31 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 
Jamie Herzlinger
4 Reviews
Caron Street
I love designing white kitchens! And this was one of my favorites! All custom cabinetry and mosaic back splash. All tile available through JAMIESHOP.COM
“Kyla might like” — Jeff Ovington
Brickmoon Design
15 Reviews
Heights Victorian 2
“nice style of handle” — Kristine Welker
Verner Architects
4 Reviews
Pacific Heights
Paul Dyer Photography
“Kitchen” — tsno12
Drury Design
17 Reviews
Artistic Winnetka Kitchen
While the two islands allow for multiple work zones, aesthetically the lacquered custom-color red island and the dark-stained larger island add a surprising artful effect to the off-white kitchen creating the transitional feel the client was seeking. Hammered pewter tile inserts frame the corners of the large island to match the hammered zinc hood which inevitably ties the enti...More
“General look” — zeinamb
Passacantando Architects AIA
6 Reviews
Photographer: Kevin Colquhoun
“Hood” — letyandraul
Carissa Trygstad
Beachfront Cottage
“cabinets” — Deborah McCarthy
Artistic Tile
6 Reviews
Chateau Danse Kitchen
This inviting kitchen's backsplash features our custom Danse from the Chateau collection in Azul Cielo and Thassos. Designed by Diane Guariglia, Dyfari Interiors
“Art nouveau tile” — lahb1
Supply New England's Kitchen & Bath Gallery
24 Reviews
Seaside Vacation Home
In this new vacation home in Orleans, MA, the classic Cape Cod look is achieved by using the mix of blues and whites. This spacious kitchen features Fieldstone cabinetry in Aegean Mist and a classic apron front sink with Kohler faucet. The rope crown molding accent plays along with the nautical theme, as well as the island posts. Designed by Karen Pratt-Mills of our Yarmouth...More
“outlets for the island” — Jeanmarie Ward
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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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