My love for interior design has grown exponentially over the years. Perhaps it’s because I become more and more of an introvert and so my home becomes the place where I spend the most time, and naturally, I want my home to be the best that it can possibly be.
In my most humble opinion, the kitchen is by far the most important room in the house. This is the case for many people like me who prioritize eating over pretty much every other thing in life. But kitchens aren’t just for preparing food, they’re for worshipping food, preparing meals for loved ones, and they’re an opportunity to create long lasting memories.
I don’t need much space in order to feel like I can operate in a kitchen, but that’s because I only have myself and a small dog to feed – and of course the occasional pot of comfort food to share with friends. Other people have lives where they need a ton of space because they have way more mouths to feed!
This article is going to go through some incredible large kitchen design inspirations for those folks out there who are families of 12, or who just love hosting for their closest 15 friends. Hopefully this collection is just as inspirational for you as it was for me to create!
1. The Glamorous Tavern Kitchen
We’re starting out this collection wonderfully strong with this large kitchen space that is showcasing some serious design prowess, but also incredible craftsmanship. We have a wonderful balance of warm and cool tones, and light and dark colors that give the space depth and dimension.
This kitchen comes equipped with not one, but two kitchen islands. One is meant as a prepping area while the other is more of a breakfast bar situation, but both have their own unique design and craftsmanship.
Here is a kitchen that is generous in every way. We have ample floor space covered in beautiful light colored tiles, cabinets and drawers running along every inch of all for more than enough storage for all your precious kitchen accessories, and super high ceilings making the room feel even more expansive.
2. The Something-for-Everyone Kitchen
This is a wonderful representation of a kitchen space that is doing the whole two-kitchen-islands thing a little bit differently. It is rather unusual to find two islands that are sitting perpendicular to the main bulk of the kitchen, but now that I think about it, this is offering access to the surfaces that parallel islands don’t really offer in the same way.
I really adore how the wood, finishing, and overall style of each of the bigger aspects of the kitchen are totally different. The main cabinets and camouflage fridge are all in a lovely dark gray color, while the kitchen islands each have their own color scheme as well.
This kitchen area is huge, and made all the more huge knowing that it’s connected to the living space with its very own fireplace! We see really gorgeous moulding on the ceiling, and the whole room is completely elevated by the classy light fixtures hanging in the centre of the room. Gorgeous!
3. The Heavenly Yellow Kitchen
This traditional kitchen is one that makes you just want to sit and stay for a while (if only there were a couple of stools under that breakfast bar!). There’s something so inviting about this kitchen, from the sheer size of the space to the heavenly coloring we see throughout.
We have custom cabinets lining all sides of the room, which are topped with a really warm and beautiful looking stone countertop that looks very similar to the backsplash. We see similarly toned floor tiling, and all of the colors together make it seem like it’s constantly golden hour, where everything has a gorgeous warm tint.
I really love the centre kitchen island in this space. I think using dark hardwood here brings a really keen level of dimension, and the generous size and shape of it is not only generous, but extremely utile. A 10/10 kitchen design on all accounts!
4. The Pizza Oven Kitschy Kitchen
This has got to be one of my favorite kitchen designs in the whole collection. Though they aren’t doing anything particularly unique or special, everything is simply done, very well executed, and it incorporates everything I could want in a kitchen.
This is a modestly sized kitchen when it comes to counter space, but the space itself is rather huge. We have an L shaped kitchen design with lovely stainless steel appliances and a double oven built right in to the wall. What makes this kitchen so special is the fact that it has its very own pizza oven built in to the wall.
A super simple kitchen island with black cabinets and a rustic wooden top gives some extra prep space, and it’s so handy to have a drop down kitchen sink built right in! The irregularly shaped stone tiles on the floor are so cozy and beautiful, giving the whole room a truly inviting and welcoming vibe.
5. The Tilted Teak Kitchen
Now this is a super duper unique kitchen design! Firstly, I adore how the designer chose a teak style wood to adorn the entire room. We know that it’s not actual teak since teak trees are pretty much extinct and the wood is wildly expensive, but there’s not harm in trying to make something look like it’s teak!
I really adore the shape of this kitchen, with a boomerang shaped kitchen island featuring a breakfast bar, some high stools. and tons of counter and cabinet space. The shape of the room just flows and even though it isn’t enormous in size, you can tell that you have more than enough space for everything that you need. Simple, yet completely effective.
