As the years pass and trends come and go, it can be hard to keep track of what's new or old in the world of home improvement. But one thing remains true: The best way to achieve a timeless look is by embracing classic design elements like cabinetry, backsplashes, sinks/stoves combos and more—and applying them effectively in your own home.

To help you out with that goal, here are five kitchen remodeling trends from Carter Home Remodeling that will likely dominate next year's design landscape:

Darker cabinets

If you're looking for a way to make your kitchen feel more cozy, darker cabinets can help. This look is currently in vogue and many homeowners are choosing this option when they remodel their kitchens.

Darker cabinets will hide stains and scuffs better than lighter colored cabinets. They also tend to be easier to keep clean because dirt doesn't show as much on dark surfaces.

Beautiful backsplashes

This year, backsplashes are all about texture. The new design feature is simple and elegant, but it can be made of almost anything!

Tile, stone and even paint are all good options for a beautiful backsplash that you'll love for years to come.The choice is yours—so get creative with your new kitchen renovation!

Showcase islands

A showcase island will allow you to have a more spacious kitchen and gives you the opportunity to add extra storage. It also creates a conversation piece in the kitchen, which is great for entertaining guests.

If you're not sure if an island is right for your home, think about how many people live in your house and use the kitchen on a daily basis. If there are more than two people using it regularly, consider installing an island because of its multi-functional design.

Open shelves

Open shelves are a great way to make your kitchen feel more spacious, and can also be used as a display for your favorite cookbooks and dishes. They’re perfect for storing items you use often so you don’t have to rummage through cabinets when you need them. Plus, open shelves make it easy to display the things that give your space personality: pots, pans, plates and other cookware!

Sink/stove combos

If you’re looking to make the most of your kitchen space, a sink/stove combo is an excellent way to do it. The unit can be integrated into the countertop and backsplash as one seamless unit, which also makes cleaning easier. It can be customized to fit just about any style of kitchen, from modern and sleek to rustic and charming.


The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. It’s where you spend time with family and friends, and it's a place where you can express yourself through your decorating choices—from cabinets to countertops. Even though there are many new trends popping up all the time, there are some classic designs that never go out of style. We hope that this guide has given you some ideas for creating a space that will feel timeless for years to come!