Seven of the Most Impactful Kitchen Design Trends for 2021

The kitchen is the heart of any home, and with kitchen spaces becoming more open in recent years, it's never been easier to make your own mark on this most important room. Many of our clients who've had a bit of 'extra' time on their hands in 2020 (quarantine fun, anyone?) have been haunting Pinterest and dreaming of their next remodeling projects. Now that we're all transitioning back to normal in 2021, the time is right for you to get going with those updates! Here are a few awesome trends we've spotted that will make your kitchen your favorite room in the house!

Mesh cabinetry

For kitchen cabinets, the biggest trend we're seeing is what's been termed 'mesh cabinetry.' These are kitchen cupboards that have their doors cut out and replaced with a mesh or other type of screen. The result is an appealing kitchen that feels open and visible, yet conceals enough to still look clean and sleek. Mesh cabinets work especially great in small kitchens.

Concealed kitchens

This chic new trend for open-plan living conceals your prep and cooking area behind floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, allowing you to indulge your minimalist dreams and focus on entertaining. We love the versatility and function. They work especially great in homes with small spaces.

Floating shelves

We love an open kitchen design, and there is no more perfect way to highlight that trend than with floating shelves. Not only are they practical, but they are the perfect spot to show off your most attractive kitchen accessories, making your kitchen feel more like a living space than a cooking space. Floating shelves are a great compromise for anyone who has a hard time committing to the "no uppers" trend in cabinetry.

Handleless cabinets and drawers

Technological advances in push-open and close doors means that you can dispense with handles in both wall and base cabinets. No kitchen is complete without a set of handleless cabinets and drawers. This trend has been popular for quite some time now, but we predict that it will only become more prominent in the next few years due to its clean lines and modern aesthetic.

Double islands

There has been an emergence of kitchen islands as design focal points over the past few years. People just can't get enough of them, so clever designers are saying, "why settle for one when you can have two!" If you have a large kitchen and love to entertain, double kitchen islands may be exactly what you need for extra storage and seating.

Dark and dramatic colors


Moody colors are all about creating an inviting space by using deep hues like dark blue or charcoal gray - perfect if your kitchen is already pretty open and airy. Often overlooked as purely an 'accent' color, black is having something of a moment in kitchens nowadays. If you're feeling brave for your next remodel, choose black walls, cabinetry, and work surfaces to create a luxe and modern space, and add homey charm by pairing it with textured, rustic woods. Incorporating texture into your kitchen makes it inviting and cozy.

Statement lighting

Make a kitchen statement with lights. If you're looking to up the ante in your kitchen, aim for dramatic lighting fixtures that show off your design style and personality, such as pendant lamps or vintage industrial lighting. For something more subtle, try under-cabinet LED strip light bars which can be installed in minutes!

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It’s always exciting to see what the future of kitchen design will look like, but it can be hard for homeowners and designers alike to stay on top of trends. That’s why we put together this list of our favorites to provide you with a touch of inspiration before starting your project. We hope these ideas help guide you in choosing a style that suits both your taste and lifestyle! Ready to get started with your kitchen remodel? Contact us today!

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