6. The Elegant Country Style Kitchen
This is another one of my favorite designs in this collection. I’ve looked at a lot of different pictures of kitchens in my day, and using color for kitchen cabinets happens a lot less frequently than you might think.
Depsite darker tones being the focus of this room, using lighter colored tiles and high bright ceilings supported with luminous round lights, the room still feels quite bright and actually quite huge considering that darker tones can make rooms feel smaller.
The simple ornate detailing on the cabinets really brings that special something, and those deep red area rugs are such a welcomed pop of warm color. My favorite part of this room has to be the little built in diner table right by the window. Another feature we rarely see, but it looks simply wonderful.
7. The Crispy Clean Kitchen
A completely luxury style kitchen here that uses nothing but white and black elements to create a super sleek, super minimal, and super modern design. The look that this design achieves is simply timeless and wonderfully classy.
I really love how the counter tops are jutting out perpendicularly from the wall, with the longer one effectively splitting off the kitchen from the dining area beside it. Both counters are topped with gorgeous marble and supported by rich dark colored cabinets.
The smaller kitchen island features a lifted breakfast bar with modern high stools, and the back wall has a double oven built right in to it. I also adore kitchens that are set off from outdoor spaces, and here we have sliding doors giving you a generous view into the backyard.
8. The Simple and Expensive Kitchen
I’m starting to notice that a lot of the modern kitchen designs are doing this double perpendicular kitchen island thing, and I gotta say I think that it works so well. Having the fridge situated in such a way that you can access it from each surface area is an ergonomic vision!
This is such a simple kitchen design, featuring white tiles to match white countertops and plain black cabinets and wall accents, but what really warms the space up in the super raw and rustic stonework we see under the kitchen island to the left. It’s just peeping out at ya!
The space feels even more huge once you notice that it’s actually a mirror that is set atop the righthand wall, which is all the better since it reflects the gorgeous and lush backyard scene right out that window wall. Gotta love a wall made of windows.
9. The Quirky Kitchen
There’s so much funky stuff going on in this room! You can tell that the designer had a lot of fun with this design, and looking at it just makes you feel like you’re having fun with all the quirky details and unique features.
Starting with the floors, we have a really funky tile pattern with textured tiles that basically act like an art piece and makes the room one of a kind. We have standard and simple wooden cabinets featuring stainless steel appliances, but with a couple royal blue accent cabinets just for fun.
Dark marble countertops bring some modernity, while the overall shape of the kitchen is really clever with the kitchen island featuring a stove top in the centre. Having the entire windowed back wall makes the whole space feel very generously sized.
10. The Modernity Kitchen
Another very modern and sleek kitchen design that is using wood, dark paint, and white accents to make it feel wonderfully timeless and stylish. Anyone could fit their life in to this kitchen space, it feels very one-size-fits-all, in a good way!
We see yet another double kitchen island feature, one meant more for prep space with its own sink built right in, and the other for extra seating with a nifty little raised breakfast bar. Wooden cabinets and countertops bring a wonderful amount of warmth, with the gray is utile and the white lightens up the space.
11. The Dream Vacation Kitchen
Another very heavenly looking kitchen that just begs you to take a seat and stay awhile. This is clearly a home that doesn’t struggle with spacing issues, as this kitchen is basically the size of my entire apartment!
Here we see beautiful stone work on the backsplash and it’s used for the kitchen counters to bring a natural element to the space. Rustic hardwood is present in the kitchen island cabinets and along the floor, while gorgeous cream colored craftsman cabinets really elevate the whole space.
Lovely added features like a farmhouse sink, funky pendant light bulbs hanging from the ceiling, and unique handles for the drawers and fridge make this kitchen design feel totally unique. It’s welcoming and warm, and everything that you could ever want for your own kitchen space.
12. The Bright Breakfast Bar Kitchen
This is a truly huge room. Massive, enormous, gargantuan. This is the type of kitchen you need if you have an enormous family, or maybe if you have an impressive collection of kitchen appliances and one too many Nutribullet accessories.
Here we have a gorgeous U shaped kitchen island as the main feature of this kitchen, that has seating options available on the entire outer edge. We see light colored stonework for the counter top that goes wonderfully with the limestone tiling.
Beautiful crown moulding on the ceiling makes the room feel very elegant, and distressed looking cabinets bring a lovely rustic feel. There are various things going on this room, but they are all completely cohesive and creates a stunning space that anyone would be happy to scramble eggs in.
