Contemporary Kitchen Is Chef's Dream

With professional-grade appliances at the ready, this stylish contemporary kitchen by designer Nar Bustamante is any cook's dream space. Light and dark cabinets are paired together, balanced by the texture and color slate tile and granite countertops add to the room. A nearby slate-tiled fireplace adds extra warmth to the heart of the home.

Photo By: Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc. ©Fred Donham, PhotographerLink

Photo By: Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc. ©Fred Donham, PhotographerLink

Photo By: Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc. ©Fred Donham, PhotographerLink

Photo By: Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc. ©Fred Donham, PhotographerLink

Photo By: Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc. ©Fred Donham, PhotographerLink

Photo By: Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc. ©Fred Donham, PhotographerLink

Photo By: Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc. ©Fred Donham, PhotographerLink

©Fred Donham, PhotographerLink

©Fred Donham, PhotographerLink

Light and Dark Cabinets in Contemporary Kitchen

Dark wood cabinets with glass doors are used to showcase the drinkware in this contemporary kitchen. The adjacent light wood cabinets and light wood floors provide contrast in this chic space.

Slate-Tile Fireplace With Built-In Shelves

Flanking the slate-tile fireplace, recessed glass shelves lined in yellow display a collection of original artwork and vases.

Contemporary Eat-In Kitchen With Suspended Ceiling

A suspended ceiling with a stainless steel range hood over an eating bar serves as a focal point in this eat-in kitchen. Recessed lighting and stainless steel appliances keep the space sleek and open.

Nar Bustamante Brown Contemporary Kitchen Island

This large contemporary kitchen was designed by Nar Bustamante and features blond wood cabinets and a large kitchen island.

Sleek Slate Tiles in Contemporary Kitchen and Dining Space

Slate tiles are used from floor to ceiling to help create a smooth transition from a black ceiling to a light hardwood floor. Leather barstools create a sleek and comfortable eat-in area.

Modern Kitchen With Granite Countertops and Two-Tone Cabinets

Rich colors fill this well-appointed kitchen. Flat-panel cabinetry with transom-window tops are done in two different finishes, one dark and one light. The slate-covered backsplash extends up the walls and covers the bar while the countertops are comprised of solid granite. Golden pendant lights illuminate the work surface and under-counter lights provides a glow to the underside of the bar.

Brown Contemporary Kitchen With Slate Walls

This beautiful kitchen blends two-toned cabinets with a variety of stone types to create a warm, inviting space. It also provides plenty of functional space, with a large island and acres of granite countertops.

Dark Contemporary Kitchen With Slate Eating Bar

Slate tiles and seafoam granite are combined to create a raised eating bar in this contemporary kitchen. Recessed and pendant lighting illuminates the dark wall and ceiling colors.

Slate Tiles Create Depth in Zen-Like Eat-In Kitchen

The clean lines of the floating ceiling detail, oven hood and cabinetry work with the contrast of dark and light tones of the color palette to create a Zen-like feel in this open kitchen. The slate tiles carried across the island and up the wall and the granite countertops add a touch of earthiness to this otherwise contemporary space.

Crystal Hardware Takes Ordinary Cabinets to the Next Level

New hardware can breathe new life into old cabinets, like how these crystal knobs on glass cabinet doors add some shine to this contemporary kitchen.