1. Kitchen

Kitchen Ideas and Designs

Scandinavian Style Kitchen in Walton-on-Thames
Scandinavian Style Kitchen in Walton-on-Thames
Thomas Davies Kitchens
Inspiration for an expansive scandinavian open plan kitchen in Surrey with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz worktops, white splashback, porcelain flooring, an island, grey floors and white worktops.
London, E10
London, E10
Lomax & Chi
Photo of a contemporary l-shaped kitchen/diner in London with a belfast sink, raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, pink splashback, integrated appliances, medium hardwood flooring, no island, brown floors and white worktops.
Oxfordshire - Transformation & Extension
Oxfordshire - Transformation & Extension
Thinking Buildings
Kitchen
Inspiration for a traditional u-shaped kitchen in Other with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood worktops, stainless steel appliances, an island, grey floors and beige worktops.
Super cool Apartment
Super cool Apartment
SHR Photography
sasfi hope-ross
Inspiration for a contemporary kitchen in Dorset with flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, black appliances, a breakfast bar, brown floors and black worktops.
Luxury Mayfair Apartment
Luxury Mayfair Apartment
Violet & George
Design ideas for a medium sized contemporary single-wall kitchen/diner in London with an integrated sink, dark wood cabinets, granite worktops, black splashback, stainless steel appliances, no island, brown floors, black worktops, flat-panel cabinets and medium hardwood flooring.
Schmidt Kitchens Designer Range
Schmidt Kitchens Designer Range
Schmidt Kitchens Palmers Green
Traditional u-shaped kitchen/diner in London with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, wood worktops, stainless steel appliances, no island, grey floors and brown worktops.
The Contemporary Hoyden Gallery Kitchen in Essex
The Contemporary Hoyden Gallery Kitchen in Essex
burlanes interiors
The homeowners of this beautiful family home in the Essex countryside visited Burlanes Chelmsford early last year, and worked with our Chelmsford design team to create their dream family kitchen extension. They had recently purchased the property, and had an entire home refurbishment planned. 18 months later, the refurbishment works are complete, and the property is stunning. The Brief With a busy work schedule and two small children, the homeowners wanted to create an open-plan kitchen diner that would work well for family meal times, socialising and entertaining guests. The rear extension to the home created much more space, and with the addition of the multiple sky-lights installed, it allowed us to design a galley style kitchen that was flooded with natural light.
Holiday Apartment, Porthleven
Holiday Apartment, Porthleven
Now Kitchens
Small is beautiful! It's the details in this holiday apartment in Porthleven that make all the difference. The kitchen is Masterclass Sutton H-Line (handlesless) in Heritage Grey with Oak accents on the handle rail and plinth. Solid oak shelving has been stained to match the other wood details and cleverly contrasted by industrial look lighting. The huge glass splashback in Decoglaze 'Aegean' really makes this petite kitchen stand out from the crowd.
Meadowmead
Meadowmead
Border Oak Ltd
L-shaped kitchen/diner in West Midlands with a belfast sink, shaker cabinets, grey cabinets, wood worktops, white splashback, an island, beige floors and brown worktops.
St Alban`s Kintchen
St Alban`s Kintchen
Lazfurniture
Inspiration for a contemporary kitchen in Hertfordshire.
Holland Park Mews House
Holland Park Mews House
MALLETT
This is an example of a contemporary kitchen in London.
500 Chiswick High Road - Colindale (London)
500 Chiswick High Road - Colindale (London)
Redrow Homes
Contemporary l-shaped kitchen in London with a submerged sink, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, grey splashback, glass sheet splashback, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood flooring, an island and white worktops.
Kitchen
Kitchen
Nathalie Priem Photography
Nathalie Priem
Photo of a traditional l-shaped kitchen in London with a submerged sink, shaker cabinets, grey cabinets, white splashback, stainless steel appliances, an island, grey floors and white worktops.
Stunning family kitchen - Woodmancote
Stunning family kitchen - Woodmancote
Colliers Kitchens
Neil Macininch
Design ideas for a contemporary u-shaped open plan kitchen in Sussex with a submerged sink, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, white splashback, black appliances, medium hardwood flooring, brown floors and grey worktops.
Beckwith Road
Beckwith Road
Sheraton Interiors
Small classic l-shaped open plan kitchen in London with a belfast sink, grey cabinets, granite worktops, grey splashback, granite splashback, integrated appliances, dark hardwood flooring, an island, brown floors, grey worktops, a coffered ceiling and beaded cabinets.
Albert Court Lighting Design
Albert Court Lighting Design
Light House Designs Ltd
Pendants ground the island in a kitchen with a tall ceiling, providing practical and decorative light. Small downlights create a soft wash of practical light around the stove without the use of a cold extractor light. An LED strip concealed under the kitchen island provides an extra layer of lighting, and softens the shadowing under the breakfast bar. Photo Credits: Tom St Aubyn
Portobello Road
Portobello Road
Tamas Toth Photography
Tamas Toth
Photo of a contemporary l-shaped enclosed kitchen in London with a single-bowl sink, black splashback, glass sheet splashback, black appliances, black worktops, flat-panel cabinets, medium hardwood flooring and brown floors.
Kensington Joinery
Kensington Joinery
Tom St. Aubyn Photography Ltd
This is an example of a traditional kitchen in London.
North London Project
North London Project
Humphrey Munson
This is an example of a classic galley kitchen in London with beaded cabinets, grey cabinets, metallic splashback, mirror splashback, light hardwood flooring, an island, beige floors and white worktops.
Want to discover beautiful kitchen ideas to inspire your new kitchen design? You’ve come to the right place. You can discover millions of kitchen designs and ideas; from kitchen islands and storage units, to all sorts of kitchen lighting ideas, such as pendant lighting or under cabinet lighting. Whether you want inspiration for all-in-one fitted kitchen designs, some small kitchen ideas or maybe just some tips for improving your kitchen decor, there are tons of photos to inspire you for your next kitchen project on Houzz.

