11 Fresh Kitchen Design Ideas to Inspire Your Remodel

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Farmhouse Dining Table with Wrought Iron Chairs in Rustic, Industrial Kitchen

Farmhouse Dining Table with Wrought Iron Chairs in Rustic, Industrial Kitchen

With seating for eight, the large dining table in the middle of this newly remodeled kitchen gives the homeowners a great space to entertain, while the combination of a farmhouse table and wrought iron chairs adds visual interest to the space.

Photo by: Alexandra Ribar

Alexandra Ribar

The kitchen might be the heart of the home, but it can also be a headache when it comes to renovations. From tile, to paint and lighting, there are hundreds of style decisions to be made and all are capable of creating a major impact. But don’t fret! While there are lots of of nitty gritty details to consider when redesigning your space, they don't have to be overwhelming.

From dramatically changing the color of your cupboards to just swapping out your old hardware, even the smallest updates can change the look and feel of your kitchen. So whether you’re working towards a major renovation or just looking for a few trends to freshen up your space, here are a handful of inspiring kitchens that we’d love to cook dinner in tonight.

Industrial Mod

Chic and Woodsy

Chic and Woodsy

The open kitchen, perfect for entertaining, has a woodsy chic vibe with a rich color palette of brown, gray and forest green inspired by the lush landscape outside.

Photo by: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Bold lighting mixed with handsome subway tile make for a strong statement room. I especially love how this space ties in the hunter green of the tile with green countertops and hardware pulls for a modern twist. 

Marvelous Marble

This wrap around marble countertop steals the show! By keeping the rest of the room minimal and clean it allows for this statement piece to pop.

Updated Farmhouse

Repurposed Open Shelving Adds Storage to Remodeled Kitchen

Repurposed Open Shelving Adds Storage to Remodeled Kitchen

Rather than upper cabinets for wall storage, designers opted for open shelving that was crafted out of materials that were repurposed from the home's original kitchen.

Photo by: Alexandra Ribar

Alexandra Ribar

This look is a modern update on a classic with the addition of open wood shelving, slate floors, black hardware and gorgeous natural wood accents.

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Country Chic

These perfectly painted sage cupboards go from country to chic with the addition of delicate brass hardware. Installing a marble countertop instead of butcher block turns this otherwise rustic room into a glamorous retreat.

Fabulous Floors

Black cabinets don’t feel heavy when paired with a patterned floor! These tiles add necessary texture and lightness to a sultry, dark color palette. 

Modern Minimalism

Navy hues and deep, veined marble kitchens are popping up everywhere and there’s no question why — soothing colors paired with luxurious details would make any small galley sing. Ditch large cupboards for open storage to bring in some much-needed breathing room.

Long Lines

Brass bar pulls paired with a jute striped rug make for a simple yet stunning update. Even better, these delicious details could be turned around for a simple makeover in a weekend or less!

Splash of Style

Contemporary Kitchen With Patterned Backsplash

Contemporary Kitchen With Patterned Backsplash

White cabinets let the fun patterned backsplash pop in this lovely kitchen. The green pendants and blue island bring the rich colors out into the room.

Photo by: Alison Jennison

Alison Jennison

Give your small kitchen the illusion of lofty walls by installing a backsplash that reaches from counter to ceiling.

Dramatic Details

Dramatic-colored cabinets call for vibrant, vintage rugs and heavy duty brass hardware. Deep greens are very on trend right now and look great when paired with simple details such as small white floating shelves and subway tile. 

Terrazo Trends

Who knew that terrazzo would be making its way from office buildings into some of the finest kitchens? These surfaces are made from chips of marble set in polished concrete, making for a unique pop of color that’s full of personality — not to mention more affordable than other hard surface options out there. 

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