A major kitchen remodeling contractor recently published the article, “Kitchen Remodeling Ideas: 12 Amazing Design Trends in 2021“. We love this article because it discusses trends that not only seek to reinvigorate the space most used in the house, but it also speaks to how a new kitchen will go a long way toward ensuring that your updated kitchen remains the heart of a happy and healthy family. Here are our favorite three trends you need to keep in mind during your 2021 kitchen makeover.

Kitchen Backsplash

A new backsplash adds a whole new look to your kitchen, so it should be the first area that gets your attention. Consider whether you want to incorporate new changes to the material. Our favorite option is using a solid stone, full- height backsplash to create different visual effects. Matching the countertop and slab backsplash makes for a sleek, cohesive design, while using two different stone colors adds dimension and drama to your design without feeling overbearing. 

From spilled food to hot oil splashes, your backsplash is one of the most used and abused areas in your kitchen. There is a significant benefit to having a solid slab backsplash because of how easy it is to clean. It’s a solid surface, just like the countertop, so you just wipe it down. Unlike tile, there’s no grout to clean, which is especially helpful in hard-to-reach areas where stains typically build-up, like behind the cooktop.

Add a Kitchen Island

No matter how small or large, a kitchen island occupies a focal point in your kitchen and, therefore, is often the most focused item when it comes to a kitchen renovation. Natural stones like granite, marble, and quartz are some of the most commonly used materials due to their variety without compromising on durability. While neutrals are popular for walls and countertops along the kitchen perimeter, many renovating homeowners choose contrasting colors for their island countertops. Gray tones are the top contrasting color picks among those who prefer a contrasting island color.

Stick to One Splurge – New Marble Countertops

Besides being one of the most exquisite natural stones known to mankind, Marble is also a top trend for 2021. It’s a sophisticated look for those wanting to take a detour from the boldness of other stone countertops. Aesthetically pleasing and available in countless varieties, there is a reason marble has so much significance even historically. 

The feminine feel of marble allows designers to use it in every kitchen regardless of the theme. Although there can be some concerns about staining, a lot of homeowners prefer the way the surface ages as the colors blend into its grey veins. Concerns can be minimized using a polished finish, although we love the idea of a honed finish in a modern kitchen. If you are on a budget but still want something that embodies class, marble is definitely your choice.

For more 2021 design ideas, make an appointment at 502-315-5110 to visit our team of stone experts and view our large selection of beautiful in-stock countertop slabs in the stone yard. For the balance of “Kitchen Remodeling Ideas: 12 Amazing Design Trends in 2021“, you can check out the entire article here.

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