Modern Houzz Kitchens Decor

Hold on to your hats and get ready for an epic roundup of the most popular kitchens ever! You don’t have to go on a home tour for Modern Houzz Kitchens Decor, visit the kitchen design showroom or even snoop through your neighbor’s open house. Stay right here and check out everything from magazine-worthy traditional kitchens to those filled with unique elements designed to amaze.

Whether you like family-friendly cooking spaces or impeccable kitchens engineered for the resident gourmet, these exceptional designs will give you tons of inspiration and ideas to create your own chef-ready space.

99. Hints of Deco

Mitchell Residence

This kitchen draws from several sources of design inspiration. The colors and natural surfaces are reminiscent of Craftsman style. The clean lines and curved shapes remind us of Art Deco. The overall effect is a nice combination of rustic and modern with influences from 1920s and ‘30s.

98. Vintage Colonial Pasadena

Historical Colonial in Pasadena

A stunning renovation of a California colonial was accomplished in part by keeping the 1950s Wedgewood stove and refinishing the original painted beadboard ceiling. White Shaker-style cabinets and cork flooring help retain the kitchen’s historic appeal. It is extremely important to preserve original elements from historic homes when it makes sense to do so.

97. Inside Out Kitchen

Desert Mountain Residence

This is an example of a southwestern living at its best with stainless steel appliances, medium tone Shaker cabinets, granite countertops and blue backsplash. The views to the outside are spectacular. Even during the inferno that is summer, one can still enjoy to desert scenery without venturing outside.

96. Family-Friendly Kitchen

Two Time Award Winning Kitchen

A traditional Chicago kitchen design starts with white painted cabinetry with crown molding detail, a recessed dining inglenook and refinished oak flooring. The nearly black island and upholstered stools create a respite from all the white. Light sage green backplash tiles and countertops add subtle color to the award-winning design.

95. Modern Kitchen in DC Metro

A Modern take in Old Town Alexandria

Believe it or not this kitchen space used to be two separate rooms. Walls were taken down to create a modern galley kitchen for a growing family. The owners chose high-end appliances with matching cabinet fronts. The island and countertops are thick slab quartz. The pantry features a sliding door mechanism to maximize space.

94. Live-Work Kitchen

NYC Kitchen

A historic West Village structure is now a live-work residential complex. Formerly long, dark, narrow and dilapidated, its efficiency kitchens are now open, bright and modern thanks to a major renovation. The space was gutted and cabinets were installed from floor to ceiling.

93. Split Personality

Howard county kitchen

Rustic and traditional elements feel right at home in this kitchen. The timeless design features a two-tiered granite counter top, custom white cabinetry, copper sinks, hardwood floors, a reclaimed wood paneled island, dark wood bar stools and classic accents. The open concept kitchen shares space with the dining and family rooms.

92. Minimalist Kitchen

Cool Dude - Kitchen

Two-toned cabinets add warmth and visual interest to this minimal kitchen. The faux wood laminates in white birch and amethyst paired with stainless steel appliances create a contemporary look that is easy on the eyes and a breeze to maintain.

91. Impressive Kitchen Details

Gabriel Builders

This stately kitchen houses a 700-pound limestone range mantle that soars 12-feet in height. Additional impressive design details include custom milled cabinetry finished with proprietary stains and glazes and reclaimed wood ceiling beams and plank flooring. The elaborate wrought iron chandelier is a hand-forged creation.

90. Colorful Faraway Kitchen

Camilla Molders Design

This kitchen reminds us of one you would find in Morocco, Turkey or Egypt. It features very simple lines and open shelving. The color palette consists of saturated jewel tones. It is the antithesis of Western kitchens, which is what makes it so exotic and intriguing.

89. Repetitive Kitchen

Stunning Waterloo Home

Repetition is a part of rhythmic principle in interior design. It creates visual interest, which helps to keep your eye moving around a room. This kitchen uses repetition in several ways. The circular ceiling detail is repeated in the island/bar. The same shape is echoed along the curved back wall. The number three also plays a part in the space. Three pendants light the island and three chairs and place settings reside at the counter.

88. Manly Renaissance Revival

2014 CRBRA Parade of Homes

Whatever the time period, this kitchen’s style is definitely a throwback to another an era. Heavy accents of metal, wood and stone dominate the space. The large, black paneled island and hammered range hood support the distinctly masculine feel of the kitchen.

