161 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 
Becki Peckham
My Houzz: Custom Transitional Home With Ocean View
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“transitional” — weezer46
GEORGE Interior Design
5 Reviews
10th Street
Photos by Manolo Langis
““Vihari glass backsplash is by Sonoma Tile. I went to the site, I woul”” — lidror
William T Baker
1 Review
William T Baker &Associates, Atlanta, GA
James Lockhart
“cabinets” — sarahkowalevsky
REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder
9 Reviews
Dennis Bayview Cape
“Kitchen window” — seraosa
Verner Architects
3 Reviews
Pacific Heights
Paul Dyer Photography
“Stove” — tannismattson01
Maraya Interior Design
13 Reviews
Tuscan Hood
This Tuscan Italian style kitchen was designed by Maraya with an arch over the stove area, and a plaster hood to give it an old world charm. The pot rack is custom wrought iron, as are the old style cabinets. The mosaic backsplash mural was put together just for this home by artists. Golden yellow granite counters for maintenance. Stan Tenpenny, contractor
“Back splash and border” — casadelacruz
Kristin Lam Interiors
9 Reviews
Beach Cottage Kitchen
White beadboard cabinets give this beach house a cottagy feel. The blue and sand colored glass tile backsplash is warm and a bit whimsical with accent tiles that are starfish, turtles, shells and a seahorse. Granite counter top is honed and custom cut into the shape of a wave. Hand blown glass pendants over bar countertop are from LBL Lighting. The pendants at the left end of t...More
“Stove top draft” — vickiekarp
Drury Design
17 Reviews
Artistic Winnetka Kitchen
A hidden pantry door, tactically designed between two 27” Stainless Sub-Zero refrigerators, opens into a spacious walk-in pantry while tile niches above allow for an intriguing eye-catcher.
“Pantry door” — kpmontoya
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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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