BUILDER’s annual kitchen roundup is filled with the ingredients that homeowners crave: natural light, warm wood accents, and subdued palettes with dashes of color. From a turn-of-the-century Brooklyn townhouse to an open and airy California home, these six kitchens showcase what buyers want in the heart of their home. Click on the headlines below to see more of each project.

California Kitchen Is a New Classic

Modernized Kitchen Pays Homage to the Past

Maryland Kitchen Goes With the Flow

Midwest Modern Kitchen Makes Efficient Use of Space

Kitchen Gets a 1960s-Inspired Makeover

Eric Staudenmaier Photography

Artful Update Modernizes a California Kitchen