Contemporary Kitchens

Tucked under the peninsula, a KitchenAid wine refrigerator faces the living room. Note the red accents, including Sea Gull pendant lighting, found throughout this kitchen.

Details make the difference: Metal accent tiles make this stone tile backsplash sparkle. The wood floor stands out thanks to a border of red-stained planks.

Glass insets, a wine rack and straight edge molding add style to simple slab cabinets from Merit Kitchens. A curved granite slab countertop with a bullnose edge matches the curves of the open shelving, while curved cabinet pulls match the handles of the kitchen aid side-by-side refrigerator.

The elevated, curved counter separates the kitchen from the sitting area and serves as a buffet and snack bar. A white battened ceiling complements the numerous skylights and windows.

A built-in undercounter wine rack, compact refrigerator and undermount prep sink make the perfect small wet bar. Mounting framed artwork on the wall above creates an automatic conversation piece for guests.

Wood cabinetry adds warmth and contrast to stainless steel appliances and granite counters. A curved peninsula countertop with a bullnose edge defines the working and eating spaces in the kitchen.