44 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 
Poolehaus Residential Design
5 Reviews
Minimal Modern
Photos by Alistair Tutton Photography.
“high gloss white cabinets with glass backsplash” — funhasjustbegun
Terris Lightfoot Contracting Ltd.
2 Reviews
Riley Park House
barry calhoun
“Wood trim around white cabinets” — smedley
Mercury Mosaics and Tile
86 Reviews
Blue Haven Kitchen
Using field tile in a light yet colorful tile adds great dimension to your kitchen. That's exactly what these homeowners did. The beautiful, quiet blue color plays perfectly off of the white tile and dark countertops, making for an overall great kitchen
“with green backsplash?” — chateaushattuck
14 Reviews
Brookfield Kitchen Sink
Kohler Co.
“cast iron, good for white sinks” — dstricker
Subway Tile Outlet
5 Reviews
Glass Tile Backsplashes by SubwayTileOutlet
This beautiful beach kitchen was given a modern update using Sky Blue glass subway tile on its backsplash.
“blue” — Mid Century Mosaics
Cummings Architects
11 Reviews
Cozy Kitchen
The kitchen is often said to be the heart of the house, a place of warmth and comfort where people can’t help but linger. Our redesign of the kitchen in this Newburyport, MA Greek Revival home was designed to elicit exactly that feeling. Taking its cue from the original fireplace, a brick accent at the modern range to ties the old to the new. Salvaged wood countertops and a tin...More
“Everything” — Megan Kelley
Herlong and Associates Interiors
1 Review
Wild Dunes Cottage
Photography by Patrick Brickman
“ceiling color” — bmfiore
RDM Architecture
14 Reviews
C2 Residence Renovations
Modern update of a kitchen and family room. Natural light was the goal and now we've got plenty with a new full height window, sliding patio door and the clerestory windows into the sunroom. A back painted glass back splash, white cabinets with glass, and light colored counters help to further brighten the room.
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When revamping 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 in your design.

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?

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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