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One Kitchen, Two Ways | Island Kitchen Design Ideas

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 14:09 PM

Two Ways to Design the Same Kitchen Floor Plan:

What major - and subtle - differences do you see in these two kitchens? The floor plan is identical, but the selections are custom.  Scroll down to see the same kitchen layout, two ways.

The first has many contemporary design choices, while the second is much more traditional.

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Side-by-Side Photos of the Same Kitchen Floor Plan:

Island Kitchen Design Ideas | Raleigh New Home

 Island Kitchen Design Ideas | Raleigh New Home

Kitchen selections (e.g. cabinets, counter tops, light fixtures, faucets, appliances, and flooring) can make even the SAME kitchen look completely different.

Kitchen Design #1: Espresso cabinets, stone backsplash, white granite

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Kitchen Design #2: White and espresso cabinets, brick back splash, black and white granite

The door located just past the fridge leads direclty into the garage. This kitchen layout is on the traditional side, with the kitchen facing into the breakfast room and sun room (rather than open to the great room).

Island Kitchen Design Ideas | Raleigh New Home

 Island Kitchen Design Ideas | Raleigh New Home

 

Kitchen Design #1: Wine Rack above the Fridge

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Kitchen Design #2: Wine Refrigerator in the Island

What's your cooking style? Both kitchens include double wall ovens for maximum baking space. What else matters in your routine? Gas heat for the range? Pot filler for easy fill-ups at the stove?

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Kitchen Design #1: Gas Range with stainless steel hood

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Kitchen Design #2: Electric Cooktop with pot filler and microwave above

What would you change in this kitchen? 

You can re-arrange your kitchen floor plan when you design/build with Stanton Homes. 


 

See the Cotswold Floor Plan here.


 


More Side-by-Side Photos of The Cotswold:

Foyer

Great Room

Kitchen

Master Suite

Master Bath

Sun Room

Dining

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Kitchen Ranges with a Hood | Kitchen Design Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 15:06 PM

Hoods over Kitchen Ranges | Photos and Ideas

New Home Kitchen Design

Build a new home kitchen that you'll love to work (and play) in, every day! Get ideas from four recently completed Raleigh, NC area custom homes - each with a stainless steel above-range hood.

Range hoods can be used to ventilate both gas and electric appliances. Other ventilation options include down-draft hoods and microwave/hood combinations.  Microwave/hood combinations are the most common.

Stainless Steel Hood Design #1:

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The custom kitchen pictured to the left, taken from one version of the Brogan, features a horizontal bricklay pattern made of earth-tone subway tiles.

 The accent centerpiece uses alternating diagonal subway tiles.

 

 

 

Stainless Steel Hood Design #2:

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The custom kitchen pictured to the right, taken from one version of the Woodlake, features a mini-mosaic tile pattern that reaches from the range to the ceiling.

 

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 Other special features include:

 - Stainless steel pot filler

 - Coordinating grey-tone subway tile backsplash

Stainless Steel Hood Design #3:

 

Kitchen Ranges with a Hood | 2012 Kitchen Design TrendsThe custom kitchen pictured to the right, taken from one version of the Lowery, features a custom tile inlay above the gas range.


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The custom inlay uses diagonal and horizontal square tiles, with a rounded tile boarder.

These tile selections blend the darks and lights of the room together perfectly.

Stainless Steel Hood Design #4:

Kitchen Ranges with a Hood | 2012 Kitchen Design Trends

 

The custom kitchen pictured to the left, taken from one version of the Worthington, features a vertical glass tile pattern. 

 

 

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 This custom kitchen also features a pot filler, white and grey granite countertops, and a built-in wine rack.

 

 

Popular Custom home kitchen design trends:

Choosing between a wall oven and kitchen range - why the trend is moving towards wall ovens

Kitchen oven styles - how to choose the right one

Why choose a gas cooktop? Top reasons homebuyers think gas powered ranges are better

What is a kitchen "work triangle" - How to design a kitchen floor plan

What Kind of Kitchen Countertop is Best?

Kitchen Design Trends - Is Stainless Steel on its Way Out?

Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina. 

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