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.

This Kitchen Brings It All Together
A modest kitchen addition to a couple’s cottage outside of Brisbane proves that one 376-square-foot room can revive an entire...
Farm Fresh
Nobody ever said farming was easy, but the rewards of a homegrown harvest are great.
An Outdoorsy Family’s Bay Area Midcentury Gets an Era-Defying Update
Architect Emily Jagoda revives a 1960 residence in Woodside, California, with playful elements geared toward the kids and adults...
A Portland Family Updates an Unusual Prairie-Style Home
A rare 1920s dwelling gets a contemporary face-lift along with a clever cabana-like addition.
A Once-Derelict London House Restored With Modern Elegance
This older West London home must have once seemed beyond repair.
A Family Lives Harmoniously Together in This Captivating Multi-Generational Home
In Sangolquí, Ecuador, architects create a striking Z-shaped home to accommodate two generations.
Rising From the Ruins: Homes Built on Architectural Remains
While the English word ruin comes from the Latin "ruina"—meaning “destruction” or “downfall”—ruins can be the literal and...
Budget Breakdown: An '80s Kitchen Gets a Fresh Look For $42K
In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a designer gives his brother and sister-in-law a kitchen, dining, and laundry room makeover that...
Friends and Family Band Together to Build a 194-Square-Foot Cabin in Austria
Anna and Jakob Busch enlist the help of loved ones to construct a spruce-wrapped tiny home for $35,000.
A Cramped ’90s Kitchen Becomes a Melbourne Family’s Favorite Gathering Space
Sarah Kahn Architect designs a soaring timber-clad kitchen and dining area at the rear of the home without encroaching on the...
The Family Tree
For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.
An Extended Family Pulls Together to Transform a Late ’70s House Near Philadelphia
For a modern renovation in Pennsylvania, everyone involved—clients, architect, builder, neighbors, even the previous owners—is...
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,...
A Jewel Box Home in Melbourne Gets a Minty-Fresh Kitchen With a Cat Door
Architect Lisa Breeze expands the kitchen of a 1940s residence and includes cool-green cabinets, terrazzo floors, and a...
Before and After: A Victorian Kitchen Gets a Fresh Look With a Smart IKEA Hack
The couple behind Mix Design Collective open up a cramped kitchen that was so last century—literally.
This Rural Retreat Brings a Family Together, Without Making Them Give Up Their Gadgets
A smart vacation home fosters connectivity in every sense of the word.
Skype Lets a Family Renovate Their Kitchen 3,700 Miles Away
An Australian family living in Singapore plans a homecoming renovation, one Skype chat at a time.
Before & After: A Southern California Kitchen Gets a Fresh New Look
Interior designer Becki Owens renovated a dark kitchen in San Clemente, California to embrace the easy sunshine all around it.
A Sonoma Prefab That Celebrates a Family’s Passion for Cooking
Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll for the modern cook.
Before & After: A Designer Mixes Asian and American Influences in Her Family’s San Francisco Kitchen
Donald Judd and Japanese shoji screens inspired designer Amy Kwok’s renovated kitchen in Noe Valley.
How to Update a Midcentury Modern Gem
Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959 post-and-beam fixer-upper in which to showcase their sprawling furniture...
Building a Chef-Worthy Kitchen for Both the Experienced and the Aspiring Home Cook
With Miele’s state-of-the-art, premium home appliances, designer Chris Tosdevin helps home cooks build extraordinary kitchens.
Budget Breakdown: A Bay Area Family Splurges on a Dream Kitchen for $91K
Premium cabinets and appliances turn a dim, disconnected kitchen in San Bruno, California, into a central space that checks off...
Budget Breakdown: A Seattle Architect Gives Her Galley Kitchen a Mod Update for $28K
Aimée O’Carroll of goCstudio uses color blocking to fantastic effect in her 60-square-foot kitchen.
A Timeworn Brownstone in Brooklyn Becomes a Growing Family’s Sanctuary
After a top-to-bottom renovation and a two-story extension, garden views now fill this 19th-century home in Fort Greene.
A Steel-and-Glass Compound Is One Family’s Launchpad For Adventure
The four structures that form Studhorse in Northern Washington encourage family members and guests to interact with the...
A Family’s Forsaken Stone Farmhouse in Spain Is Delicately Restored
Returning to old stomping grounds, two siblings enlist Acabadomate to revive the 19th-century residence in Catalonia.
A Family’s Cramped Bungalow Is Replaced With an Accessible and Affordable Prefab
In Santa Monica, a couple go all in on a prefab home that’s flexible and accessible and unabashedly part of their neighborhood.
This Saltbox House Was Inspired by a Family’s Favorite Barbecue Grill
In designing a home to the highest standards of sustainability, Montreal firm L’Abri looked to the best qualities of a family’s...
An Australian Family’s Farmhouse Reflects the Splendor of Its Surroundings
A young couple seek to maximize livability and sustainability amidst the rolling hills and vineyards of the Piccadilly Valley.
This Breezy Australian Bungalow Caters to a Family’s Evolving Needs
Drawing from Palm Springs modernism and featuring local materials, Northcote House outside Melbourne offers comfort and privacy...
Greenery Breathes Fresh Life Into a Brazilian Midcentury
With a budget of $50,000, a home rich in family history is treated to a bright, airy renovation for the first time since it was...
Open Kitchen
A San Francisco architect turns his “inefficiency” kitchen into a modestly scaled and well-lit place to cook, eat, work, and...
Here's How You Can Give Your IKEA Kitchen a Fresh Face on a Tight Budget
Thanks to a new collaboration between Danish design firm Reform and award-winning designer Cecilie Manz, you can revamp your IKEA...
A Family’s Retreat in Quebec Pulls Apart Cabin Conventions
Naturehumaine uses a pathway to split a cabin’s floor plan in two, but a unified material palette and gable roofline keep things...

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