With the start of every new year, designers and renovators are always on the lookout for the latest trends to add to their kitchen remodeling projects. With technology constantly advancing, there are always new products to increase your kitchen’s functionality, convenience, personality, and comfort. Below are six different trends that can be big for the year 2023.
- Smart Technology
One significant increase in technology has been in smart technology, and there have been many ways that developers have designed them to work in a kitchen. Today there is almost a ‘smart-version’ to any kitchen appliance out there. So long as a strong Wi-Fi connection is available, all of these appliances can be controlled from your phone, and you can be in a different room or not even at home! Such devices help save time and energy, as most smart appliances are very energy-efficient.
- Butler’s Pantries
Also called a scullery, functional pantry, or working pantry, a butler’s pantry is a kitchen remodeling trend that is quickly picking up speed. Not only is it an area for more storage for food and cutlery, but it can be used as a food preparation area, a secret coffee bar, and many more things. A popular kitchen remodeling style for a butler’s pantry is a concealed or secret pantry that matches the main cabinetry wonderfully and blends in with the other kitchen’s appliances. Some have even added a sliding door or removable wall to create the ‘hidden’ part much more literal.
- Slab Backsplashes
Kitchens are seeing less and less of the ordinary subway white backsplash tiles, and sleek, large slab backsplashes are taking their place. Slab backsplashes are just backsplashes made from a massive piece of stone that covers the entire backsplash. It is easy to pair with countertops, but it can also become a statement piece for the kitchen, especially if it is a bright shade or style that can draw everyone’s eyes. Some popular kinds of backsplash material include marble, granite, and quartz, though many other types are available too. Besides being eye-catching, slab backsplashes have a practical purpose as well. They are much easier to keep neat and clean as they lack the grout lines of other materials, so it will be easy for your kitchen to constantly have a clean, seamless look.
- Organic Elements
Many designers have been working to incorporate nature into their kitchen remodels, and the trend is sure to continue into 2023. Whether it is natural stone counters, wooden cabinets and storage, metallic accents, or other eco-friendly appliances and material, there is no shortage of options for including organic materials in your kitchen for both large and small renovations and remodels. More minor additions can consist of using wooden and glass bowls instead of plastic, utilizing a stainless steel trash can, and using wooden storage containers to match wooden cabinets. You can always consult a professional contractor or designer for more information on using organic materials in your kitchen remodel.
- Large Islands For Dining
Many homeowners are looking for new ways to accommodate dining rather than using a traditional formal dining table. Large islands are a great way to fill that role, as not only can they function as an eating space but also as a prep and entertainment area as well. Many designers predict that kitchens will continue to evolve into spaces not just for eating and preparing meals but as gathering and entertaining spaces for family and friends alike.
- Warm Colors
White is a typical and traditional color to use in a kitchen remodel. However, for a more colorful choice, using a warmer tone like red, orange, or even yellow is also a fine choice. The monochromatic uniform minimalism of whites and grays is slowly being overlooked for pops of bold color. White cabinets are being replaced with naturally brown wooden cabinets, and white walls could be painted over with cream or other off-white shades. Warm colors can tie in nicely with organic materials and make the kitchen more inviting and attractive for visitors.
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