10 Top Kitchen Remodel Features That Are a Must-Have

The kitchen is one of the most utilized spaces in a home, so it’s essential to design a functional space for friends and family to gather.


The kitchen is one of the most utilized spaces in a home, so it’s essential to design a functional space for friends and family to gather. Whether you’re creating a modern farmhouse or in love with a contemporary kitchen design, these 10 kitchen remodeling ideas will ensure that you have a space for your culinary dreams—without sacrificing comfort and convenience.

1.An Island that Serves Multiple Functions

Multipurpose islands increase storage, seating, and surface area to prepare quick weeknight meals or large holiday spreads. They also bring groups together as a natural center for the home.

Islands also provide more space for appliances and flexible spaces for working or homework. You can match existing counters on your island or choose to accent the space.

2.Thoughtfully Designed Cabinetry

Using multiple colors, textures, or materials in your cabinets adds life to a renovated space and lets you put your special touch on the design of your kitchen.

This is a popular design trend that creates a unique look and makes the kitchen truly yours. Choose a palette and work within it to complement cabinets, countertops, and finishes like pulls or knobs.

3.Specialized Storage Solutions

Customized drawers, dividers, inserts, and cabinets let you organize and store appliances, pots and pans, flatware, and other kitchen essentials. 

Some of the best kitchen remodeling ideas start with the necessity for more storage solutions. Adding open shelves, glass doors on cabinets, or built-ins can increase the efficiency in your kitchen while maintaining your unique aesthetic. 

4.Pot Filler Located at the Stovetop

This has become an essential part of updated kitchen designs and allows you to quickly fill stock pots for pastas, stocks, or soups without carrying them across your kitchen. 

5.Chef Grade Appliances, Cook Tops, and Ovens

This can seem like an obvious upgrade when remodeling kitchens, but it truly elevates the space. Having professional-grade stoves and appliances allows culinary enthusiasts to craft restaurant-quality meals at home. 

6.Hidden Trash and Recycling 

Keeping your trash and recycling cans behind cabinetry is one of the best ways to upgrade your kitchen during a remodel. This not only removes unsightly bins but keeps your aesthetic cohesive without sacrificing function. 

7.Light Fixtures that Make a Statement

Light fixtures can transform any kitchen remodel and define the aesthetic of the space. There are numerous options for main pendant lighting, scent lights, and softer light options to set the mood for any occasion.


8.Underlit Cabinetry

This not only reduces energy consumption but allows you to create depth and space. It highlights tile backsplashes and makes it easier to navigate your kitchen at night.

Additionally, this is an easy upgrade to perform, especially during a kitchen remodel. Many homeowners opt for LED options for cabinet underlighting because of its low energy usage and the soft light it provides. Some options don’t even require invasive installation and can be a decision you make at the end of your kitchen remodel.

9.Durable, Elegant Countertops

Quartz, Granite, and other stone countertops offer durable surfaces that provide an elegant aesthetic that will last for years. Recycled glass has also become a popular option during kitchen remodels as they provide a more ecologically minded solution for modern consumers. 

Stone countertops combined with butcher blocks blend natural elements for a timeless aesthetic.


10.Modern Technology

Today’s smart technology has expanded into the kitchen, and smart kitchens, ovens, and microwaves offer convenient solutions for a fully integrated smart home. This technology allows you to control your appliances remotely, saving time and energy.

For more advice and approaches to remodeling your home kitchen, get in touch with Eakman Construction today.