Thicker Countertops & Waterfalls

When you find the countertop you love, you might as well show it off. Prior to 2019, a standard depth countertop for most kitchens came in around 1.5”, but we love seeing 3” or thicker becoming more common as we head into the latter half of the year. We especially love a statement of an island piece that showcases an extra-thick slab of beautiful marble, butcherblock, or custom recycled materials as well. Ready to take your thick countertop entirely over the top? Extend it down one or both sides of your cabinetry for a stunning waterfall design.

Mixed material counters/islands

Speaking of recycled materials, 2019 has shown a massive increase in alternative materials for countertops. Customers opting for more eco-conscious materials prefer concrete, and plastic composites; traditional granite, quartzite and marble are still viable choices. No matter what you choose, we often work alongside local artisans to support their small businesses and the community, making this a wonderful choice for many customers looking to remodel in a unique way.

Open shelving/cabinetry

A consistent favorite of those who wish to prioritize accessibility within their kitchen workspace is shelves cabinetry. While this trend is not for everyone, a few open shelves in a space can add a much-needed reprise from walls of cabinetry and serves to provide an opportune space for showcasing your favorite kitchen accessories: cookbooks for easy access, choice spices, or acquired heir-loom China, for example. This trend is currently most often seen throughout mid-century modern design.

Unique back-splashes

We have seen so many variations of backsplash ranging from horizontal tile backsplash to full-height quartzite and glass backsplashes. The backsplash space is one that can be utilized to make a high-impact on your kitchen, we love adding those personalized touches into our clients’ homes.


Adding onto the increase in mixed materials is the addition of two-tone paint or material finishes in kitchens. From glossy and matte, to dark and light, to bold high contrast paint choices, mix and match is a trend that we expect to see sticking around for quite a while.

What trends are you most looking forward to? We would love to work with you to help you create your dream kitchen, bath, or other special room in your home. Contact us today to learn about our process and availability for upcoming projects.


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