Kitchen Photos From HGTV Green Home 2010

Form follows function in the kitchen, where a tower support column that bears 18,000 pounds of weight is incorporated into the kitchen design.

A ruby-colored CaesarStone natural quartz countertop, which consists of recycled raw material and is stain-, scratch-, mold- and heat-resistant, stands out against white Shaker-style cabinetry. Coffered ceilings, crafted of MDF recycled content, add a cottage twist.

The 10-foot kitchen island features multiple storage drawers and cabinets. Traditional cup pulls in a nickel finish offer a subtle maritime nod.

A corner wall cabinet with retractable door and deep shelves maximizes storage space in the family-friendly kitchen.

Energy Star-rated GE Profile double convection ovens and dishwasher in a sleek stainless steel finish prove that green can be gorgeous.

Whether entertaining a group or preparing coffee for two, an espresso station serves the gourmet coffee lover.

Serving bowls and stainless steel accessories put the focus on the micromosaic glass tile backsplash. The linear design mirrors the strong lines of the coffered ceiling.

In the kitchen, an unexpected design element draws the eye. Vintage garden urns purchased at Plymouth shop Dovetails Antiques & Home serve as the island’s conversation piece.

A closet-sized pantry – complete with a glass-etched door — is positioned within close reach of the cook.