L-shaped kitchen w/island: A benefit of an L-shaped kitchen is the ability to center a table in the space. This puts the family close to where the meals are prepared and draws guests near the cook when the homeowners are entertaining. The appliances are along the back wall and the refrigerator is on the side wall, which creates a large work triangle.
"Modern Streamlined and sophisticated, modern style is the forward-thinking relative of contemporary. The cabinets in this kitchen, with their unadorned doors, chrome hardware and flush setting, show their contemporary parentage, but the straight lines and matte cabinet finish is all modern. Design Tip: Keep the look fresh by adding a geometric glass tile backsplash for color. Photo courtesy of Nicole Sassaman"
A very homey modern kitchen. The dark and light contrast is perfect and the mosaic tile walls are gorgeous. The light fixtures fit in perfectly with the cabinets and the extended island is perfect for people to hang out in the kitchen and for more counter space.