100 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 
DiGiacomo Homes & Renovation
13 Reviews
2013 Green Dream Home
Ideabooks7,316
Questions15
Builder: Rocky DiGiacomo, DiGiacomo Homes & Renovation Interior Designer: Gigi DiGiacomo, DiGiacomo Homes & Renovation Architect: Ryan Fish, AIA Photographer: Susan Gilmore
“backsplash and wall” — nkmehta05
Kuhl Design Build LLC
6 Reviews
Addition: Kitchen
Ideabooks6,494
Questions12
This house had a useless back porch, oddly configured kitchen, and walls all over the place so the kitchen was completely blocked off from the rest of the house. The renovation included a two story addition to expand the kitchen and the master suite, add a family room and make this space ideal for family and entertaining.
“Drawer under glass cabinets” — llforbes
Kuhl Design Build LLC
6 Reviews
Addition: Kitchen
Ideabooks12,264
Questions29
This house had a useless back porch, oddly configured kitchen, and walls all over the place so the kitchen was completely blocked off from the rest of the house. The renovation included a two story addition to expand the kitchen and the master suite, add a family room and make this space ideal for family and entertaining.
“paint” — sircy20
Araco Development Group
MuttonTown Home
Ideabooks5,170
Questions10
Farm Ranch Small Bones Replica Kitchen With 7'' wide plank Flooring , Cesar Stone Counter top and Oak Center Island Butcherblock
“i like the caeser stone shitake color and I like the thickness” — juliestrand
Contemporary Kitchen
Ideabooks2,443
Questions5
“cabinets, back splash, ovens, sink” — debpokel
brio interior design
15 Reviews
Phinney Ridge Kitchen Remodel
Ideabooks843
Questions1
The principal design goal of this remodel was to update, enhance and open up the tired, and barely functioning kitchen in this Mid Century Phinney Ridge home. We began opening up the space by removing the wall that separated the existing kitchen from the dining room and living room. We created a larger window at the sink, and eliminated other windows in order to maximize the...More
“No counter stools” — Alleah Gogley
Casella Interiors
1 Review
Stockett Drive, Franklin, TN
Ideabooks19,540
Questions14
“Breakfast nook bench.” — bjerny
Staging Artists
5 Reviews
Recent Installations
Ideabooks1,780
Questions5
“Backsplash” — Claudette Chiasson
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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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