Kitchens

The modern kitchen is the heart of the home. Cooking and conversing go hand-in-hand as meals are created, memories made. Whether teaching an old family recipe, reading the newspaper in a breakfast nook, or chatting over the daily morning coffee, the ritual of the everyday begins here. Spark your imagination by browsing our collection of modern kitchens. From popular counter materials like marble, granite, quartz, and wood; to stunning examples of white cabinets; to flooring options like hardwood and concrete, these projects showcase it all. You'll also find ideas for backsplashes, lighting, appliances, and sinks.

A Bespoke Coffee Station Recalls the Java Dreams of a Couple’s Former Life in Brazil
A Bespoke Coffee Station Recalls the Java Dreams of a Couple’s Former Life in Brazil
Lalita Koehler and her partner, Fabio Costa, worked with the team at ras-a studio to design their award-winning home near Los Angeles.
An Architect’s Dream Kitchen Channels SoCal’s Laid-Back Vibes With a Fusion of Homey Materials
Eric Olsen layered lustrous finishes with warm wood surfaces to create an inviting space for friends and family.
Top 9 Kitchens of 2020
The nominees for this year’s Dwell Design Awards are the epitome of style and function.
Before & After: In This Portland Tudor, an Irresistibly Quirky Kitchen Steals the Show
Before & After: In This Portland Tudor, an Irresistibly Quirky Kitchen Steals the Show
Osmose Design enlivens a 1930s residence with eccentric, handcrafted details.
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Budget Breakdown: A Couple Spend Six Weeks and $16.7K Fashioning an Airy Kitchen
Designer Brit Arnesen and her husband, Derek, imbue the space with feminine, Art Deco–inspired touches.
A Leak Leads to a Dazzling Kitchen Overhaul in Los Angeles
Designer Ginny Macdonald’s renovation includes a new breakfast nook, a laundry room, and a crisp white color scheme.
Dwell On This: Take Off Your Kitchen Cabinet Doors
Welcome to the wonderful world of open shelving.
This Upgraded Kitchen Fits Every Modern Convenience Into Just 329 Square Feet of Space
The couple had a long list of must-haves for the renovation of their 1930s kitchen, making a clever flow and tucked-away storage imperative.
Dwell On This: Ditch Your Extraneous Kitchen Gadgets
Be honest—are you really using that herb infuser?
9 Countertop and Cabinetry Pairings to Take Your Kitchen From Drab to Delicious
Want to elevate your kitchen in a big way? Consider the counters and cabinets. An inspired color combo or materials pairing can make a space sizzle.
Interior Designer Stephanie Dyer’s Remodeling Tips for the Kitchen
Interior Designer Stephanie Dyer’s Remodeling Tips for the Kitchen
The Portland, Oregon, designer explains how to approach kitchen renovations both large and small.
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A Designer Couple in Washington Overhaul Their Midcentury Kitchen for $35K
Saul and Kristen Becker of Mutuus Studio build a jewel-like kitchen that now acts as a calling card for their firm.
How Much Should You Spend on Kitchen Countertops?
Top designers dish on the best countertop materials for your kitchen—and their attendant price tags.
Feast Your Eyes on Designer Dries Otten’s Punchy Kitchens
These spaces’ colorful cabinetry and playful joinery are more than just flashy additions—they’re meant to tell a kitchen’s design story, too.
How Much Should You Spend on a Kitchen Faucet?
Top designers give their advice about how to choose a stylish, functional faucet—and what it will cost. Hint: It’s more than you may think.
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.
17 Kitchens That Go Bold With Pastels
Whether it’s buttery yellow, powder blue, or mint green, these soft-hued kitchens are anything but timid.
Before & After: A Grand Rapids Kitchen Goes From Dark and Woody to White and Bright
Sarah Sherman Samuel transforms an all-wood kitchen into a designer’s sanctuary filled with standout cabinetry, metal accents, and the perfect amount of warmth.
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.
Looking for a Social Distancing Distraction? Here’s How to Organize Your Kitchen on a Budget
At a time when kitchens are at the center of our new normal, three designers share their tips on how to keep them organized on a budget.
7 Most Eco-Friendly Countertops
We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if they could stand the heat of Dwell’s kitchen.
A Look at Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen’s Luxuriously Minimalist Kitchen
The founder of Norm Architects gives us a glimpse of the kitchen his firm designed for Reform.
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.
Hack Your Pantry With These 26 Space-Saving Storage Ideas
These products will turn your kitchen into a thoroughly organized, well-oiled machine.
This Multigenerational Bay Area Home Is Super Accessible With Style to Spare
Who says accessibility can’t be stylish? As designer Sherry Hope-Kennedy proves, the varying needs of a multigenerational home can all be answered in one cohesive design.
Trend Report: The Internet Settles Into Our Appliances
A more mature generation of smart-home devices goes beyond bells and whistles and enables connections that anticipate an owner’s needs.
Are High-Tech Tabletop Farms the Future of Food?
A new generation of pantry gardens takes local produce to the next level—but do they have a future in every kitchen?
Consider These 20 Marvelous Marble Backsplashes for Your Kitchen Renovation
Marble is sleek and sophisticated—and adding a slab is one of the easiest ways to elevate your kitchen.
5 Kitchen Renovations Done for Less Than $100K
Kitchen renovations can be daunting, but here’s some expert inspiration to get you going.