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85 Kitchen Design Ideas - Remodeling Ideas for Interior Design


Make It Feel Extra Homey

Katie Newburn

Just because your kitchen doesn't get a ton of natural light doesn't mean it can't have a sunny disposition. The cheerful yellow wallpaper in Shavonda Gardner's kitchen proves it. Featuring unlacquered copper pots, soapstone counters that quickly patina, and a simple central dining table instead of a kitchen island, the kitchen's lived-in atmosphere instantly makes anyone who enters feel right at home.


Place Extra Chairs in Low-Traffic Corners

Annie Schlechter

If the space is small, play around with fun wallpaper. Something with a little sheen will make the room gleam... even if you haven't gotten to the dishes in, uh, a while. Sheila Bridges also opted for a complementary fabric on these accent chairs to enhance the blues throughout and tucked them in a low-traffic corner for convenience.


Use Statement Fabric for Seating

Nicole Franzen

Designer Kristin Fine gave her classic farmhouse a modern twist with glossy zellige tiles on the walls, Calacatta marble from ABC Stone on the counters, and vintage opaline pendants, black flush mounts, and vintage stools reupholstered in a mossy Pierre Frey fabric. The exposed beams maintain the countryside roots of the home and the pale green tones honor the forest views outside.


Start With One Accent Piece

Haris Kenjar

This kitchen was designed around the homeowners's inherited ceramic collection. She told designer Andy Beers of Ore Studios that she wanted the blue midcentury serve ware and tableware to anchor the entire space, so they mixed in open cubbies and added splashes of red for a vibrant yet straightforward color palette.


Remodel Cabinet Uppers to Optimize Storage

Heidi Caillier Design

If your kitchen wall is lined with windows, consider adding a pretty treatment that doesn't totally block the light, like cafe curtains, and make sure your lower cabinets can take care of most of the storage needs. This way, you can forgo lining the wall with uppers. Instead, install one strategic column. Heidi Caillier customized the open shelves for cookbooks, plates, drinkware, and even artwork.


Consider the Whole Home

Thijs de Leeuw/Space Content/Living Inside

Designer Nicole Dohmen of Atelier ND only set one rule when embarking on this kitchen remodel: “No more pink!” The rest of the home is dominated by rosy hues, so to prevent it from taking over the kitchen while still ensuring flow with the surrounding rooms, so went with earthy tones on the cabinets. Violet still makes an appearance in the Calacatta marble counter and backsplash zellige tiles, and a dusty blush tone veils the ceiling.


Paint Faux Floor Tiles

Read McKendree

Hang cafe curtains for a sweet, playful feel and a touch of privacy without totally blocking light, and then use a matching wallpaper or fabric to line glass-enclosed cabinets for cohesion and hidden storage. Kevin Isbell brought the blue and cream print on his to life by painting the floors a fun, checked pattern.


Take Inspiration from Professional Kitchens

Studio Diaa

Super-sleek yet also cozy, this kitchen designed by Studio DIAA blends farmhouse elements, like rustic wooden stools and blond shiplap ceilings, with more industrial materials for a balanced whole. The skylight along with the task pendant allows for optimal light while cooking.


Lean Into Eclecticism

Romanek Design Studio

This kitchen by Romanek Design Studio proves that balance is everything. The dark, moody tile walls, sleek backsplash, and stainless steel appliances assert an undeniably glam aesthetic while the wood and brass tones ground the space and give it that classic California warmth. The bohemian runner also adds just enough color and fun.


Bounce Light With Dramatic Black Tiles

Chris Mottalini

Designed by Nanette Brown, this striking kitchen is covered in glossy black subway tiles. Not only does that make all the surfaces super easy to clean, but it also helps bounce light and creates a cozy mood to really make the most of the small galley kitchen.


Hide Your Hood With Tiles

Heidi Caillier

Cover your hood in the same material as your backsplash to make it look sleek and clean. Here, interior designer Heidi Caillier camouflaged a bulky appliance with zellige tiles.


Cheer Things Up With Happy Paint Colors

Amy Neunsinger

Nickey Kehoe opted for a cream and pale yellow color scheme to lean into the warmth of the wood counters and terracotta floor tiles in this small pool house kitchen. The diamond cutouts in the cabinets add another punch of soothing symmetry.


Make a Mini Hidden Pantry

George Ross

Since not all pantry goods and appliances can fit in the main part of this kitchen in a great room designed by Brigitte Pearce, she decided to optimize a closet so that it's easily accessible from the cooking zone but also hidden from view in the lounge area. Textured glass pocket doors and bright red cabinets create a stylish surprise.


Repurpose Storage Unites

Luca Trovato

When you run out of cabinet space, just repurpose a dresser or armoire to house all of your plates, glasses, and serveware. Francophile Stephen Schubel gave his modest California cottage the royal treatment with antique gilded pieces and an Edwardian plaster cabinet.


Hide Ugly Views With Stained Glass


Stained glass is both good looking and clever. Reath Design blocked a view of the driveway and enhanced street-level privacy by replacing glass panes with colorfully painted ones. This is a great option when you want to introduce color and obstruct a view without blocking all the natural light.


Hang On Theme Artwork

Julian Wass

This misty green in a kitchen by Gary McBournie feels beachy, but it's also classic. Neutral décor, like a sisal rug, fresh marble counters, and oceanic artwork, strikes the balance between casual and formal in an open kitchen, too. That contrast is the key to making a tiny space feel dynamic.


Mirror Your Surfaces

Dries Otten

If you love shiny stainless steel and edgy mirrored surfaces, take the metallic look to the next level with a gold mirrored island. In this kitchen designed by Dries Otten, the island brings some glamour to the playful elements throughout, like the single pendant light, swirls of pink marble, and cobalt blue loft railing above.


Choose an Adventurous Wallpaper

James Merrell

This swirly wallpaper proves that making adventurous design decisions can pay off. In this kitchen designed by Rita Konig, the wallpaper in question is Antoinette Poisson's Jaipur. We love it even more paired with the rich purple-veined marble and painted cabinets. To protect it from water damage, Konig added an invisible glass over the wallpaper between the counter and cabinets.


Tuck Away Extra Appliances


Designed by Matthew Ferrarini, this kitchen is bursting with ingenious small-space solutions. He used folding wood pocket doors to conceal the entire counter and cabinet area against the wall. This would be a major game-changer in a studio apartment.


Mix Different Tones of One Color


This Eric Olsen kitchen has serious tile game. If you live by the coast but want something moodier or you simply love blue, take not from the rich navy, gray, and cobalt tones throughout.


Add an Extra Sink

Reath Design

An extra sink in this California kitchen by Reath Design doubles as a place to arrange flowers, thanks to a spacious worktop corner nestled into a bright corner. The designers created extra storage below the sink for tools and other essentials by hanging pleated curtains from rods. The skirt, exposed bricks, terra cotta tiles, and pendant lamp all bring a country feel to the mode modern marble.


Never Underestimate the Accents


Now this is how you light up a room. In this Parisian apartment by Studio Razavi, the dramatically large, undulating pendant opens everything up in one sweep. A fun magenta carafe adds a pop of color to the industrial kitchen.


Paint the Ceiling

Dominique Vorillon

Architecture and ornamental wall detailing make this kitchen whimsical—and just a touch dramatic. The lavender swirls of paint on a buttercream backdrop complement the elaborate blue chandelier, too. Then the classic, neutral cabinets and island ground the space.


