226 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 
Bradford And Kent
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This sleek, contemporary kitchen is a piece of art. From the two story range hood with its angled window to the flat paneled cabinets with opaque glass inserts to the stainless steel accents, this kitchen is a showstopper.
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Barley|Pfeiffer Architecture
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Cliffside Inspiration
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Photos by Alan K. Barley, AIA The use of darker hardwoods provide the framework to mount the light painted cabinets inside of providing color and warmth at the same time. Modern, contemporary, kitchen, Austin, Texas, sleek, vent hood. kitchen island, stainless steel, microwave, light, airy kitchen, pendant lights, working kitchen island, wood floors, upscale finishes, mosai...More
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DeVos Custom Woodworking
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Cozy Kitchen/Gathering Room with Custom Wood Countertops & Floating Shelves
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Custom wood countertops and floating shelving compliment the rustic beamed ceiling in this cozy, light and airy gathering room located in Maine. Wood species: Sipo Mahogany Construction method: edge grain construction Stain: dark walnut stain Finish: Waterlox satin finish Edge profile: Softened Thickness: 1.5" Wood countertops & shelving by: DeVos Woodworking Designer: Julie ...More
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+ Constructed mostly from existing and reclaimed materials + floors, countertop and backsplashes out of natural limestone + Reclaimed teak skirting board and feature corner + concealed lighting and power outlets integrated in the design + customized kitchen countertop at the right height for cooking to clients requirements + A place to make a slow cooked meal. + Photo by: Joak...More
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Extension - Connect it to the Garden
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+ combined window and skylight + new kitchen and mudroom extension + rear extension + side extension + Photo by: Joakim Boren
“side by side ovens” — vbreinich
Liller Interior Limited
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Richmond Hill
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Contemporary kitchen with grey matt lacquer cabinet doors, white quartz worktops and an engineered oak floor.
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Hafele Kessebohmer Tandem Pantry - full height
“pantry” — fortlulu
Meghan Carter Design Inc
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Allenby Residence
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A traditional galley-style kitchen is given new life with IKEA cabinets finished with custom doors. Extra space left by the IKEA cabinet sizing was used to create a custom wine rack. The upper cabinets have a stepped shaker door profile while the lower cabinets have a beaded edge profile. the combination adds variety and interest without overwhelming the space with too many of ...More
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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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