Hot in Here: Sexy Modern Kitchens
Cooking is a sensual event. All five senses come alive when couples spend quality time preparing a delicious meal together. These modern kitchens add to the experience with their sexy, sleek lines.
By: Karli Sanders
Photo By: Scott Mayoral ©Design by Christopher J. Grubb.
The Key to a Sexy Kitchen
Yeah, that's right, just throw in a few hot men. But these two are more than eye candy, cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri are the handy hotties also known as the Kitchen Cousins. With years of home remodeling experience, Anthony and John can help any kitchen get its groove back. Want to see more? Check out photos of their before-and-after kitchen makeovers.
Light a Fire With Red
No color stirs passion quite like red. The Kitchen Cousins Anthony and John anchored this open white kitchen with a rich, red-upholsterred banquette. A slim lucite table keeps the corner from feeling closed in while the Tom Dixon pendant and Tolix chairs add Modern styling.
With seven kids (that's right, seven!) Bob and Cortney Novogratz know a little something about romance. The husband and wife design team created this bright-and-airy kitchen with plenty of counter space for whipping up meals.
Plenty of storage reduces the stress induced by a cluttered kitchen. A large island separates the kitchen prep area from the rest of this open arrangement.
Have Date Night at Home
Designer Candice Olson took her design cues from happening hotspots to create this urban kitchen. A glass-top island is illuminated from within, casting watery blue light around the kitchen. No need to go out for a bite when your kitchen is the coolest club in town.
Lift Moods With a Happy Hue
As the old adage goes, "Happy wife, happy life." Surrounding yourself and your partner with a cheery color is a great way to set the scene for romance.
One Hot Hue
Picking one color and sticking to it can create a positive vibe in a modern kitchen. Red sets a sexy mood without becoming too comfy cozy.
Let Your Love Flow
The flow of the staircase leading up to the second story complements the modern, geometric lines of the cooking space. Rich cherry wood and stainless steel make an interesting partnership.
Designer Andreas Charalambous opened up this kitchen to be part of the home's living and dining area. Plentiful counter space allows for more than one cook in the kitchen.
Stir Up Some Drama
Matte ebony-stained walnut cabinets give this kitchen, designed by Rebekah Zaveloff, a moody disposition. Creamy granite countertops and a linear tile backsplash lighten the mood.
Fan the Flames
Fiery undertones in the red slate walls and walnut floors give this streamlined kitchen a warm and cozy feel. A fireplace, in the adjacent living room, adds romance and makes this kitchen a natural gathering spot, especially during parties.
Two for Dinner
Industrial meets organic in this minimalist kitchen from Belmont Freeman. Stainless-steel countertops are mixed with wall-high maple cabinets. The large block bar provides plenty of space to prepare a sensuous meal for two.
Adding sensual colors like red and using shiny lacquer on your cabinets creates a space that's both glamorous and sexy.
Throw 'Em A Curve
What could be sexier than curves? Custom-built barstools act as functional sculptures between this open-concept kitchen and living room.
Light Up My Life
The slightly lowered ceiling in this open floor plan partitions the kitchen from the rest of the space. Light-reflecting bamboo floors keep it sunny in the day, while arbitrarily spaced canned lights set the mood at night.
Sense and Sensibility
Designer Christopher J. Grubb relies on modern sensibilities in this small kitchen. The appliances are set right into the woodwork and extra cabinets are found by the bar seating. Shiny ebony wood is mixed with stark-white countertops to create a visually stunning kitchen.
This sexy space makes the most of the odd architecture of the home. Tiny cabinets above the window allow a little extra space. Positioning the dining table perpendicular to the counter space saves on room.
Cherry red cabinets are an unexpected touch in this modern industrial kitchen. Limiting the amount of decor in your modern kitchen allows you to focus on your food and your partner. Bright pops of color add the right amount of visual interest.
Green With Envy
This beautiful kitchen combines modern notions with the graceful elements of nature. Green is used as an accent color in the countertop accessories, chairs and above the sink. Numerous countertops and a large island create mini workstations throughout.
A sexy kitchen isn't always a small, intimate one. Super high ceilings and exposed ductwork are paired with cheery colors and soft lighting in this loft kitchen.