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Southern Living-Inspired Kitchen Design Trends

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018  |  admin  |  Latest News


We all know that the kitchen is the heart of the home — especially if it’s Southern Living-Inspired. Our aim, as a Southern Living-Inspired Community, is to always ‘create environments that foster gatherings, interactions, and celebrations.’ Our in-house builder (Patriot Builders) and design team take that notion very seriously. Together, they’ve created beautiful, yet functional kitchens that incorporate the latest Southern Living-Inspired design trends.

Learn more about some of our favorites:

Full height backsplashes

A full backsplash has a clean, cohesive look. It is a design element that creates a uniform transition from the countertop to the cabinet. It also better protects the wall from food preparation while adding eye-catching visual interest to the entire kitchen.

White cabinets and countertops

A white kitchen offers a lot of versatility and timeless simplicity to the space. While darker shades of color may be in vogue now, they can get dated very quickly. This is not true with white, which always outlasts popular trends. Plus, white works well for any style kitchen, from modern to vintage. No matter the design, white’s reflectivity brightens up the room and makes it feel clean, open, and welcoming.

Farmhouse sink

A large, farmhouse sink is a statement piece. Not only does it offer a beautiful focal point, but it also provides more space for washing larger pots and pans. Even better, farm sinks are typically installed under the counter, so wiping crumbs and spills into the sink is a cinch.

Quartz countertops

Quartz counters come in a wide variety of gorgeous colors and styles. It’s also non-porous, which means that it resists stains better than granite and marble. What’s more, it doesn’t need to be sealed like natural stone countertops. It’s not only gorgeous to look at, but it’s also highly durable and easy to clean.

Full height cabinetry

There are several advantages to full height cabinets. They offer a clean finished look to the kitchen space, enhance the lighting, and provide additional storage for appliances and seasonal cookware that are used less often. They also create excellent display space for cabinets that have glass inserts.

Glass front cabinets

Glass front cabinet doors look more modern than typical wood or solid styles. Also, cabinet doors with glass inserts boosts a kitchen’s appeal by creating a light, airy openness. If you have favorite dinnerware or artwork, the glass cabinets provide an excellent place to showcase them in a unique and appealing way.

Counter-depth refrigerator

A counter-depth refrigerator offers a more streamlined, uniform look in the kitchen. While a standard-depth refrigerator often protrudes into main traffic areas, a counter-depth one creates less congestion in the work triangle. Because of it’s taller size, it also typically provides more storage and better access to the contents.

When it comes to kitchen design ideas, some are classic and others come and go. In keeping with Southern Living ideals, you can easily see that we like to stick to timeless, clean styles that will stand the test of time. Curious to learn more? Make plans to come visit us today. You’re going to love what you see.