7 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas to Inspire You

Ryan M. Grambart
Founder & CEO - CopperSmith
Ryan M. Grambart

We hate to kick off with a cliché, but your kitchen really is the beating heart of the home. It’s where we gather with family, bond over beautiful meals, catch up with old friends over coffee, and spend our days cooking away. As such, it deserves to be treated with love and respect. If you’re starting to think more about kitchen design projects and revamping your home’s heart, you won’t regret it. After all, we spend hours upon days upon years in this space – you deserve for it to be as darling as it can be.

But what happens when you’ve been staring at the same space for years? It’s not always easy to think up kitchen design ideas when you’re used to a set style. But that’s where we come in. At CopperSmith, we’re more than just designers. We’re innovators, creators, and thought leaders in the field of interior design. As such, we know a thing or two about trending and cutting-edge kitchen remodeling ideas that might just be what you’re looking for.

So in this article, we’re going to take a look at seven different styles and kitchen design images to inspire you, along with tips on how to recreate them.

How to Start Your Kitchen Design Projects

If you’re overwhelmed at this point, you’re not the only one. It’s a big undertaking to work out what style you want to lean towards, along with choosing colors, materials, finishes, and the perfect custom range hoods and sinks to go along with it. But this is where gorgeous kitchen design images can come in. 

Inspiration is always where it starts. Taking a look at designs that have already been done, along with the key collections that are tending right now, will get your own creative juices flowing. So even if you’re not sure what you want or you feel like you’re stuck choosing between a few, we’ve got you. This article combined with our kitchen product gallery will give you the perfect springboard to get started.

7 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas to Inspire You

If you’re eager to get going with your kitchen remodel, then it’s time to find the perfect inspiration to get you started. This is often the most exciting bit of all. And even when you think you know your taste, the design that speaks to you the most could very well surprise you. So we’re now going to run through seven very popular and trending kitchen designs that could just be perfect for you. Let’s take a look.

1. Timeless Traditional

It’s key that we kick off with the one kitchen style that you’re likely to be familiar with. It’s the one that we all know and love – traditional kitchen ideas. You may already be working with something quite similar and if your taste tends to be on the more classic side, sticking with this will always be a winner. Spotted mostly with standout decorative features, there’s a lot of craftsmanship that goes into a traditional kitchen design. And best of all – it’s timeless, meaning it will never go out of style.

traditional modern kitchen

Key Features

  • Natural materials
  • Subtle color palette
  • Raised panel cabinetry
  • Crown molding
  • Decadent countertops

How to Create It

Bring your traditional kitchen to life with beautiful woods and metals that give a soft, natural finish. The Artisan AT8 Custom Range Hood has just the detailing you need to pull off this look. Complemented by the ease of an undermount sink, you’ll set the space off in style. Finally, when it comes to color, off-whites, soft greys, and calming neutrals will pull the look together perfectly.

2. Classic Country

If country living speaks to your heart or you’ve always fancied recreating the look, a classic country look could be just what you need. Country kitchens tend to take the base that traditional kitchens build and elevate it. Think the same subdued neutrals and natural materials, but with a much more homely feel and a focus on function over fashion. After all, cooking should be at the center of the space.

country kitchen design

Key Features

  • Shaker cabinetry
  • Natural materials
  • Soft neutrals
  • Prints and patterns
  • Cookware on display

How to Create It

Pulling this highly coveted look together couldn’t be simpler. Whenever you cast your eyes over a country-inspired kitchen product gallery, find the soft hues you still adore, mixed with quaint patterns and prints (think floral and plaid), and a ton of pans and cooking equipment visible on the countertops and walls. Of course, you can only work with what you’ve got, but expect to work with a lot of space and bring in cozy nooks for eating, reading, and relaxing. And when it comes to range hoods, the choice is yours. Some prefer built-in and hidden, while others go for something like the Designer DS2 to complement the rustic design.

3. French Inspired

Known for being très chic, many of us love to steal the French style – and it’s certainly the case when it comes to kitchens. The French interior design style has long been highly covetable and it’s easy to see why. If you love the idea of keeping things country, but with a signature chic twist, this one’s for you. Again, colors tend to be more neutral but can sport a pop of warmth. Exposed walls, beams, and feature molding are often key signatures of this look.

french kitchen

Key Features

  • Rustic chic in design
  • New meets old
  • Natural woods and brickwork
  • Warm, wholesome feeling
  • Often feature a kitchen island

How to Create It

To recreate a French-inspired kitchen in your home, look at mixing materials as much as possible. Think sturdy stone or wood counters (or maybe even a butcher’s block center island) with lots of feature metalwork. Our stunning Classic CX1 is perfect for this and will give an authentic French finish. Then, bringing in a farmhouse sink will complement it perfectly. Color-wise, opt for your favorites with the idea of creating a warm, family-centered space in the home.

