180 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 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 
Rick & Cindy Black Architects
French Place Cottage
Photo by Whit Preston
“Open shelving, built in spice rack” — eiermanl
Trueform Concrete
5 Reviews
Concrete Countertops
This is a transitional kitchen designed by Anthony Albert Studios. They chose concrete countertops by Trueform concrete to create a unique look to the kitchen space. The concrete was cast in Trueform's Signature Finish. Photography by Wing Wong/MemoriesTTL
“Cubierta d concreto” — chaelewyn
Giulietti Schouten Architects
16 Reviews
Kitchen with glass tile
“wood cabinets” — moodypt
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DC Closet Storage & organization design and installation
Since 1983, Closet Factory has defined the art of organization by designing and installing the only truly customized closet and storage solutions in the industry.
Universal Cabinet & Design
2 Reviews
Bucktown Challenge
“Perfect kitchen” — jmi5515
Carrie Nicholson, RB, BIC, HL1 Director
Contemporary Hawaiian Luxury at Kukio
Viking and Sub Zero Appliances
“the gathering” — trolinger1
New Style Kitchen Bath & Patio
5 Reviews
Eugene OR concrete counter top
These concrete counters sit on custom European style cabinets with long metal pulls. Blue and brown glass subway tiles are a bold finish the wall and back-splash. Small blue glass tiles are inlay, proud of the surface to act as a duvet. The under-mount stainless steel sink features sponge parking and a maple cutting board inset in the counter to cover a drain area under.
“Like the brown and blue combo” — lynettejohnson
Hard Topix LLC
11 Reviews
Grand Rapids Parade of Homes - Dunn Residence
This kitchen perimeter features Hard Topix Concrete Countertops. Color is Chelsea Gray and the finish is light grind. www.hardtopix.com. Photo by M-Buck Studio
“countertop product” — Eye4Design
Red Pepper Design & Cabinetry
18 Reviews
Crystal Court Rustic
The table and chairs are the only part of this kitchen-dining room that pre-dates the remodel. The new kitchen of Lyptus and paint was to be brand new but not look it. Concrete countertops helped maintain the earthy look.
“fixture” — jennybs
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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 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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