87. Cowboy Kitchen

Music Barn

Rustic barn details are popping up in many of today’s kitchens. This adorable little cowboy kitchen is all decked out in wood paneling from floor to ceiling. Soapstone countertops keep with the rustic tone and the stainless appliances lend an upscale feel to the space.

86. Stainless Steel Forever

Galley Kitchen

This kitchen’s owner has a love affair with stainless. It’s apparent everywhere. From the cabinet pulls and the edge of the range hood to the farmhouse sink and appliances, right down to the plumbing fixtures, lighting and cabinet pulls. Espresso cabinetry, quartz countertops and marble tile flooring tone down the reflective surfaces.

85. Space Optimization

Apartment Interior Fitout

A marble backsplash and waterfall counter look brilliant paired with seamless, white cabinets and integrated appliances. Every inch of kitchen space is optimized to the fullest. This small, but functional apartment kitchen features a stainless undermount sink and lustrous walnut plank flooring contributing to its chic, urban style.

84. Robin’s Egg Blue Kitchen

Jenny Rausch, C.K.D

Custom blue painted cabinetry is our favorite element in this traditional St. Louis kitchen. Stainless commercial appliances, a mirrored tile backsplash, lighted glass-front cabinets and contemporary frosted pendants add sparkle to the room. Wood floors and an antique Aubusson rug add visual warmth to this cool blue kitchen.

83. Funky Texas Remodel

Dandelion House

Birch cabinets, gray quartz countertops and an eight burner commercial range create the work center for this kitchen remodel. The entire space had to be reconfigured and enlarged to satisfy the requirements of the foodie residents. The space was also designed for entertaining with its banquette window seating and 4-person breakfast bar. Light wood cabinetry along with the bold color choices of chartreuse and aqua are a nod to Mid-Century design.

82. Spanish Colonial Elegance

Lake Conroe Spanish

You don’t have to live in Spain to capture the feel of Spanish colonial design. This rustic kitchen in Austin has grand Spanish colonial flavor with modern amenities. Intricate backsplash tile, terra cotta tile floors, wood ceiling beams and wrought iron accents create the look of a colonial cocina. The gorgeous custom cabinetry and island add richness and depth to the space.

81. Traditional Kitchen Classicism

The Passage

Empty nest homeowners wanted a kitchen space they could share with kids and grandkids. Walls were removed to let in natural light and to take full advantage of the ocean views. The L-shaped layout is simple and practical. White subway tile wraps the walls and a versatile island displays cookbooks and gives the family a place a perch. The blue enamel stove and range hood add a bright touch to this cheerful kitchen.

80. Schoolhouse Charm

David Sharff, AIA

This kitchen is full of architectural elements including the palladium windows and the impressive angled ceiling. White cabinetry, gray countertops and natural wood floors add to the traditional design. A trio of brass schoolhouse pendants illuminate the wood topped kitchen island which houses the microwave and functions as a casual seating area.

79. Antique Kitchen Details

Fletcher Horn @ ABMWOOD.COM ... Antique Materials

Here’s an elegant kitchen with wonderful historic details. The island countertop and ceiling were custom made from reclaimed wood dating back to the 19th century. The iron chandelier and sconces are antique specimens and blend nicely with the contemporary iron counter stools. The stone range hood was salvaged from an old French chateau.

78. Heritage Kitchen Redesign

Portland Modern Tudor Kitchen

Not exactly the kitchen you’d expect to see in a 1930s Tudor. The trendsetting homeowners wanted to completely revamp the old, worn out kitchen right down to studs. Quartz countertops, streamlined cabinets, a fully tiled backsplash and bamboo flooring create a modern silhouette. The funky exposed bulb chandelier and Mid-Mod counter stools complete the space.

77. Old European Design

French Normandy Kitchen

An elegant European kitchen was designed to harmonize with the homeowner’s historic home brimming with European influences. The warm yellow cabinetry, slate flooring and copper range hood could be straight from a kitchen in Normandy. Wrought iron sconces and the farmhouse sink add to the Old World style.

