42 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 
Adrienne DeRosa
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Lu-In+Dave: Squirrel Hill, PA
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The couple's new kitchen, finished in 2011, makes wise use of a narrow space. The volume of an open cabinet maintains a spacious feel, with plate racks keeping daily wares in arm's reach. Sporting a bright-yellow finish, custom maple cabinets were treated with aniline dye. This process allows the natural grain of the wood to come through, lending subtle texture and an air ...More
“Tile” — lgohl
Adrienne DeRosa
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Lu-In+Dave: Squirrel Hill, PA
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Creating access to a new outdoor balcony, architect Mary Cerrone replaced the window with a full-pane glass door. The challenge of a narrow thoroughfare was overcome by implementing a sliding screen, which when opened slides into a pocket behind the refrigerator. By placing a focal point of bright color in the doorway, the room gains a feeling of greater depth, while the d...More
“Sliding door” — love58
Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.
29 Reviews
Fox Hollow Residence
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Angle Eye Photography
“do not like mixing cabinet finishes - do not like painted with wood finish - prefer finishes all be” — Judie Travis
Lynda Miehe Associates
Keslake 1
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“Yellow wall” — rkm21
Connor Remodeling & Design, Inc.
4 Reviews
Wood countertop kitchen
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Newly remodeled kitchen with painted cabinetry, marble perimeter countertop, large island with solid wood countertop, hardwood hand scrapped flooring, tile backsplash, farm house sink, undercabinet lighting, pendant lighting
“drawers so I no longer would need to stand on my head to find things!” — riebin1750
We Got Lites
2 Reviews
Burnished Silvertone Chandelier
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Contemporary kitchen featuring elegant above island lighting, leather chairs and dark wood stained cabinets. Burnished Silvertone Chandelier available from www.wegotlites.com This chandelier from Crystorama's Eva collection features a burnished silver finish.
Avocado Sweets Interior Design Studio
3 Reviews
Winchmore Hill Kitchen Extension
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To make the most of a small, dark kitchen space we devised a glass lean-to extension to create a light, stylish dining area. Underfoot, ribbed porcelain tiles with underfloor heating add a luxurious warmth to the kitchen.
“Back splash” — eclipsefoto
Dan Kitchens Australia
8 Reviews
Tennyson Point
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Murray Fredericks Photography
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L & B Enterprises
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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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