Add Greenery or an Herb Garden

Hecker Guthrie

No room for a greenhouse or garden in your home? Start a mini plant collection in the kitchen instead. This way, you can exercise your green thumb and liven up the room (bonus: plant herbs for a truly useful indoor garden). In this kitchen designed by Hecker Guthrie, the glass cabinets add interest without making it feel cluttered.


Lean Into Your Fancy Side


Lacquer, marble, tiles, oh my! This fabulously over-the-top kitchen designed by Michelle Nussbaumer isn't afraid to have fun. For a similar look, choose a backsplash that corresponds with the kitchen island and then use tile on the floors.


Blend It All Together

David Tsay

A pale green blends seamlessly between the kitchen and dining area of this "jungalow," by Justina Blakeney, especially when paired with the Moroccan clay tile backsplash and ombre dining bar stools in the living room.


Embrace Existing Quirks

PHOTO: Matthew Williams; DESIGN: Studio DB

Rather than seeing the exposed pipe in this kitchen as a design flaw, Studio DB saw an opportunity for a fun pop of red. Now it looks like an edgy, industrial, unique, and colorful accent that anchors the kitchen and puts the stylish breakfast nook in the spotlight.


Try a Glass Backsplash

Danielle Colding

Subway tile isn't your only backsplash option. Danielle Colding used a glass backsplash for a shinier, more modern and cosmopolitan touch in this city apartment. It goes perfectly with the lacquered cabinets.


Forgo Closed Cabinets


Hang cloth curtains in front of your bottom shelves to hide storage essentials instead of opting for classic cabinets—like in this boldly-colored kitchen architect Viola Simoncioni created for her own home. It feels decidedly more retro and adds some movement.


Try an Accent Wall

Danielle Colding

When space is limited, you have to find creative ways to add a little fancy flair. Here, interior designer Danielle Colding added a powder blue accent wall and a sculpture but kept everything else glistening and white. The Chanel tray on the counter for serving also doubles as decor.


Paint Your Interior Cabinets

Arent & Pyke

An inky, marine blue will ground a kitchen in an open space and feel more formal than a light color without being as moody and as dark as black. We also love the idea of painting the interior cabinets a color that corresponds with an accent piece in the room, like this orange cabinet designed by Arent & Pyke to match the carpet.


Add a Serving Window

Romanek Design Studio

As seen in this Malibu kitchen by Romanek Design Studio, a serving window makes spaces feel more open and air but they also make life easier. Even better, they typically connect the kitchen to a backyard or deck space and promote indoor/outdoor living, so they're especially popular if you live somewhere warm and love to host al fresco dinners.


Rethink the Tile Pattern

Jenn Feldman Design

For this Los Angeles kitchen, Jenn Feldman Designs chose a tonal grout to blend in with the navy tile, which is set in a refreshingly unexpected chevron pattern. It feels unexpected and interesting but fits in well since it matches the lower cabinets.


Go Big With Open Shelves

Eric Ray Davidson

Have fun with open shelving, stacking plates and adding items that bring personality to the room as a whole. Try framed photos, candlesticks, and art. The retro red appliances are also definitely worth investing in if you love color and nostalgia.


Splurge on Stone Materials

Werner Straube

In this kitchen designed by Corey Damen Jenkins, the wood tones, brown marble swirls, and beige bar stools warm up the crisp white staples while the metallic accents add some glam. Jenkins says the granite "was a bit of a sell. I told the clients to look at it as art. Of course, now it's their favorite thing."


Lacquer Your Cabinets

Francesco Lagnese

Go glam with a high-gloss deep red reminiscent of wine. The robust, full color adds so much depth and glamour. Proof? This kitchen by Nick Olsen, where geometric tiles pump things up to the next level.


Add an Island Extensione

Hecker Guthrie

The light wood tones and metallic pendant warm up the otherwise cool space in this kitchen designed by Hecker Guthrie. This space also proves that a bistro round bistro table situated over the island makes a classic kitchen layout so much more interesting. And it's even fresher when you paint your bar stools a buoyant shade of mint green hue and hang a copper pendant light overhead.


Alternate Finishes

deVOL Kitchens

We're really digging the alternating black and gray stained wood cabinets in this deVOL kitchen. The varied tones (plus texture) adds interest to a neutral space. The sandy beige walls keep things neutral but warms thing a little more than a crisp white or super light gray. The shearling chair cover warms up, too, and the interior window creates flow and spreads the light.


Accomodate the Pets


Designed by Matthew Quinn, this kitchen island was customized with a dog bed to accomodate the family's best friend.


Use Your Surroundings as Inspo

Nicole Franzen

This coral pink kitchen is like being on vacation all year long. With rattan and bamboo staples and a fresh coat of cheerful pink paint, it's quirky, upbeat, and unique without being too over-the-top. If your home is somewhere warm or tropical, follow suite.


Dress Up With Gold

Arent & Pyke

There's nothing quite like metallic to make your interiors pop. Opt for a brushed gold finish on the kitchen cabinets and introduce more down to earth materials like jute to make sure it isn't too flashy, like in this Arent & Pyke-designed kitchen.


Go Retro

deVOL Kitchens

This retro-inspired deVOL kitchen is a beautiful blend of classic English design with contemporary functionality. The glass cabinet customized to fit right into the corner and looks beautiful with the baby pink paint and Kelly green backsplash. And of course, that wood-burning fireplace drives home the charm.


Invest In Appliances


When there's not much you can do with a cramped space without making it feel even smaller, add a rug. It'll warm it up, and add color and pattern without overwhelming your kitchen. Interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer also chose a warm color palette and packs plenty of texture-rich materials into the small space.


Be Thoughtful of Spacial Relation

Arent & Pyke

There's a lot to love about this kitchen designed by Arent & Pyke, but we're particularly impressed by the careful, asymmetrical balance happening here. The hood leans to the right of the room, as do the bar stools, which is subtlety reflected in the cream lumbar pillow camouflaging into the sofa. Meanwhile, the linear floating shelf in line with the hood as well as the light fixture, island counter, and sofa form a soothing sense of symmetry.


Use a Unique Stain

deVOL Kitchens

If you prefer the look of unpainted wood but also like to play with colors, consider dyeing your wood cabinets a unique color. In this deVOL kitchen, the aubergine island and lower corner cabinet is super unexpected. We're also loving all the exposed beams and casual floor tiling.


Use Metal Grates

David A Land

Can't decide between glass display cabinets and solid cabinets? Try this happy medium. The metal grates allow for partial visibility and add a shiny touch.


Take Design Risks With Lighting

PHOTO: Anson Smart; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke

Lighting provides the perfect opportunity to play with design, and scale in the kitchen. Arent & Pyke clustered a pair of long, narrow cylindrical pendants to offset the formality of this kitchen instead of going with a classic pendant light over the island.


Set the Scene

deVOL Kitchens

Contemporary kitchen or dreamy Victorian bistro? Everything in this deVOL kitchen contributes to the narrative of European nostalgia, from the olive green Smeg refrigerator camouflaging against the House of Hackney wallpaper to the wrought iron window boxes fastened to the skylight niches. We're in love.


Forgo Overhead Cabinets

Catherine Kwong

The narrow shape of the a galley kitchen tends to present some spacial challenges. In this one designed by Catherine Kwong, the designer opened things up by ditching upper cabinets in favor of a floating shelf. Opting for sconces instead of a flush mount or pendant helps make the ceilings feel a little higher, too.


