Kitchens can feel very boxy with lots of squared off edges. Find ways to add curvy elements to soften your kitchen design.
What happens when your heart is set on a window over your kitchen sink, but there's a room on the other side? You add one anyway! Here, an arched opening offers a view into the next room, making the kitchen feel larger and more expansive.
A curved kitchen counter offers plenty of room on both sides for cooks and guests. This wraparound design allows optimal entertaining space. The raised bar area above the countertop provides opportunity for the cook to be social without overcrowding the kitchen.
A bank of windows follows the curving lines of this contemporary countertop and cupboards. Curving counters and cabinetry can be custom made to fit unique spaces, such as renovated spaces in older homes. A curved counter also tames the angular nature of most large kitchens.
From the hearth arch over the stovetop to the circular eat-in area of the kitchen, this room uses curves to create a singular sense of style. A curved eating area is perfect for small intimate meals such as family breakfasts or drinks-and-snacks parties.
In this contemporary breakfast area, curves create a sense of pattern and unity. The curved seats echo the curved table and the curved banquette seating. Even the wall features a curved cut-out.
A food preparation area features a massive restaurant-style range with imposing dark hood -- all neatly tucked beneath a curving arch. The inset area is the focal point of the kitchen, in part because of the massive arch.
A tall, narrow, curved kitchen doorway is made more apparent with its coat of bright white paint. The doorway offers a magical portal into an adjoining room, which also features a matching curved doorway. Curved doorways add architectural detail to large square rooms.
What better way to make adjoining rooms feel more open and spacious than to add a curved opening between both rooms. Here, an arched pass-through opens up the view to the next room. It's also a perfect spot to set up a buffet for large parties.
A contemporary curved bar offers ample seating for guests. A curved eating area allows all guests to see each other (rather than lined up like in a traditional bar).
A curved cabinet and sink makes efficient use of space in this modern kitchen. The curved cabinet creates a sense of movement in the kitchen, and makes it feel less squared off -- and more spacious.