HGTV Green Home 2011: Kitchen Pictures

Sleek, modern cabinetry coupled with ample storage space, state-of-the-art appliances and an oversized cooking and entertaining island tell a story of convenience in the eco-chic kitchen.
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“When you walk in the front door, the first thing you notice is the amazing tile backsplash in the kitchen,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. The room’s focal point is a mosaic of gray, white and yellow glass tile, fashioned from reclaimed stained glass.

Dark wood cabinetry with frosted glass panes and stainless steel hardware exudes industrial style. “This is one of my favorite spots in the whole house, because it’s so unique and so well done — it ties everything together,” says Infinity Home Collection’s general manager, David Steinke.

Quartz in a shade of gray that resembles concrete clads the countertops. The neutral surface serves as a casual foil for more colorful accessories.

The wall bumps out in the area where the oven and refrigerator are placed to accommodate deeper cabinets — and additional storage space.

Appliances include a 30-inch double thermal-bake oven complete with a convection cooking system and an Energy Star®-qualified French door, bottom-mount refrigerator.

A stainless steel hood doubles as sculpture in the kitchen. The 30-inch, stainless steel hood is Energy Star® qualified, offers a powerful 300 CFM motor and features energy efficient florescent lighting.

A T.E.D. (The Energy Detective) monitor keeps tabs on household energy usage. The dashboard operates as a standalone system or can be tied into the home’s iPad. The portable devise records data so the user can track usage by hour, week or month.

A seamless transition is made from the kitchen to the dining area, where gray walls reference the hue of countertops and cabinet fixtures.

An undermount, single-bowl sink accommodates cooking and cleanup tasks. A spot-resist, stainless one-handle pulldown faucet features eco–performance aerated stream and spray.

Horizontal cabinet doors with catch hinges make storage and dinnerware replacement effortless. A deep, rich wood stain grounds the space.

A yellow 5- by 6-foot kitchen island serves as both a work and dining space. A built-in Energy Star®-qualified, six-cycle dishwasher makes quick work of kitchen messes.

Fresh fruit, displayed in antique-style wire baskets, delivers the needed hint of color.

A 3-watt LED pendant fixture illuminates the kitchen island. The design adds visual interest while not blocking the view of the backsplash from the front door.

Pendants, suspended from cable, continue the modern loft-style design while not competing with the kitchen’s most outstanding features.

Five acrylic and chrome barstools surround the island. Fashioned with hydraulic lifts, the chairs provide a see-through view of the island.

A reversible maple cutting board serves as a presentation platter for lemons, which echo the home’s bright, sunny color palette.

The winner of HGTV Green Home 2011 will receive an Apple iPad that, via a Control4 System, controls the home’s security, lighting and sound systems. Home energy usage and solar energy production can also be monitored.

Seating encourages connection between guests and hostess in the kitchen.

Fresh herbs stand at the ready for the home cook. Chrome display trays deliver splashes of sparkle on the countertop and easily convert to serving pieces.

A natural raffia serving tray is the perfect storage place for pilsner glasses.

“We’re really creating a space that works together and feels great and clean,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “It’s also highly functional.”