25 Obsession-Worthy Kitchens

By Toll Brothers 4 minute read

Last updated on November 25th, 2020

Experience swoon-worthy, chef-inspired kitchens and discover a world of culinary and entertaining possibilities. Indulge in the fantasy of cascading waterfall-edge countertops, elaborate statement fixtures, and natural light-filled spaces. Let your mind wander to intricate cabinetry, open floor plans, and designer fixtures and to bring your dream kitchen to life.

Check out our twenty-five luxury kitchen ideas and expansive culinary spaces and if you’re looking for more obsession-worthy spaces, explore our list of stunning bathrooms.


1. Double Kitchen Island

The beauty and structural details exhibited in this space are perfection! The color palette is clean, yet rustic and the dual island lends itself perfectly to hosting large gatherings.

Spacious Kitchen with Vaulted Ceilings & Two Multi-Purpose Islands
Gilbert, AZ


2. Pop of Color in Kitchen Decor

The bold blue island gives this kitchen such unique style and character. This is a modern, one of a kind look that will not be easily forgotten.

A modern luxury kitchen with blue cabinets and a blue island in a new construction home.
Happy Valley, OR


3. Seamless Transition from the Kitchen to the Outdoors

Outdoor living spaces are becoming more and more popular. This stunning example of luxury combined with comfort while bringing the outdoors in is perfected by keeping the colors simple and understated.

Kitchen in a new construction home with a sliding door that leads to an outdoor space.
Rocklin, CA


4. Rustic Wood Range Hood

Create a rich yet rustic space by mixing wood tones, textures, and colors. The wood hood is the statement piece, highlighting the large industrial slide in range perfect for any chef.

Rustic Kitchen with Wood Hood Range & Dining Room
Southlake Meadows, TX


5. Luxurious Display for Wine

A glass-enclosed wine cellar will enhance the sophistication of any kitchen, providing any wine lover with a clear view of their expansive and impressive collection.

Large Gourmet Kitchen with Luxurious Glass Display for Wine
Reno, NV


6. Herringbone Pattern Backsplash

The herringbone pattern adds additional character to the already unique blue ceramic backsplash. The clean white cabinets are simple yet impactful in this tasteful, modern kitchen design.

Blue and White Herringbone Backsplash Tile in a Modern Kitchen
 Lancaster, SC


7. Transitional Style Design

Mixing cabinet finishes, textures, and styles is an easy yet impactful way to add to the transitional feel of a space. The color of the oversized lighting fixtures beautifully compliments the island cabinetry.

Transitional Style Gourmet Kitchen in a Modern Home
Fountain Hills, AZ


8. Pot Filler Faucets

Integrating a pot filler in any kitchen is an effective way to provide convenience and ease while preparing meals. It is a feature that appeals to even the most seasoned chef.

Pot Filler Faucets in Modern Farmhouse Style Kitchen
Franklin Lakes, NJ


9. Industrial Style Kitchen

An industrial style can be modernized by incorporating accessories and artwork with clean lines and pops of color.

Industrial Style Kitchen in a Modern Home
Kirkland, WA


10. Off-the-Kitchen Sunroom

The addition of a sunroom not only creates more seating for dining and entertaining, but is a lovely way to bring more natural light, space, and warmth to any kitchen.

Sunroom with Bay Windows off of a Luxury Farmhouse Kitchen
Wake Forest, NC


11. Glass Cabinets

A beautiful way to showcase your favorite wine glasses, champagne flutes, or even best china is to incorporate glass doors. They are not only decorative but add to the illusion of higher ceilings in any kitchen.

Glass Cabinets & Large Island in Traditional Styled Kitchen
Lakewood Ranch, FL 


12. Stacked Cabinets

The illusion of higher ceilings is not the only benefit of the stacked cabinets. They also provide additional storage while creating a very finished look.

Gourmet Kitchen & Dining Room with Rustic Stacked Cabinets
Summerlin, NV


13. Perfectly Symmetrical Kitchen Design

A symmetrical space is accomplished by creating visual balance. This can be achieved with balanced seating and lighting.

Symmetrical Kitchen Cabinets & Lighting Design
Lakewood Ranch, FL


14. Perpendicular Kitchen Island

An innovative and functional use of an island is a perpendicular design. It has become one of the latest kitchen trends and eliminates the need for a separate breakfast eating space.