Repurpose Old Items

PHOTO: Reid Rolls

Leanne Ford is the queen of revamping beat up and outdated things. Case in point? This rustic kitchen island. The tin bucket also looks upscale filled with a gorgeous bouquet of roses, as do the walls, thanks to a fresh coat of paint—in Ford's favorite color.


Bring in a Subtle Egde

PHOTO: Preston Schlebusch; DESIGN: Studio DB

Concrete floors brings an understated edge to this kitchen designed by Studio DB. While classic hardwood panels or fun colorful tiles would also work well in this family home, the sleek grittiness of concrete is a welcome surprise.


Hang Plants

deVOL Kitchens

This country chic kitchen by deVOL is so full of life. The light yellow-painted beams fill it with a sunny energy while the hanging plants and framed plant print make it feel fresh and easygoing, as do the laidback terra cotta floor tiles.


Use Creative Shelving

Romanek Design Studio

Use open shelving to add to the utilitarian feel that's still stylish. In this kitchen, Romanek Design Studio opted for a shelving unit that didn't require any renovations and complements the formal black marble surfaces as well as the more casual tile floors.


Play Up Architectural Quirks

Mikhail Loskutov

Stained glass, but make it 21st century. If you live in a space that has quirky interior windows (fun fact that I learned at the Tenement Museum: Many old apartment buildings have them because they were built to increase air circulation as a preventative measure against tuberculosis), here's how to make them look intentional and incredibly stylish. In his Brooklyn apartment, Crosby Studios designer Harry Nuriev now gets to look through a rose-colored window every day. He used cut-to-size plexiglass from a shop on Canal street, according to Architectural Digest.


Make It Moody

Fantastic Frank

There's nothing sexier than matte black when it comes to kitchen paint colors. Except, that is, when you cover the bottom of the overhead cabinets with a gold mirrored material.


Use Tile as a Transition

Lisa Romerein

Try a bold tile to bridge the transition between a darker and lighter colors. We're obsessed with the blue encaustic tile in this kitchen by Steve Pallrand, especially when warmed up by classic wood cabinets and a little plant collection.


Lay a Round Rug

Nicole Franzen

Instead of opting for a narrow runner in the kitchen, bring in a round jute rug to warm things up. This shape will work especially well in an open kitchen without a rectangular island breaking up the space.


Have Fun With Backsplash

deVOL Kitchens

When it comes to a backsplash, let your imagination run wild. This eclectic turquoise deVOL kitchen gets a surge of graphic style from the artful backsplash. The retro appliances and farmhouse dining table maintain the homey feel.


Forget the Kitchen Island

PHOTO: Reid Rolls; DESIGN: Leanne Ford Interiors

If you're kitchen is blessed with tons of counter room for cooking and you want to try something different with the leftover space, fill it with a dining table instead. Choose something with similar proportions, like a large rustic dining table, to achieve a similar layout but with a new twist. We're also into the hide area rug under the table in this kitchen designed by Leanne Ford—it's a the perfect dose of warmth.


Make Glassware Pop

deVOL Kitchens

Why hide your favorite glassware behind closed cabinets when they can be displayed out in the open, doubling as decor? The magenta wine glasses in this deVOL Kitchens townhouse accentuate the statement sofa.


Spice Up the Island

Arent & Pyke

A folded effect over the edge of the multi-hued island in this Arent & Pyke kitchen feels fresh and fun while keeping the room understated. The circle motif repeats in the pendant light and as a unique custom handle pull on the cabinets.


Paint the Floors

Savage Gibson

In this bright kitchen , the spring green painted hardwood floors feel like a warm welcome. The framed print, linen curtains, and striped ares rug carry that sentiment throughout the space. Another important takeaway? A bar cart is probably the finishing touch you didn't know you need in a narrow kitchen without an island.


Let the Light Pour In

PHOTO: Felix Forest; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke

Aside from being calming and aesthetically pleasing, having plenty of natural light makes the kitchen a lot easier to work in. When starting from scratch, think about your layout strategically so the spaces where you do the most work are closest to the windows, like the sink placement in this kitchen designed by Arent & Pyke. Then, then add task lighting under the cabinets far away from overhead and natural light.


Open It Up With Interior Glass

Hecker Guthrie

This space designed by Hecker Guthrie is a happy medium between an open floor plan and a closed/ split floor plan thanks to the interior glass doors framing the dining room. The dramatic effect is amplified by the light fixture over the dining table, which also helps transition the kitchen to the rest of the space.


Try Something Unexpected

David Duncan Livingston

Burnt orange cabinets are unexpected, but add a rustic touch to a kitchen. To add to the effect, hand-forged iron lanterns were hung, but painted white inside to reflect more light onto the island. Copy this slim kitchen island if your space is small since it gets the job done without looking out of scale.


Paint It Two Tones

deVOL Kitchens

Why settle for one color when you could have two? Just make sure you choose two complimentary colors so nothing clashes, like the muted mint green and dusty rose pink in this deVOL kitchen. The wood elements and traditional design balance things out nicely, too.


Try A French Brasserie Look

Bjorn Wallender

The decorative brass grilles and accents around the stovetop, plus the white pendant lights give this renovated kitchen by Summer Thornton a French brasserie feel. Storage baskets under the kitchen island table dress things down just a touch.


Use All Available Space

Sara Tramp

Designed by Velinda Hellen of Emily Henderson Design, this kitchen uses every square each strategically. Since it's tiny, every nook and cranny matters, from the storage basket above the sink to the wall hooks on the side of the cabinet and two-tier floating shelves.


Make Marble The Main Attraction

Björn Wallander

Don't be afraid to go marble crazy, from the backsplashes to the countertops and even the floors. The slabs of barely gray honed Carrara marble covering the kitchen of Maxwell Ryan's Hamptons home make for a clean, airy look.


Create A Party On Your Floor

House Beautiful

An orange checkerboard floor brightens up this mostly white kitchen by Gary McBournie, while the contrasting blue door adds a quirky touch. Translation: Loosen up and opt for bold colors.


Think Practically With Seating

Ngoc Minh Ngo

Barstools with a back are objectively more comfortable for posting up at the kitchen island. They're also a safer option for kiddos at the kitchen counter, a consideration Barrie Benson surely made in this family home.


Accent With Brass

deVOL Kitchens

These creamy light brown walls in a gorgeous deVOL kitchen make for the perfect backdrop. The deep blue-gray kitchen island mixed with cool marble surfaces and brass hardware is such a beautifully surprising combination with the strong, earthy walls. Swapping out hardware is an easy way to liven up an all-white kitchen. Choose brass to add a bit of elegance.


Drop Your Floor

Annie Schlechter

A dropped floor makes a rustic kitchen feel even larger and special. The exposed wood beams in the ceiling of this kitchen by Jane Hawkins Hoke give it that farmhouse vibe while the fresh coat of paint and pristine condition assure a contemporary, clean atmosphere.


Pick A Bold Color

Amy Neunsinger

Take blue and white to the next level with a vibrant burst of cobalt, like in this dreamy kitchen by Mark D. Sikes. It makes a statement but still feels classic and is simply perfect for a coastal beach house (or just someone who wishes they lived a little closer to the ocean).


