Whether it's a kitchen remodel or new construction, these images represent the most modern kitchen renovation ideas from designers, architects, builders, and design enthusiasts. Kitchens are the hardest working room in the house. The best modern kitchens have ample work space for cooking, flexible space for family meals and large dinner parties, and efficient kitchen appliances and fixtures. From ideas for kitchen backsplashes and kitchen lighting to smart kitchen storage, here you will find Dwell stories about modern kitchen renovations, tons of images of modern kitchens, as well as information from top kitchen brands selling tiles, appliances, fixtures, sinks, kitchen tools. You'll also see kitchen furniture from kitchen tables, kitchen chairs, dining sets, and bar stools.

12 Brilliant Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
A backsplash will protect your kitchen wall against food, water, and those dreaded oil splatters—and an interesting one can...
Top Tips for Your Kitchen Remodel
From lighting to plumbing, here’s what you should know before you start your next update.
Modern Tiny Kitchen Remodel in Sweden
What’s the secret to successfully wedging a kitchen into a 258-square-foot apartment? A visual balancing act.
8 Ways to Refresh and Personalize Your Kitchen
From updating hardware and faucets to layering colors and textures, here are some ideas to kickstart a kitchen makeover that...
The Top 6 Backsplash Materials to Consider for Your Kitchen Renovation
Whether it's tile, glass, stone, metal, brick, or wood, there's a wide variety of functional backsplash options out there to...
Before & After: Two Game-Changing Kitchen Renovations by a Seattle Studio
SHED Architecture & Design doesn't shy away from the challenge of an extensive kitchen revamp.
16 “Before & After” Kitchen Remodels That Really Cook
While there’s no secret recipe for the perfect kitchen, these renovations showcase myriad solutions for better lighting, storage,...
Interior Designer Stephanie Dyer’s Remodeling Tips for the Kitchen
The Portland, Oregon, designer explains how to approach kitchen renovations both large and small.
A Crafty Remodel Recasts a Dreary Kitchen as an Inviting Jewel Box
A revised layout, smart sight lines, and an earthy palette turn the back of this Australian home into a relaxing hangout spot.
10 Homes With Clever Storage Solutions
Need to free up space in your home? Here are some helpful storage ideas that may be quite unexpected.
A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics
From an unlikely source comes a clever privacy solution for a pair of prefabbed town houses in Los Angeles.
Eichler Remodel in Burlingame, California
After commissioning Klopf Architecture to design an addition to their ranch-style property more than 10 years ago, a Burlingame,...
Colorful, Cutting-Board Plastic Cabinets Feel Surprisingly Rich in This Remodeled Kitchen
This Danish home’s IKEA kitchen gets a fresh look thanks to Muller Van Severen’s inspired pairing of marble and polyethylene.
Before & After: A Remodeled Chicago Kitchen Channels the Owners’ Commitment to the Arts
The couple behind Threadless eschew boring neutrals for more natural light, plants, and vibrant color in their kitchen remodel.
Open Kitchen
A San Francisco architect turns his “inefficiency” kitchen into a modestly scaled and well-lit place to cook, eat, work, and...
A Remodel Turns a Dark and Choppy House in Melbourne Into a Bright, Flexible Family Home
A 1970s double-brick family home in Doncaster, Melbourne, was dramatically remodeled to take full advantage of scenic views of...
9 Stellar San Francisco Renovations
If you've ever embarked on a renovation in California, you know how challenging the historic preservation laws can be.
Before & After: A Thoughtful Kitchen Remodel Balances Flourish and Function in a Portland Victorian
Dyer Studio reshapes a kitchen and mudroom in a 1902 Victorian home in Portland while keeping its pedigreed character intact.
Same Bones, New Materials—A Double Gable Eichler Gets a Dashing Update
When it comes to remodeling a classic Eichler home, what are the first considerations that pop into your mind? For many, it’s...
A Svelte Austin Home Enables Cleverly Compact Living
A net-zero house for a family of five makes the most of its narrow lot with adaptable spaces and frameless floor-to-ceiling...
11 Modern Ranch-Style Homes
As one of America's most important contributions to residential architecture, ranch homes embody both modernist ideas and the...
An Interior Designer Helps His Mother Turn Her 1960s Chicago Apartment Into a Colorful Haven
Andreas Kokkino persuades his mom to toss all her old furniture and start fresh.
Eric Garcetti's Green Home Remodel
Los Angeles is not all mini-malls and highways.
A Loft Mezzanine Cleverly Enlarges This Small Beijing Flat
Awkward sloping ceilings are put to good use in this family apartment known as the Starburst House in Beijing, China.
Red Tin House That Makes the Most of Space and Light
Six earth-colored, metal-clad pavilions are combined to create Tin House, an innovative and voluminous house that boasts a...
Devising Clever Solutions For a Small San Francisco Loft
A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.
A Clever Belgian Couple Renovate Their Aging Brick Home
By introducing chic new elements, a Belgian couple takes a gentle approach to transforming a tired house into a vibrant workshop.
A Tiny Apartment in Slovakia Makes Clever Use of Space
A lesson in efficiency, this flexible, 237-square-foot apartment in Slovakia uses custom-made storage and furniture to its full...
This Midcentury-Inspired Tiny House Radiates Clever Design
At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house of your dreams.
Before & After: A Remodel Connects an Isolated Kitchen to the Rest of a Pre-War Brooklyn Apartment
Frederick Tang Architecture makes the most of the available space to simplify and streamline a jumbled pre-war apartment.
20 Dream Kitchens
The kitchen can often be the main gathering point of a home, so why not make it stand out?
A Backyard Eucalyptus Becomes the Muse For This Home Remodel
When architect Fiona Dunin was tasked with simplifying and modernizing a Melbourne home, she looked to the backyard for...
A 16-Foot-Wide Triplex Is Cleverly Reconfigured to Feel Extra Spacious
Within just 580 square feet, a New York architect carves out a comfortable “vertical loft”—no clutter in sight.
A Reinvented Terrace House in London Is Chock-Full of Clever Storage
A modular, adjustable, floor-to-ceiling storage wall is just one of the renovated home’s solutions.
Clever Storage Abounds in This Tiny, Pine-Wrapped Apartment in France
Measuring just 527 square feet, Pine Flat houses various wooden volumes to optimize its small size.
A Clever Sunken Roof Fills a London Terrace House with Light
A London renovation resolves a family’s yearning for open air and greenery.

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