101 Large Kitchen Ideas (Photos)

Check out this awesome collection of large kitchen designs. This is pure eye-candy but also offers many great kitchen design ideas because these kitchens have all the bells and whistles. This is a fun collection to go through.
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Contemporary kitchen with tall vaulted ceiling, arched doorway, green walls and dark brown cabinetry.

Large shabby-chic kitchen with chandelier, arched doorway and 2 islands.

White kitchen with recessed panel cabinetry, pendant lights, central island and hardwood flooring.

Enclosed G-shaped kitchen with built-in shelving, pendant lights, stainless steel appliances, central kitchen island and peninsula breakfast bar.

Single wall great room kitchen with coffered ceiling, chandelier, farmhouse sink and 2 islands.

Mid-sized kitchen with brown cabinetry, pendant lighting, stainless steel appliances and central island breakfast bar.

Large U-shaped kitchen with tall ceiling, chandelier, picture windows and hardwood flooring.

Large Country style kitchen with beam ceiling, pendant lighting and hardwood flooring.

Traditional kitchen with white cabinets, yellow walls, large central island and tile flooring.

Brown U-shaped kitchen with pendant lights, black appliances, central island and tile flooring.

Dine-in-kitchen with pendant lighting, white recessed panel cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.

Contemporary kitchen design with long island with a round eating section on one end.

Long rectangle kitchen with narrow two-tiered island running down the center. This island is a great example of fitting a narrow island in a narrow kitchen.

While not a huge, this island is unique with rounded ends, a small second sink (can be very handy) and stove.

Angled kitchen island in large kitchen. This island is an example of a unique shape in order to fit within the kitchen layout.

White luxury kitchen with dark wood island. Few islands stick out like this one. The dark island in a white kitchen is a common design combo.

All wood kitchen with natural wood and white island. Notable design element here is the mix of natural wood and white island.

This is an excellent example of a large island designed to match the rest of the kitchen cabinets. Another thing to note is that it’s a large island yet it’s without an eat-in area. It’s entirely a work and storage space.

White luxury kitchen with matching island. Notable island feature is the rounded ends and that it’s small yet fits well within the kitchen. An island need not be huge… small islands can be a useful addition to many kitchens.

White kitchen with dark wood island. Notable feature of this island is how the stools tuck entirely under the island counter top.

Long and angled island follows the contour of the kitchen. Island is fairly narrow to fit the narrow kitchen design.

Custom wood kitchen with large white island. The white island really stands out among the dark cabinets and matching dark wood ceiling. Dark color further offset with light floor.

Dark green kitchen design with matching island. The notable feature about this kitchen is the color scheme which is also applied to the island.

White kitchen with large square white island and dark stools. The notable feature of this island is the square shape (most islands are rectangular). The dark stools work well with the white kitchen design.

Cream or off-white kitchen with dark brown two-level tiered island.

White kitchen with dark ornate island. Another example of an island turning one end into a cabinet and offering an eat-in counter as well.

White kitchen with dark brown island with wine rack on the end. The wine rack feature is a clever add-on as it doesn’t take up much space and offers a great wine storage solution within the kitchen.

Custom kitchen with two islands. Interestingly this kitchen is not as large as most kitchens with two islands.

Semi-circular kitchen island with eating on the curved side.

White ornate custom kitchen. The island is designed to match the kitchen cabinets.

White kitchen with dark brown island. The dark brown natural wood island stands out amid the all white kitchen.

Luxury custom kitchen design with 2 large islands creating an archipelago kitchen design.

Traditional kitchen featuring an island that also serves as a breakfast bar.

Luxury kitchen with white appliances and a breakfast bar.

Mid-sized modern kitchen in u-shape with a large glass wall behind the sink and flat panel black cabinetry.

Beautiful asian style kitchen with plenty of wood throughout.

Traditional dine-in kitchen with tray ceiling, hardwood cabinetry and 2 islands.

Luxury kitchen interior design in open living space with elevated ceiling. Large island is semi-circular with seating on the outside facing the kitchen.

A large kitchen can be a dream come true for many homeowners, but it has its design challenges too. Some homeowners can be overwhelmed by a large kitchen and may not be sure how to make use of it. If you’re having problems deciding what to do, here are some big kitchen design ideas to review.

Use Space Efficiently

If you or someone else in your family loves to cook, then a gourmet kitchen may be what you envision for your kitchen space. However, when you’re prepping meals and need to move between the counter and refrigerator to retrieve ingredients, having a large area to cover can be exhausting. Instead of going to the kitchen to retrieve what you need every time, reduce the space by placing an island in the kitchen.

Just over 75% of all kitchens in a recent survey of over 616,300 kitchens had an island. An island can serve as a food prep station by adding a sink, or you can install a stove top to cook on the island. Also, with an overlapping countertop, you can use an island as a place for your family to eat breakfast or lunch.

Define Room with Peninsula

You can break up the space of a big kitchen by installing a peninsula. Whether it is an L-shaped or U-shaped peninsula, it will provide more storage space by installing cabinets under the countertop, it can serve as an eating area, and it can help make efficient use of the space by having a prep area closer to the sink, stove, and refrigerator.

An efficient kitchen design allows you to move from the refrigerator to the sink to the stove in a just a few steps. The most efficient design is the work triangle, which can be created by installing a peninsula or an island in a large kitchen. The triangle allows you to move from one area in the kitchen to another when prepping and preparing meals in the most efficient manner possible.

Eat-In Kitchen

Approximately 80% of home buyers want a house with an eat-in kitchen, so if you have a big kitchen space, you should have plenty of room for a dining area. An eat-in kitchen is for eating breakfast, lunch, or quick meals. The dining room can then be reserved for more formal meals with family and friends.

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