Draw the Eye Up

deVOL Kitchens

Though most of us don't love the look of old heating furnaces in the kitchen, there's not a great alternative. Draw the eye upward with a hanging structure as done here in this deVOL kitchen. Whether you display wind chimes or hang your linens here, it'll come in handy beyond it's aesthetic value.


Make It Monochrome

Jonny Valiant

A glazed backsplash and weathered oak island feel sleek and sexy in this kitchen by Jon de la Cruz. Plus, the hanging rack is functional and stylish. If you love the monochrome look but want a little more soul, take note.


Get a Wood Island to Ground the Room

Jennifer Hughes

Crafted from walnut, imbuia, and anigre, the nearly 11-foot-long island in this kitchen by Richard Anuszkiewicz was inspired by English antiques. Elegance to the max.


Contrast Textures to Make it Feel Historic

Lisa Romerein

The contrast between the rustic stonework and streamlined stainless steel appliances give this French-inspired kitchen by Inga L. Rehmann a serious wow factor. To maximize entertaining space, downsize an island and add a trestle table with stools.


Make Purposeful Updates

Victoria Pearson

You don't have to re-do your whole kitchen to make a statement. This kitchen by Frances Merrill has existing countertops and white range, but the cabinets were painted and hexagonal terracotta floor tiles were added, as well as open shelves.


Try A Statement Ceiling

Eric Piasecki

A green gingham ceiling and pea-green cabinets by designer Gideon Mendelso give an otherwise classic kitchen some cool points.


Choose Dramatic Lighting

Björn Wallander

For an oversized island, like in this Charleston kitchen by Jill sharp Weeks, you need statement lighting of the same scale and proportion .These iron pendants add drama and necessary light without being too over-the-top.


Make It Indoor/Outdoor

This kitchen designed by Amber Interiors is California dream. With a floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall door that leads outside, you can enjoy the fresh air at all times. Plus, the light sheers blowing in the wind add an ethereal vibe. Pro tip: Customize glass cabinetry that stretches up to the feeling so it'll feel even more open.


Use Taller Kitchen Storage

Eric Piasecki

The subtle color in this kitchen bring a coziness to the space, but don't distract from its traditional style. And we need to talk about that insanely cool rolling ladder. Plus, it'll keep things organized.


Create A Chalkboard Bar

Alec Hemer

A chalkboard wall, like in this kitchen by Erin Martin and Kim Dempster, is the most fun way to show off your weekend brunch menu. (Plus, now you don't have to worry about your kids drawing on the walls).


What are the 5 main types of kitchen layouts?

House Beautiful

Galley Kitchen: This is as about straightforward as it gets, with two parallel rows of counters, appliances, and storage built-ins along two opposite walls. Galley kitchens tend to be especially popular in small spaces since they work well with standard sizing and also only require two rows with a narrow aisle for standing room.

Straight Kitchen: Straight kitchens are common in small spaces and open floor plan living environments. Unlike the galley, all of the appliances, storage elements, and countertops occupy a single wall while the other wall is optimized with decor or strategic storage. Or, if the room isn't enclosed, it opens right up into a larger space. One of the best ways to separate the kitchen area from the living space in this context is to add a piece of furniture, like a small island, that doubles the counter room and visually sections off each area.

L-Shape Kitchen: This kitchen layout also takes up two walls. The sink, dishwasher, and refrigerator are along one wall or row while the stove is in line with the island or on the corner wall, forming an L-shape. It's a great go-to for busy cooks who do a lot of meal prep and appreciate an easy cleanup job.

U-Shape Kitchen: Just like the above, it's exactly what it sounds like. The appliances and surface spaces form a U-shape, usually framing the parameter of the room. Typically, the sink and dishwasher will be side by side, and then on the corner wall, you'll have your stove and other appliances, like a refrigerator, and one of the counter spaces can even curl off the wall to create a casual breakfast bar. It can help streamline complex cooking, and if the room is big enough, an island can be added in the center.

Open Kitchen: An open kitchen can also be referred to as the great room, but it really just speaks to the types of kitchens that are open to the living room family room, dining room, and/ or breakfast nook. The shared space allows for more time spent together and is especially good for families.

Island Kitchen: An island can enhance a kitchen of various layouts, whether you add one to a straight kitchen, L-shaped, U-shaped, or open kitchen. They can even actually work nicely in galley kitchens if it's wide enough to fit one. Functionally, they can add extra counter space for cooking and casual dining, they can be outfitted to accommodate appliances or extra sinks, and they allow you to pack in extra storage.

Hadley Mendelsohn Senior Editor Hadley Mendelsohn is House Beautiful's senior design editor and the co-host and executive producer of the podcast Dark House.

65 Beautiful Kitchen Design Ideas You Need to See

Design: Pure Collected Living 

Whether you're an experienced chef or rarely go beyond microwaving ramen noodles, your kitchen is an integral part of your space. Though everyone's needs may differ, the kitchen often functions as the heart of the home, where friends and family can gather to share meals, stories, or even just a glass of wine. That's why getting a kitchen right can be so challenging.

"Start by fantasizing the dreamiest, most sumptuous kitchen without holding yourself back at all—in other words, don't think about budget and space constraints," Caitlin Murray, founder and creative director of Black Lacquer Design tells MyDomaine. "It's easier to scale back in the beginning than it is to tack things on later. By starting with your most perfect kitchen, you'll be able to better clarify and define exactly what it is that you want and need. Kitchens are notoriously tricky, and this is an exercise that provides focus, creates intention, and sets a strong foundation for all the work that follows."

When daydreaming about your ideal space, be sure to consider functionality as well as beauty.

"When it comes to designing your dream kitchen, the most important thing to keep in mind is function," Ashley Moore, founder and principal designer of Moore House Interiors says. "You can create a beautiful kitchen, but if it’s not functional, it will lose all luster." 

Keep scrolling for 65 (yes, 65!) of our best kitchen ideas that will inspire your next renovation.

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Design: Jessie Yoon of Casa Nolita, Photo: Kimberly Li

Decorist designer, Jessie Yoon of Casa Nolita married an updated farmhouse style with midcentury modern touches for a gorgeous kitchen that feels classic yet on trend.

“I love the color palette of the modern farmhouse kitchen," Yoon says. "The sage color of the cabinets is especially soothing and inviting. The white marble waterfall countertop elevates the kitchen and makes it look more contemporary. There are a few different style elements juxtaposed within, but it still feels entirely cohesive.”

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Design: Baylee Floyd of Baylee Deyon Design, Photo: Claudia Bell 

Renovating a kitchen is expensive, so take a cue from Decorist designer, Baylee Floyd of Baylee Deyon Design, and go for a classic look you won't tire of easily.

"White kitchens have to be more than just an all-white kitchen in order to stand out in the midst of all other white kitchens," Floyd explains. "This one stands out because of the warmth of its wood-tile floors, natural softness of the subtle yet stately backsplash that runs to the ceiling, the movement in the stone of the quartz countertops, and the texture and life brought to the space through the accessories on the floating shelves. "

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Design: Ashley Moore of Moore House Interiors, Photo: Grace Laird

Everyone uses their kitchens differently, so be sure to consider materials that will work for your lifestyle.

"For example, families with young children or frequent kitchen-users should look for durable, long-lasting, low-maintenance materials," Moore says. "If you cook on the stove often, choose a backsplash that’s easy to clean. If you’re building a custom kitchen, design your cabinet layout based on how you use the kitchen."

