Popular Kitchen Design Trends for 2021

Popular kitchen design trends created by our designers and cabinetry team helped our clients reach their goals.

Make Your New Kitchen Truly Your Own

We all look forward to a fresh start in the New Year! Planning for a new kitchen designed to fit your own needs that is aesthetically pleasing and highly functional is a great way to begin.

1.Natural and Mixed Color Wood Finishes

Natural wood finishes in various shades have gained much popularity and will fit any style. This transitional kitchen has a pop of black stained cabinetry creating a focal point and is complemented by the black quartzite countertop. See more of this transitional kitchen

transitional kitchen Chicago

Unique shades of warm gray and blue complement the existing elements of this rustic kitchen for a striking update while retaining its character. See more of this Northshore Rustic kitchen

north shore rustic kitchen

For a more modern feel, this light color stain flat cabinetry with push latch doors gave our clients the minimalist look they wanted. See more of this Modern kitchen remodel

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2.Pared Down Upper Cabinets

Many are choosing to eliminate upper cabinets for the convenience of lower cabinets which can also give the space a more open feel. The kitchen design below has integrated open shelves on one side and a full wall of cabinetry on the other with lots of natural light adding to the open feel. See more of this Evanston kitchen remodel

Evanston kitchen remodel

Below: The kitchen sink area free from upper cabinets has full sized windows for a clear view appearing to give the space a “breathe of fresh air”. See more of this Kenilworth kitchen

Kenilworth kitchen renovation

3.Statement Range Hoods
Very often your range hood is the kitchen’s focal point. This striking range hood with bronze faux finish and polished nickel bands immediately captures the eye when entering this large kitchen. See more of thisĀ Northfield kitchen remodel
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“After midnight blue”, polished nickel accents and a sleek curved shape give this range hood it’s distinctive character. The adjoining cabinetry covered in a metal mesh provide a cohesive contrasting design to the stained gray cabinetry. See more of this Kenilworth kitchen

kenilworth kitchen renovation

A little French flair- Old world European design accompanied by the black LaCornue range can transport one to another place and time. See more of this Evanston kitchen

range hood Evanston

4.Stone Countertops

Whether marble, quartzite or quartz, stone is the dominant choice by far with many opting for the marble veining look. The “waterfall” configuration of this island counter top, a popular kitchen design trend, adds to the sleek contemporary look of this modern kitchen. See more of this Contemporary kitchen renovation in Chicago

Chicago modern kitchen

Below: Swirls of warm gray and ochre add a rich feel to the blue gray kitchen island. See more of this rustic kitchen

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Below: Black has gained popularity as an accent color and this beautifully veined quartz provides a pleasant contrast with the natural stain cabinetry.

See more of this Chicago Gold coast kitchen

Chicago transitional kitchen

5.Walk-in Pantries

Walk-in pantries help to eliminate upper cabinetry and provide convenient access to staples, small appliances and serving dishes. This pantry located in the hall adjacent to the kitchen has a space saving pocket door and large storage capacity. See more of this Northfield kitchen

Walk in pantry

Carefully crafted curvilinear shelves and a rich walnut counter top provide a lovely backdrop for items on display in this North Shore kitchen

kitchen design trends walk-in pantry

6.Multi-Functional Kitchen Islands & Hidden Coffee Stations

Below: Hardworking kitchen island has dual sinks, faucets, and dishwashers to facilitate prep, cooking and clean-up. See more of this Northfield kitchen

North shore rustic kitchen

Coffee, Tea, Espresso?

Coffee cups & and small appliances are easily accessible yet nicely hidden when not in use. Below: Cabinet pocket doors enclose this well equipped breakfast station. Chicago Lakeview kitchen

Chicago Lakeview kitchen

A sliding cabinet door conceals an espresso bar & microwave in this full wall of cabinetry. See more of thisĀ Evanston kitchen

home espresso bar

Plan Now for a New Kitchen and a Fresh Start to 2021!

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