11 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 
La Casa Builders Inc.
House in DC Ranch #2
Mark Bosclair
“Ceiling beams” — kerryhamilton
Trillium Enterprises, INC.
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Queen Anne Victorian Living Room with Built Ins
This quaint victorian was custom outfitted with wainscoting, beautiful built-in bench seating, and hand-painted kitchen tile. © Holly Lepere
“Floor” — thefranklinhouse
Nance Lee
Mosquera Barnwood Kitchen
Fluted Apron Sink
“Whitehaus Farmhaus Fireclay Quatro Alcove sink WHQ330” — Whitehaus Collection
Trillium Enterprises, INC.
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Queen Anne Victorian Vintage Kitchen
A completely restored vintage oven complements this highly detailed victorian home's kitchen. © Holly Lepere
“nice tile” — scootbug11
Martin Architect, Inc.
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Evansted West End
View of Kitchen, Light stained Cabinets, Ceramic Tile Floors, High end Appliances, Bright Caribbean Painted walls
“wall color” — dhgeorgian
Mitchell Brock
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TimberFrame Creek House
Welcome to upscale farm life! This 3 storey Timberframe Post and Beam home is full of natural light (with over 20 skylights letting in the sun!). Features such as bronze hardware, slate tiles and cedar siding ensure a cozy "home" ambience throughout. No chores to do here, with the natural landscaping, just sit back and relax!
“oven” — Tamara Ross
Nance Lee
Mosquera Barnwood Kitchen
"New" barnwood kitchen with 100 year old wood. With soffits gone, custom cabinets were built to the ceiling with open top display shelving.
“Barn slab door” — ralene40
Harris Myers Design
Fun with Tile!!
Eclectic Kitchen in Tucson, AZ. Photo courtesy of Harris Myers Design
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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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