Luxury Kitchen & Sunroom with Two Islands Perpendicular of Each Other
Irvine, CA


15. Colorful Kitchen Accents

Incorporating colored cabinets in a kitchen creates a striking and very custom feel to the space. Let the cabinets be the focal point by keeping other elements subtle.

Luxury Kitchen with Teal Cabinets & Blue Accents
Reno, NV


16. Waterfall Edge Countertop

A waterfall island creates an aesthetic focal point to any kitchen. It not only allows you to showcase the countertop but can be seen from every angle in the space.

A large kitchen with a large center island that includes a black waterfall countertop.
Reno, NV


17. Mixed Metal Fixtures

One of the latest trends is mixing metals. This can be achieved with cabinet hardware, lighting fixtures, railings, and appliances.

Large Gourmet Kitchen with Mixed Metallic Finishes
Sleepy Hollow, NY


18. Backlit Cabinets

Backlit cabinets or under-cabinet lights provide task lighting and accent lighting to highlight your designer-style countertops and backsplashes.

Luxury Kitchen with Stacked & Backlit Cabinets
Carlsbad, CA


19. Two-Tone Cabinets

Warm woods contrast with white cabinets to create an inviting space. The glossy finish on the backsplash reflects in the kitchen, making the room feel twice as large.

Kitchen with Two-Toned Cabinets & Wolf Range
Boca Raton, FL


20. Luxurious Lighting Fixtures

Consider how you present your lighting; the options are endless. Whether it’s a grouping of pendant lights to enhance an island, or a single larger fixture centered in the space.  Work your lighting around the design and size of your room to give your kitchen a stunning finish.

Luxury Lighting Fixtures in a Large Gourmet Kitchen
Lake Forest, CA


21. Patterned Tile Floor

Any style kitchen can be enriched with a unique tile patterned floor. This is the perfect way to add a unique touch to your space.

Luxury Kitchen with a Brown & Tape Patterned Floor
Carlsbad, CA


22. Achromatic Color Scheme

An achromatic color scheme is simply colorless.  The example below is all white. It is simple and elegant, however not ideal for families with children or pets.

A modern kitchen with white cabinets, countertops and a while center island.
Happy Valley, OR


23. Gold Kitchen Features

Decorating with metallics, especially gold, is super trendy right now. The pairing of the dark cabinets and countertops create a subtle yet bold look.

Luxury Kitchen with Dark Cabinetry and Gold Accents
Porter Ranch, CA


24. Toe-Kick Lighting

Toe-kick lighting is such an elegant way to add a unique touch to a kitchen. The lights bring a glow to the room when it is not necessary to turn on the bright overhead lights. 

White Kitchen with Toe-Kick Lighting
Doylestown, PA


25. Island Dining Table

Add a dining table to the kitchen island for a seamless but functional look. It is an innovative way of creating additional seating and is perfect for hosting large gatherings.

Luxury Kitchen with an Island as a Table
Dublin, CA


For more new kitchen ideas, explore quartz countertop options that are sure to transform the space.

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Toll Brothers, an award-winning FORTUNE 500 company founded in 1967, is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. Embracing an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service, Toll Brothers currently builds in 24 states nationwide, and is a publicly owned company with its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). 2021 marks the 10th year Toll Brothers has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies® list. Toll Brothers also has been honored as national Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine, and was twice named national Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.


    1. Chandrasekhar Rathnakaram says:

      Shared with my clients

    2. Linda Moyer says:

      Love this post I’m kitchen obsessed realtor

    3. Ronald says:

      These pictorial kitchen settings are truly Obsession worthy. every model was as great as the previous one shown. So elegant and family friendly on a high end level. My Wife to be would be in Kitchen heaven.

    4. Brenda Camacho says:

      Totally in love with all of these kitchens. As a Realtor, I can relate with my buyer clients when they’re blown away by one of these Toll Brother’s kitchens. Great job!

    5. Brittany says:


    6. Renel Francois says:

      I’m looking into remodeling 2 bathrooms and the kitchen.

