17 Kitchen Design Ideas

by | Jul 9, 2021 | Designing, How-To, Kitchens, Room-By-Room

1. Consider flagstone instead of hardwood floors; it is durable enough to last in even the busiest kitchen.

2. Incorporate universal design, with wider access and lower cabinets to make the kitchen easy to use at any age or ability.

3. Add a bar-height island or peninsula to increase seating capacity. An open floorplan allows guests to linger in the kitchen without crowding out the cook.

4. Showcase your design aesthetic in your kitchen. Contemporary stainless-steel appliances or an old-fashioned porcelain farm sink? The choice is yours!

5. Consider painting cabinets a bright white, cherry red, or moss green to add contrast to log interiors.

6. Transform your kitchen into a cozy gathering spot by incorporating a fireplace. Who says you have to relegate the fireplace to the living room?

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7. Design a built-in banquette that offers plenty of seating without taking up too much space. Perfect for weekend brunches with the whole family!

8. Take advantage of the light from the great room windows by keeping the facing countertops low.

9. Create a dramatic focal point for the kitchen with a stone surround for the stove hood or a colorful tile backsplash.

10. Incorporate reclaimed materials for an antique look in the kitchen, such as weathered barn wood, embossed tin, tumbled glass, or worn brick.

11. Tuck the pantry behind a sliding barn door for a look that’s beautiful as well as functional.

12. Expand your views and allow sunny space for a windowsill herb garden with a bay window over the sink.

13. Give your kitchen an artisitic flair with hand-painted ceramic cabinet and drawer pulls.

14. Use floating shelves instead of cabinets to display a prized collection of china or crystal.

15. Add a pot-filling faucet plumbed into the wall over your stove so you’ll no longer have to lug heavy pots from sink to stove.

16. Vary the height, depth, and finish of cabinets for cabinetry that looks more like furniture.

17. Use strategically placed ambient and task lighting to make your kitchen function beautifully.