10 Gorgeous Kitchens To Inspire A Remodel

We'd bet we spend about half our lives in the kitchen. From midnight-snack grazing to lazy breakfasts at home — where the food is, there you will find us. But, just because it's a useful space for sautéing up a storm doesn't mean it should lack one ounce of charm.
The 10 kitchens ahead run the gamut from subtle to bold, rustic to modern. There's something for every style, and decorating tricks to steal no matter what you're trying to achieve. To define a space, consider wallpapering just one side of a room. If you don't want to spend money on artwork, display your funky dishware. Click through to see these tips (and more) take shape, and then get ready for a little weekend renovating. After all, your hearth should always be well-designed, even if you just use your oven for sweater storage.
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Photo: Courtesy of Domino.
Bubble chandeliers are so hot right now. Pair yours with bold wall colors and simple drawings, like these fruit prints.
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Photo: Courtesy of Dane Tashima.
New York-based styling brand Zio & Sons designed this tiny space that combines white tile with natural wood for a rustic feeling.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Selby.
If you're working with a narrow space, paint the kitchen two different colors to create a dividing line between the cooking and eating areas.
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Photographed by Alice Gao.
For open, loft-like spaces, keep all the colors in a subtle palette with natural accents.
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Give your kitchen a cool, modernized bistro feel with charming touches like stylized cabinets with old-school hardware, vintage-style light fixtures, and tiled walls. Need a little help? Perfect timing. The experts at Home Depot have rolled out My Kitchen Planner, a consultation service to give your cooking quarters that much-wanted facelift. Now you can replace, reface, or renew your surfaces with upgrades that fit your budget. Now, did someone say "dinner party"?
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Photographed by Alice Gao.
Brush up your artist skills (or employ a friend) to update a boring credenza. Then, pile absolutely everything on top of it.
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Photo: Courtesy of Dana Meilijson.
The robin's-egg blue cabinets in this room (designed by Sheila Bridges) are so striking that the rest of the decor simply has to fall in line.
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Photographed by Gunnar Larson.
When cramped on space, go up and up. High, long shelves are your best friend. (Aside from the feline one, of course.)
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Photographed by Miha Matei.
Open shelving stocked with bright dishware is utility doubling as decor.
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Photo: Courtesy of Jonny Valiant.
If you're buying an island, match it to your built-in countertop or backsplash, as seen in this room by Elizabeth Bauer Design.
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Photo: Courtesy of Domino.
Wallpapering only one side of a room adds personality and sets the eating area apart. Added bonus? It saves money, so you can get the fancy paper you really want.