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15 Beautiful Kitchens From Real Homes

Looking for ideas for your dream kitchen? We've got all the style pegs here, from glam to modern.

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Are you stumped on what style to pick for your dream kitchen? Then get loads of ideas from these amazing kitchens from our Home Tours. Whether you’ve got a compact hub or an enormous cooking area at home, we have every look here, from modern farmhouse to modern minimalist.  

Bold and black


To keep with the dramatic and moody theme of this industrial minimalist home, design firm ARQON created a kitchen with wraparound cashmere granite countertops and sleek, black cabinetry that fits right in.

READ: Style rules This Modern Minimalist Industrial Home

Elegant, dark wood


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This family loves to entertain, so architect Angelo Siochi kept the kitchen open, and the living flows freely to the dining and cooking areas. Angelo kept the kitchen design in theme with the rest of the house, using dark, wenge-style cabinetry.

READ: A Breathtaking Modern Home In Antipolo

Sunny Scandinavian


Cream, a very pale gray, frosted glass cabinet doors, and light-colored wood complete the Scandinavian feel of this updated family kitchen by interior designer Iriss Mangio.

READ: A Traditional Home Gets A Scandinavian Upgrade

Compact minimalist


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Diana de Castro of Stayhome Asia decided to add a small, basic kitchen “since most of our guests are short-term visitors, we didn’t see the need for a big kitchen.” The designers, Enzyme APD, kept the look in tune with the rest of the unit, using seamless cabinetry and subdued color.

READ: A 70sqm Minimalist Loft-Type Unit

Coffee shop-inspired


Distinct Identity incorporated all the elements of hip cafes—such as wood, subway tiles, filament bulbs, and rustic seating—into the kitchen and other areas of this Singapore home. “The couple used to live in Tiong Bahru, perhaps the hippest neighborhood in Singapore, as it is filled with cafes and hangout places,” says designer Kuay Mei Yee.

READ: A 100sqm Coffee Shop-Inspired Home

Open kitchen


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Designer Stan Tham made this open kitchen blend in harmoniously with the rest of the living areas by keeping the finishes, cabinetry, and color simple and unobtrusive.

READ: This 85sqm Condo Filled With Color And Art Is Like A Grownup’s Playground

For pro and family alike


Interior designer Cara Marcelo’s husband Edwin is in the food business, so she had to create an efficient and professional-grade kitchen with top-of-the-line European appliances and lots of storage. The open plan, as well as the breakfast counter, makes it easy for the entire family to enjoy their meals after Edwin prepares them.

READ: An Airy, Modern-Pinoy Family Home In Quezon City

Mixed seating


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Jenny Sohu wanted an “outdoorsy, picnic-type” table for this dining area/kitchen, which she complemented with mismatched dining chairs. A weathered barn door, white cabinetry, and black subway tiles for contrast balance out this rustic family kitchen.

READ: A Rustic Contemporary Townhouse For A Family Of Six

Farmhouse Inspo


TV renovating show Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines was the main inspiration for this charming, farmhouse-style kitchen. Subway tiles, whitewashed bricks, filament lamps and country cabinetry all add to this family kitchen’s appeal.

READ: A Modern Farmhouse-Inspired Family Home In Laguna

Graphic black-and-white


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In this family home, interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo of Urban Abode paid special attention to the kitchen, as the homeowner loves to cook. Even though the space is limited, the kitchen is still efficient thanks to the open layout and the dining island that also doubles as a prep space. The black-and-white mosaic backsplash adds a dramatic accent to the entire area.

READ: A Clean And Bright Multi-Storey Townhouse

White and spacious


The star of this two-storey converted warehouse is the beautiful and spacious kitchen by interior designer Kimi Manuel. “The kitchen gives them a venue to prepare food together. It makes the house ideal for hosting parties,” says Kimi. The space is even being rented out to some ad agencies for food shoots; which is proof of the space’s good design.

READ: A Warehouse Turned Into A Bright, All-White Home

Earthy and rustic


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Artist and restaurant co-owner Jeng Cabrera created a kitchen that is homey and rich with rustic and industrial details. “I wanted Machuca tiles for the kitchen, so we chose a tile that will suit the space. The counters feature a cement-finish because we want to incorporate an industrial feel to it.”

READ: A Small Space Turned Into An Artistic, Two-Storey Family Home

Relaxed retro


Interior designer Joy Ejercito built this poolside cabana in her backyard for her family and friends to enjoy. Part of it is this well-stocked kitchen for snacking, complete with coffeemaker, toaster, and charmingly mismatched seating.

READ: Inside An Interior Designer’s Poolside Retreat

All-out glam


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This homeowner pulled out all the stops in building a luxury kitchen. Paneled walls, traditional cabinetry, an island, top-of-the-line appliances, Louis Ghost chairs, and a Swarovski chandelier all create a glamorous, feminine, but refreshing dream kitchen.

READ: An All-White Two-Storey Home In Alabang

Modern tropical


Decorator Gwyn Guanzon wanted to balance tropical and modern elements in this sprawling resthouse kitchen. He did it by combining pale wood cabinetry with sleek , white countertops and stainless steel details, and finishing off the look with modern-tropical accessories.

READ: A 1200sqm Modern Weekend Home In Batangas 

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