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101 Medium-Sized Kitchen Ideas (Photos)


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Open concept medium-sized single wall kitchen with an open shelving and a breakfast island.

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This kitchen features purple kitchen cabinetry and kitchen counters. The area also offers a center island with a granite countertop, lighted by two pendant lights.

This kitchen features purple kitchen cabinetry and kitchen counters. The area also offers a center island with a granite countertop, lighted by two pendant lights.

A single wall kitchen with a ceiling with skylights and hardwood flooring. The kitchen offers a long center island with built-in shelving along with a black countertop.

A single wall kitchen with a ceiling with skylights and hardwood flooring. The kitchen offers a long center island with built-in shelving along with a black countertop.

A spacious kitchen with wooden kitchen cabinetry and counters, along with a custom center island with a breakfast bar, lighted by well-placed recessed ceiling lights.

A spacious kitchen with wooden kitchen cabinetry and counters, along with a custom center island with a breakfast bar, lighted by well-placed recessed ceiling lights.

Medium-sized kitchen boasting a massive center island with a white waterfall-style countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

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Medium-sized kitchen boasting a massive center island with a white waterfall-style countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

A focused shot at this kitchen's large center island with a granite countertop set under the home's decorated shed ceiling featuring skylights.

A focused shot at this kitchen’s large center island with a granite countertop set under the home’s decorated shed ceiling featuring skylights.

A spacious outdoor kitchen featuring a large stone oven and a massive center island with classy chairs, set under the home's tall ceiling.

A spacious outdoor kitchen featuring a large stone oven and a massive center island with classy chairs, set under the home’s tall ceiling.

A blueish gray kitchen with a stunning backsplash and a massive center island featuring a gorgeous countertop, lighted by pendant lights.

A blueish gray kitchen with a stunning backsplash and a massive center island featuring a gorgeous countertop, lighted by pendant lights.

Spacious kitchen with a curved breakfast bar island featuring a black countertop paired with white chairs.

Spacious kitchen with a curved breakfast bar island featuring a black countertop paired with white chairs.

A single wall kitchen featuring hardwood flooring and white walls, along with a regular ceiling. The area features white cabinetry along with a center island with a black countertop, lighted by pendant lights.

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A single wall kitchen featuring hardwood flooring and white walls, along with a regular ceiling. The area features white cabinetry along with a center island with a black countertop, lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen offers rustic cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a hanging one. The area features a center island with a breakfast bar.

This kitchen offers rustic cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a hanging one. The area features a center island with a breakfast bar.

A custom kitchen setup boasting rustic cabinetry and curved kitchen counters, along with a stunning ceiling design and a gorgeous center island with a breakfast bar.

A custom kitchen setup boasting rustic cabinetry and curved kitchen counters, along with stunning ceiling design and a gorgeous center island with a breakfast bar.

L-shaped kitchen with brown cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a brown L-shaped center island. Both kitchen counters and center island features granite countertops. There's space for a breakfast bar as well. The area is lighted by track lights set on the ceiling with beams.

L-shaped kitchen with brown cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a brown L-shaped center island. Both kitchen counters and center island features granite countertops. There’s space for a breakfast bar as well. The area is lighted by track lights set on the ceiling with beams.

This kitchen features a breakfast bar island along with another center island, both featuring stainless steel countertops. The home has a wooden ceiling with large beams along with tiles flooring.

This kitchen features a breakfast bar island along with another center island, both featuring stainless steel countertops. The home has a wooden ceiling with large beams along with tiles flooring.

This kitchen features a large center island with a separated breakfast bar boasting granite countertops and is lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen features a large center island with a separated breakfast bar boasting granite countertops and is lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen boasts a large center island with a marble countertop and has a breakfast bar, lighted by pendant lights. The area features tiles flooring as well.

This kitchen boasts a large center island with a marble countertop and has a breakfast bar, lighted by pendant lights. The area features tiles flooring as well.

Brown kitchen featuring brown cabinetry and black kitchen counters, along with a large center island, both boasting black marble countertops. The area is lighted by pendant and recessed ceiling lights.

Brown kitchen featuring brown cabinetry and black kitchen counters, along with a large center island, both boasting black marble countertops. The area is lighted by pendant and recessed ceiling lights.

A single wall kitchen featuring a modern kitchen counter and a stunning center island with a waterfall-style countertop. It has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

A single wall kitchen featuring a modern kitchen counter and a stunning center island with a waterfall-style countertop. It has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

A gorgeous kitchen setup boasting a beautiful design and elegant black countertops lighted by recessed ceiling lights.

A gorgeous kitchen setup boasting a beautiful design and elegant black countertops lighted by recessed ceiling lights.

A spacious kitchen featuring a stunning glass cabinet with built-in lights, along with a large brown center island. The area is lighted by well-placed recessed ceiling lights.

A spacious kitchen featuring a stunning glass cabinet with built-in lights, along with a large brown center island. The area is lighted by well-placed recessed ceiling lights.

