The 35 Most Incredible Kitchens From HGTV Magazine

We took every incredible kitchen featured in past issues of HGTV Magazine and put them all in one place.

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A Cathartic Kitchen in Texas

A Texas homeowner found catharsis renovating her home after her mother's death, but her mom wasn’t the only one who influenced her singular style. "I have a little Liberace in me," she jokes, in reference to the lavish gold accents throughout her kitchen. The precious metal adds shimmer to the marble backsplash and counters and gives the cabinet hardware, Thomas O’Brien pendants, Williams-Sonoma island, and La Cornue stove a rich gleam. See the full story here.

A Kitchen With a Custom Island

Rerouting the plumbing to put the sink by the windows created a better place for washing dishes but eliminated precious upper cabinet space. For extra storage, Designer Joanna Gaines added a custom island in the center of the kitchen. See the full story here.

An All White Kitchen

All white, with lots of shiplap, of course! Yet unlike in the houses on Fixer Upper, where shiplap often lies beneath decayed drywall like buried treasure, the homeowners added it to the walls and island. For even more Florida-meets-Fixer-Upper airiness, the Alexanders went with open shelves and a downdraft range instead of a vent hood. Jenna further channeled her inner Joanna with a brass gooseneck faucet from Delta and brass-lined pendants from The Land of Nod above the island. See the full story here.

A Reclaimed Kitchen

Sarah Richardson, of Sarah 101, went with rustic reclaimed barn board on the island, plus black hardware and an oak floor. She says spreading out the functions in a kitchen so as many people as possible can work at once is key. Richardson likes to put a sink in the island so it’s separate from the cooking and prep spaces. See the full story here.

A White Kitchen With Blue Accents

The fabric inside the pantry cupboard doors (Zanzibar by F. Schumacher) has just a hint of robin’s-egg blue, but it was enough to inspire the color palette for the rest of this California family's home. See the full story here.

An Open Plan Coastal Kitchen and Dining Area

This kitchen features white Shaker cabinets, concrete counters and an island clad in salvaged barn wood and topped with colored concrete. “We’re always making, serving, or eating something,” says homeowner, Karen McMahon. When the rare sit-down meal happens, it takes place at the zinc-and-wood dining table from Brimfield. The slipcovered chairs are from IKEA. The large round pendants are made from metal upcycled from old wine barrels. See the full story here.

A Rustic and Upcycled Dream Kitchen

The brand-new kitchen in Shannon Quimby's Portland, Ore., home isn't new at all. It's full of things the designer/salvage expert and her husband rescued from a rundown bungalow that was on the property when they purchased it in 2007. Before knocking down that dilapidated house to build their new one, they saved anything and everything they thought could be reused: doors, floors, windows, even beer bottles! See the full story here.

A Southern California Kitchen

As part of the reno, the homeowners (the Wilkinses), gutted the kitchen, installed new cabinets with brass pulls from New York Hardware and hung 2-inch-thick wood shelves. Worried standard subway tiles would look busy in the large space, Shannon Wilkins chose elongated ones from Famosa that measure 5 inches by 16 inches. But the star of the room is the 10-foot-by-9-foot island topped with Statuario marble and paired with director’s chair stools from Serena & Lily. “When friends come over, they joke I look like a cooking show host standing at the island,” Shannon says. “But that’s what I wanted: a big surface with plenty of seating.” See the full story here.

A Bright and Cheery Kitchen

Designer Jessica McClendon stepped in to help with a top-to-bottom kitchen renovation. The homeowners' new kitchen is bright, cheery and packed with storage — and with the overhaul complete, now they can focus on their next project: their first child. “People say that you get used to things after a while, but I think this kitchen will defy the odds,” Rebecca Wilkinson (homeowner) says. “Every time I walk in, I just feel happy.” See the full story here.

Oversized White Farmhouse Kitchen Sink and Basket

The oversize sink from has just two legs — in the front — and the back is mounted against the wall. A basket under it stores cleaning supplies. "In every house I've ever lived in, the cabinet under the sink became a dumping ground," says homeowner Kerri Hoyt-Pack. "But a basket always looks neat." See the full story here.

A Modern Meets Traditional Kitchen

Almost 11 feet long, the island combines an upcycled white oak top salvaged from a local barn and a high-tech induction cooktop that boils water in 90 seconds. For Matt Rosecan, homeowner and the family chef, it’s the ideal setup: He can chat face-to-face with diners while he whips up a meal. The mercury glass trio from Troy Lighting reminds his wife Jennie of light fixtures she spotted in Colonial Williamsburg. “I like that they have the gleam of stainless steel but look antique.” See the full story here.

A Food Pro's Kitchen Hub

Professional caterer Peter Callahan gave a tour of his redesigned home kitchen, which features storage and organizational tricks he's learned over 20+ years working in the food business. He put them all to work when designing the kitchen's real workhorse: a 5-1/2-foot by 6-1/2-foot island that has open shelving at one end for pots and pans and stacks of drawers for entertaining essentials: linens, flatware and serving pieces. This story was originally published in HGTV Magazine.

