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The kitchen is arguably the most important room in the home. Whether you’re cooking for the family or entertaining guests, everyone always ends up in the kitchen. The best part about designing a home from the ground up, or even renovating your existing space, is all of the options you have to make this space the most functional room in the home. After all, you depend on your kitchen every single day, and there’s nothing worse than a kitchen that just doesn’t add value to your home. That’s why we’ve compiled some of the hottest kitchen trends that homeowners near and far are incorporating into their homes.

Here are the top trending kitchen designs you’re going to love.

Rustic Ambiance

Although the rustic look has been popular for quite some time, you’re able to make it your own with some of these helpful tips. Beamed ceilings and cabinets, utilizing reclaimed wood, not only add charm and character to the space, they also add uniqueness as well, seeing as no two pieces of wood are truly identical. This sets your space apart from some of the store-bought pieces you tend to find in many common box stores, like Home Depot and Lowes. Add in some pendant lighting and a pop of bright paint for a more modern vibe.

Hidden Appliances

Everyone knows that a kitchen needs the essential appliances, but today’s kitchen seeks to conceal these items to bring a more cohesive and simplistic look to the space. There’s a lot that goes on in the kitchen, but it doesn’t have to feel that way. Utilize hidden appliances to set a minimalist tone for your kitchen like refrigerators and dishwashers that simply blend into the cabinetry, so that your kitchen space looks pulled together and easy to take in.

Blended Range Hoods

Your range hood doesn’t have to look like it’s part of an industrial kitchen, and more designers and builders are seeking to conceal this space as well…into the tile backsplash. Picture the range hood blending seamlessly into the accompanying subway tile to continue the modern look throughout all aspects of the kitchen. Say good-bye to that stainless steel look and hello to contemporary design.

Oversized Islands & Open Shelving

The kitchen island is definitely not going anywhere. In fact, it just keeps getting bigger, and some kitchens even have room for two islands. Not only is the island the premier meeting place when you have guests, it also makes it easy to prep food and cook, without feeling cramped. Pair this with the beloved open shelving look for an airy and modern kitchen space.


Mixing different textures gives any space more depth and interest. You’re able to do this in the kitchen area by incorporating the following:

  • Mixed metals throughout

  • Shiplap walls

  • Wooden ceilings

  • Granite countertops

  • Brass cabinet hinges

By utilizing different types of materials with varying textures, you’re able to create a space unlike any other in your home. Keep these trends in mind the next time you’re designing your kitchen space, and remember, keep the trends to a minimum. Pick a couple that you really love, and keep the rest of the space timeless. This will help your kitchen stay current, no matter how many trends come and go. There’s nothing quite like a beautiful kitchen to really make your home stand out.

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