Kitchen Designs From NKBA 2012 Finalists

Add the look of luxury to your remodel with these stunning kitchen design ideas from NKBA 2012 finalists.

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Photo By: Mark Lohman

Comfortable Elegance

Lavish attention to detail belies the hard-working functionality of this kitchen. It is comfortable and lush at the same time with notable features such as custom copper-foiled mullions on glass front wall cabinetry, a stainless and copper basket-weave apron front sink, and blow glass pendant lighting. Photo courtesy of Tom Harper Photography

Peridot Perfection

If ever there were true representation of a fresh green Granny Smith apple, or a crystal clear Peridot, it would be this crisply composed kitchen palette, which boldly commits and adheres to the sophisticated color theme. Complimenting tones are introduced through warm wood tones in cabinetry, flooring and a freestanding kitchen table. Photo courtesy of Larry Amal/Amal Photography

Simple Sophistication

This sophisticated kitchen is the visual outcome of gleaming glass, a steel penny round backsplash and the occasional orange punctuation of color against a mellow creamy grey backdrop. Customized storage and banquette, and motorized window shades add a layer of sophisticated functionality to complete a well-composed design. Photo courtesy of Gail Owens Photography

Organic Retreat

A lush kitchen was created through the pairing of sophisticated materials and organic lines. A cracked glass bar top, glass pebble backsplash, bamboo cabinetry and a large solarium window to allow natural light and a view of the backyard, are just a few ways the designer wove this complex space. Rounded lines further contribute to the overall effect. Photo courtesy of Barrer Photography

A Fair Beauty

Clean and contemporary describe this beautifully composed space. Fair-toned walls and an abundance of natural light are grounded by dark wood flooring. A marble-wrapped central island illuminated by puck lights serves as an artful anchor and focal point, as well as ample counter seating. Photo courtesy of David Duncan Livingston

From: Gioi Tran

Distinctive and Full of Flair

This stand-out space exudes confidence and commitment to personalized self-expression. The stove splash is an artful representation of a bold calla-lily, setting a fun and whimsical tone for this entertainment-friendly kitchen. A unique red crystal chandelier, rounded glass countertop, red range and cabinet introduce a sense of panache, complimented by the subtler stainless and white quartz counters and dark wood flooring. Photo courtesy of Suke Medencevic

The Presence of Hospitality

Passion for cooking and an overriding presence of hospitality is apparent in this kitchen that appears fit for commercial use. Four work stations, an island with two ovens, eight burners, a griddle, a grill, a salamander, sink and pot filler are just some of the components that support this work-horse of a kitchen. Painted maple cabinets, a walnut island and quarter sawn oak flooring soften the high-functioning stainless aspects and the successful outcome is warmth and comfort. Photo courtesy of Peter Rymwid Architectural Photographer

Sleek Simplicity, Defined

White, sleek and beautifully simple are all words to describe this contemporary kitchen. A neutral backdrop is punctuated through the implied texture of a riff cut Walnut counter with a strong grain that continues along the top and down the sides, as well as color pops introduced through the vibrant stools and pendant lighting. Photo courtesy of Mark Lohman Photography

Colonial Grandeur Contemporized

A nine-foot limestone hood acts as the family hearth and prominent focal point. An expansive two tiered island creates a natural gathering place, and a generous serving board for food displays and buffet-style meals. Attention to detail can be seen in the hand stenciled ceilings and silver finish plaster texture over the walls. Photo courtesy of Klaff's

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