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By: Kevin Ahern on May 9th, 2024

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Modern Kitchen Trends in Connecticut: What's In for 2024

Kitchen Remodeling | Residential | Residential Remodeling

2024 is around the corner, and it's a time when many look to the future. If you're planning a kitchen remodel for the coming year, this is a perfect opportunity to explore the anticipated kitchen design trends. From color schemes to cabinet styles, cutting-edge appliances to flooring innovations, this article will explore up-and-coming trends in Connecticut homes.

Knowing this information in advance can help you through the remodel planning process as you choose the materials, colors and appliances to make your kitchen renovation truly extraordinary. Not sure if you're ready to remodel? Maybe these ideas will inspire you. 

Pops of Color

While white remains a popular color in kitchens around Connecticut, white is now paired with pops of color to make the kitchen stand out. From islands painted in colors like black, gray and blue to little accents of color found in accessories around the room, there are many ways to integrate color into your design. Color splashes add delightful personality to kitchen spaces.

The stark whites that were preferred just a few years ago have been swapped for colors like cream, milk and off-white. Warmer neutrals bring subtle cheer to spaces, thus reinforcing the idea that the kitchen truly is the heart of the home. 

Not sure what colors are best for your kitchen? Use color swatches and samples from a paint store to make an informed decision. Your design build contractor can help you with the design aspect by suggesting color pallets, if you're in need of some advice in this area. 

Timeless Cabinet Styles

Connecticut homeowners invest a lot in their cabinets, so they want them to last for a long time. Expect to see a lot of traditional Mission style cabinets in 2024. Semi-custom cabinets are highly popular in Connecticut kitchens because they're an affordable option that meets the unique needs of each homeowner. 

Mission style cabinets are known for their simple beauty and sturdy craftsmanship. Well-designed fixtures will last for decades and continue to add beauty to your kitchen with each passing year. 

French Door Double Wall Ovens

Traditional wall ovens open downward, necessitating the user to bed forward over the door. This can be awkward and even a little dangerous, depending on what you're doing. French door double wall ovens are the solution to this problem. These ovens open outward, like a set of double French doors.

These high-end ovens are attractive as well as functional, and they're definitely rising in popularity among Connecticut homeowners. Expect to see more of these in the coming year, as more homeowners start to see how useful and sleek these kitchen appliances can be. 

Hidden Appliances

While the wall oven might be on display, homeowners continue to prefer hidden appliances when it comes to their refrigerators, dishwashers and beverage coolers. Panelizing these appliances and hiding them behind cabinet doors helps create a unified and simplified design for your kitchen. If you're already replacing your kitchen cabinets, panelizing your appliances is an easy change to make. 

Stone Countertops

Homeowners continue to prefer quartz and granite countertops for their kitchen, typically in shades of white or gray. Granite is a natural stone that's very hard and very durable, provided that the counters are periodically sealed to avoid staining. Quartz doesn't need any sealing because it's non-porous, which means it naturally resists absorbing liquids. If you want the look of natural stone without the maintenance, quartz is the product for you. 

Flooring Material That's Made to Last

Hardwood is a preferred flooring material in the kitchen because of its durability and timeless beauty. Homeowners also like being able to refinish their flooring when they're ready to change the color.

However, the kitchen is a room where dripping water and regular foot traffic can make hardwood flooring less than ideal for some families. For homeowners who want just a little extra durability, luxury vinyl tile, or LVT is rising in popularity. In addition to being a little more durable, LVT also has the benefit of being less expensive. It comes in many colors and finishes, so you can choose the right flooring material for your home.  

Open Kitchens for Entertaining

Open floor plans are king in Connecticut homes, especially in the kitchen. Fewer walls means more space for friends and family.

Many older Connecticut homes weren't built with an open floor plan in mind, so if you're a homeowner who feels trapped in the kitchen during your parties, talk to your contractor about removing walls to make more space for mingling. 

Big Islands, Big Convenience

Kitchen islands will probably always be popular because they create more space for eating-in, more space for serving friends and more space for food prep. What's different about today's kitchen islands are their size.

With the wall coming down to create open floor plans, homeowners have more space to install a large kitchen island. 10-foot kitchen islands are now the preferred option for homeowners who want to make the most of their space. 

Traditional Farmstyle Sinks Paired With Modern Convenience and Comfort 

Everyone loves the charm of the traditional farmstyle kitchen sink, with a decorative apron on the front. These days, farmstyle sinks are paired with ergonomic faucets to make using the sink easier and faster. It's worth noting here that ergonomic faucets are also good for aging in place, so if staying in your home is important to you, buy a quality faucet you can have for a long time. 

Get Started With Your 2024 Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen renovations take time. If you're hoping to update your kitchen in the coming year, get started with a Connecticut contractor you trust. Download the Litchfield Builders guide to finding a professional home remodeling contractor

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About Kevin Ahern

Kevin is the Co-Founder of Litchfield Builders, an award-winning, industry leader with a reputation for managing projects others shy away from. They are known for their high-quality work, customer service, and reliability and though still relatively small in size, Litchfield Builders now competes with some of the areas largest firms in both the residential and commercial arenas.