Shifts in Kitchen Design Trends

Posted by Ben Thompson on 03.31.21

Kitchens have long been the go-to family gathering space in many homes. As remodelers, we’ve been incorporating custom layouts and features that support entertaining, tv viewing, multiple chefs, and beverage centers. And within the past year, we’ve been asking our homes to do even more for us, particularly in our kitchens. It’s not a stretch to say that the kitchen has become the home office and/or classroom for a lot of folks, which has resulted in the rise of new design trends.

Work & Home Work Zones

For years, we’ve incorporated desk space in kitchens that function as command centers for many clients.  Families are now requesting larger areas to support their needs and solutions like larger desk areas that can accommodate two or more users or counter height island extensions have become popular.  

We also need to be able to charge a whole host of devices, so electrical sockets need to be thoughtfully placed to prevent clutter and tripping hazards.

Colors & Textures

Soft neutrals in hues of gray and taupe are becoming popular color palettes for kitchens. Wood in all tones from light to dark are coming back and allow us to feel connected to nature.

Function & Storage

To keep up with the increased activity, many homeowners are decided to add a second sink, dishwasher, or double oven. 

Storage has always been a critical element of your overall design and it’s even more important today. Pantries are getting larger and wall to ceiling cabinetry are becoming popular.


If your kitchen is no longer supporting your family's needs, please give us a call to discuss how Thompson Remodeling can create a space that better suits your lifestyle. 








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