Kitchen Photos: HGTV Green Home 2009

The clean, uncluttered HGTV Green Home 2009 kitchen, with a nod to Asian design style, sparkles with glass tiles, quartz countertops and Energy-Star-rated appliances.

Hardwood floors provide the foundation for a clean and streamlined cooking space punctuated by mosaic glass-tile walls and CaesarStone quartz countertops.

Black oak and steel stools pop against the white bar. The antique lab style serves as a foil to the modern design style and streamlined fixtures of the kitchen.

Artwork proves unnecessary in this hardworking cooking space; a platter of fresh pears adds a pop of vibrant color.

A Kohler stainless-steel kitchen sink and polished chrome single faucet with side spray complements a stainless-steel Kenmore Elite “smart” dishwasher that determines the amount of time, water and energy need to complete each load.

Cabinetry in espresso with stainless-steel hardware pairs well with the gray tone of the mosaic tile, adding a masculine touch to the kitchen.

A pantry with a recessed sliding door stores glass and dinnerware, but it could also be used as storage for dry goods.

The Kenmore Elite cooking range features an induction cooktop that heats quickly and only when the element senses cookware.

Kenmore stainless-steel cookware features encapsulated aluminum bases for even heat conduction and cast stainless and silicone handles for maximum comfort.

To break up the sea of stainless-steel and dark surfaces, biscuits, breadsticks and crackers are displayed in elegant, lidded glass canisters.

Smart vignettes catch the attention when set against sparkling, black surfaces. A driftwood lamp and aloe vera plant pair up near the edge of the bar, while a white ceramic pedestal seems the perfect perch for colorful cookbooks.

A shaggy nylon rug creates a soft padded surface and dresses up the kitchen when company calls.