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What Kitchen Trends We Expect in 2023

Can you believe 2023 is right around the corner? Looking ahead to the new year, we think there will be some fun and exciting new trends in kitchen design. These new trends will be quite the change from the muted, understated kitchens that have been popular for years.

If you’re planning a kitchen remodel in the new year and aren’t sure what to include, we put together a list of 5 kitchen trends we expect to see in 2023. 

Mixed Materials

A fun new trend we are seeing all over the house, but primarily in the kitchen, is mixing materials that you wouldn’t think to mix. You can mix materials to achieve a modern look as well as a versatile kitchen.

For example, you could install natural wood countertops while keeping granite on your island. This way, you can put hot pots and pans on the island without worry and use the counters for prep space.

If you are having trouble moving away from the super-matchy kitchen, you can still incorporate this trend by keeping your materials in the same color family.

For example, you could do dark gray cabinets with dark tile floors and concrete countertops. With the right finishes, these materials will make your kitchen look stylish and interesting.

Open Wall Space

Open shelving was popular a few years ago, but since many argued it wasn’t the most practical kitchen trend, it never caught on like we thought it would. However, opting for open wall space instead of cabinets covering all available wall space is a nice compromise.

Leaving wall space open will make your kitchen appear larger. Some homeowners will extend their backsplash all the way up the wall or install wallpaper to add a decorative element. Either way, leaving wall space open will definitely give your kitchen a modern look.

Matte Black

Darker tones have been popular for a while now, but the matte trend is taking that up a notch.

Everything from cabinets to appliances in matte black will be all the rage for kitchens in 2023.

Sustainability Matters

A much-needed and much-appreciated trend in kitchen design is to keep sustainability in mind. There are a ton of environmentally friendly features to choose from, like LED lighting and energy star-rated appliances. 

Sustainability also extends into the materials that are used in the kitchen. These can include bamboo, recycled glass, or reclaimed wood. bamboo,

Kitchen pantry behind kitchen

Functional Pantries

The functional pantry is one of those trends that makes so much sense you wonder why it hasn’t been a thing all along. Instead of only using your pantry for storing canned foods and other kitchen staples, homeowners want a small prep space in the pantry as well.

This space can be used for kitchen appliances like the slow cooker or air fryer that take up a lot of counter space and make your kitchen look cluttered.  What’s on your 2023 kitchen wish list? We’d love to hear from you and start the kitchen renovation process.

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