If you love interior design and home inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’ll be diving into some of the top new home trends of 2023! As a homebuilder, we love staying on top of new trends so that we can incorporate them into our new construction homes. 

If you’ve never been to our blog before, hello and welcome to Hearthside Homes of Kansas City! We are one of the premier semi-custom home builders in the Kansas City Northland and are based in Liberty, Missouri. Since 1987, we’ve built nearly 2,000 long-lasting homes. We currently build in the Kansas City, Parkville, Kearney, and Liberty areas. Our homes range in price from $350k-$700k. You can check out our available listings here. Don’t forget to check out our gallery! Also, you can click here to learn more about the communities we build in. Without further ado, let’s dive into the top new home trends of 2023! 

Colorful Kitchens

Although white is still the standard go-to when it comes to kitchen cabinets, more and more homeowners are incorporating pops of color into the heart of the home! From bold islands to two-toned cabinets, we’re seeing more color in 2023! Shades of blue and green are popular kitchen cabinet colors without being obnoxious. Patterned backsplashes and statement hardware are also well-loved! 

Ceiling-High Cabinets 

Speaking of kitchens, ceiling-high cabinets are often requested in new builds. After all, why not maximize the vertical space in your home? Not only do ceiling-high cabinets offer additional storage, but they also make the space look larger! 

Amazing Pantries 

Who would have thought pantries would have become such an essential part of a home? In 2023, expect over-the-top butler’s pantries with walk-in storage solutions. Many pantries even have outlets, sinks, and appliances! If you love to entertain, definitely consider adding an extra dishwasher to your pantry! 

Wide Plank Flooring 

Wood floors are still in, but with a twist! Wide planks are more in demand than thinner varieties. Light-colored floors are still a preferred choice, as they make a home feel larger and don’t appear as dirty as darker alternatives. 

Modern Railings

When it comes to staircases, modern railings are preferred in 2023. For example, black iron railings with modern spindles create a clean and elevated look. Plus, they are easy to clean and dust. Not to mention, more scratch-resistant than traditional wood railings! 

Funky Light Fixtures

Funky light fixtures are definitely a conversation piece! If you want to add character to a space, definitely go for a bold light fixture! From the foyer to the living room, kitchen, staircase, and more, there are so many great lighting options for your entire home. Plus, if you’re making a trendy lighting selection that’s typically outside of your comfort zone, light fixtures are pretty easy to swap out. Have you seen fandeliers?! Yep, ceiling fans and chandeliers are coming together to mix comfort and style! 

Black Accents

Remember when brown was all the rage? Black is back! From window trim to accent walls, exterior paint, barn doors, cabinetry, tile, and more, black is definitely becoming a popular choice! 

Wainscoting & Paneling 

Why have boring walls when you could spice them up with wainscoting or paneling? From accent walls to hallways, and even exteriors, homeowners are craving dimension on their walls!

Outdoor Luxury 

More and more home buyers are expecting outdoor living spaces. The standard for new builds has become a covered structure on either a patio or deck. After all, entertaining friends and family is a lot of fun in the fresh air! 

Smart Technology 

Technology seems to become more and more a part of everyday life. This is no exception when it comes to new home trends in 2023! From thermostats to security systems, automatic blinds, and more, home automation is becoming an essential part of the modern home. 

Electric Car Charging Station 

Not only do smart homes require more tech than ever before, but they also require modifications for electric vehicles. Yep, soon enough, it’s safe to say that the majority of new construction homes will be prepped with electric car charging stations! Pretty cool, huh? 

Sprinkler Systems 

Gone are the days when homeowners would move a sprinkler from one side of the yard to the other. Homebuyers have an automated sprinkler system on their must-have list in 2023!  


Buyers are looking for homes that are eco-friendly and sustainable. For example, choosing the right appliances, such as toilets and dishwashers, can have a big impact on a homeowner’s monthly utility bill. Homes should also be well insulated and have energy-efficient floor plans. 

House Hunting In Kansas City? 

Are you house hunting in the Kansas City area? If so, be sure to check out our listings! We offer a wide range of floor plans that are polished by our interior design team. Plus, all of our new homes are inspected by third-party experts, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction. We even offer a 12-month warranty! You can be confident in your purchase when you become a Hearthside homeowner! 

Want To Build? 

If you’ve always dreamed of building a home from the ground up, we can bring your vision to life! Once you choose from one of our preferred communities and expertly pre-designed floor plans, you’ll get to make material selections at our Design Center! From tile to paint, and everything in between, you’ll have a blast making your home unique to your style! Our Design Center is located at 1915 Industrial Drive (#300), Liberty, MO 64068.

Click here to check out our 2-story, 1.5 story, ranch, reverse, and split-style floor plans. We have an array of layouts that are great for families of all sizes – whether you are looking for somewhere to make memories with your kids or somewhere you can relax as an empty nester!

Read Reviews From Happy Homeowners! 

Did you know Hearthside Homes of Kansas City has over 100 5-star reviews on Google? Click here to check out our Google reviews and hear from some of our happy customers. Our client, Cassandra, shares: 

Our new home is a dream come true! From communication through the building process to going above and beyond to make our home the best fit for our family it was an amazing process! We love the details and the quality of our new home and cannot wait to build so many memories with our family! I can’t tell others enough how much we recommend working with hearthside!

Watch This Customer Testimonial! 

Want to hear from some of our proud homeowners? Check out this video testimonial! Viktoriya and Minh canceled a contract with another builder who wasn’t giving them the confidence, reassurance, and professionalism they deserved. Instead, they purchased with Hearthside Homes and are very happy with their decision! Click here, or on the video below, to watch Viktoriya and Minh’s testimonial.

Have Questions? Ask Away! 

We hope you enjoyed this blog post about the top new home trends of 2023. If you have any questions about working with Hearthside Homes of Kansas City, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (816) 781-0234. Be sure to follow all the behind-the-scenes fun on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! Thanks for stopping by our blog!