5 Trends in Kitchen Design for 2024

By Jay Hawkinson

The kitchen of 2024 is set to be a hub of innovation and style, reflecting a seamless blend of technology, functionality, and aesthetics. Homeowners and designers are prioritizing features that enhance convenience, promote healthy living, and elevate the overall kitchen experience. From versatile refrigeration solutions and dedicated beverage centers to smart appliances and minimalist designs, the modern kitchen is evolving to meet diverse needs and preferences. Embracing cutting-edge technology, sustainable materials, and stylish design elements, here are five trends we are seeing in our projects and ones to keep on eye on for your next kitchen remodel.


Wood is the new white

All-white kitchens are becoming less popular, with wood emerging as a key trend for 2024, adding warmth and texture. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), wood is predicted to be the second most popular kitchen color in the next three years, following green and surpassing white. Designers plan to incorporate wood and wood-look materials in cabinetry, flooring, and architectural accents like beams. White oak, walnut, and alder are particularly favored for their appealing grain patterns and versatility in both modern and traditional settings.

Everything in the kitchen sink

Smart sinks are revolutionizing kitchen convenience by incorporating technology for gesture or voice control. They offer features like pull-out faucets with various flows, temperature-controlled water, integrated soap dispensers, and automatic cup washers. Minimalist sink designs are also trending, characterized by sleek lines, smooth finishes, and a clutter-free look that emphasizes functionality and simplicity. These sinks often use under-mount installation, providing a clean appearance and easier cleanup.

Quartz countertops continue to grow

Quartz countertops are expected to grow in popularity in 2024 due to their beauty and durability. Made from natural quartz crystals mixed with resins and pigments, these countertops offer a wide range of colors and patterns to suit any style. The manufacturing process ensures consistent patterns and colors, matching your exact expectations. Quartz countertops are non-porous, resistant to stains and bacteria, making them ideal for busy kitchens. They are also less likely to chip or crack and do not require sealing, offering a low-maintenance, long-lasting investment.

Beverage centers bubbling up

There is growing demand for dedicated beverage areas in kitchens to accommodate drinks like coffee, wine, beer, juice, and smoothies. These beverage centers feature specialized storage and appliances such as coffee/tea stations, water dispensers, under-counter refrigeration, and storage for frozen smoothie ingredients. Popular options include countertop espresso machines, built-in coffee units, and under-counter beverage units. Additional features might include a column or glass-front refrigerator for wine and other beverages, as well as nearby drawers or bins for grab-and-go snacks. These areas are typically located near the breakfast table or seating area, separate from the main prep area.

Healthy and smart kitchen solutions

Homeowners and interior designers are increasingly focusing on kitchens that promote healthier living. In 2024, versatile refrigerator solutions, such as drawers, columns, and convertible settings, will be popular to support nutrition and healthy eating. Smart fridges will track food supplies and suggest meals and stores, with backup power sources to prevent spoilage. Modern kitchen equipment will often feature steam cooking and frying functions. The concept of smart kitchens is gaining traction, with advanced smart appliances, voice control systems, and interconnected devices transforming the culinary experience. These kitchens will feature state-of-the-art smart refrigerators, automated lighting, and voice-activated assistants, offering convenience, efficiency, and a blend of innovation and style.

If these kitchen ideas are in your future plans, contact us today to discuss how we can make the kitchen of your dreams come true.