Are you planning a kitchen remodel this year? There are many aspects to designing a kitchen, and staying on top of the current trends will help you achieve a fresh and up-to-date kitchen you can enjoy for years to come. In a recent report by Fixr.com, top interior design experts predicted several kitchen trends that are set to emerge in 2023. From design trends and affordable materials to eco-friendly and non-toxic alternatives, we've compiled a list of the 5 key kitchen trends you’re sure to spot this year.
According to 74% of experts, 2023’s biggest kitchen design trend will be mixing materials and textures. By blending different materials into your kitchen design, you can make your space more visually interesting. Adding texture to the design will also balance out these contrasts and highlight certain features. For example, you could have a tile backsplash that combines well with stone countertops. It will create depth in your kitchen and you can play around with different styles that match your personal taste, making a unique, fresh, and aesthetically pleasing yet functional kitchen.
The cost of materials is likely to deter homeowners from remodeling their kitchens this year, according to 73% of experts, so people are now more inclined than ever to opt for more affordable options. There are many affordable materials available, and 66% of experts say that ceramic tile will be one of the most popular options. Not only is ceramic tile easy to install, it comes in a wide variety of different colors and textures, allowing you to get creative with the design. Ceramic tile is also easy to clean, making it a great option for the kitchen in particular.
A full kitchen remodel costs between $15,000 and $50,000, so some people may need to prioritize certain features instead of taking on the entirety of this project. According to 71% of experts, homeowners will be focusing on upgrading their countertops this year. Countertops are most likely to experience wear and tear over the years, making the kitchen look tired and dated. Upgrading your countertops will not only freshen up the overall look of the kitchen, but it will also make cleaning and maintenance that much easier on a daily basis. And with a range of different countertop materials available, it can bring a whole new look to the room.
31% of experts believe that more eco-friendly and non-toxic materials will be used in kitchen designs this year. While these materials may be a less affordable option, people are becoming more aware of where their materials are sourced and the impact they might have on the environment. Sustainability may not be the most important aspect of a kitchen renovation for homeowners, but as issues surrounding eco-friendliness become more prevalent in general, people are opting for less harmful materials whenever possible.
If you want your kitchen to reflect your personal style, then color is a great way of livening up the space, creating a kitchen that looks fresh and unique. Opting for a colorful backsplash is a great way of adding contrast to your design, and 44% of experts believe that it will be the most popular way of incorporating color into the kitchen this year. Backsplashes are a relatively low commitment way to introduce color into your kitchen compared to other aspects, as they are one of the smaller features of the kitchen and can be changed as trends evolve. Introducing color through your backsplash will make a statement in your kitchen design and bring a decorative element to this functional space.
Charlotte Granville is a Home Remodeling Specialist at Fixr.com, a website that offers home improvement cost-guides and connects homeowners with service professionals. She analyzes and writes about the home improvement sector and interior design trends.