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.

The Best Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen and Bath in 2020
The Best Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen and Bath in 2020
Our annual overview presents the most exciting products for the kitchen and bath—plus expert advice on how to make the most of each space.
- 4 months ago
25 Memorable Midcentury Modern Kitchen Renovations
We love a good midcentury renovation all the more when stellar kitchen updates are involved.
How to Use Subway Tile to Spruce Up a Kitchen
Ranging from classic to bold, subway tiles are a sure bet when it comes to outfitting your kitchen.
Before & After:  A New York City Apartment Goes From Dark and Cramped to Daring and Capacious
Before & After: A New York City Apartment Goes From Dark and Cramped to Daring and Capacious
A bold renovation turns an outdated apartment in Manhattan into a light and bright home.
- 5 months ago
A Designer Couple Share Their Tips for Creating a Modern Kitchen
Ashley and Jamin Mills of the Handmade Home recently transformed a closed-off kitchen into a bright and open space for entertaining.
A Dome-Shaped Austin Home Gets a Kitchen Worthy of its History
A long-awaited renovation flips the script for a historic dome home with an awkward and outdated kitchen.
Before & After: A Midcentury Portland Kitchen Gets a Light and Bright Makeover
Crisp, white tile walls and a bold terrazzo-like floor give this kitchen a decorous reboot.
This 90-Square-Foot Kitchen Feels Airy After a Scandinavian-Style Renovation
L.A.-based design duo Taylor + Taylor juxtaposed board-formed concrete with blond cabinetry and statement tile for a wow worthy kitchen renovation.
15 Breakfast Nooks That’ll Make You Want to Ditch Your Dining Table
From petite to sweeping, retro to modern, these designs are taking breakfast nooks to the next level.
Heavy Metal: 15 Kitchens That Rock Metal Cabinets
We’ve taken a shine to metal kitchen cabinets.
Budget Breakdown: A Bay Area Family Splurges on a Dream Kitchen for $91K
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 all the boxes.
- 6 months ago
A London Terrace House’s Extension Goes Graphic With Pattern and Color
Painted timber buildings in Greenland and British beach huts inspired CAN to give this kitchen/dining extension in Brockley a colorful treatment.
Before & After: Jenni Kayne’s Renovated Lakeside Kitchen Reimagines the “Rustic” Look
Designer Jenni Kayne updates a Lake Arrowhead kitchen while prioritizing natural light, neutral tones, and quality materials.
Designer Emily Henderson’s Simple Guide to Styling Your Home for Thanksgiving
Expert stylist Emily Henderson teaches us how to properly set the scene for a Thanksgiving feast.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Kitchens
From backsplashes to built-ins, or the best knife sets to even better cooktops, these resources will help guide you on your culinary quest to a great kitchen.
How to Renovate Your Kitchen Cabinets
We’re sharing a few useful projects from “DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It Yourself Projects,” a book by Sarah Beeny, that will help you update your home while saving money.
19 Ways to Use Track Lighting for a Streamlined Kitchen Design
Sleek, versatile, and customizable, track lights can add a “wow” factor to your kitchen without being overwhelming.
This Tokyo Apartment’s Kaleidoscopic Kitchen Delights With Cotton Candy Colors
This sugary sweet renovation strikes the right balance between functional and fun.
Two Experts Weigh in on the Best Way to Use Behr’s Color of the Year in Your Kitchen or Bathroom
Back to Nature, Behr’s signature hue for 2020, offers a fresh take on the neutral trend. We asked two color and design experts how to make the most of this shade in your home.
Designer Rebecca Atwood Wants You to Master the Art of Using Color
Designer and best-selling author Rebecca Atwood talks with Dwell about the importance of infusing color into a home—and how it's not as intimidating as it seems.
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 choose from.
6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Your Kitchen and Laundry Room Appliances Could Do
A tour of LG Signature’s chic showroom makes it clear that the company’s next-level collection of smart appliances can inject a heavy dose of convenience into your everyday life...
Three Interior Designers Discuss the Dynamics of Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash
Emily Henderson, Bobby Berk, and Katie Hodges give their expert advice on what you need to know in order to choose the perfect kitchen backsplash based on color, design, and...
10 Kitchens Dripping With Bold, Vivacious Color
Natural finishes have their merits, but there’s something to be said for outfitting the heart of your home with lively hues.
A Classic Midcentury Home in Napa Gets a Kitchen That Complements its History
Janet and Mark Hall moved into their 1,700-square-foot midcentury home in Napa knowing it would be the perfect place to unwind.
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.
A Portland Pastry Chef Customizes Her Kitchen to Meet the Needs of Her Profession—and Her Family
After a thorough kitchen remodel, this midcentury ranch is finally able to shine.
10 Backsplashes That Add a Touch of Flair to the Kitchen
These backsplashes—though obviously not an afterthought—are the cherry on top of these kitchen designs.
12 Industrious (and Cute!) Kitchen Sponges to Scrub Up Your Space
It’s definitely time to replace your moldy kitchen sponge—why not try these hardworking alternatives?
Before & After: A Cramped Victorian in London Lightens Up With a Double-Height Renovation
A narrow, mid-terrace house in Brook Green now enjoys a lustrous, double-height kitchen and dining room.