Kitchens are the heart and soul of a home. We all spend so much more time in the kitchen than we realize. More and more kitchens are featuring islands and counter seating so the kitchen draws in even more people. Think of your last family gathering or party. Where does everyone end up – in the kitchen – talking, laughing and sharing the celebration of food and life. These 10 examples are beautiful kitchens where it would be easy and fun to join the festivities.