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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:

Wood Infusion

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.

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Wood Beams Modern KitchenExposed Beams

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. 

Modern Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for the New Year
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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.  

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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.

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Painted Islands

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.

Painted IslandsConcealed 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. 

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Statement Hoods

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.

Statement Kitchen Range Hood

Marble Countertops

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.  

Marble Counter Tops

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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. 

Open Kitchen and Living Space

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.

See related: 

How Much Does a Northern Virginia Kitchen Remodel Cost

7 Tips for Surviving a Kitchen Remodel

Additional Kitchen Remodeling and Reconfiguration Projects

Small Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

If you’re considering a 2023 home remodeling project contact us today (703-255-9861) and we’ll help turn your dreams into reality!

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