113 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 
Evens Architects
5 Reviews
Santa Monica Beach House
Ideabooks14,587
Questions14
Santa Monica Beach House, Evens Architects - Kitchen Photo by Manolo Langis
“Tile with coutners - Heath Ceramics tile in Grey Whale and Pietra del Cardoso sandstone that looks l” — rkross610
DiGiacomo Homes & Renovation
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2013 Green Dream Home
Ideabooks6,966
Questions13
Builder: Rocky DiGiacomo, DiGiacomo Homes & Renovation Interior Designer: Gigi DiGiacomo, DiGiacomo Homes & Renovation Architect: Ryan Fish, AIA Photographer: Susan Gilmore
“Countertops, colors” — Chris Braden
Juidiith Clawson
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Ideabooks3,368
Questions9
“cabinets” — lesfray
Flagg Coastal Homes
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Salty Dog
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Ed Gohlich
“range hood in white” — lwoj
Staging Artists
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Recent Installations
Ideabooks1,528
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“Colors” — Chris Braden
brio interior design
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Phinney Ridge Kitchen Remodel
Ideabooks725
Questions1
The principal design goal of this remodel was to update, enhance and open up the tired, and barely functioning kitchen in this Mid Century Phinney Ridge home. We began opening up the space by removing the wall that separated the existing kitchen from the dining room and living room. We created a larger window at the sink, and eliminated other windows in order to maximize the...More
“Linoleum floors and cabinet color” — ed85
Visbeen Architects
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Kitchen
Ideabooks6,311
Questions15
The open plan kitchen is sunny and bright and features the charm and character of the past with the full conveniences of the present
“Super White Quartzite!” — Leo Bley
Kimberley Homes
Jagare Ridge Buena Vista Showhome
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Questions3
Merle Prosofsky Photography
“built in wine rack” — Marina Luskin Williams
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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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