Be inspired to update, remodel or create your own ideal kitchen with these timeless custom kitchen design ideas.
Homeowners know that their kitchen is one of the most hardworking of all the rooms in their house and probably the most likely where family and friends tend to congregate when visiting.
And, for good reason. It’s a natural hub of of activity for everything food and fun.
Kitchen Designs That Stand the Test of Time
It’s not uncommon for folks to wonder how to make their own kitchens more inviting and still be functional at the same time, not only today but also for years to come.
To do this, you need to be deliberate about your wants and desires, as our kitchens are a reflection of our own personal style.
Too much or too little of a good thing and your kitchen will lose it’s function and style. Kitchen design professionals will state that it’s actually a balance of both that make the idea kitchen shine.
And, because there are so many different of design models and options out there, you could become overwhelmed.
Best advice? Start with the basic needs and keep a running list of images and product types you want to see in your kitchen. Then bounce these ideas off your kitchen design team, who can offer you their sage advice.
They’ll be able to point you in the right direction for choosing the best options for traditional to transitional, country chic to modern kitchens.
In the meantime, use the following images and kitchen designs as a starting point for inspiration and ideas.
It’s my hope that you’ll find something to incorporate into your kitchen design that will exude your personality and style seamlessly with the rest of your home.
1. Scandinavian-Inspired Kitchen
Sleek and clean-lined, this kitchen design offers both ample storage and display opportunities using simple panel cabinetry and open shelf options.
2. French Country Kitchen
This French-country kitchen imparts neutral stained panel cabinets, tiled floors and granite countertops.
3. Old World Kitchen
Open and spacious, this old world kitchen gives the impression of a hardworking kitchen but with ample space to do all of your cooking with ease.
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4. Contemporary White Kitchen Design I
This kitchen offers white-washed cabinetry and beadboard backsplash with the clean look of white countertops.
5. Romantic Kitchen Design
This romantic kitchen is bedecked with plenty of corbels, gold-accented cabinets and a rich granite countertop.
6. Transitional Kitchen Design
Transitional kitchen design offers the benefits of minimal lines but with all of the functionality of a classic kitchen.
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7. Contemporary Kitchen Design
Bright and beautiful, this stunning contemporary kitchen gives the look of minimalistic living even though it provides a ton of storage space strategically behind smooth unassuming cabinets.
8. Craftsman-Style Kitchen Design
Craftsman kitchen design offers rich wood cabinets that are highlighted by decorative molding on glass fronts.
9. French-Inspired Kitchen
Ornate and cottage-inspired, this French-inspired kitchen offers a quaint living and cooking space that melds well with other rooms of one’s home.
10. Modern Kitchen I
This modern kitchen offers frameless cabinetry and long, expansive countertops.
11. Retro Red and White Kitchen
As the name implies, retro kitchens offer contrasting designs along with smooth panel cabinetry.
12. Farmhouse Kitchen Design
This warm and cozy farmhouse kitchen offers open shelving with the functionality of a chopping block countertop.
13. Red Galley Kitchen Design
Even small kitchens can offer ample storage with multiple space-saving drawers, wall-mounted pan and knife racks and upper cabinets.
14. Cottage Kitchen Design
You’d think that cottage style is super simple but it doesn’t have to be. Check out the subtle neutral flower-relief design on the cabinet fronts.
15. Country-Style Kitchen
This country chic look is definitely in. I love the curtained cabinet faces that match the checked pattern by the sink and tiled backsplash behind the stove.
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16. Loft-Inspired Kitchen
This industrial-inspired loft kitchen is so chic with the mix of aged brick backsplash, black granite countertop and country-white cabinets.
17. Traditional Kitchen Design
This hardworking traditional kitchen makes use of every available space while maintaining its classic design.
18. Classic Kitchen Design
This classic kitchen design offers homeowners a balance of traditional raised wood panel cabinets along with with eclectic glass-panel display cabinets.
19. Paloma Kitchen Design
Rich and luxurious, this elegant kitchen style is perfect for entertaining, as well as providing necessary storage and preparation space.
20. Ornate Kitchen Style
This eclectic mix of styles offers one the opportunity to include their own personal touches while still retaining the functionality of a hardworking kitchen.
21. Cherry Kitchen Design
Deep cherry wood cabinets meld nicely with the dark countertops and ornate hardware and faucet.
22. Two Toned Kitchen Design
This two tone kitchen allows the exquisite wooden ornamentation to pop while still keeping true to its traditional kitchen style roots.
23. Classic American Kitchen Design
This take on a traditional kitchen design, offers deep raised-panel cabinets, carved corbels over the stove and glass panel cabinets.
24. Contemporary Kitchen Design II
This sleek and neat contemporary kitchen offers smooth wood finishes and simple grid cabinet lines.
25. Green Modern Kitchen Design I
This lime green modern kitchen design is sleek and streamlined with limited ornamentation.
26. Lavender Modern Kitchen Design II
Bright lavender kitchen design offers a modern smooth and uncomplicated look with minimalistic flair.
27. Blue Distressed Kitchen Design
Awash in blue, these distressed kitchen cabinets provide an up-t0-date take on traditional kitchen style. Works beautifully with bejeweled tiled backsplash behind stove.
28. Arts and Crafts Kitchen Design
This arts and crafts style kitchen offers a modern take with lovely rich wood paneled cabinets and natural granite counter tops.
So which kitchen design spoke to you? Inspired? Now, to take these ideas and make them a reality.