13. The Everything-you-Need Kitchen
This kitchen is so big I feel like I could get lost in it! I’ve never seen so many drawers in a single space before, so maybe this is the dream kitchen for someone who has an extensive spoon collection or something of the sort.
This room really works for several reasons. Using really rustic and dark hardwood floors allows for lighter colors up to, and using features that are a lot more modern but still feel welcoming thanks to those floors. We see classic white cabinetry and nothing but stainless steel appliances.
The pot hanger hanging from the ceiling brings another very cozy element, while the lovely and generously sized windows let some lovely natural light in. The sea moss colored walls bring some freshness to the space as well which is totally welcome.
14. The View Room Kitchen
There’s something very abyssal about this kitchen, but I say that in a good way. This unit is obviously very high up as we can only see water in the distance, which makes one feel totally isolated. It’s a very dramatic view that goes perfectly with a very dramatic kitchen design.
This space is super modern and super minimal. We have nothing but dark wooden cabinets and white surfaces. The contrast is highly effective and sleek, but it isn’t the most inviting room I’ve ever looked at. Nevertheless, it’s a gorgeous room with a view that is hard to beat.
15. The Heaven Above Kitchen
Now this is what I call an extravagant room. The shape of the ceiling is so completely grand and over the top, especially once you see how the windows book end the ceiling shape perfectly. It’s almost like the kitchen is its very own amphitheatre, and it’s stunning to behold.
Everything in this space is cream colored and I bet it’s simply heavenly around sunset in here. Not only that, we see gorgeous craftsmanship in every inch of the room. Dark hardwood is featured in accent areas to bring some dimension and a pop of tone difference.
16. The Blue Steel Kitchen
Hopefully at least some one you got that Zoolander reference in the title, but if not, I’m just joking about how much dang steel is in this kitchen! A super industrial inspired space, we’ve got nothing but slick surfaces and shiny features.
This is a really incredible and contemporary kitchen design, featuring flooring that looks like rusted copper, accentuated by shining steel accessories and very sleek and dark gray stained cabinets. This kitchen really means business.
Complete with not one, not two, but FOUR ovens, a gas stove top, two different sinks and an absolutely enormous refrigerator, this kitchen is not only incredibly stylish, but equipped with everything you could possibly need to prepare a Michelin star level meal.
17. The Oval Kitchen
You know the oval office? Well this is like the oval kitchen! This is a really regal looking room with a beautiful shape and style. I always get so sick of always seeing such squared angles in western homes, so seeing a rounded bay wall like this is so refreshing.
Another unique feature of this space is we have the main kitchen island with a wrap around area for seating and its own built in sink, but we also have another adorable little kitchen island tucked in behind and I truly have no idea what purpose it serves. Maybe there’s a little wine cooler under there or something.
We also have some really gorgeous cabinetry going on, some stunning chestnut stained wood floors, and some freshly painted sage colored walls. The whole space is big, airy, beautiful, and inviting. Ten out of ten again!
18. The Fantasy Kitchen
I’ve only recently discovered just how important lighting is for the atmosphere of a room, and it’s rare that you ever see a kitchen that is doing something cool and fun with its lighting. It’s so smart to use panel lights to illuminate the underside of the kitchen island, especially when it’s so nicely reflected in that stunning tiling!
I love how everything in this room is lightly colored, it really makes it feel heavenly in there. We have beautiful cabinetry and ample floor space, letting you know that you don’t have to sacrifice anything in this room. This beautiful design is courtesy of Stonehouse Bespoke Kitchens.
19. The Very Contemporary Kitchen
This is a really incredible space for so many reasons. Obviously number one being the fact that the entire wall is made of windows, which is the main thing I dream of when I think of my dream home. This room feels huge not only because it is huge, but because the windows make it feel even more huge!
The main kitchen wall is comprised of some sleek white cabinets and camouflaged refrigerator, the centre U shaped kitchen island is where we find all of the counter space, where the prepping area is made of gray stone, and the breakfast bar is made of wood.
Modern doesn’t even begin to describe the atmosphere of this room, but the exposed wooden beams on the ceiling really warm it up, and you really can’t beat that beautiful view!
20. The Two Toned Kitchen
There’s just something special about this kitchen. I love how we have white features on the left diagonal of the room, and nothing but wood on the right diagonal. It’s bright, airy, warm, inviting, funky, simple, cozy, and big all at the same time. How did they do that?!
Using wood grain that is horizontally oriented does a great job of making the room feel wider, and of course nothing looks better with wood than white does, which we see in the backsplash, countertops, cabinets, lights, and high stools.
