Kitchen Design Ideas

Stanhope House
Stanhope House
AD DESIGN DEVELOP
Julian Gries
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Melbourne with black cabinets, quartz benchtops, light hardwood floors, with island, grey benchtop, an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets and beige floor.
ZeroLot Haus
ZeroLot Haus
Maytree Studios
This is an example of a mid-sized contemporary galley eat-in kitchen in Sunshine Coast with an undermount sink, black cabinets, concrete benchtops, timber splashback, stainless steel appliances, concrete floors, with island, green floor, white benchtop and vaulted.
Rear Subdivision Hamptons Inspired Townhouse: Footscray
Rear Subdivision Hamptons Inspired Townhouse: Footscray
First Avenue Homes
Sam Martin - 4 Walls Media
Photo of a small contemporary l-shaped eat-in kitchen in Melbourne with white cabinets, quartz benchtops, white splashback, marble splashback, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, white benchtop, a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets and beige floor.
Banks Street
Banks Street
Electronic Living
Inspiration for a contemporary kitchen in Brisbane with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, medium hardwood floors, a peninsula and white benchtop.
Belgrave 333, Woodlea Estate
Belgrave 333, Woodlea Estate
User
Kitchen in the Belgrave 333 from the Alpha Collection by JG King Homes
This is an example of a mid-sized tropical galley open plan kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, quartz benchtops, white splashback, ceramic splashback, stainless steel appliances, ceramic floors, with island, beige floor and yellow benchtop.
Luke and Amanda's Beach House
Luke and Amanda's Beach House
Create Architecture
Photo of a tropical l-shaped kitchen in Gold Coast - Tweed with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, with island, white floor and grey benchtop.
Beach Road, Sandringham
Beach Road, Sandringham
Key Piece
Adrienne Bizzarri Photography
Large contemporary l-shaped open plan kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, concrete benchtops, beige splashback, ceramic splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, grey benchtop and brown floor.
Garsia
Garsia
Chalk Studio
Photo of a modern l-shaped kitchen in Canberra - Queanbeyan with flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, with island, grey floor and grey benchtop.
Darlinghurst Apartment
Darlinghurst Apartment
Hava Studio
Photography by Anthony Basheer
Photo of a contemporary kitchen in Sydney.
Japandi House, Towradgi
Japandi House, Towradgi
Rachael Miklas Design and Detail
Photo of a transitional u-shaped open plan kitchen in Wollongong with an undermount sink, raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, grey splashback, black appliances, concrete floors, with island and grey floor.
Petrie Terrace Residence
Petrie Terrace Residence
Room By Room
Photo of a large transitional u-shaped kitchen in Brisbane with dark hardwood floors, brown floor, wood, an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, blue cabinets, marble benchtops, white splashback, stainless steel appliances, with island and grey benchtop.
Victoria Gardens House
Victoria Gardens House
Lucy Clemenger Architects
Photography: Shannon McGrath Styling: Leesa O'Reilly
Design ideas for a large contemporary galley kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, marble benchtops, white splashback, stone tile splashback, concrete floors, with island, white floor, white benchtop, flat-panel cabinets and white cabinets.
Ashlar Surry Hills Apartment
Ashlar Surry Hills Apartment
3 Marks of Existence
N/A
Inspiration for a small contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, light wood cabinets, marble benchtops, multi-coloured splashback, marble splashback, black appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, beige floor, flat-panel cabinets and multi-coloured benchtop.
Rebecca Pountney Design - Heidelberg kitchen
Rebecca Pountney Design - Heidelberg kitchen
Rebecca Pountney Design
Galley style kitchen with feature pendants and timber overhead cabinetry. Butlers pantry.
This is an example of a mid-sized contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, white splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, white benchtop and beige floor.
Modern Sophistication in Sandgate Kitchen and Laundry
Modern Sophistication in Sandgate Kitchen and Laundry
Kitchens by Kathie
We love the naturals used in this stunning Sandgate home. This refined kitchen exudes modern sophistication with its clean lines and glossy white cabinetry. Open shelving allow for additional lighting and lets the client regularly switch out decor elements for a consistently fresh look.⁠ Built-in storage to the island benches increases functionality and keeps clutter away in drawers. ⁠ The high functional laundry space was part of the renovation. While the kitchen was light and bright, this room of the home opts for more earthy neutrals. ⁠
Architecturally Renovated Terrace House in Annandale
Architecturally Renovated Terrace House in Annandale
Pilcher Residential
Super White Marble Island, splashback and benchtop with “shark nose” detail Miele appliances throughout Spacious walk in pantry Astrawalker Eco brass sink tap Blum drawer hardware system Sirius rangehood
Kitchen
Kitchen
Atlas Architects
Contemporary kitchen with intergrated pantry and fridge.
This is an example of a mid-sized contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, light wood cabinets, white splashback, with island, brown floor, white benchtop, quartz benchtops, ceramic splashback, flat-panel cabinets and panelled appliances.
Oakleigh Project
Oakleigh Project
Cranberry Design
Striking modern kitchen, perfect for entertaining family and friends.
Contemporary u-shaped kitchen in Melbourne with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white splashback, panelled appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
P16-03 at Rochedale
P16-03 at Rochedale
WALTER DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD
Design ideas for a contemporary kitchen in Brisbane.
Concrete Blonde
Concrete Blonde
Carter Williamson Architects
Carrara marble countertops and backsplash add a luxurious feel, as does the dark green leather upholstery on the bench seating which, in a space-saving move, is essentially part of the kitchen island. The Highline linear pendant light is from Archier.
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There’s a lot to consider when it comes to planning your kitchen design. Where do you even start? Gathering some inspiration in a photo gallery is always a good starting point, as looking at different kitchen designs often brings up ideas you haven’t even thought of yet.

