For many gourmet chefs, self-proclaimed foodies, and microwave connoisseurs alike, a big, beautiful kitchen is the ultimate dream. The perfect cook space might include a huge island that doubles as a dining table, seemingly-endless cabinetry, integrated appliances, and plenty of room to move ... or even dance. Hey, it's a dream, right?
1. Open Layout
Interior design firm Consort knows a thing or two about luxury, and this handsome kitchen is the undeniable proof. The open floor plan flows between the kitchen and the dining area, so the space feels larger than it actually is. This layout also creates more opportunities to drool over the dreamy dark wood cabinets.
2. Luxe Materials
3. High Ceilings
4. Indoor Herb Garden
Any chef worth their salt is going to have their own herb garden. But who wants to go traipsing all the way to the backyard for a little basil? Thanks to this clever design by Blakes London you don't have to. If you have enough room, opt for an indoor herb garden right in the center of your kitchen island, instead.
5. Statement-Making Tile
6. Dramatic Contrasts
An all-white color palette tends to make spaces feel bigger and brighter, which is awesome. However, in a large kitchen the design can get lost in a sea of white, so it helps to integrate a darker hue to add balance. In the case of this kitchen designed by Austin Design, a black island, cabinets, and pendant lights serve as bold focal punctuation.
7. Greenhouse-Style Ceiling
Windows welcome natural light and spectacular views, both of which are essential in any dream kitchen. To tackle that design challenge, consider a greenhouse-style ceiling and windows like the ones seen in this culinary gem designed by deVOL Kitchens. Then you can enjoy whipping up gourmet meals under the sun and the trees or the moon and the stars. Now that's living.
8. Spectacular Lighting
9. Striking Backsplash
10. Iconic Furniture
11. Two Kitchen Islands
12. Mesmerizing Views
If you have a large kitchen with an incredible view, you've really hit the jackpot. Take advantage of your good fortune and bring the outdoors in with floor-to-ceiling windows, like this culinary space designed by Arent and Pyke. Bonus: The natural light will beautifully highlight your show-stopping design and your culinary masterpieces.
13. Minimalist Beauty
A large kitchen is a great place to practice minimalism. After all, why clutter up a space that's meant to feel clean and open? This culinary design by Norm Architects features striking elements that enhance the space without overwhelming it — such as the rich, dark wood cabinets with integrated appliances, a marble island, and herringbone wood flooring.
14. Eye-Catching Artwork
You're allowed to have more than one true love, and you can even live with both of them. Risqué we know, but life was meant to be an adventure. Follow the lead of SJB Interiors and turn your kitchen into your own personal gallery space where you can combine your passion for cooking with your love for artwork.
15. Colorful Palette
Release your creative wild child and express yourself by covering the kitchen in your favorite colors. This culinary space — belonging to Michael Kaminsky and Mel Keedle — showcases a pink ceiling and walls along with green cabinets and floating shelves. And the cherry on top ... ceramic pendant lights handmade by Keedle.