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The kitchens of Top Chefs and local designers (photos)

Former Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn at his home kitchen in the Atlas District. Mendelsohn owns Good Stuff Eatery and We the Pizza in Capitol Hill. (John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Creating the right set-up makes cooking an enjoyable, and sometimes fun, experience. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to decorate and design your own kitchen, look no further.

View Photo Gallery: Over the years and more recently, the Home section and Local Living have featured a variety of kitchens in their respective pages. We hope you’ll use them for inspiration, whether you’re planning a complete renovation or just wish to change a thing or two about your kitchen.

We’ve put together a gallery of home kitchens from Top Chef contestants (such as Spike Mendelsohn, pictured above), White House staffers and local designers. Get tips on space-saving techniques for storing appliances and learn how to make a kitchen one of the most attractive rooms at your house.

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Delece is an education reporter for U.S. News.
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