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Kitchen Design, What’s Hot and What’s Not? 
Publish Date
October 6, 2021
Jesse Coody

Jesse Coody

Jesse Coody is a native Houstonian who installed his first roof at age thirteen. Ever since, he’s had a passion for construction. He holds over 20 years of project management and sales experience in residential and commercial construction. He graduated from SFA in 1998 with a degree in business, then he went on to manage and facilitate large-scale commercial projects, working on high profile projects, such as Alief High School, ABC Pest Control, and Goodwill. From there, he transitioned back to the Residential sector, preferring the client interaction and the project personality involved. He’s great at building relationships and solving problems. Jesse joined Hestia as a Renovation Specialist in 2017. Jesse loves to be outdoors and spends his free time fishing, camping, hunting, or at the beach. He also enjoys reading and being with his family and friends.

Kitchen Design, What’s Hot and What’s Not? 

When a kitchen is out of date or not easy to use, few things shy of a full kitchen remodeling of your Houston home can change that. Thankfully, when you plan ahead, the results are often beyond the initial expectations. To have a kitchen that is functional but improves value and design aesthetic, it is vital to know what is currently popular and what is out of style. Future design trends should also be considered, especially if the home might be sold in the future. Here are the ins and outs of the most important kitchen décor options that are regularly a part of kitchen renovations.  

Newly remodeled kitchen

Plan Out the Kitchen Renovations for Your Houston Home 

Take the time to plan out your kitchen renovation before starting. This means thought and preparation should go into the renovation. Homeowners almost always get better results when they plan renovations ahead of time. Many aspects of the kitchen need to be considered, including:   

  • How is the kitchen used? 
  • Which appliances are used most?  
  • Is the kitchen user-friendly? 
  • Which materials in the kitchen need upgrading most? 
  • Are there parts of the kitchen in its current state that should be kept? 
  • How many people are going to be using the new kitchen most of the time? 
  • Does the kitchen need more storage? 
  • What colors work in the design aesthetic of the home? 

Make sure to take the time to think about all aspects of the kitchen before renovations begin. It is much easier to make a change to a blueprint than it is to move items like cabinets or appliances in the kitchen after installation. 

Open Cupboards and Shelves Have Been Hot for a Long Time 

One of the hottest kitchen trends is the open look and feel of a kitchen. That can easily translate into open cupboards where you have nothing in front of the cupboards, open floating shelves, or even glass doors for your cupboards. There can also be open racks on shelves for items like bowls, plates, and coffee mugs. That allows the eyes to continue moving around the room, giving a much bigger feel to even a relatively small kitchen.  

Curves Are In and Harsh Corners Are Out 

For a modern kitchen to have as much appeal as possible, then curves will be a major aspect of the renovation. This should include rounded counters, an island, and shelving all around the kitchen. The look should also be reflected in the lights, stools, and table. Rounded corners provide a more natural flow throughout the kitchen and create an easier (and less dangerous) walking path through open floor plans. 

Matching Metal finishes are popular for Houston 

While mixing different metal finishes is not “out,” it is typically more popular for Houston homes to have matching metal finishes on their hardware. Think brushed nickel for faucets, drawer pulls, and pendant lights. More eclectic towns, like Austin, have a tendency to lean more towards mixing metal finishes like an antique brass faucet mixed with matte black drawer pulls. This is, of course, all dependent on the design aesthetic of the house. Don’t be afraid to showcase personality in hardware finishes if it works with the overall look of the home.  

Old-World Kitchens with a Pop of Color Are Totally Hot 

Kitchen remodel

Old-World looks are coming back in the kitchen with arched, tiled covers in front of stove hoods and antique-looking cabinets.

Many people are adding fun colors in the backsplash or accent tile to make the home more unique and bring out the Old-World look. 

Hand-crafted and hand-painted clay tiles lining the arch of the hood cover can add that extra personality into an Old-World kitchen and elevate the look to create the perfect ambiance in the room.  

Accent Tile Walls Are Hot

For many years, having an accent color wall has been a popular choice. Today, people are elevating the look of their kitchens by not just painting walls a different color but by extending backsplash tile all the way to the ceiling. Homeowners often find that with today’s Houston kitchen renovations, an backsplash tile wall adds the extra character a kitchen needs to take it from plain to extraordinary. This lets people bring an accent color into their kitchen in a fun and exciting. It simply adds a personal design aesthetic to the room, making it a very hot choice in today’s kitchens.  

Turn to Hestia Construction & Design to Help with Your Houston Kitchen Renovations 

The materials, fixtures, and layout of your kitchen all matter. To get the most out of your Houston kitchen renovations, let the experts at Hestia Construction & Design help. We employ design experts in architecture, interior, and cabinet design. Each expert can put their experience to use for you to bring your dream kitchen into reality. We listen to your design ideas and help transform them into something beyond your dreams. Learn more by contacting Hestia today! 



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