The Kitchen Trends That Will Turn Over a New Leaf in Your Home Design

Brad Smith
Written By Brad Smith

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Sure, your bedroom lets you rest after a long day, and you cosy up on the sofa in the living room to watch a film, but it is in the kitchen that you brew a mug of hot tea or make some popcorn for your movie night. If you have guests over, the kitchen is where you entertain them, get them to come for drinks and food, or just enjoy a conversation. However, when it comes to renovation work, it is also overlooked, which is a pity considering that this space sees a lot of wear and tear. 

If you’re thinking of giving your kitchen a makeover in 2024 and are looking for some inspiration from the latest trends, here are some you should consider. 

the kitchen trends that will turn over a new leaf in your home design

Cabinets 

The look of your cabinets is crucial for how your whole kitchen looks. When someone visits, and you take them to your kitchen, their eyes will generally be drawn to the cabinetry area. However, just because yours looks a little frumpish doesn’t mean you must change everything. Look for replacement cabinet doors to breathe new life into your cupboards. They can be customised to fit your taste, whether you want something textured or acrylic or a handleless design. Consider the height of kitchen cabinets as well, as lower ceilings require smaller units so the place doesn’t feel claustrophobic. 

Getting new doors means you spend less money and don’t create as much waste. Since the costs are reduced, you can invest more in a different kitchen area that needs significant replacements. 

Antiques 

Bringing antiques into your home is a must if you love vintage style. You’ve probably heard older adults talk about how “Things were made to last back then”, and they’re not lying. Although an antique furniture piece will naturally be more expensive, which is understandable because it is either a unique item or at least a very rare one, it will also last longer and not turn out badly in a couple of years. 

If you want to ensure your antiques look fresher, you can try a little DIY project with some wood polish and conditioner. Look for a product that contains beeswax, an ideal ingredient for wood and veneers that immediately restores the beauty of old pieces. Moreover, it also strengthens the materials to maintain a lustrous finish in the aftermath. 

Bold colours 

Over the past few years, homeowners have been increasingly drawn to minimal designs and neutral colour palettes because of their subtle elegance and ability to withstand the test of time. In 2024, many are choosing to break the mould and go for combinations that are a little more vibrant. Green is this year’s favourite, something that is not surprising given the increased focus on sustainability and embracing natural materials and motifs into the home. 

If you’re a fan of colour-blocking, consider mixing your green with pink. This quirky combination is a favourite among home and interior designers, and it’s sure to be an instant attention-grabber. It replicates the allure of gardens and creates a tranquil atmosphere, primarily if you focus on lighter shades. You can make the walls pink and the cabinets green or vice versa. There’s also the option to mix and match the two colours in your furniture or work with wall art. 

Lights 

The way you assemble lights into your home is crucial not just for the looks and atmosphere but also for your safety. In 2024, the trend is for multi-layered lights so you can get perfect illumination regardless of where you are in the room. Although you should maximise the amount of natural light you get, as it can improve your mood and well-being, it’s not like you can just not step foot into your kitchen after it gets dark. But what is multi-layered lighting, and how can you achieve it in your home? 

The secret is to mix different types of lights and appliances. Ambient lighting can be achieved by installing about twenty lightbulbs per square foot. Chandeliers contain multiple lamps that provide light to the entire space. Pendant lights can provide extra illumination to areas where you might need it most, such as your workstation or the dinner table. 

Sinks 

It’s not impossible to have a kitchen sink that is sturdy and nice-looking at the same time. Workstation sinks are one of the best options, as they include separate stations for fruits and veggies, and you don’t have to do all your chopping and area in a simple place or clean constantly in order to keep things hygienic. Washing and drying your dishes happens in entirely different areas. Having this sink means you have plenty of space to prep everything while reducing the mess at the same time. 

Butler sinks are also quite large and deep, so you can use them to give a thorough scrub to all your pots and pans. If you have other kitchen items that deserve a good wash, this is the sink you need since it allows you to clean larger stuff without splashing water everywhere. 

Cooktops 

Induction cooktops are becoming increasingly popular because research shows they are safer than classic gas stoves. Although their price can be slightly more elevated, they cause no air pollution, are easy to clean and have a smooth surface that doesn’t get boiling hot, so you won’t feel uncomfortable cooking for longer hours. Induction cooking is also very smart, and when you change temperature settings, the shift is instantaneous. You can now integrate the cooktop into your countertop for a sleeker look for a seamless look. 

You can even choose to keep them hidden behind wall panels or countertops. Since they are so precise, they cool down as fast as they warm up. If you’ve been on social media over the past few months, you may have heard about the AGA, a Swedish range of cookers that became well-known for their steep prices. But what does it offer for all that money? The first and most important thing is that it can warm your entire home, so you save energy. 

You can bake and cook many dishes at once, so you can cook up to three different meals at once. You can preset temperatures, and the heat is typically radiant and gentle, so your dishes look and taste fantastic. 

When you want to change things in your kitchen, you must weigh all your options carefully to ensure you get the best options available. 

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Written by Brad Smith

CEO & Lead Interior Designer

Brad Smith is an experienced interior designer and the founder of OmniHomeIdeas.com. With a Master's degree in Interior Design from Pratt Institute and a passion for creating safe and healthy living spaces, Brad shares his expert insights and innovative design ideas with our readers. His work is driven by the belief that home is where every story begins.