Reston Home Insider: Top trends in kitchen design

Kitchens have become top of mind for many as we’ve spent more time at home since the pandemic, some developing a new love of cooking! While open concept kitchens (opening up to a family room or another space) are still hot, read below for trends that have become popular this year.

1. White cabinetry

White cabinets look clean and neutral plus help your space appear larger. Dark cabinets tend to look dated and make the room seem dark. White also allows you to change up your wall color over time which is the most affordable way to stay on-trend. Of course, white cabinets are the most appealing to buyers should you decide to sell your house down the road.

2. Extra storage and pantries

Storage of small kitchen appliances, such as stand mixers, has become popular as people want to increase counter space for a more minimalist look. Crowded counters look messy and give a sense of disorganization. The need for pantries has increased over time as many have been eating at home more often and want a place to store extra food items.

3. Kitchen islands with statement lighting

As trends have been moving toward larger kitchens, consumers have been adding kitchen islands as a place to dines — plus they allow family members a place to do work or do homework. Installing a faucet or small wine fridge enables you to grab a drink without entering the main cooking path. Many are choosing contrasting island cabinet colors to add a splash of color. To finish the look, consider adding statement pendant lighting over the island area.

4. Interesting tile

Adding contrast and interest, we’re seeing colorful tiles and patterns on backsplashes and behind ranges as pictured above. Even traditional subway tile has gotten a face-lift with new colors, textures and elongated shapes. Consider grout in a contrasting color or even match the grout to the island color to really tie the look together.

5. Gold finishes

Gold has made a huge comeback in kitchen trends with fresh looks in cabinet hardware, faucets and pendant lighting. There are many choices in finishes as well including matte finishes, mesh and mixed metals (gold/silver/bronze together).

6. Decorative range hoods

Decorative hoods are a new way to add interest and style to your kitchen. They’re available in all shapes and materials such as stone and copper. They can be bought online in standard sizes or customized to make a big statement or to match your kitchen cabinetry.

If you’re considering renovating your space, give me a call! I know plenty of excellent kitchen designers and contractors to refer to you.

Lynn Cooper is a licensed REALTOR in Virginia with McEnearney Associates in McLean. Whether buying or selling, Lynn is 100% committed to her clients before, during, and after the transaction. Connect with Lynn at 202-489-7894, [email protected] or @lyncooperrealestate.