There is some really smart designing going on here, especially with the slit above the cabinets to let some natural light in, the camouflaged refrigerator and built in ovens, and funky lighting. This design is coming at you from Studio VARA.
21. The Standard Sexy Kitchen
This kitchen has to be one of my favorite designs I’ve ever seen. It incorporates everything that I love most. We have limestone tiling (that is most definitely heated) nothing but wooden features, and super fun shaped windows that line the entire wall.
I think what makes this room so fun is the super unique kitchen island that features shelving, a lifted breakfast bar, and some cheeky prepping space tucked in the middle. It also looks like the bigger windows are garage door style, which makes this room even better.
Then we have some extra features like exposed wooden ceilings, super beautifully shaped lighting features, and gorgeous cabinetry work to bring this kitchen design to a whole other level. this is courtesy of Hughes Umbanhowar Architects.
22. The Everything-in-the-Middle Kitchen
This is a really beautiful kitchen. We see tons of industrial inspiration here with the cement flooring and stainless steel appliances and hood vent, but it’s warmed right up with newer wood cabinetry and modern windows with black framing.
I love how open this space feels, with tons of open space surrounding the centre kitchen island. The kitchen island itself is really impressive with its built in sink and gas stove top. This design is coming at you from Ceramiche Refin.
23. The Lifted Kitchen
I think what makes this particular collection so special is the fact that each kitchen has its own unique feature, which I think gives you tons of inspiration for your own kitchen designs. This particular kitchen is so cool because it exists on its own little lifted platform.
We have a very generously sized kitchen island with wooden panelling and white countertops, with matching white cabinetry to make it feel super modern and fresh. Dark feature paint really makes the space feel even bigger, while cement flooring brings in some more industrial elements which we always love. This design is thanks to Ceramiche Refin.
24. The Space Odyssey Kitchen
Though this space is too modern and minimal for my personal taste, I absolutely understand why you may like it. We have super clean lines and all of the kitchen appliances are basically invisible they’re so well camouflaged in the design.
We have a super long railway style kitchen space with gorgeous wood flooring, and the rest is just shiny and white. I love the floor to ceiling windows, and everything put together makes this a very dramatic kitchen indeed! This design is thanks to IROJE KHM Architects.
25. The Cute n’ Quirky Kitchen
This kitchen is just so darling I can hardly take it! You can tell that this house is really a home and I love how it feels lived in and welcoming. We have simple aspects where they need to be, and we have fun aspects where they need to be.
Starting with the flooring, in my opinion the best way to bring some fun into a space is to do some patterned tiles. This way, everything else can be completely minimal but the room will still feel fun and fresh.
The shape of the kitchen is very quaint with a main L shaped feature and corresponding kitchen island with just enough room for a couple of high stools. We see more fun features in the light fixtures on the beautifully moulded ceiling. This design is thanks to Trulia.
26. The Above and Beyond Kitchen
This really feels like a room that you could do anything in. There’s a place to sit, relax, prepare, watch TV, look out the window, have a snack. I really appreciate the fact that someone put a TV in the kitchen – I personally love putting on a show while I cook when I’m alone, it just feels extra cozy.
This is a really sublime kitchen. We have some gorgeous rustic tile to start things off, and a really wonderful set of two kitchen islands – one with its own sink mainly designed for prep, while the other acts as a lounging area with a breakfast bar and some funky and deep bar stools.
I really adore the shape of this kitchen, and I find using a darker color for the back wall was super effective. I always think adding plants to a kitchen space is a good idea, and the fun open light fixtures bring that little extra something, don’t you think? This design is courtesy of Trulia.
27. The Comfort Kitchen
I just find this kitchen really dreamy. From the floor to the ceiling, we see rustic features that make it feel very home, but at the same time it’s incredibly chic and timeless. The size and shape of the kitchen make it feel spacious and harmonious, letting you know that you can easily have more than one cook in the kitchen without losing your mind.
We have simple yet stunning warm tiling, accentuated by some classic wooden craftsman cabinetry. Super high ceilings featuring some really interesting brick work make the room feel extravagant, while the glorious bay windows bring in some air. This design is thanks to Trulia.
28. The Wrap Around Kitchen
Classic and homey, these are the elements that you can apply to any kitchen design and it will likely make the home owner happy. Here we have classic elements that are created using the finest craftsmanship and brand new materials.