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Design: Michelle Lisac of Michelle Lisac Interior Design, Photo: Jennie Corti

Though you may only think about flow during your vinyasa yoga practice, it's equally important when designing a kitchen.

"You want to have good flow between the refrigerator, cooktop or range, and sink—basically, the most utilized items in the kitchen," Michelle Lisac, the founder and principal designer of Michelle Lisac Interior Design tells MyDomaine.  "It's also important to take into account the needs but also the wants. For example, you need durable finishes and reliable appliances, but you might also want beautiful handmade tile backsplash and a custom vent hood."

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Design: Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design, Photo: Jessica Alexander

The best way to feel confident making decisions about appliances and backsplashes is to study up.

"Curb afterthoughts and regrets by familiarizing yourself with all of the gorgeous materials, fixtures, and hardware on the market," Murray recommends. "Visit showrooms and stone yards, really taking time to learn about the plethora of options because every choice you make affects the rest of the space. I find that clients are often surprised by the non-standard options, and it can be hard to dream up that perfect something when you don't know what all is out there. It's a great reason to hire the pros!" 

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Design: Maggie Griffin of Maggie Griffin Design, Photo: Brian Bieder

Whether you dream of a farmhouse kitchen or refuse to consider anything but modern, look at the work of your favorite designers, Instagram influencers, and shelter magazines to get a sense of what you're hoping to create.

"When designing your dream kitchen, take note of the items you use everyday, and work with a kitchen designer to utilize them in the best work triangle," Maggie Griffin, founder and lead designer of Maggie Griffin Design says. "Shelter magazines, Pinterest, and Instagram are incredible sources to find exactly what you need in your dream space."

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Design: Cathie Hong Interiors, Photo: Margaret Austin Photo

Trends are cyclical and while you might wish some fads stayed in the past, chances are, they'll become popular again. This time, however, you can update them to your own taste. Cathie Hong Interiors proved that dark wood kitchen cabinets are not stuck in the past when paired with modern hardware and a touch of open shelving.

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Design: Desiree Burns Interiors 

All-white kitchens are having a major moment. Desiree Burns of Desiree Burns Interiors embraces the trend and adds a touch of beadboard paneling for texture and sophisticated black accents like pendants and backsplash to make the trend her own.

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Design: Gray Space Interior Design

It's an open shelving world and we're all living in it, but that doesn't mean cabinets are over. Gray Space Interior Design led by Rasheeda Gray makes a case for bringing back full cabinetry in this gorgeous kitchen. The best part? If you're not ready for picture-perfect shelves, you can just shut the cabinet doors.

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Design: Milk and Honey Life

In small kitchens, storage is key but getting it right can be a bit of a challenge. Karen Emile of Milk and Honey Life uses a rod and S-hook system to hang her most-used utensils from measuring cups to a potholder.

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Design: Casa Watkins Living

Just because a kitchen is functional doesn't mean you can't add touches of your personal style. Take a cue from Stephanie Watkins of Casa Watkins Living, and show off your collectables on open shelves.

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Black and Blooms

In a rental kitchen, there's only so much one can do. Though we love stick-on tile and removable wallpaper, Sara Toufali of Black and Blooms created a mini garden in her rental kitchen to bring some life into the space.

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Design: Pure Collected Living 

Though you may love a French door refrigerator or an oversized stovetop, it's important to consider how they will look in the context of your space. Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Pure Collected Living went with a larger range hood to help offset the size of her kitchen instead of keeping the pre-existing smaller hood.

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Design: Reena Sotropa

Who says backsplash should only meet the bottom of your cabinets? Reena Sotropa made an eye-catching display by extending her funky, floral tiling all the way to the ceiling. Instant conversation starter.

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Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona

If you're looking to make your kitchen look larger, think about using two colors for your cabinetry. Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona painted her lower cabinets a rich blue and kept her uppers light and bright to add some depth and height to her space.

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Design: Afro Bohemian Living

Backsplashes aren't limited to tile. Mani of Afro Bohemian Living went with an earthy, wooden backsplash for her Munich, Germany home, adding a touch of modern rustic style to her kitchen.

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Design: Bespoke Only

If you love subway tile but long to make it a little more interesting, consider arranging your tiles in a new way. Bespoke Only chose a step ladder pattern for this kitchen, but herringbone, vertical, or other groupings of tile are great options too.

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Design: Twelve 15 Design Studio

To give your kitchen a sense of calm, consider a cool color palette. Twelve 15 Design Studio used a deep blue shade for cabinets to create a room that feels more like a beach escape. Other hue options include purple and green.

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Design: Light & Dwell

Molly Kidd of Light and Dwell played off of the surroundings of her Oregon home to create a soothing earth-toned escape. Shades of soft green, natural wood, cream and gray give this kitchen a serene vibe.

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Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photo: Vanessa Lentine

If you're looking for a stove top that's as gorgeous as it is functional, take a note from Pure Salt Interiors and invest in a true stunner. By keeping the rest of the kitchen light and bright, this stove and hood combo becomes the true focal point.

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Design: Cathie Hong Interiors, Photo: Christy Q. Photography

Yes, we all love carefully curated open shelves, but where do you store your not-so-well-coordinated dishware? Cathie Hong Interiors solved this problem in a Palo Alto home by combining the best of both worlds: open shelves to display gorgeous accents and cabinets to stow the rest away.

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Design: Brady Tolbert for EHD, Photo: Tessa Neustadt 

If you have the space, an eat-in kitchen never fails. In designer Brady Tolbert's kitchen, a little nook by the window is transformed into a breakfast table, perfect for brunches with friends or just as a place to sip your morning coffee.

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Design: Whittney Parkinson Design

You know your friend who always manages to pull off a totally sophisticated tone-on-tone look without even trying? Yeah, that works for kitchens too. In this example, Whittney Parkinson Design proves that neutrals are still a smart choice. By mixing white with taupe and various shades of cream, Parkinson creates a calming yet elevated kitchen.

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Design: Whittney Parkinson Design

Colors that sit opposite each other on the color wheel (think green and red, or purple and yellow) give a room a dynamic feel. Whittney Parkinson Design used this color theory to bring in opposite shades of blue and copper and add some visual excitement to the space.

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Design: Anne Sage

Sometimes adding furniture from another area of the home is the best way to sneak storage into your kitchen. Designer Anne Sage DIYed this cabinet with gorgeous cane texture to store extra dishes and supplies in her kitchen.

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Design: Ann Living

Though stainless steel appliances reign supreme, it's just as stylish to go back to the basics. Ann from the blog Ann Living shows us how colorful appliances can be chic in her Poland home, plus dare we say, they're easier to clean?

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Design: Becca Interiors

In a Dumbo, Brooklyn apartment, space is finite. That's why Becca Interiors employed the age-old trick of using versatile pieces in a small kitchen. This rolling cart acts as a kitchen island, eat-in counter, storage shelves, and most importantly, can be rolled away when hosting guests.

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Design: Blakely Interior Design, Photo: Andrea Pietrangeli

Kitchens rely on good lighting—after all, you need to see clearly when you're slicing or dicing. Blakely Interior Design went with gorgeous rattan pendant lighting for this beachy escape, and the results are stunning. When adding light fixtures to your own kitchen, experts recommend incorporating a variety of lighting (pendants, task lighting, dimmers) to get the most out of your space.

