HGTV Dream Home 2009: Kitchen Pictures

Twin refrigerators, dishwashers, wine cabinets and islands make entertaining a crowd effortless in this traditional-meets-modern cooking space.

A Get-Social Cooking Space

The gourmet kitchen in Dream Home 2009 is designed with the busy host in mind. "I love that the kitchen really works as a kitchen and then when lots of people are over it will accommodate tons of people and still function," interior designer Linda Woodrum says. "People in Sonoma really celebrate the joy of food and wine so we wanted to acknowledge that when we created the Dream Home kitchen."

Modern Meets Traditional

The gourmet space’s clean and modern feel comes courtesy of gray Silestone countertops and backsplash which blend seamlessly into the dovetail gray walls.

Storage A-Plenty

Out of sight; out of mind. Oversized pantry closets and cooking accessories that could easily clutter the clean kitchen space are concealed behind tall, curtain-lined glass doors. The closets' custom-built shelving accommodates everything from casual dinnerware and glasses to large platters, cutting boards and sheet pans.

Nod to Victorian

Cabinetmaker details, including elegant, turned columns, echo the classic look of the kitchen islands.

Dinner Made Easy

The busy host will appreciate the Wolf microwave, nested between the wine storage units and stacked above a handy warming drawer, which keeps dishes delicious when guests run late.

Casual Atmosphere

Celebrations call for candlelight, and Linda added a cozy touch in the kitchen with two oversized glass hurricane lamps, filled with flickering pillar candles. "The beans are an easy and inexpensive way to stabilize the candles," Linda adds, "and you can always find a color that works in the room."