Kitchen Trends for your Dream Home

Top 10 Kitchen Trends from Dering Hall

Dering Hall recently released an article detailing the top 10 design trends for kitchens. We’ve created a round-up of photography from Don Gardner home plans to showcase how homeowners have incorporated these trends into their kitchen design. More and more, the kitchen is becoming a space to display unique craftsmanship and express individuality. From custom ceilings to two-toned cabinetry, these kitchen photos are sure to offer inspiration for your dream kitchen!

Vaulted ceilings are one of the top kitchen trends.

The Ambroise Home Plan 1373

Double-Height Ceilings

We’ve seen double-height ceilings in the great room for years, but vaulted or custom ceilings in the kitchen are becoming more popular. A barrel-vaulted ceiling is a stunning addition to The Ambroise kitchen.

Butcher block counter-tops are one of the top kitchen trends.

The Harrison House Plan 1375

Butcher Block Islands

Wooden counter-tops bring warmth to the kitchen and a butcher block is a great way to increase functionally with a built-in cutting board.

Farmhouse sinks are one of the top kitchen trends.

The Peyton House Plan 1289

Farmhouse Sinks

Farmhouse sinks have gained popularity with the modern farmhouse trend, however they can work equally well in a contemporary or rustic kitchen as they come in a wide variety of colors and materials.

Eat-in kitchens are one of the top kitchen trends.

The Marley Home Plan 1285

Eat-in Kitchen

Open design kitchens have been on-trend for a while and are still going strong. A great way to enjoy casual meals is right in the kitchen, either with bar stools pulled up to the island or a table that adjoins the kitchen layout.

Wide-plank floors are one of the top kitchen trends.

The Blarney House Plan 1424

Wide-Plank Flooring

Continuing wood flooring from the main living spaces into the kitchen creates a streamlined and sophisticated look.

Double islands are one of the top kitchen trends.

The Hollowcrest Home Plan 5019

Double Islands

Double islands create multiple work stations in the kitchen and are great for households with more than one cook.

Two-toned cabinetry is one of the top kitchen trends.

The Jasper Hill House Plan 5020

Two-Toned Cabinetry

Two-toned cabinetry creates contrast for a more visually interesting design. You can choose a contrasting color for your island or go with a different hue for all your lower cabinets.

Accessorized kitchens are one of the top kitchen trends.

The Rangemoss House Plan 1211

Incorporating Accessories

Like adding jewelry to your outfit, hardware and light fixtures add the finishing touches to your kitchen design.

Statement hoods are one of the top kitchen trends.

The Coleraine House Plan 1335.

Statement Hoods

You may not have put much thought into your range hood vent, but the materials and styles are seemingly endless. In The Coleraine home plan, the range hood was custom crafted from reclaimed wood.

Industrial style one of the top kitchen trends.

The Clearlake Home Plan 1272

Industrial Style

Stainless steel is as functional as it is trendy in the kitchen. The industrial aesthetic creates a clean and sleek appearance that can easily blend with other styles, from modern to rustic.

Find more kitchen photography in our photo gallery! 

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