Modern Kitchen Ideas: 22 Real Spaces to Inspire Your Project

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If your search for the right modern kitchen idea has left empty handed so far, here we’ve curated some of our favourite examples of contemporary kitchen designs to (hopefully) sate your appetite. 

But first thing’s first, what defines a modern kitchen? Well, it very much depends on who you ask. In essence, a modern kitchen is one that’s designed for modern living, however, the term has been coined for kitchen characterised by sleek lines and a minimalist approach to design. Do you agree? 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title and former digital editor of He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.