1. Kitchen

Kitchen Design Ideas

Waterview Private Residence
Waterview Private Residence
Gallery Living
This is an example of a contemporary l-shaped eat-in kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, with island, grey floor, white benchtop and recessed.
Lim Project
Lim Project
Blakes Of Sydney
Design ideas for a large modern l-shaped open plan kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, glass sheet splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, quartz benchtops, white splashback, white benchtop and brown floor.
Palm Beach House | F
Palm Beach House | F
AE Cockle Building Contractors
Photo of a contemporary kitchen in Sydney with beaded inset cabinets, medium wood cabinets, glass sheet splashback, dark hardwood floors and brown floor.
Dunedoo
Dunedoo
Spencer Constructions (QLD) Pty Ltd
Design ideas for a contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Brisbane with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, green splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
CHRIS & MEGAN HICKS
CHRIS & MEGAN HICKS
Ace Kitchens & Shopfitters Pty Ltd
Design ideas for a contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Gold Coast - Tweed with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, glass sheet splashback, stainless steel appliances, dark hardwood floors, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
Manly Heritage Semi's
Manly Heritage Semi's
Archisoul Architects
David Taylor Photography
Photo of a contemporary galley eat-in kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, black cabinets, white splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Project: Carlton Cloister ft. Austral Bricks
Project: Carlton Cloister ft. Austral Bricks
Brickworks Building Products
Location: Victoria Architect: MRTN Architects Product: Nubrik Chapel Red Photographer: Shannon McGrath
Inspiration for a midcentury kitchen in Melbourne.
Osborne Project
Osborne Project
The Little Brick Studio
Photo of an industrial l-shaped kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, light wood cabinets, grey splashback, stone slab splashback, concrete floors, with island, grey floor and grey benchtop.
Ocean Reef
Ocean Reef
Character Cabinets
Large contemporary galley kitchen in Perth with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, with island, grey floor, white benchtop, grey splashback and glass sheet splashback.
Custom Luxury Home: Brighton
Custom Luxury Home: Brighton
First Avenue Homes
Sam Martin - 4 Walls Media
This is an example of a large contemporary l-shaped eat-in kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, grey splashback, black appliances, with island, grey benchtop, marble benchtops, marble splashback, concrete floors and white floor.
Salt Addition
Salt Addition
Lurie Concepts
Design work started with a modest design focused on improving the kitchen, living, dining and outdoor living areas. However, a feasibility study determined that a better option was to fully remodel the existing dwelling, resulting in reclaiming some of the front veranda to increase the size of the living and dining areas. The remaining section created an alcove to the main bedroom, increasing privacy and creating a dedicated outdoor area. A large awning, cantilevered so as not to impose on the existing septic, created a separate outdoor living area. A teak facade, that will weather to grey in the salty sea air over time, was added to extend high above the box gutter, conceal the solar panels and cap the ends of the separation walls. The roof was repitched and the internal ceilings raked upwards from the teak facade, thereby increasing the internal volume and allowing for the addition of high-light windows in rooms on the ridge side of the dwelling to capture the vista, increase natural light, ventilation and sense of space. A skillion roof outside the back kitchen area was strategically positioned out of sight from the inside of the home and created a second outdoor area in the rear courtyard, serving as the main entry point. A gate house was incorporated in the rear fence to enhance the entry. The rear courtyard reclaimed an existing parking bay to create space for the cellar/music room.
Lido 28
Lido 28
MOJO Homes
Inspiration for a contemporary kitchen in Sydney.
Contemporary Kitchen
Contemporary Kitchen
Inspiration for an expansive contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Sydney with a double-bowl sink, black cabinets, quartz benchtops, white splashback, stone slab splashback, black appliances, dark hardwood floors, black floor, white benchtop, flat-panel cabinets and with island.
Pomborneit Kitchen
Pomborneit Kitchen
Live Architecture
Shift of Focus
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary l-shaped eat-in kitchen in Other with green cabinets, wood benchtops, white splashback, ceramic splashback, light hardwood floors, a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, stainless steel appliances, a peninsula, beige floor and brown benchtop.
Bluestone Terrace Pavilion
Bluestone Terrace Pavilion
Altereco Design
Nikole Ramsay
Photo of a contemporary galley kitchen in Melbourne with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood benchtops, blue splashback, glass sheet splashback, panelled appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island and brown floor.
Parker Residence
Parker Residence
The Quinlan Group
Photo of a modern galley kitchen in Sydney with an integrated sink, flat-panel cabinets, dark wood cabinets, concrete benchtops, window splashback, black appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, beige floor and grey benchtop.
European Elegance
European Elegance
Smith & Smith Kitchens
Tim Turner Photography
Inspiration for a large traditional u-shaped separate kitchen in Melbourne with white cabinets, marble benchtops, dark hardwood floors, brown floor, an undermount sink, black appliances, raised-panel cabinets, white splashback, marble splashback and no island.
Blue Chip Positioned Classic Residence in Croydon
Blue Chip Positioned Classic Residence in Croydon
Pilcher Residential
Pilcher Residential
Mid-sized transitional u-shaped kitchen in Sydney with a double-bowl sink, beaded inset cabinets, white cabinets, laminate benchtops, subway tile splashback, white appliances, medium hardwood floors, a peninsula, brown floor, white benchtop and white splashback.
Fitzroy North Project
Fitzroy North Project
Architected
James Morgan Photography
This is an example of a contemporary u-shaped kitchen in Melbourne with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, mosaic tile splashback, stainless steel appliances and white benchtop.
Five Dock
Five Dock
onefour interiors
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary galley kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, grey splashback, black appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, beige floor and grey benchtop.
Lone Road, Deans Marsh
Lone Road, Deans Marsh
Premium Interior Design
Inspiration for a transitional galley kitchen in Geelong with a double-bowl sink, recessed-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, white splashback, stainless steel appliances, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.
Classic Kitchen that Pops
Classic Kitchen that Pops
Smith & Smith Kitchens
Photos by Tim Turner Photography
Photo of a transitional l-shaped open plan kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, subway tile splashback, stainless steel appliances, dark hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Kitchen 2
Kitchen 2
Refresh Renovations Melbourne Leigh McDonald
This is an example of a contemporary u-shaped kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Darling Point - Renovation
Darling Point - Renovation
Aranac (Contracting) Pty Ltd
Guthrie Project
Photo of a small contemporary galley kitchen in Sydney with marble benchtops, green splashback, ceramic splashback, stainless steel appliances, concrete floors, with island, grey floor, white benchtop, flat-panel cabinets and medium wood cabinets.
La Fleur
La Fleur
Joe Adsett Architects Pty Ltd
Inspiration for a contemporary galley kitchen in Brisbane with grey cabinets, grey splashback, panelled appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
Mount Martha Project
Mount Martha Project
Zesta Kitchens
Perfect mix of white and timber laminate cabinetry with a lovely waterfall end island bench.
Inspiration for a large scandinavian u-shaped kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, grey splashback, porcelain splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island and white benchtop.
Contemporary Cottage
Contemporary Cottage
Urban Trend Construction
Kath Heke Real Estate Photography
Design ideas for a contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Other with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island and white benchtop.
Miller
Miller
S&K Group
Designed & Built by us Photography by Veeral
Inspiration for a contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, grey splashback, panelled appliances, light hardwood floors and with island.
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 2,952,269 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Refresh Renovations Melbourne Leigh McDonald and Brickworks Building Products. 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.