23 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 
Tenhulzen Residential
2 Reviews
Reconfiguration of the exising kitchen/living room area yielded a more gracious entertaining space with unobstructed views and natural lighting. The pre-finished flooring is a 5" width plank from Dansk Hardwood: Vintage Birch Hard-scraped Solid in the "Toast" finish with satin sheen. Last I checked, it was discontinued by the manufacturer.
“Kitchen 1” — karabeth111
Denise Morrison Interiors
13 Reviews
Newport Beach
Photo by Rod Foster
“backsplash/floor maybe..” — ajrup
Tindall Architecture Workshop
20 Reviews
Buist Residence
Photo by Firewater Photography
“colors” — Alice Kenniff
Loudoun County Interior Designer
We specialize in universal and sustainable design. We believe that the interior environment should be functional, affordable, accessible, sustainable - AND attractive and welcoming!
Haven Design Workshop
5 Reviews
Lake Whatcom Residence
Contemporary kitchen with a stainless steel farm sink located on the peninsula with looks directly into the great room.
“sink” — feefdeg
Rochelle Lynne Design
5 Reviews
Vintage Kitchen mix.
Kitchen renovation with stained hickory, distressed & glazed red painted, and vanilla white cabinetry. Natural slate counter and cast iron farmhouse sink.
“red island” — esteglich
Tenhulzen Residential
2 Reviews
Kitchen to dining area
Abiance and entertainment are viewable from the kitchen to maintain an inclusive feel. A 12-place rustic table comforably stretches broadways across the fireplace.
“Wood floor color” — jeannelutz
Kitchens & Baths Of Norwood
1 Review
Wood-mode/Brookhaven Cabinetry
“Backsplash and legs of counter” — psrhouse
Blue Ridge Kitchens & Baths
2 Reviews
Zilberman Project
Two tone cabinet finishes with center island, stainless steel appliances, copper apron sink. Madison door design by DeWils custom cabinets. Project renovation done by WP McGarry of Belvidere, NJ. Photo take by Jason Gobee of the Blue Ridge Lumber Co.
“Molding” — lpandolfo
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Closet Factory
DC Closet Storage & organization design and installation
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ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc.
Northern Virginia Shower Glass and Mirror Designer
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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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