4. Modern Minimalist

In recent years, the minimalist trend has really taken off. Life can be super busy at times – so the last thing we all want is more stuff cluttering our lives. So if the idea of a country-chic kitchen with its countertops full of cookware gives you anxiety, maybe modern minimalist is for you. Here, expect to see all clean lines and blank spaces – making it much easier to clean. Colors are often monochrome and, again, very minimal and blendable into the background. The design is super streamlined with a ton of hidden storage.

modern kitchen design

Key Features

  • Super sleek with clean lines
  • Monochromatic colorways
  • Paired back and clutter-free
  • Handleless cabinetry
  • Featured metallics

How to Create It

When you take a peek a minimalistic and modern kitchen design images, it’s easy to see that everything is very paired back. You’ll want to opt for sleek, handleless cabinetry to keep those clean lines running. For your sink, an undermount will work perfectly. A steel range hood will also set the design off well. If you are tempted to bring in color, stick to greys. With a black, white, and grey color palette and everything hidden away, your minimalist design will be the envy of the neighborhood.

5. Sleek Industrial

Quite close to the idea of modern minimalism is the industrial trend. But here, alongside mostly clean lines and pretty simple décor, you’d expect to see a lot of exposed elements, such as ducting and pipework. Again, mixing materials is huge. The idea is to replicate the functionality of a professional kitchen, using a lot of metalwork. You may see rails on the wall and a lot of use of earthy greys and steel. Your appliances are likely to take center stage and be focal points for the room.

industrial kitchen design

Key Features

  • Simple décor
  • Exposed brick, wood, and pipework
  • Mixed metalwork with an emphasis on steel
  • Clean and clutter-free finish
  • Slightly darker color palette

How to Create It

To create this kitchen design, be sure to have a lot of fun. You can take a look at kitchen project images from professional kitchen designs as a basepoint to begin from. Sticking with dark greys, deep blues, and off-blacks could work well and complement the abundance of steel appliances you’re likely to bring in. When we look at our range, it’s no doubt that sticking to our stainless range hoods will be a winner for you here. Sink-wise, most things can work – but we have to recommend a statement customizable table for sampling, family feasts, and a chef’s table like experience.

6. Contemporary Chic

In keeping with the more modern theme, but softening things up a little, we have contemporary. Now, there’s no one-size fits all rule here. Instead, think of the designs that are trending and can be seen all over Pinterest and Instagram. Yes, there are similarities with minimalism here, but your cabinetry won’t always be sleek and handleless. Key colors like blues, blacks, greens, and greys are all the rage. The finish is always very sleek with fashionable appliances that give off a very artisanal finish.

contemporary kitchen design

Key Features

  • Dark hues of blue, green, and black
  • Bright white statement countertops
  • Trendy appliances
  • Statement lighting
  • Focus more on the finish than the materials

How to Create It

Pulling together a contemporary kitchen design couldn’t be simpler. It’s all about flicking through the latest home magazines and spotting the chic block color designs with signature appliances. Here, the focus is much more on the overall design than the look of the materials involved. But one thing’s for sure – a classy countertop is a must (think granite or marble), set off perfectly with a double or triple sink. Your appliances will stand out almost as much as your lighting. Quirky installations suspended over your island or dining table finish off the look (especially with a statement range hood to match)

7. Traditional Farmhouse

And finally, how could we not end with a bang and include the quaintly perfect farmhouse kitchen? Perhaps it takes you back to your childhood at your grandparent’s farm or gives you little house on the prairie vibes, either way, what’s not to love about farmhouse chic? It’s heartwarming, aesthetically pleasing, and feels like home. Here, it’s all about wood, wood, and more wood. Lots of fabrics and home comforts work well too – with an extra helping of flour splashed on the side for good measure.

farmhouse kitchen design

Key Features

  • Authentic exposed woodwork
  • Butcher’s block counters
  • Warm color palette
  • Pretty fabrics
  • Unpretentious and endearing design

How to Create It

Amidst your soft mint green or warm orange hues, of course, it’s going to be your namesake farmhouse sink that tables center stage – closely followed by a very functional range hood like our simple and sophisticated Signature SX11. This design should have a lot of heart, be dotted with keepsakes, and be identified by fun floral fabrics found on window seats, place settings, and tea cozies! Very rustic in nature with lots of old exposed wood, it’s all about simplicity at it’s finest and having a purposeful space to whip up feasts for the whole family.

Bringing Your Kitchen Design Ideas to Life

Now that we’ve run through seven incredible options for your kitchen design style, it’s over to you. Although making a decision on what will suit your tastes and lifestyle the best, it does also get to be an exciting process too. If you’re not sure what options will work best with your choices, be sure to use our 3D configurator and request a quote. 

With so many options on-site, from our range hoods to our sinks to our tables, you’ll be able to create a fully customized finish that your family can enjoy for years to come. For any questions on what products or designs will work best for you, call our specialist sales support team today.

March 24, 2024