A White LA Kitchen With Pops of Color

The existing white cabinets, subway tile, and gray quartz counters got a reno-free pick-me-up with mint green stools found on, an oversize clock from CB2, and a two-piece yellow light fixture Sabrina Soto, homeowner, bought years ago from Iacoli & McAllister. The Room & Board dining table, which the couple had in their old apartment, came with a wood top. Sabrina replaced it with a glass one to better suit its new sunny spot. The white molded-plastic chairs are from Design Within Reach. See the full story here.

An Eclectic Breakfast Nook

This breakfast nook/kitchen area, is complete with seat-to-ceiling tiles in graphic patterns, a nod to Denver homeowner Kristy Socarras Bigelow's Cuban heritage. There’s an armoire painted aqua and bright yellow chairs. “What can I say? I’m from Miami—I can’t live without color!” says Kristy, who owns three trendy Cuban restaurants in Colorado. See the full story here.

A North Carolina Kitchen

The gourmet kitchen now has stainless steel appliances, an industrial-style range hood, and a 7-foot-long, concrete-topped island. By knocking down two of the walls, Nick Balding, homeowner, opened up the space to create a combo kitchen/dining/living room. The original cabinets got a facelift with paint and glass-front doors. The couple also added Pottery Barn seagrass stools, a subway tile backsplash, and a butcher-block counter around the perimeter. See the full makeover story here.

A Santa Monica, CA cottage kitchen

The custom island is painted rich coral (Claret Rose by Benjamin Moore) to match the Anthropologie ceramic knobs and pulls. Its top is made from fir boards were put together to look like an old door. The built-in bookshelves are lined with splurge-worthy Galbraith & Paul wallpaper. Two rows of Italian sconces jut out from the ceiling, streetlight-style, for an old-world look. See the full story here.

A Kitchen Renovated With Teamwork

This is the third project Dana Oatley Brown and her mother Margaret Oatley, worked on together. They kept Margaret's collection of redware bowls, which sit on top of the cabinets. The backsplash tile was bought on a trip to Sana Fe, and Rojo Alicante marble was chosen for the counters. "Mom loves to bake," Dana says knowingly. "When she's hungry, she'll make a cake instead of a sandwich." Sally adds, "I'll make it, and I'll eat it sitting in my lovely kitchen." See the full story here.

A 1930's Cook Space

“The turnkey kitchen sold us on the house,” says homeowner Emily Yeates. With white cabinets, black soapstone countertops, and a space-smart layout, the only update it needed was a new backsplash. The foot-long subway tiles “really highlight the gray grout,” she says. She found the 1930s match-light Magic Chef enamel stove at an antiques shop for $180 and had it restored to like-new condition. See the full story here.

A Kitchen Made Over Via Email

To style the built-in shelves, designer Jamie Meares had the Homeowner Quinn Risdall send photos of accessories she owned, emailed back a list of her favorites, and arranged them later in person. She also suggested stacking different-colored cookbooks and adding a vintage rug from her store. "When Jamie sent a photo of the rug, I wrote back right away, ‘Love it!'" says Quinn. See the full story here.

A Contemporary Kitchen

Eager for an open-plan kitchen with an eat-in dining spot and easy access to the patio, the homeowners recruited Jackson Design & Remodeling for a radical overhaul. Knocking down walls and annexing the family room doubled the kitchen’s size. Acres of windows now flood the space with light and offer views of the backyard and the craggy rolling hills beyond. “Our view is really incredible,” says Sally Pla (homeowner). “And now we can finally enjoy it every time we cook and eat.” See the full story here.

A Colorful Cook Space

“The layout was the one thing that was right!” says homeowner Daniella Villamil, a designer, of her old kitchen. Taking down the wall between the kitchen and the dining room gave the area breathing space. After that Daniella worked from the ground up, installing new floors, cabinets, and an island, and finishing it all off with a patterned backsplash and a sweep of jewel-like color. “Before, everything looked sad,” says Daniella. “Color and pattern give the kitchen energy and make it original, but it still feels homey.” See the full story here.

A Beach House Wood Kitchen

The new space has a peninsula with a cooktop and space to sit, as well as marble countertops that Lisa Marie Brooks, homeowner and real estate agent, bought for a discount from a stone remnants distributor. The cabinets are made with affordable maple. "If you're using wood like this, mix in a few glass-front doors so your cabinets don't look too heavy," says Lisa Marie. The backsplash from Home Depot came in 1-foot-by-1-foot sheets of travertine and blue glass tiles in a block pattern. See the full story here.

A Personality Packed Kitchen

A shoestring budget didn’t stop this homeowner from piling on the charm in her small Vermont kitchen. After a big move from Israel to Shelburne, VT, 10 years ago, Tamar Schechner and her husband, Ronen, had saved a little spending cash—$5,500—for a much-needed kitchen renovation. See the full story here.

A Contemporary Gallery Kitchen

With its cramped layout, the kitchen topped homeowner Brittany’s list of redos when she bought the house. She moved a pantry to fit a pro-grade fridge, then added storage via IKEA cabinets and pine shelves from The Home Depot. Tearing up the linoleum floors revealed hardwood, but it was beyond refinishing, so she coated it with deck paint (Antique Silver by Glidden). See the full story here.