76. Beachy Vibe in Vancouver

The Wave House

This elegant and modern home was designed with the ocean in mind. The key materials used throughout are stainless steel, glass, concrete and wood. The ultra-modern kitchen features walnut and gray lacquered cabinets, quartz countertops and stained concrete flooring. The magnum opus of the kitchen is the refrigerated wine storage unit that spans an entire wall and displays the bottles from floor to ceiling.

75. Brick Library Kitchen


Brick is the main attraction in this California kitchen. The reclaimed brick was recycled from the building’s former life as a library. A handmilled walnut island, harvest table and pantry create a beautiful counterpoint to the salvaged red brick. The burnished steel countertop, pantry doors and hardware are in keeping with the structure’s vintage.

74. Suburban Chicago Award Winner

Evanston Award Winning Kitchen

A mid-century vintage kitchen has been transformed into a cook’s dream. Side-by-side islands allow for food prep and simultaneous mingling. All appliances are paneled to match the cabinets maintaining the room’s traditional appeal. Pressed tin ceiling insets, dark flooring and white custom cabinets are all in harmony with Midwestern style.

73. Light, Airy and Natural

Sonoma Ranch

Warm, natural wood tones and loads of white cabinetry create a light and airy kitchen for cooking, entertaining and connecting with family. Simple cabinets keep the look in this Sonoma kitchen neat and tidy. A wood cathedral ceiling, skylight and white rafters are the crowning touch to the kitchen.

72. Efficient and Functional Design

Space to Expand

Tall ceilings in this new home’s kitchen create a sense of spaciousness and provided plenty of room for the owner’s custom stone range hood. A combination of rich dark cabinets and a glazed cream island give the traditional design a modern feel. The kitchen layout includes a breakfast bar and eat-in area for casual family meals.

71. Cook’s Craftsman Kitchen

Transitional Craftsman Kitchen

This 1920s Craftsman kitchen is a recent remodel. The designer created a galley configuration with glass-paneled cabinets featuring Shaker-style fronts in a dark finish and topped them with crown molding. The island bar top is maple butcher block in a natural finish. A porcelain farm sink and slate subway backsplash rounds out the contemporary Craftsman detail.

70. Corridor Kitchen Deluxe

El Dorado

Good things do come in small packages. Custom made cabinets topped with chunky slabs of marble and wood create the foundation for this galley kitchen design. To make the kitchen seem wider, the owner chose glass-front uppers and stainless steel appliances giving the illusion of more space. This kitchen functions well for one cook or two—more cooks might spoil the broth.

69. Loft-Look Kitchen

Marine Loft

Part of a conversion from commercial building, the loft’s kitchen still maintains its industrial roots. Its reclaimed wood flooring, island and cabinets create the perfect foil for the space’s funky manufacturing heritage. The plumbing pipe seating extension on the island, recycled shop clock and black warehouse pendants are fitting accents for the space.

68. Open Shelving Remodel

Private Residence

This modern, functioning kitchen has loads of counter space and open shelving for easy access to plates and serving dishes. White quartz and sleek base cabinetry create the look of furniture rather than typical kitchen casegoods. The countertops are durable and give the bright space a clean look. Backsplash mosaic tiles extend to the ceiling behind the modern floating shelves.

67. Industrial View Kitchen

Division Street

Towering windows and doors provide all the daylight this industrial style kitchen needs. At night, glass pendants illuminate the perimeter and work areas. Open ductwork, stainless steel cabinets, countertops and an integrated sink further the kitchen’s industrial vibe without looking too gimmicky.

66. Impeccable White Kitchen

Classic White Kitchen

When working with a white kitchen, don’t forget to add contrast and dimension to create that all too important visual interest. In this kitchen, the dark flooring, island countertop and bar stools were used to break up the expanse of white. Raised panel cabinets, architectural details on the island and glass door fronts give the room dimension.

65. Island Dreaming

Woodinville Retreat

The owners of this well-designed Seattle kitchen wanted a massive island to provide storage and casual seating for family and guests. The island spans 11 feet and needed large light fixtures to maintain scale and balance. They chose three simple pendants in a burnished nickel finish to light the space. The metal adjustable counter stools repeat the finish.

