2018 Forecast: Kitchen Design

January 23, 2018

WOOP – HERE IT IS! MY 2018 Kitchen Designs Forecast!! It’s pretty clear that all these kitchens are freakin’ GORGEOUS and serve as major pinspiration for anyone hoping to design their dream kitchen in the next year – or two – or three. I really wanted to pick designs that I think are lasting. Notice I didn’t use the word trend… I dislike the word trend. It’s scary to think that we’re blindly following design trends that will all eventually phase themselves out. C’mon peeps!

Anyways – Here are 5 design forecasts that I think will withstand the test of time. We are working to incorporate all of them into upcoming projects and you should be doing the same!


Do I really have to explain myself here? Integrated sinks & countertops are the beez kneez.


Is it modern? Is it old-school? It’s a mix of both and I ain’t mad about it.


I can get down with a thin counter top. It’s sleek & classy – plus, allows your cabinetry to stand out.


You may all think I’m crazier than your Aunt Deb – but I ain’t – OKAY. I’m tellin’ ya, allow each room to be it’s own and your house will feel COZY.


I’ll admit it, I used to love an even, subtle marble (and still do)… but lately I’ve been digging the loud veiny statement slabs. So sue me.

Credits in order of appearance….

Integrated Marble Sink: Design by deVOL Kitchens // Design by Elizabeth Robert // Design by Rose Uniacke // Design by Joseph Dirand  // Design by Roman & Williams

White Brick Backsplash: Design by Sebastian Cox Kitchen for deVOL // Design by deVOL Kitchens // Designer Unknown – Source // Design by Chip & JoAnna Gaines // Design by Tom Scheerer

Thin Counter Tops: Design by deVOL Kitchens (1,2,4) // Design by Jersey Ice Cream Co // Design by Shapeless Studio

Non-Open Floor Plan: Designer Unknown – Source  // Design by Jersey Ice Cream Co //Design by Leanne Ford Interiors // Design by deVOL Kitchens // Design by Jennifer Bunsa

Statement Marble: Design by Handelsmann + Khaw // Design by Studio Ashby // Source Unknown // Designer Unknown – Source // Design by Blakes London

  1. THANK YOU AND AMEN to the non-open floor plan! I don’t need the microwave staring me down while I’m minding my business in the living room… The open floor plan caught on like wildfire from the 90s sitcoms (you needed to be able to see most of the cast most of the time on Friends, right) and it has its pluses if you have kids you need to keep an eye on while cooking, I suppose. But I’ll take cozy over open any day. I just purchased a home, and the kitchen being open was an instant deal breaker in any potential house. A 1920s colonial fit the bill perfectly, with a kitchen open only partially to the dining room.

  2. I was hovering on the internet to find out the best kitchen solution for me…guess what.. I think now I’m in a right place now. Great post!!! I read your other posts too and those were awesome….keep sharing!!!

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