      • Andrew Espinoza says:

        Hi Renel, while we appreciate that you would like us to help remodel your home, we currently only build new models for homeowners and do not offer renovation assistance. Thanks!

    7. Laurie Jackson says:

      Just came across this blog, and so impressed with your content. Great images and summaries of kitchen trends!

      • Andrew Espinoza says:

        Hi Laurie, we are head over heels to hear you think so highly of our content! We look forward to bringing you more insightful and fun pieces!

    8. Khadija Sid says:

      Hi, we are building a house with toll brothers and it is very hard to finalize the kitchen that will be in my dream house. we are working with the design center but not sure how it will look like. It would be great if I can get some help to chose that I like and last a long time and different then others too.

      • Andrew Espinoza says:

        Hi Khadija, we would like to help ensure that your kitchen is exactly how you dream it to be. Which community are you building in, and what lot number is yours? I can reach out to our team to inform someone who is more equipped to help with your situation. Thanks!

    9. Kamal Haque says:

      I love all kitchen styles, I am going to work on NJ, Bedminster location and hope I found any house nearby, I would definitely consider to own a house from TollBrothers.

      • Andrew Espinoza says:

        We’re excited to hear that, Kamal! Looking forward to maybe one day building your next home with you!

    10. Sandi Mangano says:

      Live in a toll house community for 18;years. We have oak cabinets in our kitchen and we are deciding to Upgrade. We are not going to remove your cabinets because they are solid oak. We are going to refinish them. Probably in a white tone with espresso accenting. Was just wondering if you Offer any glass design cabinet doors that I might be able to replace for some so I could have a more decorative look.

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Sandi, we do not offer specific design products such as cabinet panels for renovation projects. Regardless, we love your vision, and thank you for being apart of our Toll family for as long as you have! Thanks!

    11. Lana Moore says:

      OMG!! I am in love, love, love! Just when I thought I really liked one style, scroll down, and there’s another favorite. I would say that I am in tune with the more earthy tones and use of plants. It feels calmer and relaxing. I am truly in love with Toll Brothers’ homes and ready to get started soon on mine.

      • Toll Brothers says:

        We’re ecstatic to hear that you think so highly of our designs, Lana! We hope to work with you very soon! If you would like to learn more about a specific location where Toll Brothers builds, please visit our website and fill out a form – https://bit.ly/3ho926t

        Let us know if there’s anything else we can help with!

    12. Karen Reuter says:

      Liked your homes in Fountain Hills, AZ and copied your gorgeous backsplash , Madison Nacar by Porcelanosa , to use in redoing my entire kitchen in FL. Liked your homes except I have only pull out drawers and NO stationary shelves! I do have toe lights, even in my island and glass enclosed cabinets totally above to the ceiling , except my pantry has only one row above it. Venice Woodworking, a single person, did it, with incorporating some of my ideas! Love all my slate kitchen aid appliances and wine frig in island – also raised waste basket there- Have coffee enclosed station, Elkay bending sink hose, split half raised sink, drawer under sink, no visible hood as cabinet is above induction stove top and quartz counter tops! Have more kitchen storage that one can ever use! At 86 , this is my last kitchen redoing – white cabinets and silver pulls that actually match my appliances and every thing is done so I do not have to reach for anything – dishes in huge drawer! Antiques in all lighted cabinets ! All that see it are amazed at the beauty! Will be willing to share! I have a tv above my 12 foot counter ( used to be all ceiling to floor mirrors) – now all cabinets below ! I love and live in my kitchen !

    13. Burton's Bespoke says:

      Great share! Bespoke & semi-bespoke kitchens have become a popular choice now-a-days no matter what the size of the kitchen. A luxury bespoke kitchen is built to give everything one wants and needs, but with a complete personal touch. Since we do not get to change our kitchen often, it is important to get it customized by the best bespoke kitchen manufacturers. Some latest ideas can be found here https://www.burtonsbespoke.co.uk/the-kitchens

    14. ManjunathKshatriya says:

      very wonderful blog thanks for posting.

    15. Elzora Holland says:

      Interested in cash purchase. 400K -450K

      Elzora 734-834-2898

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Elzora, we appreciate your interest in building with us! Is there a specific community, state, or region you are interested in learning more about? We can better assist you in finding your perfect forever home with that information. Thanks!

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