45 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 
Crown Point Cabinetry
1 Review
Rustic Reclaimed Chestnut
Ideabooks14,543
Questions9
Reclaimed Chestnut cabinetry reaches all the way to the ceiling in a door over door configuration. Photo Credit: Crown Point Cabinetry
“Cupboards” — waldoswife
Thompson Custom Homes
7 Reviews
Hedwig
Ideabooks3,108
Questions6
Steve Chenn
“Island worktop” — letterbox4
Sherlock Homes Construction
Edgewood Residence
Ideabooks151
Questions0
“Brick floor??” — alicempk
$1,200 Off Of Your Complete Remodel
(703) 450-8181
Email Us
Minimum $25,000 Project
Remodeling From Concept to Completion in Northern Virginia
Kitchen, Bath and Interior remodeling company featuring the latest bath and kitchen designs and the largest selection of flooring available in Northern Virginia. Showrooms in Sterling and Leesburg.
Sponsored
Sarah Greenman
2 Reviews
Dallas, TX: Mike & Jill Wood
Ideabooks1,556
Questions2
Sarah Greenman © 2012 Houzz
“Tulip table and chairs” — Llew Fogleman Jenkins
Ksenija Jurinec
Adriatic Summer House
Ideabooks3
Questions0
Danilo Balaban / Ksenija Jurinec
Space Craft Joinery
1 Review
Modern Rustic Kitchen - Langhorne Creek, SA
Ideabooks32
Questions1
Lydon Stacy
“colors” — whirlwinlin
Lauren Dyer Interiors
Hedwig
Ideabooks422
Questions1
Don Hoffman, Houston, Texas
“wooden bar island” — jeffriesks
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Amarillo
2 Reviews
Rustic Kitchen
Ideabooks11
Questions0
A coffee lovers treat is accessible when needed but easily hidden away behind a set of cabinet doors.
“Appliance station” — Teri Wood
Renovating in Ashburn? Contact a local pro
KSA Kitchens
Loudoun County Kitchen & Bath Designer
Best of Houzz 2014
View my projects
J. Duggan & Associates PC-Landscape Architecture
Loudoun County Landscape Architecture
Complete Outdoor Environments
View my projects
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.
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™