Kitchen Pictures From HGTV Smart Home 2018

A detailed design, a balanced mix of materials and top-notch appliances with the latest in technology create a large open concept kitchen built for preparing delicious meals and easy entertaining.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Functional and Farmhouse-Inspired

Rustic elements and vintage finds mix with modern technology in this super-functional open kitchen with lots of natural light and strategic storage options.
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Gather Around

The kitchen’s center island includes a bar sink and saddle stools for casual seating, with a blue base that coordinates with the surrounding maple cabinetry with beadboard panel detail and some glass fronts.
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Butcher Block Countertops

A rich European Walnut butcher block top adds character to the multi-functional island that offers prep space and a spot for family and friends to gather while meals are prepared.
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Vintage Charm

The island’s white enameled cast iron bar sink makes it easy to wash produce and clean glassware and includes an oil-rubbed bronze faucet with vintage charm.
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Precision and Power

A pro-style fuel range with griddle and convection oven offers the precision of gas with the consistent heat of electric. Six different convection modes including bake, broil and roast make it easy to whip up gourmet-quality meals at home.
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Healthy Meals

A tasty selection of high-quality beans included in the HGTV Smart Home 2018 kitchen offer a quick and easy way to serve nutritious meals.
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Storage Galore

Most of the kitchen cabinetry have inset features, and some of the slab front drawers have removable pegs to efficiently store cookie sheets, serving trays and pots and lids together. This well-designed space also includes a pull-out recycling center, pull-out spice rack, mixer lift and a pull-out knife and utensil organizer.
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Wall of Windows

A huge wall of windows over the sink area brings lots of natural light into this central hub kitchen designed to be both attractive and functional.
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Stylish Sink Area

The kitchen’s white apron-front sink has a streamlined and versatile farmhouse style. The single bowl sink with touchless faucet sits next to a stainless built-in dishwasher, surrounded by a polished quartz countertop. “I choose pure white because of all the elements that were going on, especially with the brick, the woods, the stainless steel, the paint and everything else going on,” says designer Tiffany Brooks. “I wanted to add calm there to the perimeters of the kitchen.”
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Custom Storage Solution

A custom pipe and wooden shelf system sits in front of the left and right window that flank the sink, perfect for storing glasses and plates. Designer Tiffany Brooks says this storage system allowed the huge window area to remain open. “You have a direct view to your driveway, your garage area and all your neighbors on the street in front of the house.”
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Vintage Area Rug

A long vintage area rug placed over the kitchen’s handsome Latte Oak hardwood floor between the back of the island and sink area adds color and pattern and a touch of softness to the space.
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Brickwork Backsplash

The kitchen’s brickwork tile backsplash features random shade variation and distressed edges for warmth and texture. White stoneware cannisters on the kitchen counter for flour, sugar, tea and cookies are printed with handy labels in a classic font.
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Layers of Light

A combination of light fixtures used throughout the space help create a warm and inviting kitchen perfect for both preparing meals and entertaining.
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Charming Chandeliers

Two industrial-style small steel chandeliers provide cast a pleasing glow over the kitchen island and create a focal point for the room.
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Pretty Big Prize

A check for $100,000 is part of the thrilling prize package for this HGTV Smart Home 2018 located in a magnificent woodland retreat in South Carolina’s Palmetto Bluff.
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Sturdy Stools

Three wood saddle stools at the island provide seating for casual meals, visiting with the cook, or enjoying beautiful views of the outdoors.
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Handsome Floor

The kitchen’s Latte Oak floor adds character to the room. “What I like about hardwood in the kitchen is that it’s more forgiving than a harder floor like tile,” says project manager Scott Branscom. “It’s warm and helps tie spaces together in this home.”
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Display Space

The butcher block top of the island allows space for bowls and plates of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as glass vases for fresh cut flowers and branches that bring the outdoors inside.
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User-Friendly Location

The kitchen shares an easy connection to the mudroom, that offers a transition space from the outdoors to the inside of the home.
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Efficient Layout

This image shows the door off the kitchen and mudroom that leads outside to the side entry porch that connects with a walkway to the garage.
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Double Duty

A pocket door between the kitchen and mudroom can also function as a dog gate to keep furry friends contained when necessary.
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Savvy Storage

Shallow cabinets with shelves inside help utilize every inch of storage space in this multi-functional open kitchen.
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Get to Work

The shallow cabinets include a handy supply of glue, construction adhesive, duct tape, sealant and more for various home projects.
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Design and Performance

The kitchen’s stainless Wi-Fi enabled counter-depth French-door refrigerator features an Obsidian interior that showcases the food inside, and separate evaporators in the refrigerator and freezer compartments that maintain independent temperature control.
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Brass Details

The swing-arm articulating solid brass sconces above the kitchen cabinets offer clean, targeted light with an attractive vintage-inspired design.
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First-Rate Appliances

The top-of-the-line stainless French-door refrigerator sits between a built-in coffee system and an integrated TV cabinet door above a stainless microwave drawer. The refrigerator is surrounded by drawers and upper cabinets that keep kitchen essentials organized and within easy reach.
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TV Time

The seamlessly integrated TV cabinet door custom fit into the kitchen cabinetry boasts HD picture quality and a mirror finish when turned off. This innovative flat screen TV lifts up to reveal hidden storage for cookbooks and other kitchen essentials. The TV is controlled by a waterproof remote control, so the cook can enjoy favorite HGTV shows while preparing meals.
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Barista-Style Coffee

The kitchen’s built-in coffee system that brings barista-style coffee right into the home. You can adjust coffee strength from extra mild to extra strong, prepare tea with the hot water dispenser, make a latte using the frothing system with integrated milk container and more.
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Step This Way

Stairs off the open kitchen lead to a landing with flex space and two bedrooms upstairs. A rustic faux box beam above is made from pine wood that was stained for a rich look.
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Surprise Storage

The first two steps of the stairs have clever drawers that offer storage for items used for the kitchen and great room, like linens, extra blankets, decorative pillows and gloves. This is one of the smart living features integrated in this impressive home.
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Central Location

The kitchen’s close location to the home’s living and entertaining spaces makes it easy to bring items between rooms when hosting guests or just relaxing at home.
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Purposeful Kitchen

This inviting kitchen that offers user-friendly, purposeful storage in a beautiful setting creates a welcoming space made for efficient, modern living.
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