Goodbye 2020…hello 2021! With a new year comes new trends. Today on the blog, we’re diving into 2021 Kansas City kitchen trends! From big islands to butler’s pantries, ceiling-high cabinets, pendant lights, and more, there are so many sophisticated and functional kitchen trends you’ll want to keep your eye on. 

2020 was a whirlwind, to say the least! With everyone cooped up at home more than ever, home renovation projects (and moving) are at an all-time high. With this in mind, perhaps you’re ready to start fresh after quarantine? Maybe you’re wondering what new features you can add to make your kitchen more modern and beautiful? If you answered yes to these questions, keep reading! We are here to give you the inside scoop on the top Kansas City kitchen trends of 2021.

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Big Kitchen Islands 

Who wouldn’t want a big island in their kitchen? Having a big island allows more room for cooking and entertaining. You’ll love having the extra countertop space to serve food on. Add some bar stools and host your family and friends with no problem! As a bonus, kitchen islands also offer great storage! 

Ceiling-High, Two-Toned, And Handleless Cabinets

New cabinet styles are huge this year! Ceiling-high cabinets allow for extra storage and they make the room look taller. Two-toned cabinets are visually appealing and add some depth to the room. In 2021, many homeowners are opting for white upper cabinets and colorful bottom cabinets. Alternatively, some homeowners prefer to have neutral main cabinets and a bold color on the island. Interested in a modern look? Try handleless cabinets! 

Prep Kitchen

A prep kitchen, or butler’s pantry, is a bonus space that makes your kitchen even more functional! These spaces usually include cabinets, countertops, a sink, and sometimes even a dishwasher! Prep kitchens are excellent for storing everyday appliances that you don’t want to display in the main kitchen. 

Walk-In Pantry

Having a large walk-in pantry can be great for appliance and food storage. You can keep the kitchen cleaner and more organized by having a place to put everything! Not to mention, you’ll love having the luxury of fewer grocery trips because you can store so much food at home! Want to add some flare to your walk-in pantry? Get a door with a chalkboard on it to write out the weekly meal plan. This will save you from constantly reminding family members what’s for dinner! 

Gold Hardware 

Want to make your kitchen shine? Gold hardware is a trend that’s here to stay! From pulls to faucets, gold hardware can make your kitchen look modern and chic. 

Pendant Lights 

Want a stylish way to make your kitchen more glamorous? Adding pendant lights above the kitchen island is a trend we’re loving! Depending on how big your island is, you can easily add 2, 3, or 4 pendant lights to make the space brighter. In addition to various glass shades, pendant lights come in an array of finishes such as nickel, brass, black, gold, or bronze. 

Range Hoods

Range hoods don’t just look good, they are also highly functional! They are an essential kitchen component that can remove heat, steam, and smoke. Add a little flair to your kitchen by adding wood accents to your range hood or making it pop with a bold color such as navy, black, or charcoal. 

Beautiful Backsplashes

Beautiful backsplashes can spice up any kitchen. You can add tiles with textures or patterns to make your kitchen walls really stand out! For a timeless look, go with a white or marble backsplash. If you’re feeling adventurous, try something more vibrant! 

Pops Of Color

Fun pops of color scattered throughout the kitchen is a trend to get behind. After all, there’s no doubt that cheerful colors can make you happier! Add your favorite color as an accent wall in the kitchen or dining room. If you’re not afraid of commitment, try painting your bottom cabinets or the kitchen island. For a more simplistic approach, add color to your kitchen with hand towels, silverware, plates, chairs, etc. Pick what colors you love and add them throughout the kitchen to jazz it up! 

Marble Countertops

Open any home catalog these days, and you’re guaranteed to see marble countertops. It’s no surprise why marble is popular! Marble countertops are becoming more and more common for modern homes, as they look luxurious and elegant.

White Kitchens

White is here to stay in 2021! An all-white kitchen looks calm, neat, and minimal. Many people are choosing this simplistic look as it makes the home look more spacious and inviting. 

Ultra-Dark Kitchens

On the other hand, dark kitchens are also becoming increasingly popular. Black cabinetry and countertops can make your home look sleek and resort-like. Add metallic hardware and faucets to your dark kitchen to give the space a little glam! 

Retro Style Kitchens

Just as retro clothing styles are making a comeback, so are retro-style kitchens! Old paint finishing and wood accents look great with modern countertops and hardware.

Sick Of Your Current Kitchen? 

Thanks for stopping by to learn about the new Kansas City kitchen trends of 2021! We hope you enjoyed the ideas that we shared, and we hope you are excited to incorporate some of these new trends into your home.

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