7 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 
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Thistle Beauregarde LLC
5 Reviews
1960's "Kitschen"
This kitchen had been very dark and dingy. Because it was a rental, we couldn't get too fancy. I spruced up the existing cabinets with some very yellow paint, used a lighter yellow on the walls, found some vintage tiles and curtains, and had the laminate countertop tiled over. Photo by Julia Gillard
“Same cabinets as in the current house. Light, bright colors. Do not like stove positioning. Look i” — baswann
Trillium Enterprises, INC.
19 Reviews
Queen Anne Victorian Vintage Kitchen
A completely restored vintage oven complements this highly detailed victorian home's kitchen. © Holly Lepere
“nice tile” — scootbug11
Beam house in French style
“corner windows” — 2snoopy
Loudoun County Interior Designer
Best of Houzz 2014 & 2015
Whether it's traditional or transitional design motifs, Barbara works closely with clients to discern their needs and tastes, and then produce extraordinary results within a budget.
Johnson Consulting
Mediterranean Influence
Wm.Thos.Smith,LLC [The General Practice of Design]
3 Reviews
Birdsboro, PA/US Kitchen (suburban Reading PA)
Birdsboro, PA/US Kitchen (Suburban Reading, PA) This kitchen design for the farmhouse home of a well known, national manufacturer of luxury, custom kitchen cabinets was designed utilizing both traditional and modern door styles. Note the featured use of white painted, traditional cabinetry with detailed ceramic tile island countertop juxtaposed and enhanced by the adj...More
“like edging aound perimiter of island around countertop....looks like furniture” — ireneso
Wm.Thos.Smith,LLC [The General Practice of Design]
3 Reviews
Rittenhouse Square, PHL/US Kitchen
Rittenhouse Square Kitchen Philadelphia, PA/US Just off Philadelphia's prestigious Rittenhouse Square this light, bright, modern kitchen was designed for a young, growing urban family. The textures of the wood T&G ceiling and the medium format floor tile as well as the hand painted backsplash tiles contrast and enhance the ultra functional white cabinetry. Note the floor...More
“Ceiling” — mmcclane
Wm.Thos.Smith,LLC [The General Practice of Design]
3 Reviews
Washington Square PHL/US Kitchen
Washington Square Kitchen Philadelphia, PA/US This kitchen was designed for a large townhouse on Philadelphia's historic Washington Square. The austere, strong modern look was achieved, in part, by limiting the color/texture pallet to white, warm grey, and stainless steel. Note the custom made track lighting that aligns with the kitchen cabinet tops which enhances the hu...More
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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