142 Modern 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 modern 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 
Meier Residential
Westlake Kitchen Remodel
Meier Residential, LLC
“Phone chargers under bench” — mdl272422
Paragon Kitchens
12 Reviews
Robin Kitchen
An all-white high gloss modern kitchen accented with a bold splash of orange. Induction-compatible pots and pans are stored in drawers with an adjustable divider for lids.
“pot drawer” — cgocool
The Neil Kelly Company
10 Reviews
East Portland Ranch
Aaron Ziltener/Neil Kelly Company
“Terroir a epice” — alainguim
Loudoun County Kitchen & Bath Designer
Best of Houzz 2014
We create award winning kitchens/baths designed to suit your lifestyle! The heart of the home is always the kitchen-Let our 20 yrs of experience help you create one that is as easy as it is beautiful.
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Baeder Kitchen
The marble tile backsplash unites the kitchen and pantry visually with a subtle but lively pattern. The colors in the backsplash tie all of the different elements of the kitchen together. The tile pattern is both traditional and "edgy." It is a 2 x 2 pattern, but each square is cut either in matchstick thin slivers or on a single diagonal thereby giving the vertical surface ...More
“underneath lighting” — mkdonohue
Kitchen Mart
3 Reviews
Gold River Kitchen
Designer: Maura Eastwood
“Cork floor” — monergistmeg
Hans Krug Fine European Cabinetry
6 Reviews
Johnson Residence
Jim Schmid Photography
“Colours” — amyruth16
Laqfoil Ltd.
8 Reviews
Steampunk-inspired Art on Kitchen Ceiling
A digitally printed stretch ceiling insert adds interest and ties colours and textures together while keeping the look clean and modern
“canvas stretch ceiling” — Kevin Vosburgh
CK Architects
12 Reviews
Tiny House Camper
Russell Campaigne
“Kitchen style” — Zudora Valentino
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Maison Warehouse
"Home Redefined, Inside & Out" Servicing Northern Virginia
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Greensward LLC
Loudoun Landscape Architect & Contractor
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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 modern 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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