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3 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for 2023

As we head into each new year, people look for opportunities to improve in all areas of their life to turn a new leaf. If you are looking for ways to freshen up your home, a kitchen remodel is one of the best places to start. Kitchen spaces are becoming more and more popular as spaces to host guests, so why not make sure yours is looking its best?

As we welcome a new year, it’s the perfect opportunity to start thinking about getting a head start on 2023’s hottest kitchen design trends. In this blog, we outline a few of the exciting 2023 kitchen design trends you can expect to see popping up in kitchens everywhere.

 

Adding Pantry Space

Adding pantry space to a kitchen remodel is becoming more and more popular in today’s world. This trend is functional for many reasons, primarily because it offers more storage for food and kitchen essentials. A pantry can be installed in a variety of ways, from a single wall of cabinets to an entire room dedicated solely to pantry items. With the extra storage, you can free up counter and cabinet space from appliances that get used less frequently while ensuring that you have essential ingredients on hand at all times. By adding pantry space you can make your current kitchen feel bigger.

The project itself entails selecting the right materials to fit your needs and budget. This includes choosing cabinets and shelving as well as any additional customizations like pull-out drawers or bins for dry goods storage. With careful planning and selection of materials, this project shouldn’t take too much time but does require careful consideration before any decisions are made for the desired results to be achieved.

A picture of a large, open pantry space for additional storage.

 

Brand New Cabinets With Natural Wood Tones

Modern wood cabinetry is becoming increasingly popular in kitchen remodels due to its natural beauty and organic appeal. Natural wood tones are far more sustainable than painted cabinets, as they do not require repainting or other treatments over time to maintain their look. Unlike painted cabinetry, wood cabinets don’t chip or scratch easily, which helps with their durability and, ultimately, is better for your wallet since you won’t have to re-invest right away to keep your kitchen looking new for a longer period of time.

Remodeling your kitchen concept with natural wood cabinets does require some planning and effort; however, the investment will likely pay off in the long run. Achieving the perfect look requires more work than simply switching out your current cabinets; you’ll need to do your research and find out what cabinets best align with your vision. Additionally, since wood is typically more costly than other materials like MDF or particleboard, you may need to plan your budget accordingly if you want enough funds left over for other updates such as countertops or appliances.

A worker installing brand new cabinets with natural wood tones.

 

Add Contrast With Mixed Metals

Mixed metal finishes have become one of the most popular kitchen hardware trends in 2023 for a variety of reasons. It offers an eye-catching, modern look that is timeless and easy to personalize. Mixing metals adds depth and visual interest to the design, making it more versatile than relying on a single finish. With mixed metal finishes, you can mix and match warm tones such as brass, gold, copper, and oil-rubbed bronze with cool tones like aluminum, silver, and stainless steel for a unique look.

In terms of undertaking this project, mixing metal finishes is fairly straightforward but requires – you guessed it – some planning ahead of time. First off, it’s important to decide which metal will be used as the primary finish and which will be used as accent pieces. Then, you’ll need to figure out how many light fixtures or cabinet pulls you need for them all to coordinate with one another. Additionally, if you plan on changing out your kitchen hardware frequently then it’s best to go with durable materials such as stainless steel or brass so that they won’t corrode over time from frequent exposure to water or cleaning solutions. Lastly, take into account your budget since mixing metals can get costly depending on what type of materials you choose.

A brand new kitchen remodel featuring metal appliances and fixtures.

 

Flagstaff’s Kitchen Remodeling Experts

This blog only scratches the surface of what today’s homeowners can do to transform their kitchens into something both beautiful and functional. From LED lighting to open shelving, there is a wide range of options that can be tailored to any home or budget and give a kitchen a unique and personalized look. If you’re looking for more ideas or need help with your kitchen remodel planning, contact OUTLOOK Construction & Remodeling. Our experienced team understands the latest trends in materials, fixtures, and technology, and will guide you through every step of your project from planning to completion.

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