This year, kitchens relationship to surrounding rooms is driving many of the trends, but kitchen design is still all about getting the look and functionality that matches your lifestyle. Here are the top kitchen trends 2023 our experts expect to see in the coming year.
1. Extending the Kitchen’s Reach
With so many clients going for an open-concept kitchen over the last few years, we are designing more than just the kitchen space itself. Now, kitchen design also encompasses spaces like a pantry, mudroom, dining room, and half baths. This is in addition to the other living areas that connect to the kitchen in homes with an open floor plan.
It is not that the space feels like one big extended kitchen, it is that the spaces flow openly into each other with different functions and blend the areas together well. Continuous visibility is influencing how homeowners want a kitchen to both look and function in the larger space.
2. Subdued Countertops
As more dramatic colors and rich woods enter the kitchen, expect countertops to lighten the space. “Kitchen palettes are moving toward an earthy and muted tone, much darker and richer than before. The combination of strong dramatic colors mixed with light natural woods will warm up spaces and give them that desired organic vibe homeowners are wanting.
Countertops will be clean-looking in soft muted shades and honed finishes. These countertops work in a complementary way with the warmer wood cabinets now re-emerging as one of top kitchen trends 2023.
These lighter surfaces are likely to be non-porous, stain-resistant, and easy to maintain. Keep an eye on sintered stone, too, which is a newer category of manufactured material with similar characteristics.
3. Expansive Windows
Windows will be a focal point for kitchen trends in 2023, whether updating an existing space or designing a new kitchen. We can expect that huge windows walls that open to merging the indoor-outdoor spaces will take place for kitchens. These windows create stunning and refreshing spaces with nature, daylight, and fresh air pouring in.
Multiple trends converge to make windows a key design element this year. The continued popularity of outdoor entertaining and adjacent kitchens. Second, whether visual, physical, or both, a connection with the outdoors is fundamental to current trends like biophilic design and organic modern style. low-E (or low-emissivity) windows and doors are among the top three kitchen sustainability trends.
4. Simple Cabinet Doors
Your decor style will change over the years. So why are you sticking with the Shaker door style that does not go with your sleek dining room chairs and the beautiful oval cherry table that was passed down from your grandmother?. For a fresher approach, We suggest a slimmer, sleeker take on the Shaker style. In more personalized and visually connected spaces, updated cabinet doors can make a big impact.
5. Doubling Up for Efficiency
More activity in the kitchen has homeowners opting for duplicates of the fixtures and appliances they use most. With more families cooking at home and multiple members working in the kitchen at the same time, adding a second single bowl sink will be in high demand. Dishwashers and ovens are also popular duplicates. Even double islands–one for cooking and meal prep, with another for work, dining, and family activities–may be appearing in homes.
6. Range Alternatives
Influenced by personalization trends and the kitchen’s connectedness to the rest of the home. We anticipate homeowners will look for alternatives to the range and vent hood traditionally situated along a wall. Cooktops paired with downdraft installation at an island, for example, allow the cook to more easily converse with others in the kitchen or adjacent rooms, making it perfect for entertaining or helping the kids with homework before dinner. The same setup lets the cook appreciate outdoor views in a kitchen with windows. Swapping an over-the-range vent hood for downdraft ventilation further opens up the space.
7. Touches of Traditional Style
With decorating style and cottage resurfacing in new ways, anticipate more traditional elements coming back into the kitchen, too. For home designs moving away from the simplicity of flat panels and ultra sleek lines, something familiar like the classic beaded inset cabinets may emerge again. Accent colors will be introduced back again, as well as custom cabinet doors and statement hoods.
The trend can be achieved in smaller doses, too. A major trend in 2023 will be finding “new ways to honor old stuff” in the home. The kitchen and its adjacent spaces will be a backdrop for bringing vintage and hand-me-down pieces, from buffet cabinets to dinnerware to wall decor, into more contemporary homes.
8. Concealed Storage and Appliances
Storage and organization are a top priority in kitchens. Early in the pandemic, homeowners simply needed more storage for utensils, food, and cookbooks. Now, it’s about creating solutions that keep kitchens organized while concealing clutter. It’s what’s behind the doors and drawers that impacts your life; these solutions will lessen the chaos in your home and make it better.
People are really into having an organizational option for the things that they use the most every day. We recommend storage for spices, baking sheets, pots and pans, and even hand towels and sponges. This allows the stuff that was once on top of the counter to neatly find its place inside a cabinet.
Similarly, homeowners are seeking solutions for countertop appliances, including under-counter stand mixer lifts and spaces for coffee machines and toasters that can be concealed with cabinet doors when not in use.
Walk-in and built-in pantries are another popular way to keep storage out of sight. Integrated, paneled appliances fit right in with this trend, too, hiding boxy stainless-steel refrigerators and dishwashers.
In summary, kitchen trends 2023 are inspired by nature, noble materials, and minimalism. It can be tough to navigate all the trends and make good choices. To make it easier, contact our experts to help you accomplish your kitchen project with high-quality material, great design and affordable prices.