Below are the finalists for the Best Kitchen Space submitted by readers. To see all the photos for each project, scroll down within each box. You can vote once a day in each category now through July 15. Share images on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest using the sharing tools embedded beneath each image. Happy voting!
Jody Young. Open Shelving and Vintage Pieces in a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen. Northampton, MA. "We gut renovated the galley kitchen of our 1957 home to make way for a bright, warm space to cook, eat, and gather using reclaimed woods, VOC free paints and finishes on the custom cabinets and floors, a recycled paper countertop and loved vintage pieces."
Jan Hammock. Cool Blue and Dark Wood Lit by a Bank of Clerestory Windows. San Francisco, CA. "This kitchen remodel is part of a 1,400 square-foot flat circa 1925. A load-bearing wall was removed and clerestory windows were added to open up the space. The project features a nine-foot island, reclaimed redwood cabinets from a 100-year-old chicken coop, and reclaimed fir shelves."
Wendy Andringa. DIY Style Expands a Tiny Apartment Kitchen. Brooklyn, NY. "Wall removal creates open kitchen! Kitchen island made from salvaged cedar fence panels. The window benches are made from Coney Island boardwalk ipe wood planks; the seat covers and pendant light are handmade."
Jeremy Hansen and Christian Hartings. Art Lovers Ensure Everything in Its Place. Los Angeles, CA. "A simple open kitchen. No shiny appliances here. Instead a safe haven for culinary accessories and utensils found and collected on the fleamarkets of the world. A matching range of kitchen stuff for our eclectic taste in food prepared on grandma's stove."
Rie Sterling. Cost-Concious Antiques Comprise a North Carolina Farmhouse Kitchen. Apex, NC. "We found an old English, Smallbone kitchen on Craigslist for sale. We put it into our old farmhouse that we've been fixing up. Since it is an 'unfitted' kitchen, it was rather easy to reconfigure the pieces to fit our empty space."