A brown U-shaped kitchen with a large center island with built-in shelving and cabinetry. The counters and the island boast black marble countertops.

A brown U-shaped kitchen with a large center island with built-in shelving and cabinetry. The counters and the island boast black marble countertops.

A single wall kitchen with white cabinetry and counter along with a massive white center island boasting a white marble countertop lighted by fancy pendant lights.

A single wall kitchen with white cabinetry and counter along with a massive white center island boasting a white marble countertop lighted by fancy pendant lights.

This kitchen boasts navy blue kitchen counters and cabinetry, along with a center island with a matching set of seats lighted by enchanting ceiling lights.

This kitchen boasts navy blue kitchen counters and cabinetry, along with a center island with a matching set of seats lighted by enchanting ceiling lights.

U-shaped kitchen with brown cabinetry, kitchen counters and tiles backsplash. It offers a center island breakfast bar for six and is lighted by pendant lights.

U-shaped kitchen with brown cabinetry, kitchen counters and tiles backsplash. It offers a center island breakfast bar for six and is lighted by pendant lights.

A single wall kitchen with white kitchen cabinetry and counter, along with a large center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

A single wall kitchen with white kitchen cabinetry and counter, along with a large center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

L-shaped kitchen with hardwood flooring and yellow walls. The kitchen offers a center island with a breakfast bar, lighted by a pair of fancy chandeliers.

L-shaped kitchen with hardwood flooring and yellow walls. The kitchen offers a center island with a breakfast bar, lighted by a pair of fancy chandeliers.

A single wall kitchen featuring elegant window curtains and hardwood flooring, along with a white kitchen counter and a white center island with built-in shelving and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by charming chandeliers.

A single wall kitchen featuring elegant window curtains and hardwood flooring, along with a white kitchen counter and a white center island with built-in shelving and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by charming chandeliers.

A spacious L-shaped kitchen boasting a large center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar. The area is lighted by pendant and recessed ceiling lights.

A spacious L-shaped kitchen boasting a large center island with a marble countertop and has space for a breakfast bar. The area is lighted by pendant and recessed ceiling lights.

A white kitchen with hardwood flooring. It features an all-white center island with space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

A white kitchen with hardwood flooring. It features an all-white center island with space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

A kitchen featuring a stylish breakfast bar center island along with a widescreen TV on the wall. The area is lighted by pendant lights.

A kitchen featuring a stylish breakfast bar center island along with a widescreen TV on the wall. The area is lighted by pendant lights.

This kitchen features white cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a long center island featuring a marble countertop lighted by three pendant lights.

This kitchen features white cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a long center island featuring a marble countertop lighted by three pendant lights.

A spacious L-shaped kitchen with wooden cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a center island with a stylish countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

A spacious L-shaped kitchen with wooden cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a center island with a stylish countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

Modern kitchen with a tray ceiling and beautiful tiles flooring. The room kitchen offers a white kitchen counter and a white waterfall-style center island with a breakfast bar, lighted by pendant lights.

Modern kitchen with a tray ceiling and beautiful tiles flooring. The room kitchen offers a white kitchen counter and a white waterfall-style center island with a breakfast bar, lighted by pendant lights.

Contemporary living space with a gorgeous backsplash design and has stunning black countertops on both kitchen counters, center island and the breakfast bar counter.

Contemporary living space with a gorgeous backsplash design and has stunning black countertops on both kitchen counters, center island and the breakfast bar counter.

Modern kitchen with white walls and a stylish kitchen counter. It also has a small island with a separated breakfast bar counter lighted by a gorgeous ceiling light.

Modern kitchen with white walls and a stylish kitchen counter. It also has a small island with a separated breakfast bar counter lighted by a gorgeous ceiling light.

A single wall white kitchen with a modish counter and a center island featuring a waterfall-style countertop. The area is lighted by fancy ceiling lights.

A single wall white kitchen with a modish counter and a center island featuring a waterfall-style countertop. The area is lighted by fancy ceiling lights.

A contemporary kitchen with a stylish black ceiling and a brown floating kitchen counter matching the brown center island with a white countertop.

A contemporary kitchen with a stylish black ceiling and a brown floating kitchen counter matching the brown center island with a white countertop.

An elegantly-designed kitchen boasting a luxurious-looking center island matching the stunning marble countertops of the kitchen counters. The area is lighted by a fancy ceiling light.

An elegantly-designed kitchen boasting a luxurious-looking center island matching the stunning marble countertops of the kitchen counters. The area is lighted by a fancy ceiling light.

A single wall kitchen boasting a large and long kitchen island with a granite countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

A single wall kitchen boasting a large and long kitchen island with a granite countertop and has space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

A single wall kitchen boasts a massive and long kitchen island with a stunning countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

A single wall kitchen boasts a massive and long kitchen island with a stunning countertop and has space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen boasts elegant kitchen backsplash matching the kitchen counter and center island's countertops. The kitchen also offers brown cabinetry.

