Dream Kitchen Must-Have Ideas
See what stylish and functional design ideas our Home and Food editors put on the top of their own dream kitchen wish lists.
Perfect Design Details
Keep a beautiful space clean and elegant with the right design ideas. The dark finishes of the floors and the island’s wood top add warmth to this creamy white kitchen. A pair of antique wooden chandeliers over the island complete the look and lend a sense of age to the room. Woven rush stools provide casual seating at the island.
Two-Drawer Dishwasher or Just Two Dishwashers!
Double the Cooking Space
If you like to entertain, double ovens are the easiest way to cook several dinner party dishes to perfection. With two ovens at different temperatures there is no juggling cook times, and space is always plentiful. Both of these ovens can be used easily without stooping or bending.
A Place for Everything
Creative cabinet features, such as this 8-inch-wide pullout pantry, provide a designated spot for everything in the kitchen.
An Organized Pantry
Pull-out shelves in the lower section of the pantry prevent smaller items, such as spices and condiments, from getting lost.
Sleek Cabinet Hardware
Drape colorful kitchen towels over these stylish (and user-friendly) pulls.
Vintage-Inspired Farmhouse Sink
The nostalgic look of a farm-style sink (also called farmhouse) hearkens back to a simpler time when vegetables were picked fresh from the garden and rinsed off in the kitchen. Originally, this hardworking, utilitarian style of sink was intended for tasks that required a deep basin.
An appliance garage keeps your most used appliances plugged in and ready to go without cluttering your countertop.
Movable Cooking Surface
An island on wheels is ideal for cooking and entertaining. The mobility makes it a great surface for serving appetizers or as added workspace wherever you need it.
Open Floor Plan
Interact with family and guests while putting the finishing touches on your meal. With an open floor plan there’s room for everyone to sit comfortably around the kitchen and in the surrounding living spaces.
"Just Right" Lighting
Illuminate every area of your kitchen with smart overhead, pendant, and under-cabinet lights. Banks of windows ensure that tons of mood-lifting natural light will fill the space.
Convenient Place for Cookbooks
Keep cookbooks within arm’s reach. This shelf is the perfect place to display colorful cookbooks that are used every day.
Classic Marble Countertops
Add white marble to backsplashes, islands, or entire countertops to create a classic look in any kitchen.
Dark Wood Flooring
Solid dark wood floors look beautiful against creamy white cabinetry and add natural warmth to the kitchen. An added bonus is that wood floors are much easier on your feet and back than tile.
China Treasure Chest
Built-ins make beautiful solutions for any space and ensure that there is a place for everything. This dreamy china cabinet features antique French windows as doors, plenty of space for china, and a base outfitted with Pacific Silvercloth for storing silver.
What's better than a fresh cup of espresso every morning? Not having to leave your kitchen to get the best one in town. This machine doesn't quite operate itself, but if you're lucky maybe your husband will operate it for you.
A tall gooseneck faucet adds graceful lines to the kitchen sink area. It also makes it easy to fill large pots and pitchers.
The kitchen does not have to be just a utilitarian space. Paintings hung in unexpected places add character and interest to the room.
Weekly Fresh Flowers
Fresh displays of seasonal flowers add color and energy to a room. Who wouldn’t love a fresh arrangement every week?
Seating for Eight
This 8-foot long table with spacious seating for eight is placed in the center of the kitchen to ensure that everyone can be in on the action. The kitchen also opens onto the living room so that the party can comfortably continue as long as the conversation does.