The kitchen is truly the heart of the home, and that has never been more true than this year, as private cooking spaces have become home restaurants, homework hangouts, and even home offices as several top designers have created workspaces in their own kitchens. Kitchen design has evolved significantly recently, perhaps accelerated by the pandemic. As more and more people spend more time at home and the trend toward multi-generational living increases, the appeal of the “open floor plan” is fading.
What does this mean for the next phase of kitchen design? Well, first of all, it’s about defining cooking areas that create a connection to the living spaces through design elements, such as changing the ceiling height or a different kitchen color, often deeper or lighter, on the furniture. And it means rethinking the kitchen island. No matter how you style your kitchen, a crisp white kitchen will never go out of style.
No matter your style, whether warm and rustic or simple and modern, functionality is crucial in a kitchen. If you’re planning or just dreaming of renovating your own kitchen, you’ll find plenty of inspiration here with our best kitchens. Let the planning begin!