This kitchen boasts elegant kitchen backsplash matching the kitchen counter and center island’s countertops. The kitchen also offers brown cabinetry.

Brown L-shaped kitchen featuring wooden kitchen counters and cabinetry, along with a small center island featuring a granite countertop lighted by three pendant lights.

Brown L-shaped kitchen featuring wooden kitchen counters and cabinetry, along with a small center island featuring a granite countertop lighted by three pendant lights.

Brown L-shaped kitchen with a tray ceiling and hardwood flooring, along with a study desk below the built-in hanging cabinet. The kitchen also offers a large center island with a granite countertop.

Brown L-shaped kitchen with a tray ceiling and hardwood flooring, along with a study desk below the built-in hanging cabinet. The kitchen also offers a large center island with a granite countertop.

Brown kitchen with wooden cabinetry, kitchen counters and center island. The island boasts built-in cabinetry and wine rack, along with space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

Brown kitchen with wooden cabinetry, kitchen counters, and center island. The island boasts built-in cabinetry and wine rack, along with space for a breakfast bar lighted by pendant lights.

Brown kitchen setup with beautiful hardwood flooring and has a large center island with a granite countertop matching the countertops of the kitchen counters.

Brown kitchen setup with beautiful hardwood flooring and has a large center island with a granite countertop matching the countertops of the kitchen counters.

L-shaped kitchen with beige cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a large center island lighted by gorgeous chandeliers.

L-shaped kitchen with beige cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a large center island lighted by gorgeous chandeliers.

A spacious kitchen with tiles flooring and beige walls. The kitchen offers a massive center island with a separated space for the breakfast bar.

A spacious kitchen with tiles flooring and beige walls. The kitchen offers a massive center island with a separated space for the breakfast bar.

Spacious single wall kitchen featuring a long and stylish waterfall-style center island, lighted by bright recessed ceiling lights.

Spacious single wall kitchen featuring a long and stylish waterfall-style center island, lighted by bright recessed ceiling lights.

Brown kitchen boasting an elegantly-designed decorated ceiling along with stylish tiles flooring. The kitchen offers brown cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a center island featuring space for a breakfast bar.

Brown kitchen boasting an elegantly-designed decorated ceiling along with stylish tiles flooring. The kitchen offers brown cabinetry and kitchen counters, along with a center island featuring space for a breakfast bar.

Mediterranean-style kitchen featuring a breakfast bar island along with a separate center island, both featuring granite countertops. The center island is lighted by gorgeous ceiling light hanging from the tray ceiling.

Mediterranean-style kitchen featuring a breakfast bar island along with a separate center island, both featuring granite countertops. The center island is lighted by gorgeous ceiling light hanging from the tray ceiling.

This kitchen features beige kitchen counters and cabinetry, along with a wooden center island with a granite countertop. There's a breakfast bar counter as well. The area has tiles flooring and a tray ceiling.

This kitchen features beige kitchen counters and cabinetry, along with a wooden center island with a granite countertop. There’s a breakfast bar counter as well. The area has tiles flooring and a tray ceiling.

Most homes in the United States have medium-sized kitchens, whether they are in newly constructed houses or older homes. Out of 581, 968 kitchens in a recent design survey, approximately 48% of them were medium-sized. If you want help with medium-sized kitchen design ideas, here are some suggestions.

Kitchen Layouts

Almost any type of layout works well for medium-sized kitchens, depending on how you utilize the space. If the kitchen has the cabinetry and a sink along one wall, with the stove and refrigerator perpendicular to it, then you can add an island as a food prep area. With an overlapping side, it can also serve as a spot for your family to eat breakfast or lunch.

Instead of an island, you can have a U-shaped peninsula installed to increase storage space and to define the meal preparation are of the kitchen. With shorter sides on either side of the peninsula, you won’t have one side of the kitchen closed off, but you will be able to walk through it to access other rooms of your house.

U-shaped peninsulas were found in 209, 172 out of 580, 913 kitchens in the previously mentioned design survey. Here are some U-shaped kitchen designs to consider for your home.

Anything Goes

Medium-styles kitchens can be designed in any style that you like, such as the farmhouse, rustic, contemporary, tropical, or a host of other styles. The only limitations you may have are your imagination and your budget.

The only design element you may wish to stay away from is dark paint colors as they can visually shrink the spaces in which they are utilized. However, if there is a dark color, you must have in your kitchen, such as black or deep red, paint just one wall as a focal point for the room.

Add a Nook

Since many homeowners want eat-in kitchens, you can easily have one in your medium-sized space by adding a breakfast nook. Instead of buying a table with chairs, which could take up valuable space in the kitchen, place padded benches and a table in a sunny corner of the room.

Not only does it make a good place for your family to eat their meals, but it creates a cozy place for having coffee with your partner when you need a break from chores or the kids.

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