64. A New Old Kitchen

Kitchen Transformation

This open kitchen was once chopped up and cut off from the rest of the house. By blowing out the walls the kitchen has become part of the 21st century. The new built-in hutch is a reminder of the former space and is the perfect spot to display dishes and collections. Salvaged wood plank flooring and a vintage cast iron sink contrast beautifully with modern appliances and pendant lighting.

63. Kitchen, Uninterrupted

Kitchen View

This kitchen follows the lines of an existing exterior porch to maintain an uninterrupted flow both inside and out. Natural light from the skylight emphasizes the pale blue paint color, white cabinetry and dark wood flooring. The deck and yard are located right off the kitchen, making it convenient for warm weather entertaining.

62. Contemporary Shaker Design

Contemporary Shaker Kitchen

This incredible custom Shaker cabinetry is designed for today’s lifestyle and design aesthetic. Even with its light paint color, it stands on its own. If you’re not a big fan of white, try shades with hints of gray to add a little bit of color while still conveying the same bright and light energy.

61. Contemporary French Country Kitchen

Spur Road - Edina, MN

This traditional French country kitchen has space to spare. The open concept room can easily carry the robust architecture and elegant design with its arched ceilings, beams that span the entire space, large arched window and beautiful stone fireplace. Hand-scraped walnut floor planks and wrought iron lanterns give the kitchen an authentic French feel.

60. Country Club Traditional

Golf Club Renovation

Silvery blue paint, accents and fabrics give this country club renovation a crisp, tailored look. Traditional details include beadboard, glass front cabinets and a substantial carved wood range hood. The stainless backsplash shelf behind the range coordinates with the appliances and keeps cooking oils and seasonings at the ready.

59. Warm Inviting Kitchen

The Great Spaces! Kitchen

If you want to create a warm and welcoming kitchen, this one is a perfect example to emulate. Here are some of the specific components that make up this inviting palette: The walls are done in Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe. The Kitchen Craft cabinetry is alabaster with pewter glaze and the island is cappuccino with chocolate glaze.

58. Happy and Bright Kitchen

Woodinville Retreat

High ceilings, lots of white and plenty of light sources give this kitchen a happy vibe. Clean and timeless, white still remains the most popular kitchen color. And it’s easy to see why with this traditional kitchen. White is the presence of all colors, so it is anything but boring.

57. White Oak Kitchen

Contemporary. clean, warm kitchen

Light tones set the stage for this gourmet kitchen. Custom white oak cabinetry paired with sparkling white quartz countertops give the space a contemporary and rustic feel at once. The integrated appliances and touches of stainless continue the theme of light colored materials.

56. Glamorous Kitchen Redo

A kitchen for entertaining

This kitchen renovation is full of sparkle and modern touches that will motivate the serious chef and entertainer. Reflective surfaces and crystal pendants create a sophisticated space. The innovative island was designed to house a wine fridge, microwave and storage drawers and a breakfast bar.

55. Pastels in the Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen

The right colors can make or break a kitchen. This calming space was created using a subtle palette of powder blues, soft, natural greens and creams. This kitchen reflects the natural environment just beyond the windows. This is an example of organic design that blurs the lines between indoors and out.

54. Textural London Flat


This contemporary kitchen is a symphony of textures—masonry, wood, metal and glass. However, the highlight of the space is the custom concrete kitchen island. Concrete is an amazing surfacing material. Its color can be customized and it is extremely durable making it an excellent option for almost any kitchen.

53. Joint Venture Kitchen

Suncadia Residence, Washington

The collaborative effort between architect and interior designer is evident in this kitchen. The architect provided the efficient floor plan and overall layout. The materials, fixtures, finishes, lighting and furnishings are all thanks to the talented interior designer. The contemporary space is very functional with a timeless style that will endure for years.

52. Mellow Yellow Accents

Mill Valley Classic Cottage

It is amazing what a single blast of color can do for a neutral kitchen. On its own, this transitional kitchen has all the right stuff. Subdued color scheme, fabulous Carrara marble countertops, a commercial range and blinged-out island pendant. But what really resonates with us are the pops of brilliant lemon yellow in the counter stools and floral arrangements.

51. Jewel Box Kitchen

New York Residence

If you want to update your small, outdated galley kitchen, take note. This tiny kitchen is full of design ideas to get you started with your renovation. Sky blue cabinetry, marble countertops, white flooring and fabulous wallpaper…well, it’s total glam.

