Much like making a delicious meal, designing a kitchen means mixing together the perfect ingredients. The September issue of HGTV Magazine includes four fabulous ideas from Sarah Richardson, the host of “Sarah 101.” From classic to contemporary, the kitchens are all ideal places to create a tasty meal and entertain a few guests.
HGTV Explores Basic White Kitchens
One of the most versatile kitchen designs is white with wood. Different colored accents can be added to change the mood of this simple yet sensational kitchen space. Sarah Richardson of HGTV designed a white and wood kitchen that included a unique pipe and lightbulb fixture from a salvage shop. Quartz and marble counters were decorative and durable. The island in the kitchen has a wood pattern and the herringbone backsplash is designed to match it. The gray grout is a great way to camouflage dirt. Photos of wine bottles and bread add to the allure of this kitchen space.
Richardson shows ways to save space and get organized in the kitchen. The double ovens are tucked under the counters. One is a combination oven/microwave. Baking supplies are kept in airtight class canisters to look neat and stay fresh. HGTV reminds homeowners that white appliances are less costly than stainless steel appliances. Plus stainless steel appliances tend to have black accents, which might not fit into a clean and white kitchen environment. Richardson points out blue and white adds a fresh feel to the kitchen and she includes customized IKEA cabinets with vintage blue pulls.
HGTV Adds Color to the Kitchen
Sarah Richardson of HGTV then takes homeowners beyond the basic white kitchen by adding unusual colors. One combination was an inviting green and gray kitchen. It has a sturdy look with a low-cost and practical laminate counter. The counter includes the palette of colors in the kitchen and looks great with stainless steel appliances and glossy tiles. A gooseneck faucet is both pretty and practical. Adding a built-in drainboard helps keep water off the counters. The gray and green backsplash is made from glass tiles. Vintage enamel pendants were hung from the cabinets for dash of color.
One of the best ways to bring sunshine into your home is to add an airy yellow and beige kitchen. While Richardson's yellow kitchen is pretty, it is also practical. The island is a workhorse with plenty of prep surface to make big meals. It seats three and has cabinets and deep drawers for lots of storage. There is even pantry space on the back. Pendant lights offer direct light on the work surface to make preparing meals easier. Home chefs would also love the commercial range and custom vent hood Richardson included in this kitchen. The limestone backsplash has a bold onyx border with a rustic pattern that fits right into this charming farmhouse. For an authentic feel, Richardson decided to refinish the rich maple flooring rather than replacing the wood floor with tiles.
These four terrific kitchen designs offer plenty of inspiration for homeowners looking to revamp this essential space. HGTV is known for having magnificent kitchens such as the ones found in the HGTV Dream Home 2013 and the HGTV Smart Home 2013. Homeowners can find more ideas to update their kitchens and renovate the rest of their homes in the upcoming September edition of HGTV Magazine.
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