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Period-Perfect Kitchens

Kitchens with classic style and timeless appeal with ideas you can incorporate in your own.

Period-Perfect Kitchens

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This two-tone kitchen feels clean and yet inviting thanks to a wall of glass doors and flora accessories and a warm wood floor.

Great Contemporary Kitchen

For an accent, a recessed ceiling covered in tin tiles was adding to this white kitchen

Readers' Clever Upgrade Ideas That Wowed Us IV

Craftsman-style leaded-glass transoms over an open archway door accent this vintage-look kitchen makeover

New Vintage Look for a Contemporary Kitchen

We love the custom-made Shaker-style cabinets in this kitchen

A Detail-Oriented Renovation and Addition

A compact island provides a gathering place and an uncluttered work surface for meal prep—and mother-daughter baking. Honed-granite counters, red-birch cabinets, and a slate floor evoke a Craftsman look. Outlets hide in the undersides of upper cabinets.

New Vintage Look for a Contemporary Kitchen

In this open-plan kitchen base cabinets were painted gray and paired with a peninsula made from steel-laminated cabinets. Specialty paint turned one wall into a magnetic chalkboard.

A 1940s House Makes a Fresh Start

The homeowners replaced upper cabinets with open shelves and made bold use of inexpensive materials like standard subway tile, highlighting the existing chimney-style range hood and splurges like the honed black-granite countertops. | Cabinet paint: Sherwin-Williams Peppercorn | Countertops: Daltile

A 1940s House Makes a Fresh Start

A granite topped kitchen island with turned legs features a cooktop and prep area

A Detail-Oriented Renovation and Addition

Ceiling-high subway tiles with contrasting gray grout are a dramatic backdrop for gray cabinetry warmed up by wooden open shelving and brass hardware.

The Most Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Kitchens You've Ever Seen

Loving the Swedish farmhouse industrial vibe of this black and white kitchen warmed up by wide-plank wood flooring and stools. | Photo by jeremy bittermann for NYTimes

Interior Design | Ranch Style

Reeded-glass cabinet fronts, open shelves, and to-the-ceiling tile keep the look open and airy. The homeowners found the tile—along with the faucets and cork flooring—on eBay.

A High-Style Kitchen Created on a Low Budget

Gun-metal gray tile to the ceiling makes a strong statement in this otherwise sparkling white kitchen.

10 Kitchen Trends Here to Stay - Centsational Girl
  • Wendy Whisenhunt
    Wendy Whisenhunt

    Love the back splash

Light-reflecting finishes add dimension to this narrow space kitchen.

A DIYer's Delight in a Colonial Revival Remodel

A screen door, trimmed out in cottage-style, becomes an inviting entry to this pantry and a decorative focal point in this kitchen.

Supersizing the Island for a Spacious Kitchen Redo
  • Angela Elvins
    Angela Elvins

    What a fantastic idea. I wish I could do this in my apartment.

This cookspace features a trio of smart design choices: a long counter-top expanse adjacent to the fridge creates a useful workspace; open shelving above allows for easy access to everyday dinnerware; and glass-fronted upper cabinets display pretty, less-frequently used items. By Witt Construction.

Small Family Home with Inspiring Interiors - Home Bunch - An Interior Design & Luxury Homes Blog
  • Eileen Nixon's Celebrating Home, Penelope Ann & Home Interior
    Eileen Nixon's Celebrating Home, Penelope Ann & Home Interior

    Nice layout!

Soapstone countertops, painted pine beadboard, and a table-like island reinforce a vintage look

A Dutch Colonial Bumps Up the Charm

A bamboo wood countertop on the island updates this cottage kitchen with light-colored cabinets and bright accents. | Countertop from Teragren Bamboo

All About Wood Countertops

An eclectic mix of stainless steel, industrial-style shelving and warm wood tones just seem to say, "pull up a chair and enjoy a cup of coffee while I get the dinner ready." Via workbookbywestbro...

The Kitchen Should Make You Smile

The kitchen of this 1930s Houston house owned by Bailey McCarthy (a decorator, writer of the lifestyle blog Peppermint Bliss, and owner of the Houston-based bedding company Biscuit Home) reflects her penchant for vibrant spaces. | Via

Before & After: Redo with Color!
  • Eileen Nixon's Celebrating Home, Penelope Ann & Home Interior
    Eileen Nixon's Celebrating Home, Penelope Ann & Home Interior

    Nice way to show off your stoneware and pans!

Wood countertops warm up the grey cabinets in a butlers pantry by architect Bradley Heppner & interior designer Amy Morris. 21st Annual Kitchen Contest Winner / Atlanta Homes Magazine

2010 Kitchen of the Year Contest

Tucked into a period-style alcove is a restored 1950s Chambers stove. | Cabinets @Plain & Fancy | Range backsplash: Artistic Tile | Range hood: Ventahood Company | Knobs and pulls: House of Antique Hardware

A Dutch Colonial Bumps Up the Charm

Hard surfaces and simple, practical fittings give this spacious NYC brownstone kitchen an industrial feel.

Kitchen | Smart New York brownstone | House tour |

Refreshed farmhouse style: Tight grain and a robust reddish hue make a cherry counter and backsplash a focal point in a space washed with white

All About Wood Countertops

Custom cabinetry, an apron-front sink, and clever details deliver a high-functioning space with farmhouse charm. | Photo: Susan Seubert

Crowd-Pleasing Kitchen Makeover

Who says an all-white kitchen can't be bursting with personality? Pops of color enliven the custom cabinets of this Plain & Fancy cottage kitchen.

Handcrafted Custom Cabinetry | Plain & Fancy Cabinetry