HGTV's 2015 Urban Oasis Kitchen

The upcycled 6-foot-long white oak island, the scene-stealer in the open-plan kitchen, was built using flooring torn out during the reno. To construct the top, Scott cut, sanded, planed, veneered, laminated, and sealed the boards. “It was labor-intensive, but it preserved the house’s history,” he says. Utilitarian white subway tiles that stretch to the ceiling contrast with the black quartz counters and the black cabinets. The distressed steel pendants and the swivel stools are from See the full story here.

A Modern Kitchen

The kitchen came without any backsplash, so homeowner Grayson Cheek watched YouTube videos to learn how to install tile. He used an inexpensive marble to cover between the counters and the upper cabinets. He also replaced the cabinet hardware with shiny nickel knobs, and hung a new pendant light above the sink. A Roman shade dresses the window and, for added prep space, Lindsey brought in a rolling butcher-block-topped island from Kmart. See the full story here.

A New Kitchen With Old-Fashioned Touches

Old-fashioned touches, including a rustic paneled ceiling, a farmhouse sink, and glass-front top cabinets, help turn back the clock in the renovated kitchen. Dana, who grew up near New Orleans, LA, fell in love with the Sunbelt Lighting lanterns for their resemblance to French Quarter gaslights. She chose a matte finish for the island’s absolute-black granite top because “it doesn’t show smudges or fingerprints,” she says. See the full story here.

The Property Brothers' Las Vegas Kitchen

Experts at the cost-benefit analysis of remodels, the brothers decided it would be smart to keep most of the kitchen as is. Their biggest change: upgrading the dated cabinets by leaving the boxes intact and swapping out the doors. The new laminate fronts, stained dark walnut in an 11-step glazing process, mimic the graining and depth of wood without the stratospheric price tag. Sleek stainless steel handles and crown molding complete the transformation. Pulled up to the curving granite island, Hickory Chair leather stools let diners chat with the cook—usually the twins’ mom, Joanne. See the full story here.

A Remodeled Kitchen With Old Charm

As enthusiastic cooks who entertain weekly, Anya and Michael Brunnick were constantly at odds with the too-small kitchen in their 1845 Greek Revival home in Newburyport, MA. Despite a 1990s facelift by the previous owners, it was still cramped and uninviting, with barely enough room for a single chef to maneuver, let alone two. See the full story here.

A Multicolored Kitchen With White Cabinets

Mindful of open flames and splattering food, even the most nostalgic of homeowners tend to shy away from keepsakes in the kitchen. Not Malene Barnett. The cook space in her renovated 1910 townhouse in Brooklyn, NY, brims with mementos, artwork, and travel souvenirs that reflect who she is and where she’s been. “My kitchen’s about a lot more than cooking,” says the globe-trotting rug designer and principal of Malene B Carpets, who purchased the house in 2008. See the full story here.

An All-White, U-Shaped Kitchen

"A U-shaped layout was the only one that made sense for our space,” says homeowner Danielle Balanis of her kitchen redesign. Because there are cabinets and counters on all three sides, Danielle never has to reach far when she’s cooking or doing the dishes. See the full story here.

A French Style Bistro Kitchen

When it came time to renovate the kitchen in her West Bend, WI, home three years ago, Kris O'Meara armed herself with magazine clippings and Pinterest boards-and photos of restaurants she loves. A fan of the famous New York City bistro Balthazar, she wanted to work the eatery's elegant French style into her own kitchen. She also found inspiration closer to home: "I went to a restaurant in Milwaukee with my husband, Mark, and our son," says the adjunct college instructor and mother of four. "We sat at a nice, dimly lit wood bar watching a nearby TV, and I thought, If I could combine this cozy atmosphere with a bistro look, I'd have my dream kitchen." See the full story here.

A Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

There were no budget-busting revisions or agonized second-guessing when Penelope and Keith Boettiger remodeled the dated kitchen of their 1980s home in Austin, TX. The secret to their stress-free redo: The couple had already tackled three major kitchen makeovers in the past 12 years as they relocated for Keith’s job. With know-how gained from overhauling cook spaces in Maine, Maryland, and North Carolina, the pair orchestrated a kitchen transformation with minimum fuss. See the full story here.

A Vacation Kitchen Made Permanent

The old kitchen had a claustrophobia-inducing galley setup. “You had to go through wooden saloon doors to get in and out. It was retro—just not in a good way,” says homeowner Dave Arthur. So he and Brennan removed the wall separating the kitchen and the living room. That gave them space for a nearly 10-foot-long peninsula covered in teal hexagon cement tiles from Villa Lagoon. The slightly deeper blue of the back wall and the doors (Blue Macaroon by HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams) plays off the tile. See the full story here.

A Very Vintage Kitchen

The open layout of the kitchen—which homeowners Kylie and Ryan Durkin added a pantry to last year—gives them plenty of room to entertain guests and cook for their sons, Sawyer, 3, and baby River. Beveled edges put a fun twist on classic subway tiles, which line every wall and even the range hood. The one exception: an inset over the sink, which features patterned cement squares from See the full story here.