50. The Unexpected Touch

Lo-Hi Residence

All it takes is one unexpected touch to take an exquisitely designed kitchen beyond perfection. As if the Shaker cabinets, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a farmhouse sink weren’t enough, the sunny yellow Murano style chandelier is the one design element that makes the kitchen exceptional.

49. Minimal Modular Kitchen

Timeline by Aster Cucine

While this modular kitchen by Aster Cucine only takes up a corner in this urban condo, it packs a huge visual and functional punch within a limited space. The modern Italian design features a breakfast bar, cove lighting and seamless cabinetry. The espresso and white kitchen is as tasteful as it is efficient.

48. Vintage Cottage Appeal

Vintage-Inspired Inglewood Cottage

Popular kitchens don’t have to be big, shiny and elegant to be impressive. This diminutive cottage kitchen in LA has loads of style and character without all the fancy bells and whistles. Antique and vintage items dress the space while period appliances, cabinets and fixtures give the cute kitchen an authentic look and feel.

47. Sit Down Kitchen

Egret Pointe - Gourmet Kitchen

This island/seating area is a custom design that we have not seen before. The designer understood the owners’ desire to make their traditional kitchen a gathering place. A multipurpose island and bench seat create the ideal spot for the guests to visit with the cook.

46. Whimsical Open Concept

McGonigal Signature Homes

Touches of whimsy give this transitional kitchen its personality. The upholstery fabric, backsplash tile and lighting take an otherwise ordinary kitchen design to new and fanciful levels. Open concept kitchens can be rather uninspiring unless you find furnishings and fixtures that create a sense of uniqueness.

45. Monochromatic Color Scheme

Tone on Tone Kitchen

Nothing is more soothing and sophisticated than a tone-on-tone color palette and this traditional kitchen certainly proves the theory. Since tonal colors tend to blend together, texture and pattern are the best ways to add visual interest to a space. The rich wood flooring, stone countertops and tile backsplash do the trick.

44. Condo-Ready Design

Farmsworth Residence

If you have an open concept condo, this galley-style kitchen’s layout and design is ideal. The cabinets and tiered island create a nice flow with the rest of the space without detracting from the overall design. The stainless appliances, dark cabinets and quartz countertops give the kitchen a clean look. The glass tile backsplash adds a bit of sparkle.

43. Desert Dream Kitchen

Desert Contemporary

This contemporary kitchen takes full advantage of the stunning mountains but also impresses with its own version of southwestern design. Flat-front cherry cabinetry conceals the refrigerator. The counter offers cookbook storage and a place for morning coffee with a view. Natural stone flooring mimics the colors of the surrounding rugged landscape.

42. Mid Century Mod

Clontarf | Modern Kitchen

The homeowners love Mid-Century Modern design, but wanted to give their kitchen a contemporary twist. Everything in the room has clean lines and understated character. The modern materials fit with today’s lifestyle but still feel retro. The mid-tone integrated table, mesh pendant and the replica Eames chairs give this kitchen just the right touch of the iconic style.

41. Transitional Country Kitchen

Transitional - Uptown Country Kitchen - Basking Ridge NJ

This New Jersey kitchen expertly mixes rustic and contemporary elements to create a stylish transitional space. The distinctive touches include a reclaimed wood edge on the traditional range hood, smoky gray tile plank flooring, textural ledger panel wall tile and a combination of light and dark cabinetry to create a pleasant sense of balance.

40. Clean and Modern

Kitchen modern classic

This kitchen is a great example of what you can do in an ordinary tract home to make it special if you’re on a tight budget. White, European-style cabinets (think IKEA), closeout stainless appliances or Craigslist finds, light maple laminate or vinyl flooring and a trendy gray wall color make this once boring kitchen exciting and modern.

39. Impressive Lakeside Kitchen

Eclectic Kitchen

Whether cool and modern or rustic and traditional, there’s something inherently inviting about a lakeside kitchen. In this transitional example, pewter countertops, weathered alder wood cabinets and an island featuring an exotic wenge work surface give this lakeside kitchen an upscale look and feel. Top-of-the-line appliances seal the deal.

