32 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 
Chr DAUER Architects
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A 2-1/2 story rear addition to a richly detailed Craftsman style home contains a new kitchen, familyroom, rear deck and lower level guest suite. The introduction of an open plan and modern material/color palettes reconnects the original formal family spaces with those that cater to more daily routines. Photographer: Bruce Damonte
“Black appliances, green,wood” — freedom60
Maraya Interior Design
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Italian, Tuscan, Spanish, Mediterranean, French,
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Farmouse Italian range with carved stone hood, green painted cabinets. Stone mosaic mural with butterflys to reflect the butterfly sanctuary next door. Interior Design Maraya Droney
“tile mosaic mural” — bkramsey
Barley & Pfeiffer Architects
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Cliffside Inspiration
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Photos by Alan K. Barley, AIA The use of darker hardwoods provide the framework to mount the light painted cabinets inside of providing color and warmth at the same time. Modern, contemporary, kitchen, Austin, Texas, sleek, vent hood. kitchen island, stainless steel, microwave, light, airy kitchen, pendant lights, working kitchen island, wood floors, upscale finishes, mosai...More
“materiales” — ARTEKTURE
Barley & Pfeiffer Architects
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Cliffside Inspiration
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Photos by Alan K. Barley, AIA This kitchen was designed for efficiency and openness and family interaction. Durable materials reduce the need for painting and add in ease of cleaning. The high north facing clerestory windows flood the interior with natural light.
“dr stairs half wall” — Kimberly Layton
Chr DAUER Architects
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Sunset
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A 2-1/2 story rear addition to a richly detailed Craftsman style home contains a new kitchen, familyroom, rear deck and lower level guest suite. The introduction of an open plan and modern material/color palettes reconnects the original formal family spaces with those that cater to more daily routines. Photographer: Bruce Damonte
“Wine rack, glass rack--not so industrial though.” — Aubrey Odom
Smith & Robertson, Inc.
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Southern Albemarle Contemporary Farmhouse
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efficient yet beautiful
“Everything” — zach22
Smith & Robertson, Inc.
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Southern Albemarle Contemporary Farmhouse
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kitchen opens to covered side porch
“hardware” — northjules
Edwina Drummond Interiors
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Edwina Drummond Interiors
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Rustic custom kitchen. Remodel of small lake house. Challenge was to open up the space and turn the footage into a "Great Room" for entertaining, cooking, media while keeping view intact from every angle. Photo credit Joe St. Pierre.
“Bright kitchen” — hansontracy
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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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