Gourmet Kitchens

Elegant Comfort


1. Custom maple cabinetry in a very light “Irish Cream” color features modern shaker style panels to create a crisp aesthetic. For a petite homeowner, the base cabinets had to make the most of their space. With multiple hidden toe-pull step stools tucked by the baseboards, everything can be reached with ease. There are also two appliance garages, two working pantries with concealed storage, several roll-out shelves for pots and pans, and a peg system for dinnerware down low.

2. State-of-the-art appliances are built-in and some even disguised to maintain the flawless appearance of the cabinetry. Two dishwashers look like cabinets on either side of the farmhouse sink, and a spacious Sub-Zero French door refrigerator and 36-inch Wolfe range with a stainless hood make this a high-capacity kitchen.

3. Countertops in a tranquil off-white quartz provide an expansive work surface. The highly durable material makes cooking and cleaning a breeze.

4. A subtle off-white subway tile backsplash wraps the kitchen, creating a worry-free work environment. Over the range, a custom tile design adds a bit of visual interest in a modern-take on the honeycomb pattern.

5. Eat-in table space in place of a kitchen island helps this working kitchen feel inviting and comfortable. By maintaining the aesthetic of a room with furniture and a space to spend time, the dining table allows the kitchen to blend seamlessly with the rest of the open living spaces nearby. A specialty tile inlay in a nostalgic basket weave pattern breaks up the traditional hardwood flooring, provides some contrast in color, and highlights the special eat-in area.


Cabinetry: Classic Cabinetry
Cabinetry design: Becky Worley, Classic Cabinetry
Appliances: Ferguson
Countertops & tile: Stone Source, Inc.
Floor & ceiling: Ronnie Bull Construction

(above) photos by Morgan Nowland

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Sleek & Sophisticated


1. Crisp countertops are low-maintenance quartz with the luxurious look and feel of polished Calacatta marble. Providing ample work space, these dazzling countertops lend a clean and elegant feel to this modern farmhouse kitchen.

2. A hand-crafted white ceramic tile backsplash with an irregular edge and watery surface creates a subtle contrast to the clean lines of the wooden cabinetry and hood.

3. A spacious island covered in striking white quartz provides a functional work surface, perfectly centered in the flow of this highly efficient kitchen. It also creates space for additional storage and seating, making it as useful as it is beautiful.

4. Sleek, modern cabinetry reaches the ceiling, creating plenty of storage and stark sightlines. A wall of cabinets distinguishes this kitchen’s walk-through pantry, where even more storage makes this kitchen a hostess’s dream.

5. Deluxe appliances including dual ovens, dual stainless sinks, and an oversized range bring added functionality and elevated aesthetic to the space.


Countertops & Tile Backsplash: Stone Source, Inc.
Appliances & Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson
Cabinetry: Classic Cabinetry
Home Builder: Tim Burns, Burns Construction Company
Interior Designer: Yvonne McFadden, Y. McFadden, LLC

(above) photos by Philip Slowiak

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Gorgeous Gourmet


1. The island takes center stage in this cook’s kitchen, with a stunning slab of black granite drawing your eye to the gray, white, and beige veining. The island also features built-in storage and bar seating for guests, while the dual pendant lanterns illuminate the ample prep and entertainment space.

2. Light and dark hues play off each other in the cabinetry. Surrounding the range, “Arctic White” painted cabinetry flows floor to ceiling, featuring raised-panel doors that add dimension and dark modern hardware that pops. The countertops are a light marble-tone quartzite called “Shadow Storm,” adding both beauty and practicality. The top level of cabinetry is enclosed by glass doors, creating a display area, while a paneled hood with traditional corbel moldings adds interest and depth.

3. For a modern aesthetic, the bar cabinetry in the eat-in nook features a dark hue with vintage edging on the paneled doors. The top level of glass-paneled cabinetry provides a display area for stemware, while the bottom level has a built-in drink cooler, ready-made for entertaining.