38. LA Kitchen in Blue

Kitchen Island and Breakfast Nook

This cheery LA kitchen was made even more so with the addition of the ocean blue island and accent pieces. The designer wanted to convey the home’s close proximity to the water with color, texture and light. The white farmhouse sink, shimmering mosaic tile backsplash and stainless appliances all contribute to the design. The natural wood flooring reminds us of driftwood washed up along the shoreline.

37. Cabinets Galore

Monticello Drive

The wall of cabinets in this Dallas home provides functional and stylish storage for the kitchen. Although a built-in hutch of this magnitude may seem frivolous, a combination of closed and glass front cabinets increase a kitchen’s decorative appeal. You can show off your collectibles and augment the space’s architectural interest.

36. Seeing Double

Cortona Kitchen

If you have extra square footage in your kitchen you may want to consider installing double islands. They may seem redundant but actually increase the efficiency and improve traffic flow in the kitchen. One island can be utilized for food prep and storage while the other used strictly for seating. If you have a two chef household, they can both be used as separate work islands.

35. Industrial Eat-In

Jane Kim Design

There are so many interesting elements in this industrial loft kitchen it’s hard to know where to begin. First, the inset concrete floor is totally practical. The lower stainless cabinets are an unusual touch and befitting of the style. The massive island adds much needed work space. And lastly, the exposed brick wall and coffered skylights compliment the space perfectly.

34. Single Wall Kitchen

High Street Project

The rear wall is central to this Melbourne kitchen design. An island gives it the illusion of a galley, but the real star of this show are the deep gray floor-to-ceiling cabinets that span the entire back of the kitchen. The quartz island and step-down breakfast bar house the sink, provide additional storage and add visual contrast to the open concept space.

33. Arched Kitchen Entry

Rocky River Kitchen

You enter this gorgeously warm kitchen through an impressive arch. The owners wanted the space to be the nexus of the home. It is the place where the family shares every meal and is key to entertaining. Beside the arch and ceiling beams, a key design element is the huge island, which easily seats six people. Ample workspace, storage and even a butler’s pantry add functionality and versatility.

32. Not Your Mom’s Kitchen

Sarah Richardson Design

Here’s a contemporary take on a traditional kitchen featuring a bright white subway tile backsplash laid in a herringbone pattern to catch you off-guard. Sarah Richardson’s design for this Toronto kitchen keeps it simple and clean with open shelving, white Shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances and swivel counter stools for kicks.

31. A Symphony of Contrasts


Like punctuated notes on sheet music, the black elements in this kitchen jump right off the page against the white background. This transitional kitchen scores points with its black tray ceiling and window trim. The paneled appliances, white backsplash and touches of silver give the kitchen the feel of a nicely tailored outfit.

30. Tiny City Kitchen

Classic City Kitchen

Nineteenth century row houses in Boston are notorious for their small kitchens but this one has everything the home chef could ever need. This galley kitchen is light and actually feels spacious thanks to the 10-foot ceilings and recessed lighting. Simple white cabinets with furniture-style toe kicks, stainless appliances and a surprising amount of storage make this tiny kitchen just as functional and chic as its larger counterparts.

29. British Kitchen Barn Reno

Kitchen in Barn Conversion- Rutland, Leicestershire

The owners of this historic barn conversion wanted to create a beautiful kitchen without sacrificing useful space. The architectural firm provided solid design ideas that did not skimp on style or valuable square footage. Elements like the side-by-side under counter refrigeration units, built-in hutch with bi-fold doors and an efficient work triangle create a stylish and practical kitchen.

28. Waterfall Effect in Atlanta

Morningside House

A contemporary kitchen in Atlanta offers up sophisticated style with paneled appliances, flat-panel cabinet doors, black cabinets and granite countertops. The waterfall island adds to the seamless design, as does the sparkling waterfall chandelier.

27. Family Farmhouse Kitchen

Frio Family Retreat

This farmhouse kitchen has all the proper elements plus a few of the unexpected. Shaker-style cabinets, rough wood beams, a gray glass subway tile backsplash and a rustic dark, paneled island. Industrial pendant lighting and a matching pot rack give this traditional kitchen an edgy feel.

26. Luxury Estate Kitchen

Gabriel Builders

You can’t have a luxurious home without a luxurious kitchen. Luxury kitchens require the highest standard of design, materials, fixtures and furnishings to make a statement. Rich materials and colors add to the splendor. This high-end kitchen features high, coffered ceilings, antique cream cabinets and a dark walnut kitchen island.

