You do not need to have a ton of bells and whistles to make your kitchen design look nice and sleek. In the case of this kitchen space we have silver appliances and granite counters as the stand out elements, and it looks great. They actually look like new and energy efficient appliances too, which also helps with the aesthetic. I also like the bright wood paneling because it helps makes the space feel more cheerful, and also actually helps accentuate any natural lighting of the room. The range is very cool as well, and I like the exhaust fan above it. That helps the serious cook keep the room ventilated.