1. Kitchen

Kitchen Design Ideas

Modern Coastal project
Modern Coastal project
Nimmo Nielsen Collective
This is an example of a contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, quartz benchtops, ceramic splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, white benchtop, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, with island and brown floor.
Lumiere
Lumiere
LSA Architects
UA Creative
This is an example of a modern galley kitchen in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, stone slab splashback, stainless steel appliances, with island and grey floor.
Darlinghurst
Darlinghurst
Living Edge
This is an example of a modern kitchen in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood floors and with island.
Balmoral
Balmoral
The Design Chaperone
Inspiration for a transitional kitchen in Gold Coast - Tweed.
Castlecrag House
Castlecrag House
Felipe Neves Photography
Felipe Neves
Photo of a midcentury kitchen in Sydney with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood floors, beige floor and white benchtop.
The Block 2017
The Block 2017
Freedom Kitchens
This is an example of a contemporary kitchen in Sydney.
79 Skybolt Road Valdora
79 Skybolt Road Valdora
Optam Building Group
Endeavour Lotteries
Photo of a contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Sunshine Coast with flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, window splashback, panelled appliances, concrete floors, with island, beige floor and black benchtop.
Coolum Beach House # 3
Coolum Beach House # 3
Aboda Design Group
Lucas Muro
Inspiration for a contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Sunshine Coast with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, white splashback, glass sheet splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island and brown floor.
Modern Hampton, Camberwell
Modern Hampton, Camberwell
Mayfair Living
Design ideas for a large contemporary galley kitchen in Melbourne with with island.
Karakter Residence
Karakter Residence
Howes & Homes Designs
Karakter is a Renowned south west custom home builder. We worked with Todd Huxley of Studium to create this beautiful pre-designed home with luxurious finishes. Launching a brand new boutique offering - Designed for lifestyle, entertainment and coastal vistas, your sanctuary awaits.
Kenwyn
Kenwyn
Garsden and Clarke Kitchens
Contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Brisbane with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, black splashback, black appliances, with island and grey floor.
Kitchen
Kitchen
Moda Interiors
Island Benchtop: D'Amelio Stone Dark Serbiggante Gloss 80mm. Feature Trim: Briggs Veneer Innato Virginia Walnut; White Benchtop: Quantum Quartz White Swirl 40mm. White Cabinetry: Bonlex IHCO White Gloss. Floor Tiles: Milano Stone Limestone Mistral. Miele Appliances. Kitchen Stools by Merlino Furniture. Copper Tray by Makstar Wholesale. Photography: DMax Photography
River Park Place
River Park Place
Tabrizi Home Builders
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Brisbane with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, ceramic splashback, panelled appliances, medium hardwood floors, no island, brown floor and grey benchtop.
Sunshine Beach
Sunshine Beach
Popham Interiors
Inspiration for a mid-sized tropical u-shaped kitchen in Sunshine Coast with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, granite benchtops, white splashback, ceramic splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, multi-coloured benchtop and brown floor.
PRIMA PENTHOUSE TWO
PRIMA PENTHOUSE TWO
Twostyle
Contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Melbourne with beige splashback, with island, grey floor and black benchtop.
Kitchens
Kitchens
Mint Property Stylers
Photo of a contemporary kitchen in Perth.
BROOKWATER
BROOKWATER
Stuart Osman
This is an example of a contemporary kitchen in Gold Coast - Tweed.
Rojas Building Display Home - Moncreiff ACT
Rojas Building Display Home - Moncreiff ACT
MELTT Design
Design ideas for a contemporary galley kitchen in Canberra - Queanbeyan with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, grey splashback, light hardwood floors, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
A Mothers Nest
A Mothers Nest
X-space Architects
Designed by X-Space Architects. Photo by Dion Robeson. X-Space Architects remains proud that this project superseded the client’s expectations whilst remaining within their budget constraints
Buderim Residence
Buderim Residence
Taylor'd DISTINCTION
Inspiration for a contemporary galley kitchen in Sunshine Coast with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, with island, grey floor and grey benchtop.
Bayside Family Home
Bayside Family Home
Bask Interiors
Suzi Appel Photography
Design ideas for a scandinavian galley kitchen in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, window splashback, dark hardwood floors, with island, brown floor, marble benchtops, black appliances and white benchtop.
Mountview
Mountview
Benedict Design
Photographer: Mitchell Fong
Large midcentury eat-in kitchen in Other with medium hardwood floors, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, white splashback, a peninsula, brown floor and black benchtop.
CLASSIC PERIOD HOME
CLASSIC PERIOD HOME
Jane Gorman Decorators & Developers
“I worked with my client in providing zoned living and entertaining areas of the highest standards. As a result, my client had an emphasis on creating a family environment in which they could entertain friends and family for any occasion. I immediately noticed the properties classic period façade when I met with my client at their property. The layout was very open which allowed me and my client to experiment with different colours and fabrics. By having a large expansive space we could use accent colours more strongly as they blended into the room easier than in a confined space. The use of the grey and white colour palette allowed for the space to remain bright and fresh. This was important as it made the space still feel expansive and welcoming” – Interior Designer Jane Gorman.
Lido 28
Lido 28
MOJO Homes
Inspiration for a contemporary kitchen in Sydney.
Contemporary Kitchen
Contemporary Kitchen
Design ideas for a contemporary kitchen in Sydney with an integrated sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, blue splashback, mosaic tile splashback, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
Millers Point Renovation
Millers Point Renovation
Liebke Projects
Anneke Hill
Mid-sized contemporary single-wall kitchen in Sydney with a double-bowl sink, stainless steel benchtops, stone slab splashback, concrete floors, no island, grey floor and stainless steel appliances.
Socrates Parade, Port Coogee
Socrates Parade, Port Coogee
Hardy Constructions
This is an example of a contemporary galley kitchen in Perth with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, black splashback, panelled appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Bangalow Residence 2
Bangalow Residence 2
Zaher Architects
This is an example of a contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Gold Coast - Tweed with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, window splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island and brown floor.
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 2,954,390 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Hardy Constructions and MJH BUILDING SERVICES P/L. 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.