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Design: Calimia Home, Photo: Kelli Boyd Photography

Bring the charm of enjoying an almond croissant on the Champs Elysées to your home with a bistro table. Whether you live in a tiny apartment (in which case this table may also double as your main dining table) or you have a spacious home, Calimia Home proves that there's always room for a little French charm.

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Design: Dazey Den 

Never one to shy away from color, Danielle Nagel of Dazey Den makes a case for rethinking the all-white kitchen. Choose your favorite color (like this peppy peach) and decorate in tones, shades, and tints of that hue for a one-of-a-kind room.

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Design: Hannah Tyler Designs

Hannah Tyler Designs knows that a high-contrast space never goes out of style. In this black and white kitchen, the matte black hood takes center stage while the white tile and cabinetry bring a little brightness to the room.

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Design: House 9 Interiors

Gone are the days of meticulously matching all of the hardware in a room. House 9 Interiors mixes shiny gold pulls with dark brass hardware and silver candlesticks for a kitchen that feels equal parts lived-in and sophisticated.

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Design: JK Interior Living

When choosing kitchen flooring, it's important to consider your lifestyle and needs. JK Interior Living chose a gorgeous parquet wood floor for this kitchen, but other options include ceramic tile, natural stone, porcelain tile, laminate, or concrete. Be sure to research price and cleaning requirements before deciding.

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Design: Katherine Carter

When it comes to grout, you have a surprising number of options. Katherine Carter went with a dark gray choice in this Pacific Palisades home, but other selections include traditional white, black, or even a statement color like pink.

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Design: Katie Hodges Design 

If you have the space, nothing's cozier than a built-in banquette. Katie Hodges Design created the perfect nook with custom shelves, wishbone chairs, and plenty of pillows. We'd like to take our morning coffee here, please.

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Design: Katie Martinez Design

Nothing spruces up a kitchen like a set of built-ins. Katie Martinez Design added this smart storage solution to a Nantucket home, making sure to add dish compartments for easy grab-and-go living.

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Design: K Shan Interiors

If you love pattern, maximalism might be for you. K Shan Design proves more is more with this fun-loving kitchen, which mixes palm prints, hexagon tiles, black-and-white flooring, and a vintage rug.

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Design: Andi Morse Design

One of the easiest ways to add color to a kitchen is through the backsplash. Andi Morse Design chose a blue subway tile and white grout for this space, bringing something a little different to a traditional tile.

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Design: Dazey Den

If you love color, consider adding multiple shades to your kitchen cabinetry. Danielle Nagel of Dazey Den perfects this look with a yellow to orange gradient reminiscent of a sunrise. If that won't get you out of bed in the morning, what will?

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Design: Leclair Decor

We know that kitchen rugs can be divisive, but Leclair Decor makes a great case for one in this sleek kitchen. Consider adding a thick rug pad underneath yours to prevent slipping and add some support to your knees when you're cooking.

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Leclair Decor

We love white kitchens as much as the next person, but there's something about black kitchens we can't get enough of. Leclair Decor brings plenty of drama with black marble countertops, shiny black subway tile, and dark wood cabinets.

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Design: Michelle Boudreau Design

If you love a little glitz, bring in some shiny brass accents. Michelle Boudreau Design has a Midas touch in this space with gold hardware, stools, faucets, and accessories, perfect for the glamorous set.

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Design: Sarah Fultz Interiors

For a chic design you won't tire of easily, try a waterfall countertop. Sarah Fultz Interiors paired the gorgeous trend with a minimalist kitchen set-up, ensuring that all eyes are on the marble.

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Design: Proem Studio

So often we forget that a kitchen can be beautiful as well as functional. In this Union Square abode, Proem Studio added personal touches like a lamp (perfect for reading recipes) and leaning art to make a gorgeous kitchen a little homier.

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Design: Proem Studio

We know light kitchen cabinets might have you thinking back to your parents' kitchen in the '90s, but Proem Studio proves that light wood cabinets are back. When paired with flat-panel doors and modern brass hardware, we're happy to welcome this trend back into the fold.

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Design: Emily Henderson Design, Photo: Sara Tramp-Ligorria

Though stacking plates in a cabinet will always work, Emily Henderson Design makes a case for a new kind of storage: a peg system. This tactic—commonly used on ships—keeps dishes in place and gives you easy access to your most-used items.

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Design: Yael Weiss Interiors

This Yael Weiss Interiors kitchen is a master class in pairing warm and cool colors. The light tan cabinetry blends seamlessly with the pale green cabinets as the marble waterfall countertop pulls it all together.

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Photo: Rikki Snyder

No need to leave your favorite heirlooms in the living room. A vintage mirror, paintings, and tchotchkes bring life and personality into this kitchen and make the space feel special.

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Design: Reagen Taylor Photography

There's a reason butcher block countertops are so popular. You can cut directly on them, they won't dull your knives as quickly as other surfaces, and they're easy to restore with mineral oil.

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Design: Tyler Karu, Photo: Erin Little

Backsplashes aren't limited to tile. Though Tyler Karu chose to cover a small portion of the wall in tile, the main star of this Saco, Maine, kitchen is the shiplap wall covering, which adds texture and coziness to the room.

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Naked Kitchens

This kitchen has a color-blocked appearance thanks to a mix of white, wood, and blue tones. A waterfall island adds a modern feel, while flush cabinetry keeps things sleek and clean. A chalkboard adds a homey touch.

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Julia Robbs

You might not typically think of your kitchen when you think of sconces, but trust us—it can work. This photo is case-in-point that adding a pair of sconces flanking a set of shelves can make a modern kitchen feel more intimate. We love the brass and black mix on these.

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Naked Kitchens

Have an old stove in your kitchen? Not everything has to be gutted and replaced. Renovate your kitchen around it and channel a vintage vibe. The black and white check floor and cabinetry pulls bring a retro vibe to this kitchen.

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Photo by Amber Ulmer; Courtesy of Elsie Larson

While some might fear clutter, take this as an opportunity to embrace it. The mix of sizes, colors, and styles packing these open shelves gives a collected feel to this bright and airy kitchen. More is sometimes more.

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Naked Kitchens

When designing a kitchen, coming up with a color palette is often the hardest part. Going all-white is safe, but sometimes it can feel a little dull. If you're craving something more exciting, remember that blue and white are always timeless. Whether you choose navy or light blue tones, you really can't go wrong.

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Design: Mandy Cheng, Photo: Madeline Tolle

Consider adding Roman shades. Window treatments are an easy way to make a kitchen feel homier, and because you can leave them up, they won't block out any light. We love these natural-textured shades that complement the grounded vibe of the kitchen.

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House of Sprucing

Think mixing black and blue can't be done? Let this kitchen be proof that it absolutely can. Thanks to enough white space to break everything up, the end result is sleek, sophisticated, and polished. Opt for darker blue tones to keep the look cohesive.

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Peter Rymwid

If you're never considered purple in the kitchen, think again. This subtle pop of purple cabinetry makes a bold statement in this otherwise neutral kitchen. A mix of metals keeps the overall vibe from feeling too glam.

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Naked Kitchens

Consider this the opportunity to create the farmhouse kitchen of your dreams. Beadboard, blue and white, hanging utensils? Check, check, and check. Add a custom wooden hood above your stove and you're set.

