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2021 Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Watercolor botanical framed canvas print in a modern luxury white kitchen interior
Featured Art: Lichen and Leaves I by June Erica Vess

Tips and Techniques for Creating Your Dream Culinary Space

The modern kitchen is no longer a place just to cook food. In just the past 10 years, as open concept living has become more and more popular, today’s kitchen is also where people gather to eat, do business, homework, or even just hang out.

Think Open Floor Plans and Guest Participation

Kitchens used to be a separate room entirely, closed off from any guest’s potential visibility. Now, many floor plans have the kitchen as an easily accessible adjunct of the living room or den, without even a wall separating the two rooms. Your guests relax while you’re preparing hors d'oeuvres or drinks - all while keeping the conversation going. As such, when it comes to a modern kitchen remodel, consider large refrigerators, multiple sinks, and expansive countertop space that allows for guest participation.

Mod Pods I by Victoria Borges available from Great Big Canvas
Featured Art: Mod Pods I by Victoria Borges

Organization is Key

What will you primarily be using your kitchen for? Are you a butcher? A baker? A candlestick maker? However you plan to use your new space, think about the utensils and tools you’ll need at your fingertips. Does the paper-towel holder live in the corner, or handily mount to the cabinets closer to the stove for when messes happen? You know how you cook and what your needs are better than anyone. Do a run-through of cooking for your favorite dish and see what you reach for that isn’t there. This is your opportunity to turn your kitchen into a command center Martha Stewart would even be jealous of.

Red abstract watercolor framed canvas print in a contemporary kitchen.
Featured Art: Tuscan Sunset II by Rob Delamater

Balanced Interior Design

A kitchen remodel takes a lot of time and work. After all that, you’d hate to be bored of it again six months later. Because of this, neutral color palettes, accented with splashes of color in your backsplash, accessories, and art décor are your friend. That way, you have the ability to update your look with the latest style trends without a total remodel again.

Two floral framed prints in a white modern kitchen
Featured Art: Black & White Bouquet I and IV by Emma Scarvey

Clean and Modern Can Still Be Warm and Welcoming

To achieve the unassuming, yet well put together kitchen that is as much for cooking as it is hanging out, consider pairing white hues with simple greens, reds, and hints of other earth-tones. Minimalist line art juxtaposes large shapes and organic imagery like people and flowers. This all combines for a clean modern aesthetic, that is still relaxing.

Our collection of Modern Kitchen Wall Art is perfect for achieving this look in your new space.