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.

Open Kitchen
A San Francisco architect turns his “inefficiency” kitchen into a modestly scaled and well-lit place to cook, eat, work, and...
20 Dream Kitchens
The kitchen can often be the main gathering point of a home, so why not make it stand out?
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...
10 Best Modern Kitchens
More often than not, the kitchen is the heart of the home—and thus should be just as much livable as it is functional.
Top 9 Kitchens of 2020
The nominees for this year’s Dwell Design Awards are the epitome of style and function.
A Live-In Kitchen on a Houseboat in Amsterdam
When a couple in Amsterdam decided to upgrade their residence from a small houseboat to a larger one, they sought a design that...
10 Renovations Featuring Sensational Kitchens
These spectacular transformations bring the heat.
Top Tips for Your Kitchen Remodel
From lighting to plumbing, here’s what you should know before you start your next update.
Designed to Disappear: The Case For the Minimal Kitchen
Brought together by a shared heritage in Bauhaus principles, architect Dan Brunn and Bosch carry the torch for simple, clean, and...
20 Best Modern Kitchen Counters
The kitchen is the heart of your home—so choose a counter that works for your lifestyle and gets the job done the way you want.
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...
An Arctic White Kitchen Renovation in Connecticut
For an architect’s family getaway in Connecticut, the kitchen is no shrinking violet.
20 Modern Home Eat-in Kitchens
In spaces small or large, an eat-in kitchen is a useful hub for singles and families alike.
Cramped Kitchen Transformed Into an Inviting Hub
In northern New Jersey, a cramped kitchen is reborn as a welcoming space for cooking and entertaining.
These 30 White Kitchens Are Anything But Ordinary
More than just a blank slate, these pristine white kitchens expertly use the tried-and-true shade to open up small spaces,...
A Sleek Kitchen Renovation in San Francisco
In a San Francisco kitchen, a sleek series of custom cabinets camouflages an armada of professional features.
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.
9 Great Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
Though kitchen cabinets play the obvious role of storing food goods, dinnerware, and pots and pans, they also have a powerful...
The Pros and Cons of White Kitchen Cabinets
There's no lack of inspiration online when it comes to airy, white kitchens, but do they really live up to the hype?
A Sparkling Kitchen Renovation Hits the Reset Button on an ’80s Home in New York
To accommodate a young family leaving the city, design firm Stewart-Schafer revamps the kitchen and living areas of an outdated...
Before & After: An Ancient Barcelona Apartment Gets a Colorful, Chic Makeover
After a complete renovation, a drab 700-square-foot apartment in Barcelona is now a bright and vibrant home thanks to Colombo and...
Before & After: An Architect Couple in Amsterdam Turn a Garage Into a Gauzy, Light-Filled Home
Bringing in skylights, custom glass doors, and tactile finishes, Bart van Seggelen and Valérie Boerma render the car park...
A Plant-Filled Melbourne Home Embraces the Great Outdoors
A nature-loving couple turn their home into a light-filled sanctuary with a sweeping timber deck.
Before & After: A Timeworn Midcentury in Connecticut Gets a Moody Makeover
Interior designer Alex Fawcett uses a light touch to spruce up Casa Yamagoya, preserving its defining features to create an...
A 1910 Apartment Transforms Into an Open, Radiant Loft
This minimalist Montreal pad relies on exposed brick and glass partitions to create continuity between spaces.
Before & After: A New Kitchen Celebrates the Curves of a Dome-Shaped Home in New York
DAAM streamlines the sinuous kitchen of Shell House, a quirky upstate retreat that also hosts an artist residency.
How a Couple Built the Forever Home of Their Dreams in Less Than Six Months
Along Victoria’s Surf Coast, a minimalist timber dwelling combines Scandinavian charm with the laid-back vibes of a New Zealand...
Plywood Partitions Divvy Up Space in a Free-Flowing London Townhouse
Nimtim Architects reimagines a ’70s residence for a growing family, creating simple, flexible rooms that connect with the garden.
Before & After: In This Portland Tudor, an Irresistibly Quirky Kitchen Steals the Show
Osmose Design enlivens a 1930s residence with eccentric, handcrafted details.
Before & After: A Traditional Facade Hides a Dream Home With Emerald Green Accents
GRT Architects took a “gradient approach” to the renovation of this historic townhouse by carefully weaving in modern...
A Bold Circular Home Radiates Outward From Its Futuristic Kitchen
Feldman Architecture reimagines a 1960s residence that hovers over a nature preserve in California’s Bay Area.
A Cramped Melbourne Victorian Gets an Earthy Refresh Inspired by the Australian Bush
Designer Kim Kneipp revamps a dark, 1890s home with clever storage solutions and custom joinery made of recycled wood.
Achieve Organizational Nirvana With These Space-Saving Kitchen Accessories
We pulled together 22 containers and tools that will transform your pantry—and give you that “ahh” feeling.
A Decades-Old Home in British Columbia Is Reborn as an Art-Filled Haven
A family transforms their 25-year-old waterfront property into a bohemian home for their daughter.
A Cramped Bungalow Is Reborn as an Eco-Minded Abode For Two Gardeners
A sustainable retrofit and extension floods a California-style bungalow outside Melbourne with light and landscape views.
A Boxy Los Angeles Bungalow Conceals a Secret Garden
A single window and door along the concrete-colored facade are all that hint to what’s in store.

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