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Courtesy of Marika Meyer

Your kitchen is often the first spot you go in the morning—it's where you make coffee, breakfast, and enjoy the first meal of the day. Choose energizing colors to give you that pep you need in the morning (or at the end of a very long day when the last thing you feel like doing is cooking dinner). This combo of blue and green will perk anyone right up. An abundance of white accents keeps it from feeling too much.

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Sarah Fultz Interiors

An island is a great opportunity to incorporate seating. You can converse, eat a meal, or even use it as a WFH set-up when needed. Choose seating that's stylish but also comfortable. These leather chairs have a high enough back to offer support, while still lending an industrial-chic vibe to the space.

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Design: Mansfield + O'Neil, Photo: Isabel Eubanks

If you want to incorporate a bold color but are fearful it'll be too much, take a cue from this kitchen. The orange interiors of these pendant lights provide just the right amount of pop. A sleek wood island and simple cabinetry help ground the colorful, patterned space.

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Erin Williamson Design

Is your kitchen open-planned, opposite your living room? Can you see your dining room right behind it? Consider the other rooms that will be in eyesight when designing your kitchen. We love how the earthy green tones in the room behind this kitchen blend with the backsplash and dark cabinetry tones.

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Design: Elizabeth Cooper Interior Design, Photo: Tony George

If a full kitchen reno isn't the cards, consider swapping out all your hardware. You'll be surprised how shiny brass pulls and a new faucet can make an older kitchen feel fresh and new. Don't be afraid to mix materials, either. If you've got a stainless stove or fridge, adding in brass or gold pulls can feel sleek and modern.

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House Nine 

No need to give up precious storage space—take your cabinets from floor to ceiling, like in the kitchen pictured, so you can use every inch of your kitchen space. If you're worried it will feel too closed off, make sure to break things up. While this kitchen utilizes floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, it also has regular cabinets above a backsplash. Glass-front cabinets can break up the monochrome look, as well.

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What does a kitchen design project consist of?

A kitchen design project is a comprehensive technical and engineering solution from a professional designer. Part of it is the choice of furniture and finishing materials, but there is also a plan for electrical wiring, plumbing, ventilation, layout of floor and wall finishes, and a stretch ceiling design scheme. A design project can consist of many sheets, especially when it comes to redevelopment.

The design project of the kitchen includes the configuration of the modules of the headset itself. As a rule, the model of a particular brand has modules 45, 50, 60, 80, 90 cm or any other size range. The designer configures functional points and work areas in such a way that the ergonomics of the room are at the highest level.

At the same time, the designer is looking for the most aesthetic solutions for arranging furniture and taking into account access to electricity and running water, a dining area, and built-in lighting. The designer works with the proportionality of the headset and other furniture, with the creation of designer accent zones, perspectives, with the design of the room and decorating the space.

A kitchen design project in a visualization format can look simplistic. In fact, in reality, on the drawings, this is a complex, technically well-thought-out concept. Visualization does not fully reflect 1000 and 1 decisions made by the designer, however, it is an indispensable assistant in the matter of aesthetics. With its help, you can adjust the shades, decorative details, and sometimes the layout. Visualization is primarily performed for the customer. The designer himself and the finishing masters do not need visualization: they use drawings, diagrams and layouts to implement a specific project.

The design project of the living room kitchen includes the issues of zoning and the location of the living room. Sometimes there is an additional front dining room plus a small one in the kitchen or plus a breakfast bar. In the living room, you need to provide all the conditions for the TV zone and the leisure of the whole family. In general, we always advise ordering a complete apartment design project with redevelopment and turnkey renovation along with a kitchen design project. With this approach, you get a comprehensive and practical solution.

The modern interior of the kitchen includes equipment equipment. Built-in appliances are the first echelon, small household appliances are the second. In terms of functionality, a kitchen design project is primarily a technological filling. The main list of appliances is the minimum equipment format, but you can greatly simplify your life if you complement the kitchen with the elements you need.

Built-in appliances for the kitchen are:

- refrigerator and freezer

- hob, oven and extractor

- Dishwasher

- built-in espresso machine and microwave

- refrigerator for drinks

- cupboard for warming dishes

- double boiler

- food processor

– combi-panels for the countertop: wok-panel, salamander grill, barbecue grilling surface (charcoal), steamer, deep fryer, tepan-yaki grill.

- vacuum packing machine

Small appliances are a plethora of gadget options you might need, depending on the type of food you enjoy. Not all of them are mandatory, and some have built-in counterparts. But the built-in option should be chosen only by those who use this item constantly. If you rarely work with it, it makes sense to buy a separate gadget, which after use can be put away in the upper cabinet. List of the most popular gadgets among small household appliances:

- kettle, mixer, toaster, blender

- food processor and meat grinder

- chopper

- coffee machine

- multicooker and steamer

- juicer

- coffee grinder

- yogurt maker, pancake maker and waffle maker

– TV and wireless gadget charging spot

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TOP 10 most beautiful kitchen design projects in different colors

Next, we will look at the most interesting kitchen design projects in a variety of color palettes. We have collected the TOP 10 color schemes that are now at the peak of popularity!

Black and blue minimalist kitchen with island and side dining area

The design project of the kitchen with the island in the visualization above is made in black and blue colors with a dark parquet floor and dark blue modules. Please note that the headset has mirrored black modules, and the countertop is white.

Taupe kitchen with marble island and large black sideboard

The design project of a kitchen with an island can be especially original. The island looks very impressive both in the open plan kitchen-living room and in a separate room.

Beautiful beige kitchen with white marble top and built-in appliances

The design project of the corner kitchen requires an extremely clear location of the modules. If we are talking about a small set, we should think about a small sink (40–50 cm), a mini dishwasher (45 cm), a two-burner stove. Here it is worth building a microwave in the top cabinet, and an oven under the stove. But in a large kitchen, it is better to build an oven and a microwave in a separate column (pencil case), so it is more convenient to use them. With a professional kitchen design project with thoughtful modules, a corner kitchen can be both beautiful and ergonomic.

Grey-wood kitchen with peninsula and breakfast bar

In a country house, you have more space both in terms of layouts and more complex (and even dark) color schemes. The design project of the kitchen in the house may include a three- or four-color set, unusual accents and furniture.

Fashionable white and gray kitchen with a minimalist design

The design project of a modern kitchen most often includes a minimalist set. But this does not mean that the interior will be neutral. It can have a special atmosphere: Scandinavian, futuristic, German. Italian kitchens look great in any palette and style!

Black and gray stone effect kitchen set

On the visualization above, you see a corner suite with trendy finishes in wood and stone effect. The kitchen interior design project in the style of 2022-2023 will amaze you with multi-module sets and a wide variety of facade finishes.&

Brown and green kitchen with island and black sideboards

The next kitchen project in our selection is presented in a configuration with an island, a side dining area and a large pantry unit in the background. Above the island is a design module for open storage.

Light brown kitchen with gray splashback and black shelving

This futuristic set in gray tones with a stone effect looks very modern! It is suitable for the design of a country house, and for any apartment with panoramic windows.

Scandinavian white kitchen with bright wood accents

The design project of a modern kitchen of 10–20 sq m is often made in modern styles, for example, minimalism and Scandinavian. Light facades, simple finishes, bright accents - this is what visually expands the space. This white kitchen is a great example!

Gray kitchen with beige backsplash and worktop and blue dining area

The last project in the selection will be this U-shaped kitchen with additional columns with built-in appliances. According to the design project, a kitchen of 10 sq. m is complemented by a dining area with an area of ​​about 10 sq. m. The design project of a small kitchen is usually clearly zoned to the culinary and dining rooms and is solved in a neutral range of gray, white and beige tones.

