45 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 
In Situ Architecture
skidmore passivhaus
jeremy bittermann
“Stainless” — jessculpan
Franck Minieri, Photographer
6 Reviews
Le Saléya
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“colors” — Susan Rahyar
building Lab, inc.
11 Reviews
rutledge st. residence - from open kitchen to the view
this extensive whole house remodel in the bernal heights area of san francisco transforms the home from insular and compartmentalized to open and flowing. the most prominent moves include reorganization of and opening up the main stair, relocation of the kitchen and capture of space under house for master suite. the new stair draws light deep into the entry foyer and features a...More
“Two tone” — autoscrub
j9 design
Belvedere, CA Residence Remodel
Functional area of kitchen features a 4 x 8 island with seating, TV and storage; conversion varnish lower cabinets and walnut full height cabinets; Caesarsone(c) counters
“Blue cabs” — brendazzle
Kahn Design Associates
Spruce Residence
photos by Ken Gutmaker
“cabinets” — Gary Baker
Make Your House A Home
18 Reviews
McDonough Heights Project
Sibylla Herbrich Photography
“Island seating” — Kim Thompson
Trademark Architecture + Interiors
3 Reviews
Walnut Creek Contempory Shingle Remodel and Addition
The new Kitchen is open and casual. There is a built-in banquette for casual dining and a planning center that helps to keep the family organized.
“Good tile design!” — elizabethhk
Wyland Interior Design Center
22 Reviews
Bremerton's Rocky Point Kitchen
Close-up of the stove back splash area. The large carrot center tile is from Landmark Metal Tile, with a matching metal liner for the border. The field tile and outside border tile is 2x2 polished marble tiles. Under the decorative wooden corbels is 1x1 polished Black Galaxy granite mosaic tile to each side to helps to frame the area.
“backsplash” — tvmoody
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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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