Kitchen Remodeling Trends That Stand Out For 2019

White kitchen cabinets with reclaimed wood beam ceiling and metal hood The kitchen used to be tucked away in the back of the house, now; it is paraded in all its beauty and warmth and is the center of attention. For 2019, the general trend for kitchens is towards personalization. When it comes to color, finishing, and overall design; homeowners want something unique and personal.  Below our, Normandy Design Team expands on the tried and true kitchen trends that have been building for several years and have staying power for 2019 and beyond. So, what trends will you opt for?

 Rich Color – People are adding a pop of color–especially popular in white kitchens and neutral palettes. Whether it’s a big dose, think cabinetry, or small touches such as fun accessories, color can do amazing things for a kitchen.

Gold Fixture over center island

 Mixed Metals – Gone are the days when everything needs to match. Mixing metals can create chic combinations –silver fixtures and appliances paired with gold details on the cabinetry. Mixing metals doesn’t have to be dramatic. Choosing two similar—but not identical finishes is an easy way to baby-step into the trend.

white cabinetry gold knobs Apron Front Sink – Farmhouse sinks, as they are also called, are wide and deep enough so you don’t have to worry about water splashing as you’re cleaning the dishes. There are a ton of varieties to choose from– stainless steel, cast iron, and stone to name a few, allowing you to personalize your look.

Color Wash Wood – People are upgrading woodgrain finishes and are willing to play with more color, especially in the gray tones. Gray offers the perfect balance of warmth and neutrality and lets the beauty of wood come through. It’s a good choice for those who don’t want to paint cabinets but want something different than a typical stained cabinet.


We hope these ideas have sparked interest and excitement for the kitchen trends you can expect to see this year and beyond. If you’d like to get started on bringing your kitchen up to date, set up a time to meet with a Normandy Designer to discuss how to incorporate your favorite trends into your space. You can also register to attend an upcoming workshop or follow Normandy Remodeling on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for more inspiration and insights.

Warm Up To The Idea Of A Warming Drawer

If your family has an on-the-go lifestyle, it may be difficult to find a time when you can all enjoy a meal at the same time. We’ve all been there, a practice runs late or you get that last-minute “stuck at work” call. “Fortunately, the warming drawer makes it possible for families to have fresh, hot meals despite their busy schedules,” points out Normandy Designer Laura Barber, AKBD. “Prepare the meal when it’s convenient for you and place the plate into the warming drawer to enjoy later.”

White Kitchen with warming drawersMost warming drawers are equipped with a moist setting, which gives the food its “just cooked” taste and appearance. Fried food can also be re-heated by using the crisp setting, ensuring that no French fry will be left soggy. These modern marvels can keep food warm for up to 2 hours without your dinner drying out.

A warming drawer is also great for entertaining, especially if you’re hosting a big party or are serving multiple courses. Preparing and hosting a dinner party can be stressful trying to get the timing of the meal perfect on top of entertaining your guests. “A warming drawer enables you to prepare dishes ahead of time and keep them warm until everything is ready to serve,” adds Laura.

Warming drawers are versatile and stylish. They can be placed below a wall oven, or even in an out of the way area of the kitchen. They can be designed to match your other appliances, with a stainless steel front, or have a paneled front that looks like the rest of your cabinetry.

“If cabinet space is tight or if you don’t think you will use a warming drawer often, many convection microwave ovens including a warming function. They are a great way to get a lot of functionality from one appliance,” offers Laura.

Whatever your needs, warming drawers have been a staple of restaurant kitchens forever. Why not have the same convenience in your home? Set up a time with Laura to start talking about ideas for your kitchen, or find kitchen inspiration at an upcoming workshop. You can also find photos or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for even more ideas.


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