Browse Photos of Kitchen Designs for Inspiration and Collect Your Ideas


You can browse through photos of all kinds of kitchen styles, layouts and sizes on Houzz to get started before jumping into any design software or contacting a local professional for help. Here’s a few considerations to keep in mind when planning your kitchen.

1. What Makes a Good Kitchen Design, and Why is it Important?


For starters, you want to find a balance between aesthetics and function. You may have heard of the ‘kitchen work triangle’, which refers to the space between your fridge, sink and stove. You want everything within easy reach when you’re working in the kitchen and look beautiful at the same time. It’s a good idea to take note of both when browsing our photo gallery.

2. Consider Your Space to Determine Your Kitchen Layout


Firstly, consider the space you have, and the limitations that come with it. Do you have a small kitchen and need to maximise your workspace and storage? Can you allow yourself some more space and a big island with seating? Are you designing your kitchen from scratch or renovating an existing design? Which appliances do you already own and what are their measurements? Are there windows you need to take into consideration when planning cabinets? How do kitchen, living and dining areas connect?

Depending on your space and needs, you want to use a shape that suits you. U, G, or L-shaped kitchen, with or without island or peninsula? Know your dimensions, plan cabinetry carefully and consider the placement of your appliances. You don’t want to end up with a finished design, only for your significant other to question where the fridge is supposed to go. Consider from the start where your fridge, oven, microwave and sink goes to save yourself from starting again from scratch - remember the kitchen work triangle!

You also want to plan the layout of your cabinets. Maybe you’re planning for a pantry and can do with less storage space in your kitchen, so that your design can be one without upper or lower cabinets for a different look. A corner cabinet can be a smart storage solution if you want to keep the look clean and simple.

3. Decide on a Kitchen Style, But Don’t Forget Practicality


You want the style of your kitchen to reflect your personality and taste. We have curated a large array of kitchen styles here at Houzz, from traditional to contemporary to transitional and everything in between. Consider what your cooking style is for a start - Italy is known for its cuisine, so italian kitchen designs are generally popular. Also consider ergonomics - depending on how much time you spend in your kitchen, the height of your counters can make a big difference to your overall health.

You also want to consider colour and finishes of cabinets, countertops and splashbacks. Which colour do you want your cupboards to be? Simple, timeless white or rather making a statement in black? Maybe rather a rustic wood? Also consider the colour of your floor - if you have dark floors, you may want to keep cabinets lighter. You could also go for an all-white look and choose black appliances for contrast.

Once you know which style you fancy, don’t forget how you will be using the space. You want to keep cooking in mind, as well as how easy to clean and maintain the space will be. How many cooks do you need to accommodate? Do you have kids around? How much storage do you need? Maybe you want to go for open shelves rather than cabinets and allow for easy reach of key items you use when cooking. Again - remember the triangle!

Lastly, choose lighting that both enhances the look of your kitchen as well as your cooking performance, providing light in all the right places.

4. Be Conscious of Your Budget


No matter what you plan for your kitchen design, cost is always a big factor. Be sure to plan with your budget in mind. It may make more sense to go for a modular kitchen design rather than custom build. You can save a lot of money if you get at least 3 estimates from professionals before locking in the job. And don’t forget to allow a 20% buffer for emergencies.

Once you are ready to hire a pro, our directory will help you find one, no matter where you are. So whether you're looking for an Interior Designer in Melbourne or an Architect in Sydney, you can be sure to find a qualified expert for the job!

Whether you want inspiration for planning a kitchen renovation or are building a designer kitchen from scratch, Houzz has 3,241,725 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including 3 Marks of Existence and WALTER DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD. Look through kitchen photos in different colours and styles and when you find a kitchen design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful kitchen ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.