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.

An Arctic White Kitchen Renovation in Connecticut
An Arctic White Kitchen Renovation in Connecticut
For an architect’s family getaway in Connecticut, the kitchen is no shrinking violet.
- 7 years ago
A Luminous Palm Springs Kitchen Fosters Easy Indoor/Outdoor Living
A manifestation of exquisite, thoughtful design, the kitchen in the prefabricated Axiom Desert House embodies rich indoor/outdoor connections, enabling a superb setting for...
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Sparkling White Kitchens
The tried-and-true minimalist trend shines in these modern white kitchens. Take a peek at the top kitchen picks from the Dwell community that caught our editor's eye this week.
Sixties Style Is Brought Back to Life in This Sustainable Kitchen
Sixties Style Is Brought Back to Life in This Sustainable Kitchen
Salvaged materials meet an eclectic mix of influences in this Australian eco-home.
- 2 years ago
Here’s What You 100% Need in Your Pantry According to Bobby Berk
‘Queer Eye’ star Bobby Berk names the pantry essentials and tools that build healthy eating habits.
A Palm Springs Net-Zero Prefab Flaunts an Elegant, Airy Kitchen
Voluminous, versatile, and incredibly chic—the kitchen in the Axiom Desert House has been thoughtfully designed to serve as a multidimensional stage for personal expression and...
This Kitchen Is as Cozy as Your Favorite Coffee Shop—and That’s Exactly the Idea
When their house was in need of a pick-me-up, a London couple turned to the designer of their favorite coffee shop for an industrial-strength renovation.
We Can’t Get Enough of This German Apartment’s Sleek Matte-Black Kitchen
A German family’s home life takes shape around a modern kitchen.
Budget Breakdown: A Dreary ’70s Abode in Southern California Gets a Gut Renovation For $196K
In the home’s new kitchen and principal bathroom, interior designer Corine Maggio of CM Natural Designs creates bold moments via a high-contrast palette warmed with wood.
4 Ways to Revamp Your Kitchen Cabinets For Any Budget
Whether you're starting with IKEA cabinets or something else, there are a number of ways to update your kitchen, no matter the budget.
Before & After: A Brooklyn Kitchen Shines After a Much-Needed Renovation
Before & After: A Brooklyn Kitchen Shines After a Much-Needed Renovation
A dark and outdated kitchen in a 100-year-old Brooklyn townhouse is transformed into a bright and contemporary space with plenty of storage.
- 2 years ago
Top 5 Kitchens of the Week With Warm Wood Details
From birch, to pine, to oak, these modern kitchens incorporate wood in truly stunning ways.
Lego Island
Step back, Jacobsen, Utzon, Kjaerholm, Wegner, and all you other great Danes.
8 Svelte Kitchens and Baths We Love From Instagram
We put out the word on Instagram for our followers to share their kitchens and bathrooms and tag us. From hundreds of submissions, we present a handful of our favorites.
A London Terrace House Gets a Luminous Expansion
Amos Goldreich Architecture remodels a brownstone on a budget, pairing open shelving with modified IKEA cabinets in the kitchen.
A Clean Slate
A few big ideas—and some careful workmanship—transform the very small kitchen of a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment into an expansive space suited to a young professional with a...
Chef’s Table
When these full-time foodies renovated their Chicago condo, getting the kitchen right meant finding the right kitchen island.
Kitchens We Love: Blogger, Cookbook Writer, and Pastry Chef David Lebovitz's Paris Kitchen
His American-style kitchen is quite a sight in the 11th arrondissement.
Kitchens We Love: Newly Minted James Beard Award Winner Nina Compton Shows Her Loft Kitchen
The chef’s personal kitchen is right upstairs from her work one in New Orleans.
Kitchens We Love: Trois Mec Chef Ludo Lefebvre Demonstrates How He Plies His Craft at Home
The French-born chef, TV personality, and pop-up wizard showcases his personal kitchen in Sherman Oaks, California.
Kitchens We Love: Bestselling Cookbook Author and Netflix Host Samin Nosrat Opens Her Doors
The Berkeley chef of “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” fame shows what’s possible in a rental kitchen.
Top 5 Kitchens of the Week With Wonderful Wood Accents
Cabinets, countertops, ceilings, and more—these modern kitchens embrace a natural palette. Take a look at the homes from the Dwell community that caught our editor's eye this week.
Budget Breakdown: A Denver Kitchen Gets a Beautiful IKEA Makeover For Just $7.8K
A poorly designed kitchen in a 1940s Denver home receives an affordable renovation with IKEA products and DIY touches.
30 Black-and-White Kitchens That Make a Bold Impression
Black-and-white kitchens are clean, modern, and anything but boring, as these photos show.
Chef Ludo Lefebvre Powers Up the Perfect Hosting Recipe With Fisher & Paykel
The star chef and TV personality shows Athena Calderone—and us—how to make mouthwatering, steam oven squash cakes that complete every entertainer’s arsenal.
60 Kitchen Island Ideas That Serve Up Style and Functionality
These images of our favorite kitchen island ideas are sure to stir up design inspiration with fun, functional features around seating, storage, and more.
6 Contemporary Kitchen Trends That Will Last For Years to Come
From appliances and lighting to tiles, cabinetry, and shelving, say hello to six modern kitchen trends that are sure to stand the test of time.
Budget Breakdown: A Cramped Eichler Kitchen Gets a $49K Refresh
In San Jose, California, interior designer Cathie Hong opens up a dim, confined kitchen to better serve a young family.
How an Instagram-Worthy Kitchen Renovation Comes Alive With the Right Surfaces
A designer with a passion for surface materials explains why she chose Caesarstone quartz for her latest kitchen renovation.
23 Kitchen Countertops That Serve Up Good Design
Whether made of granite, wood, or quartzite, these intriguing modern kitchen countertops will inspire your next home improvement project.