What kind of kitchen design should I go for?


With so many kitchen ideas and photos to look at you might be a bit overwhelmed when it comes to picking your own kitchen design. If you are updating your kitchen you know what a big and important decision it is to get the design right – the kitchen can be the hub and heart of the home, and it’s unlikely that you would invest in renovating your kitchen again in a few years. But fear not, focusing first on the important elements like layout, cabinet style, worktops and appliances will help you to bring together your dream kitchen design. Additional elements like kitchen lighting, cupboard storage and decor can come after in the kitchen planning process.

A kitchen designer or fitter can help you to decide the layout of your kitchen in terms of where to place your kitchen units, appliances and island (if you’re having one), but if you prefer to handle this yourself you can focus on where you want your key elements of your kitchen to be – the oven, hob, sink and fridge. Of course you might be constricted by space, but try to envisage the easiest and most efficient layout based on how you usually like to cook and prepare your food. If you’re fed up of always having to carry dirty pans and pots across the room to the sink, place the sink closer to your oven and hob. Once you have the core elements sorted, consider extra layout considerations, such as where your bins will be stored, where the cutlery draw should be and where small kitchen appliances can be installed.

Should I include a kitchen island?


Kitchen island ideas are abundant these days; it seems most kitchen designs include a kitchen island, if not multiple islands. However, if the layout doesn’t work, especially if you have a small kitchen, then there’s no necessity to add in a kitchen island. You can add a breakfast bar or counter to your existing kitchen units, or stick with a good old-fashioned dining table if you don’t need the extra work surfaces.

That said, if you do have the room, take a look at some kitchen island ideas to see if the designs inspire you for your kitchen. There are a huge variety of island designs to cater to different needs – you can have sinks, ovens, hobs, wine storage and all sorts of drawers and organisers built-in, you can have separate bars and counters that extend from your island, or you could go for a kitchen island on wheels to make your kitchen layout more versatile.

How do I choose my kitchen units and cabinets?


When picking out kitchen units and cupboard styles for a fitted kitchen, you’ll first want to consider the more practical questions – how many units do you need? How many cupboards and drawers do you need? Do you need extra kitchen storage built into your units? It’s always best to overestimate how much kitchen storage you’ll need as we all tend to have a habit of filling up whatever current space we have to the maximum.

