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No room is quite as multifunctional as the kitchen. The hub of the home, this space has evolved from a strictly utilitarian unit into a versatile room to prepare food, entertain guests and share meals. If you’re looking to do a kitchen remodel, keep in mind that a successful kitchen design needs to blend functionality with personal prerequisites. Find thousands of kitchen ideas to help you come up with the perfect design for your space.

When discovering kitchen ideas, there are several aspects to consider and keep in mind as you browse kitchen photos. First and foremost, you should carefully consider your layout and where to place large appliances. Next, you should focus on storage; kitchens contain a lot of utensils, pots, pans and gadgets, and you need to have enough space to store all of your favorites within easy reach. Lastly, your room should reflect your personality with its decor and vibe. The ultimate goal of all kitchens should be to create the most functional yet beautiful space possible to meet your eating and entertaining needs.

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. When it comes to layout, always optimize your space; focus on functionality and how your design can cater to the needs of you and your family. For tight spaces, a galley layout is a great kitchen remodeling 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 design with a big center island or peninsula. These shapes provide plenty of cabinet and countertop space, and you can add a bar-height counter to the island for an instant eat-in space. Reviewing kitchen pictures and photos are a great way to to get a feel for different kitchen layouts and help you decide what you want.

Another essential kitchen remodel essential to consider is the work triangle, which is a 70-year-old concept that is still highly utilized within the design world today. A simple idea that can save both time and energy, the work triangle connects the three main work areas: the sink, the stove and the refrigerator. As a general guideline, the distance between these areas should be no less than 4 feet and no larger than 9 feet. The sum of all three sides of the triangle should be between 13 feet and 26 feet. Given how highly effective this utilitarian design is, definitely take it into account when considering kitchen designs.

How can I add more kitchen storage?


Kitchen designs can be a complex undertaking given the sheer amount of items that the room usually contains. In order to store and organize all your cookware, bakeware and small appliances, you need cabinets, drawers and shelves to spare. To maximize your space, you can include cabinets in your island, purchase spice racks, install hanging pot racks, insert pullout storage and invest in a cart. You want to achieve clutter-free countertops, so also consider spaces you may never have before, such as corners or under the sink. You can also free up some space by storing infrequently used items outside of actual kitchens, like in storage rooms or basements.

What materials and finishes should I use in my kitchen design?


Picking interesting materials is key for helping your kitchen ideas stand out. When it comes to counters, granite and marble countertops are elegant options, while concrete, limestone and stainless steel counters are a little more in vogue. Frosted cabinets are great for a more modern element, while painted cabinets make for a nice but inexpensive touch. If you’re looking for kitchen design ideas that have a bit of color, consider adding a bright mosaic tile backsplash or pick out a vibrant floor finish.

What kind of kitchen decor should I choose?


When looking for kitchen decorating ideas, take into consideration which kitchen remodeling ideas inspire you. Given the fact that this room is the heart of your home and where the majority of eating and entertaining takes place, walking into it should evoke joy and energy. Black and white color patterns are simple yet elegant, whereas usage of colors like yellow and turquoise make for bright and cheery kitchens. Novelty signs and marquee letters liven up any room, and items such as family pictures, placemats and tabletop decorations add subtle variety and personality. Another pragmatic kitchen decorating idea is adding a chalkboard to jot down notes, events, grocery lists or recipes, as well as a big calendar that the family can all contribute to. Adding a succulent arrangement or herb garden to the windowsill livens up the space (literally) and can balance out designs that may feel too heavy in one element or another.

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Midcentury modern kitchen designs - Example of a midcentury modern ceramic floor and brown floor kitchen design in San Francisco with flat-panel cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, marble backsplash, colored appliances, a peninsula and white backsplash

The clients—a chef and a baker—desired a light-filled space with stylish function allowing them to cook, bake and entertain. Craig expanded the kitchen by removing a wall, vaulted the ceiling and enlarged the windows. Photo: Helynn Ospina
Good counterspace. Fridge & stove in a light color? - bashfuldoc

Transitional open concept kitchen appliance - Inspiration for a transitional u-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen remodel in Other with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, subway tile backsplash, paneled appliances, an island and black countertops

Matthew Niemann Photography www.matthewniemann.com
Inspiration for a transitional u-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen remodel in Other with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, subway tile backsplash, paneled appliances, an island and black countertops
white cabinets, love go to ceiling. Herring bone back splash Mix of white and black - catherinehodges

Large cottage galley gray floor and cement tile floor enclosed kitchen photo in New York with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, marble countertops, white backsplash, wood backsplash, no island and white countertops

Large transitional eat-in kitchen remodeling - Eat-in kitchen - large transitional l-shaped dark wood floor eat-in kitchen idea in New York with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, granite countertops, multicolored backsplash, stone slab backsplash, paneled appliances and an island

The stainless steel double oven and range hood compliment the white cabinetry and metal hardware. Warm tones in the stonewood granite backsplash and island countertop add interest and depth. Dark hardwood floors ground the space. The island features an integrated cutting board and trash bins creating a functional workspace. Ilir Rizaj
Love the pull out cutting board over the trash can - webuser_380833078

Mediterranean eat-in kitchen ideas - Inspiration for a mediterranean l-shaped dark wood floor eat-in kitchen remodel in Los Angeles with raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops

Siri Bertling
Inspiration for a mediterranean l-shaped dark wood floor eat-in kitchen remodel in Los Angeles with raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Glass Cabinets and Raised Bar Counter. - richard_peart58

Traditional kitchen designs - Elegant kitchen photo in New York

Elegant kitchen photo in New York
Kitchen cabinets, like color too - katiedavis2457

Large transitional kitchen pantry photos - Example of a large transitional galley medium tone wood floor and brown floor kitchen pantry design in DC Metro with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, quartzite countertops, gray backsplash, mosaic tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a peninsula and gray countertops