25. Kitchen With Parisian Flair

SS Renovation at Lake Gaston

A successful renovation turned a ho-hum kitchen into a very urban French space. Its feminine touches are what give it the feel of a Paris pied-à-terre. From the black-and-white checked backsplash and the scrolls of the counter stools and dining chairs to the sparkling chandelier and marble countertops—everything oozes ooh la la!

24. Rusticity in the City


Is this a kitchen in a secluded mountain retreat, or does it just appear that way? You’d never know given the rustic design treatment. There’s something undeniably charming about kitchens you find in mountain cabins or ski lodges. This example of a stylishly rustic kitchen features paneled appliances, a wood topped island, custom cabinets, chunky wood beams and a stunning stone range hood.

23. Mediterranean Influences

Mediterranean Kitchen

Tuscan style is back. The polar opposite of Mid-Century, it offers rich color, texture, depth and a sense of opulence that’s missing from modern design. This kitchen features a lovely balance of neutrals paired with dark tones. Rustic textures of the range hood, flooring and ceiling beams contribute to the updated version of this classic style.

22. Florida Coastal Style

Ponte Vedra Residence

Natural elements abound in this beachy Ponte Vedra kitchen. A wood planked ceiling of native pecky cypress, woven reed counter stools and glass tile that mimics the sheen of seashells help to capture the essence of coastal living.

21. Black and White Kitchen

Mill Valley, CA

Creating a dramatic kitchen is easy when you have bones like this. The black kitchen island is the focal point housing the sink, drawers and plenty of room for dining and food prep. Using two different countertops—black quartz along the wall and white on the island create beautiful contrast. The pitched ceiling and charcoal accent wall make this kitchen even more striking.

20. Super Sleek Design

LG House - Kitchen

This sleek, contemporaryl kitchen was designed with white European cabinets in a high gloss finish. These Euro-style cabinets have a seamless, clean appearance. Unlike most American cabinets, they lack a clunky frame and exposed hinges.

19. Pretty Provençal Kitchen

New Country French Cottage

French country is a popular kitchen design choice but you have to make sure it remains true to the style and doesn’t border on cutesy or formulaic. Natural wood surfaces, antiqued finishes and subtle colors are the heart of Provençal style. This kitchen features just the right balance of French country elements to make the space look authentic.

18. Rustic With a Twist

Lake Country Builders

Skylights are the highlight of this lodge-style Minnesota kitchen—something not at all typical for an old wood mill structure. The massive river rock range hood goes all the way up to the ceiling creating the kitchen’s focal point. Black cabinets and appliances look amazing against salvaged wood and natural stone.

17. Combination Kitchen/Dining Space

On the Eastern Shore

No need for a dining room in this historic DC home. This integrated island-bar-dining table fits perfectly in the open concept kitchen commanding attention from every angle. Other special touches include the farmhouse sink, stainless appliances and espresso plank flooring.

16. The Gathering Kitchen

Gathering Place

This rustically stylish kitchen was designed to handle the daily activities of a busy family. They wanted it to be a central meeting place serving a variety of functions. Mom does all the cooking and this multipurpose space is the perfect for visiting, doing homework and eating meals together.

15. Entertainer’s Delight in Tucson

Pima Canyon Home II

This kitchen literally has it all when it comes to entertaining and preparing food for large dinner parties. It features not one, but two ranges, a double-bowl and separate prep sink. The gorgeous base cabinets conceal refrigeration drawers and are capped with shimmering black granite providing an ample amount of space for everyone.

14. Contemporary Mountain Kitchen

The Cliffs at Mountain Park: Private Residence

The starting point for this sophisticated mountain kitchen is bringing nature in to the space. Soft earth tones balance nicely with the clean lines and natural materials and finishes in the room. The kitchen is open to the living area giving the homeowners and guests unobstructed breathtaking views.

13. Chicago Subway Kitchen


This Chicago kitchen takes its subway tile backsplash all the way to the ceiling. The dark accents—window frames, island and light fixtures give the eye a place to rest in a sea of white tile, cabinets and countertops. An unusual touch is the matching subway tile range hood. We like the effect and the way it blends with the backsplash.

