34 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 
J. Smyth Design, LLC
Oakhurst Residence
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“Perfect.” — Andrea Smith
threshold interiors
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Spring Lake Beach Chic
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Michael Partenio
“Lights” — JoAnn Pattullo
St. Clair Kitchen & Home by Antoinette Fraser
6 Reviews
Best of the Best Award 2013
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This award winning kitchen in Maplewood, NJ features St Clair Fine Handcrafted Cabinetry. The curved banquette is attached to an ebony stained birch island. Subzero-Wolf Appliances include ovens, 48" range top, 60"stainless hood and paneled 48" refrigerator. The island top is Carrera marble and the perimeter features Absolute black granite. The backsplash is Calacatta marble w...More
“Carrara and black absolute” — ib1239
Moen
5 Reviews
Moen Tilt Modern Wood Kitchen
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This beautifully modern kitchen features contrasting tones from the dark wood carbinetry against the white walls, white pencil tile backsplash, unfinished hardwood floors, and clean white countertops. This simple, minimalist look is accentuated by the chrome fixtures & hardware giving the space a very clean & contemporary feel.
“two sinks” — Carolyn Landis
Subway Tile Outlet
5 Reviews
Glass Tile Backsplashes by SubwayTileOutlet
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Our gray ocean glass subway tile is used here as a kitchen backsplash complimenting the granite counter top and dark cabinets.
“Glass tile backsplash” — oliviasmitchell
Subway Tile Outlet
5 Reviews
Glass Tile Backsplashes by SubwayTileOutlet
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Our soft green surf glass subway tile was used in this perfect chef's kitchen for a beautiful backsplash.
“Backsplash” — missnyss
Subway Tile Outlet
5 Reviews
Glass Tile Backsplashes by SubwayTileOutlet
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Our gray ocean glass subway tile is used here as a kitchen backsplash complimenting the granite counter top and dark cabinets.
“Ocean glass subway” — ssatl
Cameo Kitchens, Inc.
12 Reviews
Oakton Kitchen 4
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Kelly Keul Duer and Merima Hopkins
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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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