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Top Kitchen Renovation Ideas for 2023

Ashley Gilbreath of Montgomery, Alabama design firm recommends adding some eye-catching decorative items to an otherwise basic kitchen design without making drastic changes. A bold decorative range hood could set the scene. 2023 will see an uptick in high contrast kitchen designs, featuring vivid hues juxtaposed against more subdued tones for an eye-catching combination. Quartz Backsplash Quartz offers both aesthetics and functionality without breaking the bank, making it an affordable solution. Made of nonporous manmade material, quartz resists staining while being easy to keep clean - not to mention making for an eye-catching alternative to tile when extended up the wall to countertop height. Full-height backsplashes make an elegant, custom feel. Designers Kimberly Scanlon and Julie Tuerk of Vela in Eagan, MN combined an eye-catching Midnight Fusion quartzite countertop with an alluring white backsplash to create an uninterrupted kitchen design experience. Go one step further by choosing a backsplash that stands out from your counters in terms of colors, patterns, or materials. Doing this can add visual interest and depth, as long as it matches with your kitchen style overall. Porcelain Countertops Porcelain countertops differ from quartz and granite in that they are nonporous, making them less susceptible to staining, scratching and heat damage than their counterparts. Cleaning porcelain surfaces is simple without needing special sealants or waxes - plus its natural material is eco-friendly! Material's versatility has made it a top trend in kitchen design for 2023, as homeowners can select from an array of colors, shapes and textures for their countertop designs. Glazes can even be added so your counters mimic different kinds of stone. Use of similar material for hanging shelves adds visual interest and variety to your kitchen, and they can be mounted either to a full backsplash or more open wall above the stove. This provides a creative way of displaying cookbooks or serveware and serves as an excellent alternative to the stackable wood shelves we have seen over recent years. Hanging Shelves One of the easiest and most effective ways to add new shelving into your kitchen is with wall-mounted or suspended from ceiling shelves. They make a bold statement in any room in the house - whether filled with cookbooks and tea towels for practicality, or decorative items like trailing plants and quirky art. Kitchen cabinets are also receiving an upgrade with regards to color and hardware details. Handblown silvered glass tiles have made an impactful statement in backsplash ideas as well as cabinetry designs. Push-open drawers remain popular, yet recessed handles offer sleek handles which make opening and closing them simpler than before. If you have any inquiries about any 2023 renovation trends, don't hesitate to reach out - our experienced team of designers would love to assist in creating the home of your dreams! For more information and help on scheduling an initial consultation. Custom Cabinetry If you want a kitchen trend that stands the test of time, custom cabinetry may be just what's needed. Not only can it add value to your home but you can personalize its look and functionality according to your lifestyle needs. Attracting more visitors with customized designs brings life and charm into any home, whether that means an emerald green kitchen island or rustic wood storage unit. Reclaimed wood trend continues to grow as homeowners search out distinctive grain patterns and knots for an eye-catching piece. Sierra Fallon of Rumor Designs noted that organic and saturated colors are becoming more prominent in kitchen design. She believes these hues could become increasingly widespread next year on countertops, backsplashes and hood surrounds.

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