3,071 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 
Semihandmade
9 Reviews
White Shaker IKEA Kitchen
Ideabooks5,061
Questions18
Standard IKEA kitchen in Gladwyne, PA with custom Semihandmade DIY Shaker facing. Photo by Paul Lipowicz.
“IKEA” — Design Elements of Brevard, Inc.
Beauparlant Design inc
7 Reviews
Cabbagetown
Ideabooks14,956
Questions23
Planning, Design, architecture, Construction Documentation, Management - Beauparlant Design Inc. Structural - KH Davis. Construction - SMK construction. Photo Credit - John Heineman.
“Raw flooring for living room & bedrooms?” — Isaiah Thompson
Michelle Miner Design
3 Reviews
contemporary kitchen
Ideabooks13,588
Questions9
“Save for kitchen” — simrangupta
$1000 Off Your Complete Remodel Project
(703) 641-9800
Email Us
Minimum purchase of $25,000
Loudoun County General Contractor
Best of Houzz 2014
We are an award winning a remodeling company, focusing on complete kitchen, bathroom, basement & sun room remodeling with home additions & renovations services. Contact us for your next project!
Sponsored
Jeff King & Company
7 Reviews
Kitchen Remodel
Ideabooks2,318
Questions4
Problem: The original single family home had been divided into two units with an exterior staircase to the second story. The home had small, cramped bathroom and kitchen spaces. Solution: The new homeowner wanted to recombine the single family home by rebuilding the interior staircase. We also brought the kitchen and bathrooms up to the needs of the contemporary family inc...More
“bottom drawers” — tamarbmiller
Bath Kitchen Company
Timeless country kitchen
Ideabooks1,026
Questions4
“grey cabinets” — rfitzgerald11
Kuhl Design Build LLC
6 Reviews
Addition: Kitchen
Ideabooks14,230
Questions29
We are a full service, residential design/build company specializing in large remodels and whole house renovations. Our way of doing business is dynamic, interactive and fully transparent. It's your house, and it's your money. Recognition of this fact is seen in every facet of our business because we respect our clients enough to be honest about the numbers. In exchange, they t...More
“Kitchen idea” — simrangupta
Dijeau Poage Construction
San Francisco Whole House Remodel
Ideabooks9,963
Questions7
“dark wood kitchen on honey floor” — Catherine Garcia
Sutro Architects
2 Reviews
Updated Edwardian
Ideabooks1,614
Questions3
Aaron Leitz Photography
“Kitchen bar” — Michelle Taggart
Renovating in Ashburn? Contact a local pro
Nova HomeWorks
Loudoun County's Premier Resource for All Flooring Needs
View my projects
Closet Factory
DC Closet Storage & organization design and installation
View my projects
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.
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™