Kitchen design ideas to help you
create your perfect kitchen!

WELCOME to Kitchen Design Angel, the website devoted to kitchen design ideas for real people with real kitchens!


Is your kitchen driving you crazy?


Dumb layout? Too small? Outdated style? Hideous cabinets?

If you're eager to remodel or update your kitchen and you're looking for kitchen design ideas...YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

Kitchen Design Angel is chock-full of kitchen ideas to help you create the dream kitchen you really want.


Which of these describes you?

  1. I know what I want but don't know how to pull it together
  2. I have my heart set on one or two things but don't know how to fill in the rest
  3. I only have a small budget but my kitchen needs big help
  4. I'm just getting started and want kitchen design ideas

Get ready to redesign your kitchen!

Websites about kitchen design are usually full of flashy ads and very little substance. You have to scroll through all the ads to find a little bit of info. There's one picture (or none) of a showroom kitchen.

Kitchen Design Angel is different

We'll keep it real.

Information is the FIRST priority.

Every photo here is of a real kitchen - even my own!

You'll discover...

...common-sense kitchen design ideas for today's economy.

We'll skip the obvious (work triangle=yawn) - and get right into ideas for kitchen design you can use (and afford!) right away!

...kitchen design ideas that you can make a reality!

Realistic and imaginative solutions for storage, layouts, lighting, much more! PLUS learn real design methods - so you can become your own kitchen designer!

...small changes to full-scale remodeling.

Get in-depth instructions on how to do it yourself - from tiling a floor to refinishing cabinets to actually drawing up a new design for your own kitchen.

...kitchen design ideas you can accomplish in a weekend!

Instant gratification!


I've been a kitchen designer for - well, okay, more years than I'd like to admit!

I LOVE a challenge: small kitchens, impossible kitchens, give me what you've got.

So I've created (and am still creating) Kitchen Design Angel to inspire you, excite you, get you ready for one of the most satisfying experiences of your life.

Kitchen design is all about choices.

To make good ones you need knowledge. To design a kitchen that makes your heart swell every time you walk into it, you need inspiration.

I'm here to help with both. You're not alone anymore...you now have a guardian angel!

So come on in, sit down, relax, pour a cup of joe, let's talk kitchen design ideas...and together we'll create the kitchen you really want!

Kitchen Makeovers you can do in a weekend!

Add more storage with roll-outs! Under the sink base is an area you can use to store pots and pans.

Paint the ceiling a new color!

Buy fresh new rugs, dish towels and oven mitts.

Tile your backsplash.

Hang a pot rack.

Change out your cabinet hardware.

Paint the walls - or just one as an accent wall.

Hang a new utensil rack near the stove.

Install a wood countertop on the island.

Change out light fixtures.

Replace short wall cabinets with new, taller ones - they're cheaper than base cabs and using a different color can look great!

Decorate your soffits with framed vintage dishtowels or your kids' artwork.


Have a question about YOUR kitchen?

Feel free to Ask Me a Question!


Find your style!

Check out our section on Kitchen Styles.


Thinking of remodeling?

Keep a notebook or scrapbook of notes, clippings and ideas.

Kitchen magazines are expensive - look through them in the grocery checkout line. If you see pix of a kitchen you really like, buy that magazine.

Stop in at home centers and pick up any free cabinet manufacturers' catalogs.


Bring the outdoors in!

Add houseplants or potted herbs to the room.

Line a windowsill with small glass vases to display cut flowers from your garden.

Hang a fern basket at the window over the sink - an area easy to clean up small dropped leaves.


Wall decor for kitchens

Plate collections can dress up a blank wall area...

1) different designs in all one color (white is great for this)

2) vintage plates with charming faded hues and designs

3) brightly colored ceramic grouping