13 Eclectic 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 eclectic 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 
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Elle Decor - designer Wade Allyne Hallock
“Wall units” — 28ew
Templer Interiors
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A Different Look
A number of small rooms an fiddly spaces were opened up to create this massive, open plan kitchen with all the mod cons and loads of storage space. A huge island with Gaggenau module cooktop and disappearing down draft ventilation satisfies the most discerning cooks. A cleverly raised bar that looks like it's floating seats four. Clever wall cabinets and open shelves maintain t...More
“two different countertops would be cool if they went better ;/” — stephaniekara
Railroad Rae
The Palmer House
Jeff Paxton
Whisper House Real Estate Group, L.L.C
Bay Colony Remodel
“stainless appliances stick out.” — tracishawn
Coastal Style Constructions
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Maleny New Residence
“different setup ideas, shelves” — wtrans3683
Railroad Rae
The Palmer House
Jeff Paxton
L-Designs Architects, LLC
1 Review
Eclectic Historic
The kitchen was remodeled in the early 80's with pastel colored finishes and wall paper. Plastic laminate counter tops and sheet vinyl flooring. When updating this kitchen the owners chose to keep the historic cabinets with details from the late 40's but change out all the old plywood flat panel doors with shaker style plain or glass panel fronts. Cork flooring was installed...More
“Wall color” — edelmk1
Palatial Stone and Tile, LLC
All that glitters is GOLD; Kitchen and More
This amazing kitchen we recently completed is all about the detail; designed by Clair Tully, ASID. This kitchen features gold leaf lacquer cabinets hand painted with a beautiful floral and bird motif. The floors are 24” polished honey onyx bordered with black galaxy granite which is repeated as the countertop material on both the perimeter and island. The raised island however ...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 eclectic 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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