17 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 
Marilee Bentz Designs, Inc.
Modern Glamour
Dan Cutrona Photography
“Love cabinets” — lisacanthony
D E Rink Construction
Broken Top Home
Ross Chandler
“Contrast and mix of different shades” — kef1321
European Cabinets & Design Studios
13 Reviews
DALI kitchen and PIANCA furniture.
Cabinets – ARAN Cucine (Italy) Model – Dali and Volare Appliances – MIELE Computer desk – PIANCA (Italy) Countertop – Caserstone
“Orange accent in penny tiles, maybe copper instead of orange?” — marymcd513
Victoria Martoccia Custom Construction, Inc
5 Reviews
Contemporary Residence
Contemporary kitchen backsplash with Crema Marfil counter surface. Victoria Martoccia Custom Homes www.SheBuildsIt.com
“love the cabinets” — lisacanthony
Chris Jovanelly Interior Design
13 Reviews
Troon North Estate
Contemporary Kitchen remodel in Scottsdale, AZ with black cabinets and black granite countertops, travertine floors, stainless steel appliances, custom range hood and tiled mosaic backsplash with white carrara marble and stainless steel inset tiles. Tile and Stone from Cactus Stone and Tile, Drapery fabric by Kravet. Contemporary crystal droplet chandelier / pendant by Prospe...More
“love this...is like I have...raised wood” — lisacanthony
Amanda Sava
Transitional Piedmont Kitchen
A beautiful transitional kitchen for a 1920's Piedmont home. The black cabinets are a striking change from the typical white inset and the plaid back splash lends a funky edge to a traditional pattern. Photo by Kyle Hixon, Precision Cabinets & Trim
“light wood dark cabinets?” — manhorn99
Nick Kellett
9 Reviews
“Love cabinets and countertop together” — lisacanthony
DW Design
Carlsbad - Project 1
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Metro Building and Remodeling Group LLC
Northern Virginia Full Service Kitchen and Bath Remodeler
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Interior Style by Marisa Moore
Northern Virginia Interior Designer
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When revamping 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 in your design.

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?

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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