Amanda Seyfried's Los Angeles home, originally built in 1916, is reasonably sized at around 2,700 square feet—but don't be fooled. This abode sits on a 9,000-square-foot lot that boasts a pool, industrial appliances, and heated floors. To get a similar modern look in your kitchen, consider installing dark, wood floors and painting your existing cabinets white.
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Television's darling duo Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are no strangers to the real estate market -- this Beverly Hills home was the seventh shared home for the couple. The real star of this kitchen, however, is the oversized island and ceiling-mounted glass cabinet. Create your own ceiling-mounted storage by suspending a salvaged wood door or French door from above.
The 1,700 square foot home that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux currently share (presumably while they wait for their new house to be built) features a triangular eat-in kitchen. Take note of the trendy, open shelves to the left and the pots and pans hanging against the far wall. To achieve a similar look in a small or oddly shaped kitchen, explore the kitchen storage ideas here.
Jennifer Lopez's California cucina, painted in Benjamin Moore's Boothbay Gray HC165, serves as a reminder to embrace color in the kitchen. Because every hue evokes a mood, make sure your color choice reflects the tone you want to convey with the space. Blue lends a sense of peace to a room, while yellow promotes sociability, and red ramps up our appetites.
Jerry Seinfeld and his wife sold their Telluride compound two years ago, but not before cameramen were allowed to sneak a peek. Notice the clever use of storage (subtle cabinets built into the island in front of the chairs), and the purposeful lighting throughout the space. Add light -- and life! -- to your kitchen with a new lighting plan, perhaps one that includes under-cabinet lighting.
Director Judd Apatow's newest home (he and wife Leslie Mann own several properties) is a stylish Malibu bungalow with four bedrooms and a guest house. The pièce de résistance, however, is the kitchen, with two ovens, a separate stovetop, a geometric-patterned tile backsplash, and a wood countertop. Add some interest to your own kitchen by tiling the backsplash yourself!
Diane Keaton's kitchen, found in her 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival home, provides a playful lesson in mixing bright colors and patterns. If you've been longing to add some drama to your space, consider a fun wallpaper, or make your own stencil design!
Matthew Perry's contemporary kitchen, in the Hollywood Hills home he sold three months ago, boasts terrazzo floors, a large white island, and a top-of-the-line range hood. To achieve a similar mix of utility and style, consider a few fresh flooring ideas or installing one of these ten unique range hoods.
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From its hanging pot rack and range hood to its never-ending countertops (notice the two islands), Sally Field's former Malibu home was seriously outfitted for chefs of all stripes. To recreate the look, learn more about apron-front sinks here, and then maximize your workable kitchen space with these great tips.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Though New York City's power couple bought and sold this Greek Revival townhouse after barely a year, they did some serious renovating before selling. With sleek stainless steel appliances, modern wood and stone countertops, and a subtle fireplace, this kitchen is imbued with a profound sense of luxury. To marry fashion and function in your own kitchen, consider upgrading your appliances and opting for wood countertops.
If you are interested in learning more about kitchen renovations, consider:
7 Budget-Friendly Kitchen Makeover Tips
Under-Cabinet Lighting: 10 "Shining" Examples
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