71 Contemporary Kitchen Design Photos

As the hub of the home, the kitchen is the room with all the action. It's not just the place to prepare and cook food — it's also used for entertaining guests, storing gadgets and eating family meals. Your contemporary design needs to accommodate all these activities, which is why kitchen remodels are more popular than ever. Today, islands, farmhouse sinks and stainless steel appliances are common additions, while custom cabinets and countertops are key components of any inspirational dream kitchen. More 
Astro Design Centre
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Modern White Kitchen by Astro Design. Ottawa
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This ultra modern white kitchen design was inspired by both the home owners who love cooking and Astro's designer, an expert in the modern style. This collaboration resulted in a super slick, and stunning kitchen that is perfect for someone who enjoys cooking. The open concept is great for hosting and no shortage of counter space here with lots of room to store cook books as w...More
“kitchen sourcebook” — Emma Gorham
Astro Design Centre
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Modern White Kitchen by Astro Design. Ottawa
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This ultra modern white kitchen design was inspired by both the home owners who love cooking and Astro's designer, an expert in the modern style. This collaboration resulted in a super slick, and stunning kitchen that is perfect for someone who enjoys cooking. The open concept is great for hosting and no shortage of counter space here with lots of room to store cook books as w...More
“Drinks area” — mjohnshaw
The Kitchen Specialists
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Sonico
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Astro Design Centre
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Modern White Kitchen by Astro Design. Ottawa
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This ultra modern white kitchen design was inspired by both the home owners who love cooking and Astro's designer, an expert in the modern style. This collaboration resulted in a super slick, and stunning kitchen that is perfect for someone who enjoys cooking. The open concept is great for hosting and no shortage of counter space here with lots of room to store cook books as w...More
“pantry door/wine nook/travertine floor” — elainedivis
Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
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Creative Combination
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A beverage center is tucked under the counter in the family room (left).Bob Narod
“Cellier” — marieju24
Astro Design Centre
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Modern Town Home Kitchen by Astro, Ottawa
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Black is back, as seen in this gorgeous kitchen design and reno! The black marble counter definitely makes a statement in this kitchen. Bar stools are available and on display in our Astro Design Showroom! The minimalism and use of dark crisp colours together make it a one of our favourite contemporary styled kitchen. Project by Astro Design Centre - Ottawa DoubleSpace Ph...More
“backsplash” — jfraeyman1
Astro Design Centre
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Modern Town Home Kitchen by Astro, Ottawa
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Black is back, as seen in this gorgeous kitchen design and reno! The black marble counter definitely makes a statement in this kitchen. Bar stools are available and on display in our Astro Design Showroom! The minimalism and use of dark crisp colours together make it a one of our favourite contemporary styled kitchen. Project by Astro Design Centre - Ottawa DoubleSpace Ph...More
Wrightworks, LLC
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Island Kitchen with Peninsula Bar
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This kitchen is open to the great room/hearth room. The island top is extended to create a dining table. The bar peninsula top has a mitered end which waterfalls to the floor, in absolute black granite. The island top is butcher block maple with an ebony finish. The cabinets are a flat panel style in white. The light fixture over the island is by George Kovacs, and the 3 penins...More
“Wall color. Floors. Granite” — llair828
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When discovering kitchen remodeling ideas for your kitchen, there are several different aspects to consider. Overall, a functional space is key — after all, you want your kitchen layout to work well for you. You should carefully consider where to place your stove, refrigerator, island and cabinets to ensure plenty of space to cook, eat and entertain. Next, you should keep storage in mind. Kitchens contain a lot of utensils, pots, pans and small appliances, so be sure to have enough space to store all your favorites nearby. Finally, your contemporary space should look nice and welcoming to guests who visit. Using high-quality, colorful materials will help bring personality and vibrancy to your space, which is important when trying to avoid a cookie-cutter look.

How do I determine my kitchen layout?


If you're starting a kitchen renovation, now is a great time to create exactly what you want. With the help of a kitchen designer, even a small space can have spacious storage and a nice flow. For small spaces, a galley layout is a great option. Since horizontal space is limited, think vertical; stack counters and shelves high up on the walls, and try to find innovative storage containers and double-duty pieces. For larger layouts, try an L-shaped or U-shaped kitchen with a large center island or peninsula. It provides plenty of cabinet and countertop space, and you can add a bar-height counter to the island for an instant eat-in space. In the end, it's important to think about what your family uses the room for and then cater to those needs when you start implementing your kitchen remodeling ideas.

How can I add more kitchen storage?


In order to store all your cookware, bakeware and small appliances, you need cabinets, drawers and shelves to spare. To make your space work, use every square inch of space: include cabinets in your island, buy spice racks and hanging pot racks, and invest in a cart. Place frequently used bulky items on the countertop, and free up some space by storing less commonly used items in your storage room or basement. And most of all, get organized! Well-organized accessories take up less space, so taking the time to properly store them will be a lifesaver.

What countertops and cabinets should I use in my kitchen design?


Because the layout and storage options are pretty standard, picking interesting materials is key for helping your kitchen stand out. When it comes to counters, granite countertops and marble countertops are elegant options, while concrete, limestone and stainless steel counters are a little more trendy. For a bit of color, add a bright mosaic tile backsplash or pick out a vibrant wood floor finish. You can even mix up your cabinetry! Frosted cabinets are great for a modern feel, while painted cabinets make for a nice but cheap kitchen remodel.
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