Gorgeous hardwood flooring bring you that essential warmth, while white craftsman cabinets feel fresh and fantastic – especially since we have a camouflaged refrigerator with the same design! High ceilings and lightly colored tile for the backsplash make the room feel bright and airy.
Lighting is doing wonders here, with fancy pendant lights, lights implemented right into the shelving units, and pot lights for the utility lighting. As if there weren’t enough counter space already, we have a huge kitchen island with tons of counter space, its own sink, and of course a nice area for seating. We have Zillow Digs TM to thank for this glorious kitchen!
29. The Truly Bluely Kitchen
Okay. Now this kitchen is loud. And though there are tons of people out there who would never choose such a bold color for their kitchen, I can’t help but appreciate the audacity of it! This kitchen would make me feel like I was in a turkish bath, and honestly I don’t think there’s a single thing wrong with that.
The kitchen here is using the exact opposite approach to most other kitchens, where instead the accents are delicately colored and the main features are bold, and in this case, incredibly blue! We have gorgeous little blue stone tiles to cover the walls, counters, and cabinets.
Stainless steel appliance bring a modern feel, while wooden accent cabinets do a good job of warming up the space where it needs to be. Thankfully the floor tiling is also very dim to help even out the boldness of everything else. I personally really love this kitchen, and it’s all thanks to Zillow DigsTM.
30. The Dream of all Dreams Kitchen
I can’t tell if it’s because it was golden hour while this photo was taken, but I find this kitchen to be absolutely heavenly to look at, and I get the impression that I would feel very at home if I were sitting at that breakfast bar.
We aren’t really seeing anything new going on this kitchen, but what has been done has been done incredibly well. Starting with the gorgeously rich stained wood flooring to perfectly contrast the ivory painted cabinets, there is nothing but simplicity and class in this kitchen.
Classic marble countertops give us that elegant feel, while gorgeous moulding on the ceiling brings it even a step further. Obviously all the windows are exactly where they should be, and the light fixtures are doing the same. Truly a gorgeous concept coming from Garrison Hullinger Interior Design.
31. The Expanse Kitchen
Now that is what I call an open concept kitchen. Everything about this space is extravagant, though despite it’s absolutely enormous size, the room still feels inviting and like a place you could lounge in for hours.
I adore all of the wooden aspects of this room, how we see them nearly in every corner. Of course the ceiling is truly something wonderful to behold, and I adore how the same wood is pulled down through the cabinetry, decorative elements, and that truly incredible kitchen island that just looks like a huge butchers block.
We have an amazing attached breakfast bar to the kitchen island with corresponding little stools, and a whole separate seating area with a neat little picnic table that has a bit of a Japanese minimalism feel to it. Such a unique kitchen design coming from Zillow Digs TM.
32. The Aspen Vacation Kitchen
Though there are certain aspects of this kitchen that feel a little bit outdated – like the distressed effect of the wood and wicker stools – but you can’t deny that the shape and idea behind this room is incredible.
Starting with the amazing panoramic window that has guided the shape of the rest of the room, we really feel like the design is intended to encourage you to feel like you’re part of the landscape. Gorgeous stone tiling rounded counters make this space feel very one of a kind.
33. The Party House Kitchen
There is just so much good stuff going on this room I can hardly take it! If I had a home like this I would host dinner parties all the dang time. There’s so much room, it feels so open, airy, and inviting, yet the entire thing is perfectly stylish and cohesive.
Lighter colored elements really work when they’re contrasted with accents of black like on the island cabinets, breakfast stools, and window framing, and golden handles really pop against that marriage of tones.
Floating shelves to reveal rustic dishware feels super homey, while state of the art stainless steel appliances let you know that this kitchen can do anything you want it to. Huge windows bring in the natural light, while classic light fixtures provide some stunning overhead lighting. Amazing! This design is courtesy of Trulia.
34. The Nooks on Nooks Kitchen
We’re finishing off this collection very strong with one of my top five. There is just something so cozy and cute about this kitchen space, and I know I’d be proud if I had this room to show off in my home. Simply a dream come true.
Antique wood flooring feels so warm and inviting, while sleek white cabinets bring that contrasting freshness. Shiny white brick as backsplash works wonderfully with wooden floating shelves, and I really can’t get over using copper for the hood vent. I’ve never seen that before and I’m obsessed.
The custom kitchen island is complete with open shelving and a perfect little edge to place some stools, with the main dining area acting so simply with a white table and mid century modern style seats. This room is so precious and perfect, and it’s all thanks to Trulia.com.