8 Best Design Ideas For Your Kitchen Remodel

8 Best Design Ideas For Your Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is easily one of the most beloved and popular places in the home. So, it’s no wonder why you would want it to be an eye-catching and well-functioning space for you, your loved ones, and your guests. When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, there are so many directions and approaches to potentially explore that it can feel overwhelming to know which will work best for your needs. 

It’s time to get inspired — here are some of our favorite ideas to keep in mind to remodel your kitchen that will leave your guests and loved ones speechless!

Freshen Up The Floors

Enhancing your kitchen flooring will add a polished look to complete your kitchen. As such a large aspect of the room, you’ll want to be sure to choose flooring that fulfills your vision  (and here at Karen Pearse, we have an extensive selection for you to explore!) Material choice can vary widely, with options like wood, porcelain, terra cotta, ceramic, cement, stone, vinyl, and cork. Porcelain tile is exceptionally strong and hard to stain, so it’s a great way to add longevity to your flooring. Matte or demi-glass porcelain tiles will give your remodel a crisp, natural look. 

Show Your Lighting Some Love

Don’t forget to pay close attention to the literal shining star of the room! Lighting is sometimes overlooked, and mistakenly so.

Illuminating the space, it helps to create the perfect ambiance in your kitchen. There are installations that come in funky geometric shapes and intricate glass details to add luminosity to your room in a creative way to add striking focal points as well as visually maximize the space. A great way to upgrade your lighting is to use pendants with fixtures that hang from the ceiling— offering a unique and dramatic effect. 

Install an Island

Create a functional and beautiful communal space with the addition of an island to your kitchen remodel. This stand-alone structure can serve as a place to dine casually, engage in discussion, and entertain guests. It’s also practical for installing more storage space, which is something every kitchen can certainly always use more of. You can even elevate the visual appeal of your island renovation by using a sleek and sophisticated marble design that mimics the beauty of organic, natural materials without paying marble prices. An island in your kitchen remodel will surely catch the attention of anybody that enters the room and be enjoyed by you and your loved ones for years to come.

Waterfall Your Countertops

Add a show-stopping focal point to your kitchen island with countertops that seemingly never end. Waterfall counters bring the sleek and sturdy look from the top, all the way down the side, and to the floor.

Say goodbye to the eye sores of scuffed or ruined edges! Countertops that fall to the ground eliminate an edge that hangs over and is normally prone to taking a beating. A strong, durable material will keep scratches away and provide a sturdy surface that facilitates easy clean-ups. This design in your remodel can single-handedly create a polished and refined look for the room. 

A Pop Of Color

Infuse your personality into your kitchen renovation by bringing splashes of vibrant hues to the space. Adding pops of color can immediately create a personalized sense of hominess and liveliness, and there’s many ways to go about it. A beautiful way to bring color into the kitchen is through the use of a backsplash. 

The choices are endless. There’s solid colors in any shade you can imagine, and patterns galore. The wall is your blank canvas, and the amount of backsplash needed is in the eye of the beholder. The differently sized and shaped tiles that line the walls will make your kitchen noteworthy. A start-from-scratch means a huge advantage of tailoring the kitchen to fit you.


Cut Down On Cabinets

Open up your space by installing less cabinetry with more open shelving. When embarking on a kitchen remodel, it’s important to think: less is more.

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of your kitchen business being exposed for all to see. Open shelves add a minimalist feel to the space, as too many dark cabinets can make the room feel closed in and cluttered. Floating shelves also visually open the space even more while adding a modern and contemporary vibe. They also give you free range to present your dishes aesthetically and functionally, while allowing you to focus on designing a backsplash or accent wall to create a visually arresting centerpiece.  

Construct With Visually Contrasting Elements


Give your kitchen remodel that wow factor with contrasting elements that catch the eye, while seamlessly fitting into the design. High-contrast countertops and walls, colored and two-toned cabinets, and unique islands will add a visually appealing factor for anybody that enters the room. 

A great way to do this is juxtaposing marble-like materials with solid cabinetry. This can create a striking play of color with light against dark. Using a neutral tone, or the classic white and gray, on your island and walls will provide the lighter side of contrast— for a modern and contemporary vibe that feels sleek and fresh. 


Before tackling your kitchen remodel, you’ll want to consider all the unique approaches to make it a showstopper. The main idea to remember is there are many aspects of the room to consider to bring your beautiful vision to fruition and, and remember, there are plenty of opportunities to add in elements of your personality along the way. Give these tips a try when setting off on your kitchen renovation journey!