HGTV Smart Home 2013: Kitchen Pictures

Defined by cottage-style cabinetry and oversized light fixtures, the high-tech kitchen offers space for both food prep and entertaining.

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    Walls, the ceiling and even the island cabinet base boast a vibrant beachy-blue hue that invites relaxation. \"It's just that really great, highly functioning kitchen,\" says Linda. \"What you need when you are at the beach.\"

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    The 6-foot island, capped in quartz, serves as both workspace and casual-chic dining area. Bamboo leaf counter stools were selected for their weathered driftwood gray finish and beachy feel.

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    The kitchen backsplash is clad in clear glass subway tile with strips of random linear tile sandwiched between rows to lend depth and interest. \"I love the tilework,\" says Linda. \"I think it's so clean and crisp.\"

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    The 36-inch induction cooktop offers an oversized cooking surface that accommodates up to four pots or pans placed in any configuration. The cooktop senses cookware; programmed settings move along with each pot or pan. A child safety lock, an anti-overflow system and full-color touchscreen are among features.

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    A combination oven and induction microwave accommodates the cook and avid baker. The oven offers convection, convection/bake, convection/roast, broil and convection/broil options while the microwave operates in normal mode, convection microwave mode or heat convection.

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    A launch port adjacent to the kitchen houses two smart tablets that allow the homeowner to control the home's security systems; heating and cooling; lighting; the whole-house audio system; shading and swimming pool functions; plus energy monitoring.

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    The homeowner can easily download apps onto the smart tablets that help with money management and more.

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    Fresh food and freezer columns lend a modern design aesthetic.

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    Interior designer Linda Woodrum continued a focus on bright blues by incorporating intensely colored cookware and tabletop adornments. \"I built on that turquoise color because I think it's beautiful,\" she says. \"I just thought it was clean, crisp and great in there.\"

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    Under the 10-foot cook surface, storage space includes drawers and roll trays that keep spices and cooking devices close at hand.

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    The beverage center offers a picturesque view of the back deck and six feet of counter space dedicated to preparation of cocktails and drinks. A beachwood-trimmed undercounter cooler offers three distinct temperature zones for storage of white, red and sparkling wines.

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    Semi-sheer floor-to-ceiling linen drapes may be drawn to close the kitchen off from the adjacent dining room.

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    To maximize square footage, walls and hallways are eliminated with one room flowing seamlessly into the next. Unique ceiling and floor treatments designate spaces.

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    A single-bowl undermount sink makes short work of messes, big and small. The natural quartz countertop surface is nonporous and both mold- and bacteria-resistant.

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    Sculptural in design, the spot-resistant stainless steel faucet features a pull-down spout and easy-to-operate one-handle lever.

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    Elegant place settings continue interior designer Linda Woodrum's focus on bright turquoise hues. Alabaster glass plates and bowls are paired with bubble glass goblets, recycled glass drinking vessels and porcelain coffee mugs.

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    Both sleek and hard-working, the island conceals storage cabinets, a double wastebasket pullout and a six-wash-cycle dishwasher.

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    In keeping with the home's high-regency theme and its emphasis on bold patterns, geometric fretwork pattern napkins add a fresh pop of green color at each place setting.

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    A feast for the eyes and standing in contrast to the kitchen's industrial, stainless steel finishes, an oversized vase of paperwhites provides a fresh twist.

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    A bowl of citrus fruits — a nod to location — becomes a focal point when paired with white and turquoise hues.

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    \"I think it's fun in a house like this to go overboard with the color theme,\" says Linda, who herself mixes and matches colors and patterns of blue and white plates in her kitchen. \"You establish color or a theme and then you build on it.\"

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    The perfect pairing of vintage and contemporary, pendant lights become the room's piece de la resistance. \"I wanted something with pow because the ceilings are tall,\" says Linda. \"I just needed lots of functioning light and I thought they were perfect.\"

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