30 gorgeous kitchens to inspire you right now

The perfectly purple kitchen of a <a href="http://sf.curbed.com/2016/11/7/13551536/san-francisco-home-tour-soma-loczi-design-lloyd-dana-taylor">converted warehouse home</a> in San Francisco

Something for everyone

For many households, the kitchen is where all the action is. It’s the heart of the home where everyone comes together to eat, talk, work, relax, and just be in the presence of each other. It’s no surprise then that of the numerous charming homes we’ve toured across the country, so many have delightful, distinct kitchens that seem to have been designed exactly as the homeowners wanted.

So go ahead, take a closer look at some of the best kitchens unearthed in our House Calls and Renovation Diary columns. They come in all styles, shapes, and sizes, and offer plenty of ideas to steal.


Photo by Kyle Johnson
How’s this sixteen-foot-high wood-heavy kitchen for a statement? This Seattle “cabin in the city” by Olson Kundig makes a strong case for it.


Photo by Gieves Anderson
Contrasting brick adds a cool touch to the kitchen of an architect’s home in Philadephia.

In this San Francisco home, the remodeled kitchen features Ikea&nbsp;boxes fronted by drawers and doors from&nbsp;Semihandmade.
Photo by Carlos Chavarria
In this San Francisco home, the remodeled kitchen spruces up Ikea boxes with drawers and doors from Semihandmade.

dining room with black cabinetry
Sarah Dorio
This Atlanta home shows how to embrace black in the kitchen, brightened up by white marble, golden accents, and pops of blue.


Photo by Heidi’s Bridge
Fun tile alert: The kitchen backsplash in this Pennsylvania midcentury gem includes a row of handcrafted, dip-dyed tile with an eye-catching blue pattern.


Photo by Chris Mottalini
This Brooklyn rental apartment kitchen keeps it interesting with two styles of cabinet fronts and personality-filled decor overhead.


Photo by David Papazian
The kitchen of a revamped midcentury ranch in Portland, Oregon, is an ode to plywood—first in the dramatic floor-to-ceiling shelf system and then again on the sides of the metal-and-wood island.

The emerald green kitchen with brass fixtures and detailing.
Photo by Sam Frost
A bachelor’s Hollywood Hills home goes bold with emerald cabinetry, black and white backsplash, and brass accents in the open kitchen.

A white cabinet with very minimal bowls on top and some black and white art on the wall above.
Photo by Carlos Chavarria
The white kitchen cabinets in this San Francisco home are the perfect backdrop for minimal bowls and graphic wall art.

Eichler, Unedited, Gallery
Photo by Daniel Dent
Simplicity and efficiency are the key to this kitchen in the ultimate Eichler time capsule in Palo Alto, California.


Photo by Heidi’s Bridge
Concrete countertops and open shelving add some flair to this kitchen in a bright 600-square-foot studio in Philadelphia.

Architect’s West Coast dream house rises in San Diego, Gallery
Photo by Darren Bradley
For a vintage-inspired look, an architect added flat-panel, hemlock cabinets and a midcentury Chambers cooktop and oven in the kitchen of his San Diego dream home.


Photo by Tony Luong
Talk about a pop of color: This bright-orange enameled sink jazzes up an all-white kitchen, a “daily joy” to homeowners, John and Linda Meyers, the creative duo behind the soap and candle company Wary Meyers.

Spoonflower exec crafts creative, colorful home in Chapel Hill, N.C., Gallery
Photo by Peter Hoffman
The “modern farmhouse” look is in full force at the charming North Carolina home of a pattern expert.


Photo by Jake Stangel
In the kitchen of this wine country ranch retreat, an elevated counter offers a spot for people to gather.


Photo by Gieves Anderson
A supersize island makes entertaining a crowd comfortable in this modern Nashville home.


Photo by Carlos Chavarria
A vintage range takes center stage in the kitchen of a musician’s gorgeous, vintage-filled apartment.


Photo by Elizabeth Daniels
The kitchen in this midcentury L.A. home is almost entirely original—and looks great as is.


Photo by Aubrie Pick
A series of open shelving add extra functionality to the compact kitchen of an interior designer’s one-bedroom apartment in Oakland, California.

Call of the wild in New Jersey, Gallery
Photo by Ball & Albanese
The truly unique kitchen island in this midcentury cabin in New Jersey was adapted from a century-old piano; the home belongs to a furniture designer, of course.


Photo by Patricia Chang
A wild ridged ceiling is no problem for this remodeled kitchen in a very special midcentury abode.


Photo by Devon Banks
An all-white, modern, and perfectly soothing kitchen in a Brooklyn townhouse? It can be done.


Photo by Mark Lipczynski
Peak time-capsule-kitchen status can be given to this vintage-tastic bachelor pad in Phoenix, Arizona.

House Calls, Design Life, Gallery
Photo by Heidi’s Bridge
Wood and tile look real good together in an art director’s stylish Washington D.C. apartment.

A Daring Concrete Home Rises on, and In, a Los Angeles Cliff, Gallery
Photo by Sam Frost
Housing a kitchen in a glass pavilion is not a bad idea, as evidenced in this daring concrete modern home in L.A.


Photo by Gieves Anderson
How about a wall of cabinetry to add some extra storage? This Brooklyn rowhouse belonging to an architect does it well.


Photo by Elizabeth Daniels
This renovated Craftsman home shows how to design a huge kitchen around a huge stove.

House Calls, San Francisco, Dana Taylor Gallery
Photo by Carlos Chavarria
Well, this is a dream color scheme: The sleek, lavender-fuscia kitchen in this converted warehouse home in San Francisco is simply stunning.


Photo by Hallie Burton
This Manhattan apartment hides plenty of storage in the minimalist, seemingly monolithic kitchen.

Nailed it! A Victorian farmhouse finally shines, Gallery
Photo by Kim Carroll
The fully renovated kitchen of this 1870s Victorian farmhouse in Northern California is a splendid blend of colors and materials.

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30 gorgeous kitchens to inspire you right now