19 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 
Mercury Mosaics and Tile
102 Reviews
Klopp Kitchen/Dining Room
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Who says neutral tile can't be beautiful? This kitchen features our handmade tile in Light Grey. The fireplace in the dining room complements the kitchen's backsplash in the exact same tile. It creates a truly clean, modern and beautiful space. 3"x6" Subway Tile - 815W Light Grey
“dairy sink doesn't clash” — willwhit3
California Builder Distributors, Inc
25 Reviews
Whirlpool- "Black and White"
Ideabooks123
Questions1
“Fridge” — dane1022
Mercury Mosaics and Tile
102 Reviews
Klopp Kitchen/Dining Room
Ideabooks116
Questions0
Who says neutral tile can't be beautiful? This kitchen features our handmade tile in Light Grey. The fireplace in the dining room complements the kitchen's backsplash in the exact same tile. It creates a truly clean, modern and beautiful space. 3"x6" Subway Tile - 815W Light Grey
“colors” — Nina Ribbeklint
Mercury Mosaics and Tile
102 Reviews
Klopp Kitchen/Dining Room
Ideabooks29
Questions0
Who says neutral tile can't be beautiful? This kitchen features our handmade tile in Light Grey. The fireplace in the dining room complements the kitchen's backsplash in the exact same tile. It creates a truly clean, modern and beautiful space. 3"x6" Subway Tile - 815W Light Grey
“light grey with white cabinets and dark countertops” — mgeloneck
Mercury Mosaics and Tile
102 Reviews
Dayton Kitchen
Ideabooks26
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This kitchen features 3"x6" field tile in Seafoam glaze. This glaze is particularly interesting because it has quite a bit of variation and can get some spots of brown in it that only show up after they come out of our kiln. It is especially useful if you're ever going for a more "worn" look. 3"x6" Subway Tile - 213 Seafoam
“backsplash” — marion4982
Metro Tiles Geebung
Hexagon Havana Kitchen Splash
Ideabooks77
Questions0
FAP
“Very cool splash back and industrial lights” — pjl08
Ignacio Salas-Humara Architect LLC
1 Review
Pivot Pad, Ignacio Salas-Humara Architect
Ideabooks123
Questions2
Because of the tight budget, the kitchen had to be small, but had to be hardworking and efficient. We used the dining table as an additional worktop during cooking. We found that the most cost-effective cabinets and appliances were from IKEA, which totaled $6000. Sea green glass tile backsplash. Light fixtures are from IKEA. PHOTO: Ignacio Salas-Humara
“greentile” — redneckyankee
Yipkiyeh Interiors
2 Reviews
TINY Condo
Ideabooks13
Questions0
“Like it, ad pantry cupboard” — petrabecca
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FAIRFAX MARBLE
Loudoun County Tile, Stone & Countertops
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Dominion Granite & Marble
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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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