As we pass the halfway point of 2021 and begin to venture out more again, the kitchen still remains the heart of the home. Your family likely spends lots of time in the kitchen, so why not keep it up to date and create the dream space you’ve always wanted? A design-build firm can help bring new trends to life in your home. Our team, voted Best Kitchen/Bath Remodeler once again this year, has put together some ideas that can make your kitchen your favorite place to be in 2021 and beyond!
2021 Kitchen Remodeling Trends
The classic stainless steel range hoods that you are used to finding in many kitchens are now sharing the spotlight in 2021. The designs of range hoods are becoming more of an artistic statement and thus a focal point of the kitchen.
There are two new trends we are noticing for your vent hood. One is to make your hood more decorative by selecting one that adds more metals or a pop of color to make it stand out. On the other hand, we are also seeing a more seamless look by blending the hood design into the architecture surrounding it or eliminating the hood altogether with a retracting downdraft ventilator great for kitchen islands. Regardless of which route you choose, a new statement piece will look great in your updated kitchen.
Most homeowners understand the benefits of walk-in closets, but what about a walk-in pantry? These well organized, yet gorgeous spaces allow your kitchen to stay clean, especially in an open-concept house. A walk-in pantry can eliminate the need for upper cabinets, giving you that airy, open feel that’s become so popular in newer kitchens. Your items can be neatly tucked away, but also conveniently located for easy access.
The beauty of a walk-in pantry is that it can be however small or large you would like it to be. Not only is it a storage space for all of your cooking ingredients and small appliances, but it could be a wine cellar, cookbook library, or a secret hideout to score a few minutes of quiet for yourself. If you are proud of your organizational skills, show them off in your new pantry!
While upper cabinets will always be a staple in many kitchens, we’re seeing more homeowners choose open shelving instead. This approach can make the kitchen space feel a lot larger and of course, open.
Upper cabinets are not a kitchen necessity for many people, and open shelves are a great alternative for those hard-to-reach cupboards. Spending more time at home over the past year meant more usage of kitchenware, so it makes sense to have our everyday pieces more accessible.
The best part about open shelves is that they allow you to showcase your kitchenware and even beautiful pieces of art. Whether it be your favorite coffee mugs, wine glasses, dinner plates, cookbooks or antiques, you get to choose what will be on display and create an eye-catching feature for your kitchen. Open shelves can be glass, metal, bulky wood, or mix-and-matched with your current cabinetry, all depending on the look you prefer. This is your time to think outside of the box and be creative!
Kitchen islands are not a new trend, but they continue to gain popularity and evolve in look and functionality. They serve as the center of activity for your home, being used for all gatherings, meal prepping, cooking, and dining while also having the ability to store more of your kitchen appliances underneath. Especially since we are seeing less cabinet space in kitchen designs, we admire inconspicuous storage strategies.
Since the island is used for many purposes like casual dining or a drinking bar, why not have it make a statement? Painting your kitchen island a striking color or adding colorful chairs will make the room pop and add in personal pizzazz that is seen throughout your home.
Kitchen islands will be the center of attention no matter how large or small. However, you don’t want it to look out of place and want to make sure there is enough walking space around the perimeter. It is possible to have a large kitchen island that is multi-functional without cluttering up space in the kitchen. With our help, we will make sure you have the right kitchen island for your home!
A top priority this year is having attractive organization in your kitchen. You can do this by adding open shelves like we mentioned above, or even adding hooks to your wall or backsplash in order to hang pots and pans or utensils for a “perfectly, imperfect” look. Since the open floor plan is what most are going for these days, we need to get creative with how we store our kitchenware. So, why not use them as decoration? This allows for a spunky and beautiful look while also creating easy access to all of your favorite kitchen items. Who knew form and function could be so pretty?
At Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling, we help people make the best use of their kitchen every day! Whether you are wanting to update your kitchen using its existing footprint or are looking for a complete renovation and redesign, our team is ready to take your input and turn your kitchen into a fully functioning work of art!