15 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 
Rhonda Knoche Design
20 Reviews
Purple & Red - Artist's Kitchen
When everyone else was doing white kitchens, this artist followed her own heart, personal style and long-time favorite colors. The colors pack a punch but the cabinets are high pressure laminate as are the counters - easy care and easy budget. The backsplash and wall cabinet inserts are a brushed metal laminate. The glass door display area also doubles as a buffet area and pant...More
“kitchen” — test806
Kitchens For Cooking
12 Reviews
Cape Breton Cottage
Yes, this is the actual color of the kitchen. It is in a summer cottage in Cape Breton (Nova Scotia) that is surrounded by woods (in fact, you get to the neighbors by going through a fairy-tale path through a woods) so the house itself needs to be bright and sunny. Would this be too much in a year-round house? For most people, probably yes. But it is absolutely uplifting an...More
“triple window” — allisonjoy13
Hager Cabinets Inc.
3 Reviews
Aristokraft Cabinets
Teagan door style in Rouge on Maple. Full overlay door, slab door and drawer front. Teagan has a sophisticated and contemporary quality, yet retains a feeling of rich warmth. this look fits well with traditional decor as well.
“Jaladeras” — Mariana Ayala
Loudoun County Kitchen & Bath Remodeler
We are designers and builders of home additions and renovations throughout Northern Virginia. Our team of designers, craftsman and builders have been in business for over 27 years.
Whiting Design
4 Reviews
Simple and colourful — these clients chose to upgrade glossy red ikea cabinets with a durable stainless steel counter top. Photo: Stephen J. Edgar
“Colored island - adds a pop” — Brenna Charles Design
Bradford And Kent
13 Reviews
Warm cherry cabinets add beauty to this traditional style kitchen. A decorative tile back splash above the stove adds visual interest. The large kitchen island can be used for food preparation or as an eating area.
“Cabinet style, color, granite, backsplash.” — dandkcrawford
LSR Custom Cabinets, inc
Butlers Pantry
“in white” — robinedison
payless blinds and cabinets
Las Gaviotas Baja
Mario Moran
“SUPPORT BEAM” — judydecor
LSR Custom Cabinets, inc
Butlers Pantry
“Storage idea” — kaityd
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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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