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Stunning kitchen features white upper cabinets and gray lower cabinets adorned with brass hardware paired with black quartz countertops and white and gray marble chevron backsplash tiles.

KITCHEN CABINET INSPIRATION Stunning kitchen features white upper cabinets and gray lower cabinets adorned with brass hardware paired with black quartz countertops and white and gray marble chevron backsplash tiles.

Would love to have a kitchen with an island and black marble counter tops! :)

love the dark granite counters! Would love to have a kitchen with an island and black marble counter tops!

Shiplap styled BAKERY kitchen sign in a rustic kitchen, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net

Shiplap styled BAKERY kitchen sign

Shiplap styled BAKERY kitchen sign in a rustic kitchen, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinterior.

Honed black granite countertops, Benjamin Moore classic gray wall color, simply white cabinetry | Studio McGee

The Midway House: Kitchen

Honed black granite countertops, Benjamin Moore classic gray wall color, simply white cabinetry, white oak floor with a mix of walnut, white and gray stain.

Soapstone Countertops - have a super high heat threshold and are scratch and stain resistant. Any little problems can usually be buffed right out using a little mineral oil.

Soapstone countertop with integrated sink. Super simple cleanup, besides being a durable material for the kitchen. Love the simple painted cabinetry - elongated upper cabinets- open shelving

White cabinets honed slate counter tops, and black handles. Love the slate counter, cabinet style with lots of pull-out drawers, and wood floors!  Per This Old House: Slate is so dense that sealing isn't required. Buff out scratches with an abrasive pad. For more gloss, use mineral oil. Highly acid-resistant.

White cabinets honed slate counter tops, and black handles. Love the slate counter, cabinet style with lots of pull-out drawers, and wood floors! Per This Old House: Slate is so dense that sealing isn't required. Buff out scratches with an abrasive pad.

Love the white cabinets and geometric backsplash with a hint of shine. Not sure about countertops...

Texas French Toast Bake

Love this color scheme for the Kitchen/Dining/Living area - Light cabinets, dark counter, oak floors, neutral tile black splash!

Jean Lauer is the brains behind The Sweeten, a super successful "matchmaking" service that pairs NYC homeowners with the professionals who can help them make their home into the place of their dreams. So, in other words, she's seen it all when it comes to what makes a project go smoothly or, well, not-so-much. Here are her top three things to NOT do when planning your renovation—give them a read to help keep your expectations (and sanity!) in check...

What NOT To Do: A Pro Reveals the Top 3 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Planning a Project

Shop Metropolis Dark, Grigio Nube, Black Soapstone, Lagos, Indian Premium Black Honed, Raw Concrete, Walker Zanger, Walker Zanger, Walker Zanger and more

Our favorite Dark Countertops

Shop Metropolis Dark, Grigio Nube, Black Soapstone, Lagos, Indian Premium Black Honed, Raw Concrete, Walker Zanger, Walker Zanger, Walker Zanger and more

Dream kitchen inspo via @meadowlark_park, featuring our Rustic Glass Pendants. P.S Buy more pendants, save more – in stores & online using code BUYITALL at checkout.

Dream kitchen inspo via meadowlark_park featuring our Rustic Glass Pendants.S Buy more pendants save more in stores & online using code BUYITALL at checkout.

White shaker cabinetry with glass upper cabinets - as featured on 'Rafterhouse' pilot episode on HGTV.

love the glass cabinet doors for kitchen White shaker cabinetry with glass upper cabinets - as featured on 'Rafterhouse' pilot episode on HGTV.

Lovely gray kitchen with island pendant lights, a wood hood, a glass tile backsplash, and high ceilings!

Lovely gray kitchen with island pendant lights, a wood hood, a glass tile backsplash, and high interior decorating before and after interior design kitchen design design ideas