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Kitchen remodeling has always been a popular choice for homeowners looking to give their homes a fresh and updated look. But we know the design process for a kitchen can be daunting. Because as the heart of the home, the kitchen is a space where functionality, aesthetics, and comfort come together to create a room that sets the tone for the rest of your living space. None of us want to make a design mistake that may alter the whole look and feel of our homes. So as we make our way through 2023, we thought we’d share the professional opinion of our Project Designer, Nicole Gurney, and what she thinks are some of the most exciting trends taking the world of kitchen design by storm.

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Hello everyone, my name is Nicole Gurney. I am the Project Designer for Quality PM. I’ve been with the team for a little over two years now. I help all of our clients through the planning, design, and installation phases of their home remodeling projects. But enough about me. Let’s take a closer look at some of these innovative ideas and how they can inspire your next kitchen remodel!

Two-Toned Cabinetry

Gone are the days when matching upper and lower cabinets were the norm. Two-toned cabinetry is gaining momentum as a chic and modern way to inject character and interest into your kitchen. Contrasting colors, such as pairing dark lower cabinets with light upper cabinets or a bold accent color with a neutral base, adds depth and personality to your kitchen design. This trend allows homeowners to experiment with different color combinations and create a space that truly reflects their style.

Seamless Integration

Seamless integration is all about creating a cohesive and uncluttered kitchen design by blending appliances and storage into the overall aesthetic of the room. This trend involves incorporating appliances like refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers into cabinetry, effectively hiding them from view. The result is a clean, streamlined look that emphasizes the beauty of the kitchen’s design elements while maintaining a high level of functionality.

Open Shelving and Glass-Front Cabinets

One of the most sought-after trends in kitchen remodeling is the incorporation of open shelving and glass-front cabinets. This design choice allows homeowners to showcase their favorite dishes, glassware, and decor items, adding a personal touch to the kitchen. Open shelves and glass-front cabinets also create an illusion of more space, making the kitchen feel larger and more open. This trend is perfect for those looking to display their unique style while maintaining a functional and organized kitchen.

Multi-Functional Kitchen Islands

Kitchen islands have long been a popular feature in kitchen design, but the latest trend takes this concept to new heights by focusing on multi-functionality. Today’s kitchen islands are no longer just about providing additional counter space; they also serve as dining areas, workstations, and even storage hubs. Homeowners are opting for islands with built-in appliances, such as wine coolers and microwaves, as well as integrated charging stations and storage solutions. This trend allows for a more efficient use of space while keeping the kitchen clutter-free and visually appealing.

Want More?

There’s no shortage of inspiration for your next kitchen remodel. Don’t be afraid to mix and match these trends and others to create a space that truly reflects your personality and style. If you’d like to start planning your next kitchen remodel, email us at or call 518.459.7100.