Pull out vertical storage for trays and cutting boards make accessing these items a breeze.
Example of a large transitional galley medium tone wood floor and brown floor kitchen pantry design in DC Metro with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, quartzite countertops, gray backsplash, mosaic tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a peninsula and gray countertops
Again, a great idea I would use alot - maria_coleman82

Transitional kitchen appliance - Transitional medium tone wood floor kitchen photo in Baltimore with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, black cabinets, marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, marble backsplash and white countertops

Photography by Jennifer Hughes
Transitional medium tone wood floor kitchen photo in Baltimore with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, black cabinets, marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, marble backsplash and white countertops
Dark shaker drawer front and handle placement. Lower drawer font no handle. - asengsy

Mid-sized transitional kitchen inspiration - Mid-sized transitional galley gray floor and medium tone wood floor kitchen photo in Miami with recessed-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, marble countertops, gray backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and an undermount sink

The long kitchen island, as well as the cabinets flanking the stove, are augmented by a refrigerator and cabinetry along the right wall. Andy Frame Photography
absolutely beautiful I think this is what I want - webuser_3981875376932672

Traditional kitchen pictures - Kitchen - traditional kitchen idea in Orange County with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets and gray countertops

Kitchen - traditional kitchen idea in Orange County with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets and gray countertops
Appliance garage - next to fridge? - scarr1336

Everling Interiors, LLC Location: Ashburn, VA, USA Went room by room with the client de-cluttering, cleaning and staging. 7 showing later, a ratified contract was received the next day!

Transitional open concept kitchen appliance - Transitional l-shaped open concept kitchen photo in New York with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, colored appliances, an island and white countertops

Transitional l-shaped open concept kitchen photo in New York with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, colored appliances, an island and white countertops
Beautiful range!! I think I may go with this color! Love it sooo much!! I’m sure Blue Star has a similar color - uprootedtexan

Small traditional kitchen pantry designs - Small elegant ceramic floor kitchen pantry photo in Other with white cabinets

Small elegant ceramic floor kitchen pantry photo in Other with white cabinets
R broom cabinet on end of refrigerator - ryan_amy

Mid-sized contemporary eat-in kitchen designs - Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary galley gray floor and vinyl floor eat-in kitchen remodel in New York with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, solid surface countertops, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an undermount sink, a peninsula, glass sheet backsplash and white countertops

Jacob Snavely
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary galley gray floor and vinyl floor eat-in kitchen remodel in New York with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, solid surface countertops, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an undermount sink, a peninsula, glass sheet backsplash and white countertops
Peninsula has a nice look. Don't take peninsula off the table - webuser_588805879

Large transitional open concept kitchen appliance - Large transitional medium tone wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen photo in Oklahoma City with shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, stainless steel appliances and an island

This creative transitional space was transformed from a very dated layout that did not function well for our homeowners - who enjoy cooking for both their family and friends. They found themselves cooking on a 30" by 36" tiny island in an area that had much more potential. A completely new floor plan was in order. An unnecessary hallway was removed to create additional space and a new traffic pattern. New doorways were created for access from the garage and to the laundry. Just a couple of highlights in this all Thermador appliance professional kitchen are the 10 ft island with two dishwashers (also note the heated tile area on the functional side of the island), double floor to ceiling pull-out pantries flanking the refrigerator, stylish soffited area at the range complete with burnished steel, niches and shelving for storage. Contemporary organic pendants add another unique texture to this beautiful, welcoming, one of a kind kitchen! Photos by David Cobb Photography.
Tall pull out pantry (can I do in kitchen? Bar? Master bath? - webuser_723405249

Traditional kitchen ideas - Example of a classic l-shaped dark wood floor and brown floor kitchen design in San Francisco with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, white backsplash, marble backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island

Example of a classic l-shaped dark wood floor and brown floor kitchen design in San Francisco with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, white backsplash, marble backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island
Top white / bottom darker color - lisa_sperling5

Contemporary enclosed kitchen remodeling - Example of a trendy u-shaped gray floor enclosed kitchen design in Nashville with open cabinets, white cabinets and white countertops

Reed Brown Photography
Example of a trendy u-shaped gray floor enclosed kitchen design in Nashville with open cabinets, white cabinets and white countertops
Pantry lighting - ours is too dark - scarr1336

Farmhouse kitchen ideas - Kitchen - farmhouse l-shaped concrete floor and gray floor kitchen idea in Salt Lake City with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, green cabinets, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops

Kitchen - farmhouse l-shaped concrete floor and gray floor kitchen idea in Salt Lake City with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, green cabinets, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
built in lighting on walls near stove? - jpgonzalez

Hodges Windows & Doors
Large trendy brick floor entryway photo in DC Metro with white walls and a white front door

Mid-sized transitional enclosed kitchen appliance - Mid-sized transitional l-shaped linoleum floor enclosed kitchen photo in New York with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops, white backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances and no island

Wing Wong/Memories TTL
Mid-sized transitional l-shaped linoleum floor enclosed kitchen photo in New York with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops, white backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances and no island
like in drawer charging.. also for appliances? - akascooter99

Transitional kitchen remodeling - Example of a transitional u-shaped light wood floor and beige floor kitchen design in Austin with a farmhouse sink, raised-panel cabinets, black cabinets, gray backsplash, paneled appliances, an island, white countertops and quartz countertops

Matthew Niemann Photography
Example of a transitional u-shaped light wood floor and beige floor kitchen design in Austin with a farmhouse sink, raised-panel cabinets, black cabinets, gray backsplash, paneled appliances, an island, white countertops and quartz countertops
LUV mix of metals and dark and light Gorgeous - catherinehodges

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