Is remodeling your kitchen on your list of 2023 home makeover projects? As experts in Northern Virginia home remodeling, we’ve redesigned and reconfigured countless kitchens over the past 35+ years. What’s trending now for kitchen remodels are designs that create soothing and comfortable spaces that will stand the test of time.
Here are some top kitchen design trends you may consider integrating into your kitchen remodeling project:
Natural wood is enjoying a revival as we’re now seeing a lot of wood varieties in earthy cabinets, chopping block-inspired counter spaces, and dining furniture. The benefit of natural wood is that it compliments just about any other color used in your kitchen design. It also makes a modern design statement that’s still warm and inviting in your home’s hardest working spaces.
Continuing with the wood integration trend, exposed wooden beams can be added, even if not needed for structural reasons. Exposed beams add depth, character, and texture to a kitchen design. Wooden beams in contrasting colors accentuate the ceiling to draw the eye upward, which can make your kitchen look more spacious.
Cabinets Extended to the Ceiling
Building custom kitchen cabinets to the ceiling provides more concealed storage space. For high ceilings, a “cornice” or line of trim above cabinets, will create cohesiveness in the space.
Butcher Block Counters
Contrasting countertop materials provide a custom appearance. Butcher block counters, especially on an island, bring that warm wood look in yet again, without overwhelming or darkening the space. They can be easily sealed with one to two coats of food-safe mineral oil or walnut oil once or twice a year, to protect from liquids.
While painted islands have become popular over the last couple of years, they’ve proven to be a trend with staying power. Whether you choose coastal blue, a pop-of-black, or neutral greys or khakis, adding color to your island creates an instant focal point in your new kitchen design.
Concealed kitchens have taken off in the residential design world. Refrigerators, wine racks, appliances, and pantries can be camouflaged behind cabinetry and panels creating a striking minimalist design for your remodeled kitchen.
Statement range hoods can add a touch of luxury and create a focal point in your kitchen all while seamlessly blending into the overall design. They emphasize “hearth and home” and combined with a beautiful backsplash and a visually-appealing range or cooktop, set the aesthetics of your kitchen remodel in motion.
Marble is available in multiple vein patterns and colors that can instantly update and create an elegant look in your remodeled kitchen. Although it requires some specialized maintenance, marble is highly sustainable and durable. It’s also proven to withstand transient kitchen design trends making it a long-lasting investment.
Open Kitchen & Living Areas
Opening up your kitchen to another living space, like an adjacent family room, can maximize your home’s usability and provide a cozy ambiance. A mix of lighting and wall colors can differentiate the spaces while still achieving cohesiveness in the design.
There’s no shortage of ideas when it comes to kitchen design. When you invest in such a substantial home remodeling project as a new kitchen, it’s important to work with an experienced architect who can help you make choices that best reflect your aesthetic and lifestyle as well as maintain value and functionality over the years.