Interior design styles: popular solutions in 2022-2023

Also we would like to pay special attention to popular interior design styles. Among them are French Provence, glamorous art deco, European neoclassic, modern and Scandinavian styles. Look!

French Provence

The Provence style is one of the most easily recognizable in the international arena of interior design. Usually we are dealing with white and blue or beige and blue color scheme and wooden furniture in a provincial style.

Art Deco glam

Art Deco is marble and onyx porcelain stoneware or natural stone, furniture on a gold metal frame, dark colors, gold accents and luxurious lamps.

European neoclassical

The European neoclassical style is the most popular among families with school-age children. Most often we are talking about white or beige kitchen units with backsplash and floors in marbled porcelain stoneware or with accents.

Modern style

Interior design in a modern style is laconic furniture design lines, built-in lighting, simple shapes and neutral light shades. It appreciates seamless finishes, the absence of bright accents and practicality in everything, including built-in appliances.

Scandinavian comfort

Scandinavian style in interior design is 50% modern and 50% neoclassical, but always in white, black and white, gray and white or gray shades. Scandinavian cuisine can have black/pastel/bright accents, but more often than not it stays almost monochromatic.

Kitchen-living room: TOP-10 trendy solutions in design and decoration

The interior design of the kitchen-living room is a lot of ideas, technical innovations, open layout and modern furniture. Using examples in various design projects, we will consider the TOP 10 trending solutions.

Modern kitchen-living room with a Z-shaped set and zoning shelving

The designer achieved a futuristic image of this kitchen due to panoramic glazing and ultra-modern laconic furniture.

Modern style renovation of the kitchen-living room with dining area in the culinary area

This modern kitchen renovation is made up of light finish materials and a two-tone set with a dark bottom and white glossy top.

Spacious kitchen-living room in a country house with a U-shaped kitchen set

Another modern interior of the kitchen-living room, this time with a U-shaped suite with multiple pantry modules.

Loft-style kitchen with high ceilings and black windows with deglazing

This loft-style kitchen-living room has zoning shelving and a luxurious island with a breakfast bar.

Minimalistic two-level kitchen-living room interior in a country house

The design project of the kitchen with a sofa in the visualization above looks very atmospheric!

Scandinavian style black and white kitchen-living room interior design

This trendy interior of the kitchen-living room in a country house looks extremely stylish.

Minimalist open-plan kitchen with island and panoramic windows

This minimalist kitchen with a super-concise island fits perfectly into this interior.

Futuristic kitchen with a second light in a country house in a modern style

The design project of a kitchen in a private house in the photo visualization above is made in a modern style. There is a composite countertop on the island: part composite (black) and part wood (natural shade).

Light cream kitchen-living room with arched windows and central U-shaped suite

Arched windows in this interior in many ways create a positive light background for organizing a culinary area in the center of a spacious room. Otherwise, it would be worth placing the kitchen closer to the window.

Neoclassical pastel kitchen/living area

The latest kitchen-living room renovation project in our selection is made in a classic style. The peach-cream color scheme looks inspiringly elegant here.




10 Steps and Why It's Perverted

I made a 10 point plan to create my own kitchen design project. Although there is a free and more adequate option, and, for my taste, doing the project yourself is a perversion.

If you know the basic dimensions of the modules and the basic principles, then making a kitchen project on your own is as easy as shelling pears. You don’t even need programs, just a piece of paper and a pen. But even this is not necessary if you are ready to cheat a little.

3 ways to make a kitchen project

generally 3 ways to create a kitchen project:

  1. Draw on paper
  2. Draw in a special computer program
  3. Use the service of free projects

The second one is irrational in terms of spending time on mastering the program. If you only need to do a project once for yourself, then the other two ways will suffice. But if you really want to, I advise the Pro100 program. Or take a picture or scan your layout and draw in any graphic editor (photoshop, paint, etc.). An example of a kitchen furniture project in the pro100 program:

The best way to get a kitchen project : go to custom-made furniture manufacturers, create a project with them for free.


No one forces you to order a kitchen from them. After you can print and slightly correct on paper. In general, drawing a kitchen by hand is not difficult at all. Something like this would be a kitchen project:

Most custom kitchen companies offer free consultations, planning and calculation. One head is good - but many free ones are better.

Doing the kitchen project yourself

If you get a perverse pleasure from doing the project yourself and therefore do not want to use kitchen workers, then you are weird, but okay.

The algorithm for you will be the following:

  1. We think you need a bar counter (and it's cool).
  2. Define the shape. Those. Which wall will the kitchen be on?
  3. We make a list of ALL planned equipment, including non-embedded.
  4. Next to each item, mark the width for embedding. For example, a 45 cm or 60 cm dishwasher, a 60 cm oven, etc.
  5. We divide the walls into modules according to the lower drawers, taking into account the dimensions of the built-in appliances.*
  6. We divide the wall into modules from above, trying to make all the upper drawers of equal width.**
  7. We make at least 2 options for the relative location of the refrigerator, sink and hob. We show them to everyone we catch, trying to figure out which one is better.
  8. We choose the type of fittings for opening each module, we think whether they will interfere with each other.
  9. We ask someone to criticize your project and finish the final version.
  10. Do you want backsplash lighting from under the upper cabinets? It's time to label it.

*All appliances are built into modules with a width of 45 or 60 centimeters.

**Looks best when all upper cabinets are the same width. Make everything strictly the same, and only the outer cabinet of a different residual width. Less than 40 cm wide is better not to do.

You may be concerned about the depth of the lower and upper modules, the width of the worktop, etc. Absolutely in vain, somewhere you will order furniture or at least cut it, and so they know everything there, these dimensions are standard:

The depth of the upper cabinet is 40 cm, the useful depth is ~ 35 cm.
The depth of the lower cabinet is ~ 50 cm.
Tabletop width ~59 cm.

You can play with the height of the tabletop from the floor, adjusting it to your own height so that your arms are slightly bent at the elbows when cooking. Standard kitchen countertop height range 82-92 cm.

Kitchen worktop height from the floor:

Design is not us, drawing is us

Not everything will be done for you in a free planning solution (and in a paid one too). They will give you a kitchen project with furniture arrangement, design and a drawing for cuts, but we do it ourselves.

  1. Location of all sockets . To do this, it is important to know not only built-in appliances: coffee maker, kettle, toaster, blender, etc. Separate socket under the sink in case of waste shredder or filter pump.
  2. All light circuits and location of all switches. Important : the standard for turning on the backlight of the apron with the button on it itself is an error. Make the supply of all additional lighting to the normal switch at the entrance to the kitchen - you will use it more often than the overhead light. It is especially important to make a normal inclusion in the kitchen-living room.
  3. Handles . No, you can't leave it for later. They have a lot to do with appearance. Plus, for corner or small kitchens there may be nuances with opening doors.
  4. The correct connection of the hood implies a tee with a check valve, which must be taken somewhere. If the kitchen is not up to the ceiling, there is no problem. But the right kitchen is made up to the ceiling - think about where to make a free exhaust outlet.

Whether to redevelop

If you have a major renovation and there is a possibility of redevelopment, then first you need to think about whether you want to change the geometry of the room. Answer the following questions to make a decision about the need for redevelopment, answer the following questions: