Editor's Note: The following is a guest contribution from Houzz, a leading platform for home remodeling and design.
Whether you’re looking to add some character, break the traditional work triangle rules or create a display shelf for favorite dishware, these trending new kitchens offer plenty of ideas. Here are the most popular kitchen photos added to Houzz from January through March this year, as measured by the number of people who’ve saved them to their ideabooks during that period.
Designer Amy Storm says that the homeowners of this suburban Chicago kitchen wanted radiant floor heating, so she ripped out the existing flooring and installed this patterned tile. The tile looks like encaustic cement tile but is porcelain. “It’s incredibly durable,” Storm says.
A cool corner
The homeowners of this remodeled kitchen in Oregon had seen a photo on Houzz of a refrigerator in a corner and loved it, and that kicked off the new plan for the room. “This is a good example that shows that the traditional work triangle doesn’t work for everyone,” designer Brittanie Dodge says.
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Smart and stylish
Designer Gabriela Gargano was tasked with creating a kitchen that felt larger than its actual square footage. Adding custom cabinets with smart, efficient storage allowed the homeowner to skip upper cabinets and go with open shelves for a lighter feel. Moving the refrigerator to the other side of the room helped open the workspace.
Green with envy
With its sage green cabinets, classic subway tile backsplash, chalkboard paint and wall of glass doors leading to the yard, this handsome San Francisco kitchen designed by Martinkovic Milford Architects hits all the right notes.
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Warm it up with wood
This Atlanta kitchen designed by Kellie Boyce features classic looks, clean lines and modern fixtures, but the custom wood range hood makes it feel like home.
Wall of wonder
This Austin, TX, kitchen features a wall of hand-painted terra-cotta tile from Walker Zanger. “Because there were no upper cabinets in the kitchen, we knew the back wall had to really pop without being overwhelming,” designer Page Gandy says.
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