Kitchen Design Trends Going Into 2023
October 31, 2022
As we approach the New Year, design choices for your kitchen have become wildly abundant. Generally if you can dream it, and you have the budget for it. You can make it happen. Here are some kitchen design trends that you may want to consider:
Smart storage cabinets
If you want your kitchen to be more organized and efficient, consider these two storage ideas. The first is to install cabinets and shelves that are better suited to the way you use your kitchen, including things like built-in door shelving for spices and seasonings. But there is another hidden gem that you’re missing out on.
If you’re a fan of minimalism, then this is the design trick for you. Certain appliances can be hidden or partially built into your cabinet design. For example, you can disguise your fridge to look like it’s part of your cabinets while still having the icemaker or tap that pokes through. Ovens and microwaves can follow close behind and appear as if they were built into your cabinets too.
As we continue to progress, more of us are amenable to updating our kitchens with cutting-edge devices. These appliances–which can be controlled via Bluetooth and work similarly to your coffee machine or pressure cooker–are becoming increasingly affordable as they require only user-friendly apps for operation.
Some of the newest appliances that can be controlled with an app include ovens, microwaves, pizzas ovens, and even dishwashers. While you may not be able to tell your appliances to make food for you just yet, only time will tell what might be possible in the future. With increasing internet connectivity, who knows what might be possible soon?
Impressive and Unique Faucets
A few years ago, we saw a bunch of kitchen design trends come and go. These days, everyone wants a kitchen faucet with both style and personality. And as you probably know by now, color is playing a big role in that. We’re no longer seeing the super shiny chrome plated faucets everywhere. Instead, warm natural metals like brass and copper are becoming more popular because of their unique look.
The most recently designed taps are created from a combination of cast metals, giving the user the durability of iron but with more visually appealing colors. These earthy tones provide a warmth that isn’t as cold as polished chrome. The soft and elegant curves display a sink that is both sophisticated and inviting. If you have a sink that goes well with the tap, it is recommended to only get them if they come in set form.
Touch Activated Faucets
Touch-activated faucets are extremely convenient, making it easier to cook and clean. With a quick touch on the spout or handle, you can turn on the water without having to use your hands – making it much easier to cook and clean.
Though these new technologies are both convenient and cool, they might not be practical for everyone. Many of these touch-activated kitchen faucets are still too expensive for the average homeowner, which is likely why we haven’t seen them widely in Arizona yet. If you can afford one, though, it’ll definitely make life in the kitchen easier.
Dining Islands & Breakfast Bars
There’s a new trend in kitchen design this year, and it is the incorporation of the kitchen island into a dining area as well. This means that your morning breakfast nook won’t be the only opportunity to dine in close proximity to the kitchen anymore. The newly redesigned islands are more reminiscent of trendy bar stool restaurants from back in the day. Most islands have enough space to accommodate for at least 3-4 people sitting along each edge.
Many new islands are being equipped with induction stove countertops, where you can cook an entire meal. They’re perfect for family get-togethers or simple daily meal preparation. Either way, the island countertop bar is a great addition to any kitchen.
A well-done backsplash is attractive and really adds to a kitchen that otherwise might look incomplete. But if you’re on a budget, you may not be able to spend on it, so let’s take that idea a bit further: Slab backlash is a great way to save money while also making the kitchen more refined, too. If you have leftover counter top slab remnants, those are perfect parts for completing your backsplash.
In the last decade, lighting has progressed by 150% due to cutting-edge LED technology. This makes it more feasible for any household to install subtle accent lights in their kitchen design. Although this has been a slowly developing trend, recessed cabinet lights are beginning to gain popularity once again. Furthermore, installing LED wall sconces in your kitchen adds a touch of elegance and sophistication.
We are seeing the return of hidden lighting that runs along the rim and underside edges of cabinets. This not only brightens any kitchen, but also helps make floor space easier to navigate. The best part is that many of these new light fixtures can be color-controlled and dimmed with smartphone apps.
There is a rumor going around that more daring and vivid colors are making their way into kitchens! These include earthy tones such as rustic carrot-orange, plum, emerald green, and dark jewel colors. Of course, these shades have the character of natural wood grains with earthy colored stains. Don’t let your contractor talk you into a color that doesn’t reflect your kitchen design vision – the final choice should be based on what you like.
Dark colors in a kitchen can make the room appear smaller, so consider using lightening up your work space with brighter colors. You could add hints of color through flower paintings or accented appliances. Bring your passion for cooking to life by incorporating inviting colors in your kitchen design.
If you need help deciding on your next step with your kitchen remodel, or you are in need of a new countertop surface, give Countertop Solutions a call. Let us help you get closer to your dream kitchen! Contact Us HERE!