Hakes Brothers Designer Kitchens

Kitchen Trends: It’s about Style and Functionality

As a new home builder, we know the kitchen has always been considered the heart of the home, and this year, it continues to evolve with exciting trends that blend functionality and style. Whether planning a complete kitchen remodel or simply looking to update certain elements, keeping up with the latest trends can help you create an aesthetically pleasing and practical space. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the top kitchen trends in 2023 that are shaping how we design and experience our culinary havens.

Streamlined, Minimalistic Designs

Simplicity is key in today’s modern kitchen. Simple designs with clean lines and clutter-free surfaces are all the rage. Sleek cabinets and integrated appliances create a seamless and uncluttered look. Focus on being organized and functional, which makes navigating and working within the kitchen space easier.


Technology is revolutionizing how we interact with our kitchens, from voice-activated assistants to intelligent appliances. Wi-Fi-enabled appliances allow you to control and monitor cooking remotely, while touchless faucets and motion-activated lighting enhance convenience and hygiene.

Two-Tone Cabinets

Gone are the days of monochromatic kitchens. Two-tone cabinetry is what today’s buyer is looking for. The two-tone trend adds depth and visual interest to the kitchen. Pairing a neutral shade with a bold color or incorporating light and dark hues can transform your kitchen into a work of art.

Statement Lighting

This year, lighting goes beyond function and becomes a design statement. Bold and eye-catching light fixtures, such as oversized pendant lights or sculptural chandeliers, are being used to add a touch of drama and personality to the kitchen. Under cabinet lighting or an LED strip underneath floating shelves provides functional task lighting and an atmospheric ambiance.

Open Shelving

Open shelving is a popular choice for those seeking a more open and airy kitchen design. Displaying carefully curated dishes, glassware, or cookbooks on open shelves adds a personal touch while showcasing items of interest. However, balancing functionality and aesthetics is essential, ensuring that frequently used items are easily accessible while maintaining an organized look.

Statement Backsplash

This year, backsplashes are the focal point in today’s kitchen. Intricate patterns, textured tiles, or colorful mosaic designs create a stunning visual impact. Large-format tiles with bold patterns or artistic designs can transform a simple kitchen into a masterpiece. These statement backsplashes add character and personality, complementing the space’s overall aesthetic.

Hakes Brothers has Kitchens that Pop!

Get the kitchen of your dreams at Hakes Brothers. Are you considering a new Hakes Brothers home? Hakes Brothers is a leading national home builder known for innovative architecture, flexible floor plans, and personalized customer service. Hakes Brothers is a new home builder that builds semi-custom new homes in various El Paso area locations, San Antonio, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, and Kansas City. With an unwavering commitment to innovative new home design and personalized customer service, we have helped almost 5,000 families build homes that best fit their lifestyles. Our home-building reputation is significant in your decision to trust us as your home builder. Hakes Brothers strives to earn your highest recommendation. If you are looking for a beautiful new construction home in the new home communities we build in, or if you need to move quickly, we have the new home option for you.

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