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The prominent grain of these base cabinets forms a connection with the views of this home's forested property. Crisp white paint links the island and barstool to the door and window moldings.
Casement windows and French doors make this sink wall an inviting work space between indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces. Off-white paint, pale carrara marble, and gray floor stain lighten the surfaces.
This kitchen's broad bay features two banks of windows that express Colonial architecture yet welcome plenty of natural light. An island echoes the bay's angled shape. Facing the work core, it includes a prep sink, recycling center, and two refrigerator drawers. Facing out, the island holds supplies for the dining area.
In this tight space, awning-style windows open for ventilation at the bottom, so thin floating shelves could be installed above to showcase vintage pottery and glassware.
Placed just outside the main work triangle, this baking center has been designed to look antique. Drawers below the maple top hold pans and dry goods. Large windows deliver lots of light to mix and roll by.
Even with the new dishwasher drawers, this room's design is timeless. Through multipane windows, rays of sunlight touch the island and countertop display shelves, both painted soft green.
Clean lines and simple shapes characterize this kitchen's modernist architecture. Its swath of metal-framed windows suits the stainless-steel appliances and grid-back chairs.
Natural light floods this all-white kitchen, giving it a bright, open look with views of the pool area. It always feels like a vacation in this casual kitchen.
A generous bank of casement windows gains extra impact from clerestory windows above. Natural sunlight makes a collection of glass decanters sparkle on the high shelf.