At KRM Development, the home is our passion. We’ve been a top-notch custom home builder in Des Moines for almost 20 years. In that time, we’ve learned a lot and are always eager to learn more.

Our team is constantly hunting down new information to bring to our community. We’ve been paying close attention to 2023’s design trends, and we’re excited to share some with you!

What is the “Heart of the Home”?

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we nourish our bodies, start our day, and connect with the people we love. Friends and families gather here to share the joys of cooking and conversation. It’s the communication crux of any household.

We use the kitchen to celebrate and experiment. It’s where we make holiday dinners and birthday cakes, try new dishes and invent recipes. The kitchen is a place to make memories—and mistakes. We’ve all burnt dinner beyond recognition, solemnly ordered takeout as a result, and ate that meal in the kitchen, albeit dejectedly.

Whether your kitchen is a dominant source of fondness or mayhem, its importance is undeniable.

What are some kitchen trends for 2023?

We hope you find these trends as fresh and exciting as we do! As custom home builders, we love to use the home to showcase individuality. Considering these trends is a great way to add personality when building or renovating your home. 

It’s safe to say that minimalism’s strict reign over kitchen decor is over. Kitchen trends are embracing pattern, color, and texture. Wave goodbye to white-on-white everything and welcome creativity with open arms.

Inspiration from nature.

You can weave elements of the natural world into any home. Embrace the earth with wooden finishes, stone features, and mixed metal accents. Channel nature through subtle details like mixed metal hardware and potted plants, or truly go wild with wooden cabinetry and stone countertops.

Warm, bright light.

An abundance of light makes any space more comfortable and inviting. Experiment with light fixtures, or say hello to sunshine by replacing heavy curtains with sheer ones. If your kitchen is due for renovation, consider upgrading to oversized windows. For those designing an entirely new kitchen, a custom home builder can easily incorporate expansive windows into your blueprints.

Bold color and pattern.

Indulge in maximalism this year. Decorative wallpaper and graphic backsplashes are making a comeback. Color is nothing to fear. Use deep, moody tones for a modern touch or vivid brights to add some cheer. If you aren’t ready to part ways with a simplistic kitchen, consider injecting pops of color in non-permanent ways. Add towels, curtains, and other accessories to your favorite hues. 

Statement-making cabinets are our favorite 2023 kitchen trend.

We love this trend so much that we decided it needed its own section. The possibilities are endless because cabinetry is highly customizable. Cabinets take up a lot of space in the kitchen; thus, they set the mood of the entire room. Here are some popular cabinet options to get your brainstorming session started:

  • Stained glass. Add a touch of elegance to your kitchen space. Glass cabinets open up the room and make it appear larger. They’re also great for decorative purposes and allow you to show off your favorite dish set and whatever else you love!
  • Unique hardware. Give your cabinets a simple refresh by swapping out their handles and knobs. This quick fix has endless choices regarding shape, size, color, and texture.
  • Unexpected color. Shades of white, taupe, and navy are the most popular cabinet colors for a reason. They’re safe options that blend seamlessly into almost any palette. If you want your cabinets to stand out, try treating them with a fresh cherry red or moody mauve coat.
  • Exciting texture. Feel how texture can elevate your kitchen—literally! Nothing is off-limits. We’ve seen everything from rough-hewn wood to luxurious metal utilized as stunning kitchen cabinetry.

Trends help guide decisions while building a custom home and can freshen up a well-lived one. Your home should be something you’re proud of, no matter its age or style. Whether you spoil it with mini-makeovers or prefer to keep it the same, KRM Development hopes your home is one of your dreams. 

Trends come and go, but our homes last forever. Contact us to learn more about the custom home-building process.