With spacious floor plans, cozy dining nooks and warm, welcoming design elements, these kitchens are perfect for family gatherings.
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November 24, 2014
Photo By: Peter Rymwid
This rustic kitchen is perfect for a family of any size. There's plenty of space throughout the room for people to gather, and the dark-stained table offers a majestic mountain view. The kitchen also features a subway-brick ceiling, which matches the color of the floor and adds a new dimension to the room. Photo by Gene Northup of Synergy Sotheby's International Realty. Design by Thom Oppelt in Kerrville, Texas
European Flavor in the Kitchen
This warm and welcoming kitchen has a European flavor and places emphasis on the dining table. The warmth and elegance of the mustard cabinets contrast with the slate and wood flooring. The space also has a multi-layer painting technique that gives the handmade plaster walls an aged look. Design by Jo Ann Alston in Bernardsville, N.J.
Colorful Focal Point
This kitchen blends modern furnishings and colors with Southwestern-style architecture. Fresh citron yellow and green accents work nicely with the espresso wood table. The fun, bright daisies draw attention to the middle of the room. Design by Amy Bubier
Casual, Cottage Style Kitchen
This kitchen features pro-style appliances, a center island, granite countertops, a marble backsplash and Old World-style pendants. The combination of the dining table, desk and spacious floor plan makes this the perfect space for family bonding. Design by Shane Inman
Contemporary Kitchen Design
This modern kitchen proves that contemporary design doesn't have to feel cold. The space creatively combines dark and bold colors with stainless steel, natural materials and dramatic lighting. The sleek table is topped with visually appealing centerpieces, which give the space a little color. Photo by Ric Marder. Designed by Ken Kelly in New York
Secluded Family Area
This kitchen has a statement counter on the island, which was designed just a shade lighter than the floor to create an open space. The family dining table is in the sunny nook, creating the perfect space for a family meal. Two of the chairs at the table were replaced with a bench, completing the informal environment. Design by Tracy Morris
Natural Light in the Kitchen
This kitchen has an open floor plan and plenty of natural light with views of an outdoor fountain, which makes eating and cooking in this space a refreshing experience. Design by Lori Dennis
Plenty of Storage
This gourmet kitchen has a breakfast bar and a dining table with an interesting sculptural base. The space has dark-stained cabinets that provide ample storage, and the large artwork brings a pop of color and visual appeal. Design by Andreas Charalambous
The Old World chandelier and elaborate centerpiece draw immediate attention to the dining table in this ornate kitchen. The detailed cabinetry, along with complementary wood tones, highlights the beautiful, naturally toned stonework backsplash. The island has a beautiful dark green countertop and provides extra storage space. Design by Trish Beaudet
This kitchen has a traditional feel with country flair. The cabinetry offers a warm antique glazing and plenty of storage. The backsplash is a stark but beautiful contrast to the cabinets. The area rug beneath the dining table reflects on the room's overall space. Design by Trish Beaudet