For people who love to prepare meals, there are core design concerns with the kitchen – namely is there enough counter space, how is the stove, and can the refrigerator store lots of food. Looking past these areas of concern though, there are many opportunities to serve up a kitchen that is truly one of a kind.
Some areas that people can create amazing kitchen design are the smallest ones. For example, cabinet handles. Having unique handles adds flair to your kitchen. Other things that can also be distinct in design are the accoutrements such as the dishtowels, napkins, wall treatments and even placement of plants like fresh herbs.
To get creative, check out the list of 20 different photos below. These photos will definitely get your creative juices flowing and your kitchen design project will take off.
1. Look, Ma – No Handles!
Fancy hardware would only detract from the simple allure of pure white cabinetry seen in this modern compact kitchen.
2. Lights, Lights, and More Lights
Gleaming bulbs and brushed chrome make these statement lighting fixtures a conversation-starter for any kitchen.
3. Hardwood Floors
A luxurious alternative to traditional tile, this wide-plank hardwood floor’s dark finish contrasts beautifully with the white cabinetry and chrome appliances.
4. Wooden Countertop
Uniquely retro and an all-natural alternative to granite, a wooden countertop offsets this vintage refrigerator with old-school charm and flair.
5. Brushed Chrome
Keep your metals simple with the theme of brushed chrome, from the statement light fixturing to stove hood to unique cabinet door handles.
6. Storage Galore
From wine cooler to plenty of drawer and shelving space, the whole family will find a cosy nook to store their treasures in with this expansive kitchen island.
7. From the Vaults
Architectural interest at its finest allows the slightly vaulted ceiling of this modern kitchen to shine alongside its chrome and steel appliances.
8. Floating Shelves
A simple dividing wall helps establish boundaries for guests in this kitchen, but the addition of floating shelves allow for artistic personalization of that space.
9. Zero Shades of Gray
Pick a side here, because this kitchen sports a contrast of sharp angles and sleek black and white palette, the epitome of modern design technique.
10. Picture This
The addition of large picture windows beside the family dinner table enable natural lighting to set the stage for a comforting meal.
11. Open Shelving
Store dishes on open shelves for ease of access and a unique alternative to hiding them in a cupboard.
12. Going Green
Deep forest green hues imbue this kitchen’s countertops with an unusual color palette, the perfect contrast to the country white of the cabinetry.
The simple artwork and unusual panoramic window adorning this kitchen makes one curious about the intriguing person behind its design.
14. The Perfect Faucet
Every kitchen lover knows, finding the perfect sink fixture is an absolute must; and this luxurious extendable fixture is perfect for washing vegetables, dishes, pets – as well as everything in-between.
15. Simple and Spacious
Open-air floor plans do not have to be unimaginative, as this sleek black and white kitchen shows with its large bay windows and polished hardwood flooring.
16. Shelves Galore
If you find yourself hampered by a lack of cabinetry, never fear – shelving is your best friend! Display those beautiful glasses and dishes proudly and top it off with some artistic antique store finds.
17. Break It Up
Keep things interesting with a small layout by removing a cabinet and installing floating shelves instead.
18. Textural Elements
Tiled flooring, paned glass doors, and a uniquely colored laminate feature wall – each element is carefully placed to draw the eye with visual interest.
19. Block It Off
Block shelves can save a boring wall – use them to create interesting shapes and save space in cupboards.
The cheery nature of these mock birdcages brightens the entire kitchen without even having to turn their hidden light fixtures on.