I have really been trying to get creative with new kitchen ideas so that our home stands out as unique amongst all of our friend's and family's, and just in case we need to sell it later on. Lately I have been really intrigued by Asian kitchen ideas because they usually feature a unique blend of traditional elements with contemporary styling. The kitchen in these photos is a great example of what I am talking about. The lovely stained wood cabinets definitely lean on the more traditional side, as do the neutral countertops and backsplash. However, the majority of the decorative elements found in this kitchen design like the stucco range hood, pottery pieces on the wet bar, and other artwork and trinkets are definitely more contemporary.
I have seen a lot of new kitchen ideas, but this one really stands out to me because of the awesome pendant light fixtures hanging above the island. Let's be honest, the rest of the space features your average white kitchen ideas with marble backsplash and contrasting countertops. However, those lights alone are enough to make a huge statement in the space. Even the fact that they are hung so close to the ceiling makes them look far more unique than most of their counterparts. I read somewhere that, if you are going to spend an exorbitant amount of money on any single item in your kitchen renovation, it should be on high end lighting. Something about well designed fixtures make the entire space look more glamorous and upscale than it may be.
I really want our new kitchen ideas to be bolder and edgier than anything that we have lived in before. We have done traditional and we have done a more mellow and "vanilla" modern kitchen design, but never anything that absolutely takes you back when you walk through the door. I had a hard time visualizing exactly what this meant until I found the photos of this home on here. I love how the design is certainly in your face and bold, but it has warmth and certainly feels inviting (I don't want to scare away our friends and family with ultra contemporary design). Even better, because our floorspace is a bit limited, I was hoping that I could find some stylish small kitchen ideas that were still high end. I think this space fits the bill perfectly.
For anybody on here looking for new kitchen ideas, I actually think that this really cool modern space offers a lot of unique inspiration pieces that could be incorporated into a variety of style and color palettes. First of all, this new kitchen island is absolutely to die for -- it his highly functional, housing several large appliances, a sink tons of storage and countertops, and it is absolutely stunning to look at. If you took one think away from this space I would definitely say to focus on the island as a focal point and make it as versatile and functional as possible. These photos also offer some great kitchen remodel ideas as far as ways that you can increase storage capacity without having to invest in more cabinets. The floating shelves above the bar sink are a fantastic option for just that because you can build them out super inexpensively but they tie in well with the rest of the units.
Some people get really stressed out trying to figure out new kitchen ideas but, I for one, love the process of researching and determining exactly what would look good in the space. Lately I have been loving looking at photos of what is trending in kitchen ideas 2022, and I think that this particular home is a great embodiment of what is going to be popular next year. I truly think that we are going to start moving away from the monochromatic white homes that you see everywhere, and that people are going to want to bring more color and design to their spaces. Of course this will not happen overnight, but doing a kitchen remodel like this with beige, natural wood, and copper as your palette is a good way to transition into the more colorful without actually scaring people.
As we were trying to decide which direction we wanted to go with our new kitchen ideas, I began to really delve into the design space and explore different ways of styling spaces. I am not a designer by any means, but I do feel like all of my research has given me a pretty good perspective on what is popular in kitchen design ideas these days. All white kitchens are definitely very trendy as usual, but I noticed that it seems to be a big thing to also incorporate contrasting colors to give the room more depth. I like how this designer amped up the style in this white kitchen installing dark wood accents in the open shelving and the island table because it breaks up the super neutral expanse.