The Benkelman Pool House Kitchen, Fair Oaks Drive

Located in the home’s pool house, this recreational facility stands out even among great primary kitchens. Featuring beach-inspired colors like sand and sea foam, this room keeps with the theme without going overboard. “It has these great big windows that slide into the walls, so when you’re standing at the sink, you’re right next to the pool,” says Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath president Jenny Rausch. “It feels very much like an outdoor space.” The galley-style unit was designed with pool life in mind and features speakers throughout and a multitude of appliances, including an ice-maker, under-counter beverage refrigerator, microwave and traditional refrigerator/freezer. The mosaic tile backsplash frames the Cambria Minera counters and is sandwiched between white maple cabinetry.