4. A stone-tile backsplash melds the contrasting light and dark hues in the kitchen, while a beautiful brass-toned pot filler is a handy feature above the gourmet gas range.

5. A French country chandelier lights the eat-in space with a vintage kitchen table set for four. Farmhouse charm is seen throughout with brass pots and pans, along with brass fixtures. The light wood flooring throughout allows the dark and light aesthetic to pop.


Countertops: Chattanooga Granite & Marble
Backsplash: Louisville Tile
Builder: Big Whiskey Land & Cattle Co.
Cabinetry: Affordable Kitchens
Lighting & plumbing fixtures: Ferguson

(above) photos by Morgan Nowland

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Modern Luxury


1. Ten-foot floor-to-ceiling cabinetry makes excellent use of space in this contemporary kitchen. Crafted from hickory wood and stained a custom driftwood tone to enhance the natural grain, these cabinets provide tons of storage space. With pull-out spice racks and utensil drawers on either side of the cooktop, a built-in mixer lift, and corner drawers, these cabinets go above and beyond in both aesthetics and function.

2. Countertops of Calcutta gold quartz are an inch and a quarter thick, providing a modern, clean aesthetic with a hint of allure in the subtle golden veins. These quartz counters are extremely durable and low maintenance, with the ability to withstand high temperatures and no sealing required.

3. Bright white bevelled subway tile creates a crisp, textured backsplash. Breaking up the natural wood tones of the cabinetry, the tile lends a hint of glamour. Meanwhile, a Kasbah stone mosaic design above the range adds just enough visual interest to help define this room’s style.

4. Stainless Bosch and Wolf appliances partner with polished chrome hardware and silver pendant lanterns to accentuate the contemporary styling of this u-shaped kitchen. The 36-inch cooktop, steam convection oven, traditional oven, and dual sinks (including a prep sink by the cooktop) make this kitchen a home cook’s dream. Also, a specialty built-in coffee machine adds to the luxurious and state-of-the-art feel of this kitchen.

5. The island, painted in “Iron Ore” by Sherwin Williams, adds a welcoming, furniture-like feel to the kitchen, allowing it to blend seamlessly into the open floor plan of the home. Creating additional workspace, seating, and storage, the island is a multifunctional hotspot.


Cabinetry: Cross Cabinets
Cabinetry design: Nancy Hetem, Cross Cabinets
Countertops: Granite & Marble Creations
Appliances & lighting: Ferguson
Tile: Louisville Tile

(above) photos by Matt Dunmore

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Modern Classic


1.  L-shaped inset cabinetry by Wood-Mode pairs with a large center island to provide ample storage in this gourmet kitchen. Perimeter cabinets boast maple construction, finished in a classic white called “Opaque Putty.” With recessed doors, thick crown molding, and brushed nickel hardware, the aesthetic is clean and classic. Display Gothic mullion glass doors flank the range hood, showing off lighted storage cabinets.

2. A fully integrated Sub-Zero refrigerator is enclosed behind cabinet doors for a seamless look, while a duel fuel Wolf range and matching ovens provide tools to complete a cook’s dream kitchen. Two sinks deliver space for prep and a place for dishes.

3. The center island features stained walnut wood with raised panel inset doors and furniture feet, adding to the classic feel of this kitchen. The cabinets on both sides of the island allow for endless storage potential. The quartz countertops, called “Misty Carrera,” keep the kitchen light, bright, and crisp.

4. The peninsula is equipped with bar seating for entertaining, a sink, storage space, and a display area at the end. The Häfele pendant lights illuminate prep space and add a fun farmhouse element.

5. In keeping with the clean aesthetic, a white subway tile backsplash with white grout blends seamlessly with the white cabinetry.


Appliances: Furniture of Dalton
Cabinetry: Furniture of Dalton
Lighting: Furniture of Dalton

(above) photos Courtesy of Wood-Mode

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