12. Wide Open Spaces

Rufty Homes - Kitchen

A soaring vaulted ceiling gives this spacious kitchen a larger than life feel. Oversized windows and a combination of pendant, track, sconce and recessed fixtures bathe the room in light making it a dream for the resident chef. The grand kitchen island provides the kids with a great place to finish up homework while dinner is being prepared.

11. Farmhouse Galley

Stonewall Farmhouse

Most people think a galley kitchen isn’t very practical. Here’s a farmhouse galley that’s an exception to the rule. The cook has plenty of room to move freely with several other people in the space. The designer included cabinets that provide lots of storage and an efficient work triangle. The pocket door is the spot-on solution to a kitchen with limited space.

10. Southwestern Kitchen Renovation

Whisper Rock Residence

A traditional kitchen was seamlessly transformed into a contemporary version of southwestern architecture and design. Subtle elements such as honed countertops, rough hewn ceiling beams, variegated wood cabinetry and tumbled stone flooring remind one of the rugged desert landscape without being too cliché.

9. Old World Style

Insidesign Project 6

Elegance and old world charm come together in this traditional home in Atlanta. Nothing exemplifies the old country like dark custom cabinetry and a cast stone range hood. The homeowner wanted a spot to take informal meals, so the designer carved out an ingenious banquette seating area that follows the curve of the counter.

8. San Fran Eclecticism


The eclectic kitchen in this row house belies the Victorian’s ornate exterior. A massive bar counter made from a salvaged wood slab acts as a focal point for the smallish galley-style kitchen. It is fully equipped with a double-basin sink and induction cooktop. White Italian laminate cabinet fronts give the kitchen a modern twist and deftly hide the refrigerator and dishwasher.

7. Kitchen Fit for a Canine

Seaside whimsy in Centerville, MA

This seaside Massachusetts kitchen is adorable for any number of reasons. The pressed tin ceiling is a shout out to the vintage of the house. The beadboard and molding detail is a coastal New England essential. But our favorite is the doggy station positioned perfectly at the end of the island. Built-in dog bowls and drawers for food, treats, and supplies…we’re in love!

6. Casual Brentwood Kitchen

Breezy Brentwood

Old Beverly Hills might be losing its popularity to exclusive enclaves like Brentwood—a trendy spot for celebs and such. This well-appointed casual kitchen and adjoining living space is typical of the relaxed family vibe that makes this area so desirable. You know someone of means probably lives and cooks here, but it’s not in your face obvious.

5. Contemporary U-Shaped Kitchen

27 Bridge Lake Dr.

This open concept kitchen is definitely contemporary but also bears the clean lines and angles of modern European design. The real masterpiece in the space is the horizontal wood grain cabinetry that wraps the entire kitchen. The tonal color palette allows the lighting, appliances and furnishings to pop.

4. Icy Hot White Kitchen

Classical Kitchen

Carrara marble in combination with white walls and cabinetry resemble a mantle of pristine winter snow. Everything about this kitchen projects a Scandinavian vibe. The architects extended the room to include a built-in desk and breakfast nook featuring banquette seating. The natural wood floors and pine table create the perfect contrast against the white surfaces.

3. Contemporary With Industrial Touches

VP Interiors 2010

Floor-to-ceiling flat-paneled cabinetry creates ample storage in this New York kitchen. The color choices and clean lines move the space in a decidedly contemporary direction. However, when you throw in the pendants, metals, stone and reclaimed wood the kitchen takes on an industrial feel.

2. Elegant Traditional Kitchen


A sense of formality permeates this kitchen but doesn’t detract from its casual nature. Wood plank flooring takes the elegance factor down a few notches making the space warm and inviting. The addition of a beadboard island gives this traditional kitchen a bit of country flair.

1. Shades of Gray in Austin

105 Rancho Trail - Partners in Building

This transitional kitchen features a subtle gray palette reflected in exquisite granite countertops, mosaic backsplash tile and soft-hued cabinets. The sophisticated color scheme is further enhanced by the addition of top-of-the-line stainless appliances and elaborate brushed nickel island pendants.


Stefanie is the owner of Interior Charm . A self-proclaimed interior design junkie, she is all about helping people make their homes beautiful