Next you can consider kitchen cabinet style and colour. Shaker style cabinets and raised and recessed panel cabinets offer a more traditional kitchen cabinet look, while flat panel cabinet doors tend to lend more to the modern and contemporary style. However, going for raised or recessed panel work in a striking colour such as dark blue, green or black can still work with contemporary kitchen ideas. White kitchens can give a sleek and clean feel, but remember you may have to do a bit more cleaning of those cupboard doors if you want everything to stay shiny and fresh. Of course, grey kitchens are the neutral colour choice du jour and can be paired with pale and rich shades alike if you want your fitted kitchen cupboards to contrast with your worktop, splashback, floor, or all of the above. Exposed shelving and storage is also popular for eclectic, Scandi and industrial-inspired looks, so you could opt for glass-fronted cabinets or no wall-mounted cabinets at all. Remember that this will require more restraint in what you can store and more effort in keeping it looking presentable compared to what is stored away hastily behind cupboard doors.

The kitchen cupboard handles are also another element to decide upon – do you want traditional round knobs, modern metal bars, country kitchen cup handles or maybe to go ultra sleek with a completely handleless kitchen?

What kitchen storage ideas should I consider?


If you want to keep your kitchen well-stocked and well-equipped but don’t want it spilling over with clutter, then you’ll need to rely on good kitchen storage. Apart from the usual fitted kitchen cupboards and drawer space, there are many other ways of keeping your kitchen tidy. Whilst a large kitchen pantry is the dream of most homeowners, it can’t always be a reality. However, there are now lots of pull out compartments and drawers with trays and shelving that can act as mini kitchen pantries, and you can install handy cupboard organisers that fit onto the inside of the door to make the most of your cupboard space. You can also look at corner drawers and cupboards that open up to reveal lots of extra storage. Rails or small shelves along your kitchen walls or splashback can help with hanging utensils or pans, or storing small items like herbs and spices in an usually empty space.

Buy extra kitchen storage products for your home on Houzz

Are there small kitchen ideas for small spaces?


If you’re working with a galley kitchen, a one-wall kitchen in an open plan space or just a pretty small kitchen, there are some small kitchen ideas that can help you get the most out of your cooking and dining area. If you find that you don’t utilise the back of your cupboards (maybe they become the graveyard for out-of-date tin cans), you could decide to go with shallower kitchen units to free up some extra floor space in front of your cabinets. As mentioned, open shelving or glass-fronted cabinets are a popular trend and they should make the space feel more open and less boxed-in. However, if you have the capacity for it, cupboards and kitchen units that maximise the floor-to-ceiling space you have will mean you can use all of that for valuable kitchen storage. Wall or ceiling racks could be a useful solution for hanging pans and pots if you’ve run out of cupboards in which to store them. Kitchen ideas and accessories such as baskets, trolleys and storage jars are both aesthetically pleasing and practical as they give you extra storage space. Kitchen appliances like a fridge or dishwasher can be tucked away in built-in units in fitted kitchens so they blend into your layout and don’t make the space look crowded.

Discover all the small kitchen ideas you could need by taking a look at photos of compact kitchens.

What sort of kitchen lighting should I go for?


In the kitchen you need to have practical lighting – no one wants to chop, cut and cook in a dingy room. Kitchen ceiling lights are probably the best way to go, but should you opt for recessed spotlights or traditional hanging ceiling lights? While spotlight LED kitchen lighting will give you excellent light, they may not fit with a design that’s not contemporary. Traditional chandelier lights could work for other kitchen styles, and of course, kitchen pendant lighting comes in all sorts of styles, colours and designs. While the popular choice is to go with one or two pendant lights over your kitchen island, you could also opt for a single pendant light over your dining space, or a few spaced out across your kitchen. Of course, if you want good lighting for your worktops, under-cabinet lighting is the way forward. Speak to your kitchen supplier about having this pre-installed, or there are a number of easy-install options you can fit yourself or with the help of a lighting expert or electrician.

In the market for your kitchen lighting today? Once you’ve found some inspiring kitchen lighting ideas here, take a look at our kitchen lighting products to find the new lights for your kitchen project.

Check out these popular kitchen pages below:




Whether you want inspiration for planning a kitchen renovation or are building a designer kitchen from scratch, Houzz has 3,157,593 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Nathalie Priem Photography and Lomax & Chi. Look through kitchen photos in different colours and styles and when you find a kitchen design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful kitchen ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
United Kingdom
Tailor my experience using cookies

By continuing to browse this site or use this app, I agree the Houzz group may use cookies and similar technologies to improve its products and services, serve me relevant content and to personalise my experience. Learn more.