a built-in range hood and decorative moldings that mimic the room's freestanding furniture.

Photo By: Gridley + Graves Photographers

Breakfast Room With Round Wood Table and Chandelier

A large-scale, beaded wood chandelier by Regina Andrew draws the eye to the wide windows in this lovely breakfast space, emphasizing the serene outdoor view. Framed by white curtains, the large window allows lots of natural light to fill the space. A natural fiber rug anchors the Restoration Hardware furniture and accentuates the room’s casual vibe.

Hayley Singleton

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Modern White Kitchen With a Kick of Color

Four eye-popping yellow barstools tuck into the waterfall sides of a marble island, creating a fun focal point in this streamlined modern kitchen. Sleek, European-style cabinetry in tones of white and gray is set off by a luminous glass tile backsplash. A built-in desk creates a functional workspace at the heart of the house.

White Modern Kitchen With Stainless Appliances and Pop of Color

Two steps lead from a billiards room into a sleek, stylish modern kitchen. A pair of globe pendants with contemporary lines hangs above a marble island with waterfall sides. Bright yellow barstools add a playful splash of color to the space.

Sleek Modern Kitchen With Small Built-In Desk

European-style cabinetry with sleek metal hardware sets the tone for a white modern kitchen packed with style. A built-in desk paired with a a molded plastic Eames desk chair creates a functional workspace in the heart of the home.

Photo By: Hayley Singleton

Regan Baker

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Brilliant Bright White Industrial Kitchen

Designer Regan Baker removed walls to open up this 1950s-era kitchen. Sleek white cabinetry, wooden open shelving and marble countertops blend to suit her client's rustic yet modern industrial style.

Black Kitchen Island With White Marble Countertop

Contrast is key in this bright white kitchen. A white marble countertop on the kitchen island contrasts the black countertops elsewhere in the room. White barstools stand out against the black-painted island base.

Open Kitchen Shelves & Gray Penny Tile Backsplash

Open shelving is an attractive storage solution in this industrial-meets-modern kitchen. Gray penny tile on the backsplash blends neatly with the dark marble countertops, while clean white cabinetry keeps the space airy and bright.

Photo By: Photo Designs by Odessa

Lauren Levant Bland

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Organic Island in Modern-Industrial Kitchen

An angular island draws the eye in this custom kitchen. Black steel cabinets draw the eye to the unique walnut island and vent hood. Integrated appliances and quartz countertops complete the room’s sleek look.

From: Lauren Levant and Jennifer Gilmer

Contemporary Neutral Kitchen With Island With Live Edge

Streamlined stainless steel appliances are built into a wall of white cabinetry, maximizing function and efficiency in this neutral contemporary kitchen. A unique custom island features a countertop of live-edge walnut, warming up the room and creating a cool conversation piece.

From: Lauren Levant and Jennifer Gilmer

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Contemporary Kitchen Cooking Area With Rustic Touches

Custom cabinetry is constructed from hot-rolled steel panels, creating a cooking area that marries function and style in this neutral contemporary kitchen. On the backsplash, ceramic tile mimics the look of weathered wood. A unique custom island features a countertop of live-edge walnut, warming up the room and adding an organic element to the heart of the home.

From: Lauren Levant and Jennifer Gilmer

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Custom Features in Warm, Contemporary Kitchen

The unique kitchen island features a top made from live-edge walnut, bringing an organic element into this rustic, contemporary space. On the cooktop wall, cabinetry is constructed from hot-rolled steel panels, and rough-hewn walnut continues with the custom hood.

From: Lauren Levant and Jennifer Gilmer

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Crisp Contrast in Modern Kitchen

Sleek, white cabinetry extends to the ceiling, maximizing storage in this transitional kitchen. A backsplash of blue-gray marble covers the wall and provides a cool counterpoint to the warm wood island, which is topped by live-edge walnut.

From: Lauren Levant and Jennifer Gilmer

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Jordan Iverson

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Soft Palette in Show-Stopping Kitchen

Lighted upper cabinets hold inset resin panels, a distinctive touch in this sleek and clean-lined kitchen. Charcoal tile continues up the backsplash and behind a slim, stainless steel hood, and appliances are built into pale gray cabinetry. Caesarstone quartz in white and gray adds polish that is balanced by industrial-style barstools and wood floors.

Light Gray Cabinetry Complements White Island in Sleek, Custom Kitchen

Custom cabinetry in a light gray finish lines the perimeter of this kitchen, making the bright white island stand out. Lighted upper cabinets feature inset resin panels, and under-cabinet task lighting is helpful for food preparation. Oil-stained wood floors tie in with wood-topped swivel barstools and warm up the space.

Customized Storage in Contemporary Kitchen

Every inch of space is put to use in this streamlined kitchen, including a slim strip of cabinetry that serves as wine storage. Custom-designed, locally built cabinets in a soft gray hue are clean and crisp against white Caesarstone countertops and bright white trim.

Gray Kitchen Features New Take on Classic Forms

A modern trestle table with a galvanized metal top sits below an equally modern version of a wagon wheel light fixture in this open plan kitchen-dining space. In the kitchen, two-toned cabinetry and countertops are set off by a charcoal tile backsplash that extends to the top of the cabinetry for a streamlined look. Custom oil-stained wood floors provide visual warmth.

Function, Style Converge in Open Living Space

A built-in desk provides work space at the heart of this contemporary open-plan kitchen. Soft gray cabinetry features inset resin panels on upper cabinet doors, while open cubbies provide display space for books and accessories. In the hearth room beyond, a dark accent wall lined with architectural photos creates a dramatic focal point.

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