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Latest Kitchen Trends

Latest Kitchen Trends

Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in a home and designing the perfect one for you requires a lot of planning and input. Here are some of the latest trends we’ve seen in kitchen design.


Open layouts are here to stay as they offer more informal dining and comfortable cooking space, while supporting a casual yet connected lifestyle. Open kitchens work for entertainment with their blend of living spaces.


Realize the untapped potential of kitchen ceilings. For the often overlooked area overhead, shallow coffers shake up small spaces, while moldings complementing the shape of an island or work space below can help define larger kitchens.

Paneled Appliances

Try integrating clever paneling and built-ins for this trend that opens new design worlds. Appliances can now stand alone as a stylish statement piece or quietly recede into surrounding cabinetry.


White kitchens will never go out of style. Homeowners are likely to grow tired of bold hues on major surfaces, so stick with accessories you can swap for a pop of color. Consider a kitchen's stone floor, backsplash, and trim to find the perfect shade of white for the space. 


Extra-deep drawers, especially near the range, make cooking and storage effortless. They're more accessible than typical base cabinetry and simple to integrate into a beautiful kitchen design. Add-ons, like pegboard and drawer organizers, keep drawers tidy and prevent plasticware tumbles. 

Upper Cabinets

With this trend, less is more. Upper cabinetry continues to come down as homeowners opt for the open, airy look of additional windows or choose to display dishware and artwork on open shelves. 

Undercounter Appliances

As upper cabinets disappear and walls open up, appliances and storage have shifted underneath counters. This trend favors universal design principles and keeps small appliances accessible. New microwave models, including microwave drawers, load from the top for added convenience.

Silver FInishes

Kitchen finishes come and go, but polished silver is forever. Incorporate polished chrome or nickel into hardware, faucets, shelf brackets, and more for an upscale accent that endures.

Big, practical sinks

When it comes to sink trends, the emphasis is on function with generous, high-performance models offering a single bowl keeping splashes at bay, while accommodating large pots and pans or other items that require handwashing.

Visit Robuck Design Build to see our kitchen inspiration gallery and for more information on available homes and custom-build opportunities in the Raleigh, NC area.

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