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Friday Fun…In or Out???

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Friday Fun…In or Out???


While wandering around cyberville I ran across this article…6 Kitchen Trends Going Away in 2024.  Hmmm


The 6 are…

-White kitchens

-The farmhouse aesthetic

-Matte black hardware

-Combined stove and oven ranges

-Visible appliances

-High contrast graphic tile

-The open kitchen (they’re on the fence about this one)

Keeping up with the latest trends has never been high on my list. However, if you are considering remodeling or updating, these may be of interest to you.



-I like white kitchens if they have interesting details and pops of color. 

-Never was into the farmhouse look

-Ambivalent about the matte black hardware, combo stove and oven, and visible appliances

-Not a personal fan of graphic tile 

-I LOVE open kitchens


For some Friday Fun…what are your thoughts?  In or Out?


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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Kathy.... I was just about to message you... hopefully, you are okay. The weather news from Houston this morning was just terrible.

As for the kitchen trends... I always have a white kitchen or as light as makes no difference. As far as I'm concerned, white is always in style.

I never experienced an open kitchen till I moved to Charlotte 26 years ago. I'm used to it now, but still don't love it. I love a separate kitchen room with a kitchen table.

All the other trends you mentioned... nothing I was a fan of ever to begin with.

May 17, 2024 05:44 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This makes me chuckle a little bit since I just renovated my own kitchen and went more with the trends since I don't necessarily have a style I prefer.  From your list, most of my kitchen will go out of style since it is white, has a farmhouse-style sink, and combined oven/stovetop.  I still very much enjoy the look of my kitchen and will for perhaps the rest of my life, haha.

May 17, 2024 06:05 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

I have a white kitchen, which was much easier to chose than the granite.   I like it :-)

May 17, 2024 06:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - such articles can certainly be conversation starters.  While down a recent rabbit hole visit, I read discussions of trendy, on trend along with trending.  Preferences?  My mind can and does change based on a number of factors including that room of the house.  

Now off on a different track:  your post title mentioning in or out, I initially wondered if you were going to explore navel gazing.  Hmm. . .  🐇🍴🐰

May 17, 2024 06:34 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib Not a fan of farmhouse style -  I like white kitchens it makes them look big 

May 17, 2024 07:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Love the controversary over what's in and out for kitchen. I love the lighter, open airy feeling. I've never been into the farmhouse feel. Not a fan of graphic tile and I love open kitchens. When my family gets together there is plenty of room for everyone as we all pitch in and help with a meal! Lots of laughing, joking...Mom (me) is not the one doing everything off in a separate kitchen and not part of the fun!

May 17, 2024 07:58 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

I like white kitchens although to be honest we have dark wood cabinets currently. White seems more spacious. I am quite minimalistic in style so not a fan of over busy tiles. I like an open concept kitchen so you can be part of the party whilst you cook, but you do need to stay tidy or else.....it can look very messy.

May 17, 2024 08:22 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Like Nina, my kitchen/bathroom cabinetry is white, we have combo stove/oven and I love it! We have a modern barn door leading into the master bathroom, my idea and will stay for all time. We have oil-rubbed bronze hardware throughout the house. High contrast, graphic tile holds no interest.

Not sure who comes up with new trends but am happy with our decor choices, Kathy!

May 17, 2024 08:54 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Visable Appliances going away.   That might be interesting to watch.  Don't see that happening.  lol  Enjoy your weekend Kathy.  m

May 17, 2024 01:02 PM
Reputable Realty - Apple Valley, CA
...Marketing your home like no one else will.

I'm a yes to all of them.  I love the pop of color against the white cabinets.

May 17, 2024 03:08 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy trends change all the time, but the white kitchen trend has lasted longer than most.

May 17, 2024 03:46 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  my cabinets are still white.... and I have always dreamed of opening my kitchen.... but too cheap to spend a $100k so mine is half open:)Endre

May 17, 2024 08:40 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It seems that trends last less than a decade, and then we are on to something else.  I'm beginning to tire of all white kitchens.

May 18, 2024 03:14 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Clubgroup!  

May 18, 2024 03:15 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathy Streib - I'll settle for a white kitchen any day. I don't care what's trending. 

I'm not a fan of an open kitchen. I have lots of reasons. Builders are still building them, so until they stop, I don't anticipate them going out of style. Many first-time buyers will think it's the norm or think a separate kitchen would be something new to them!

I remember when graphic style started in new construction. I liked all the designs. Last year when I had a buyer buy new construction, we spent all day just picking out what she wanted for her kitchen. Some of those tiles were absolutely crazy! And if you found one you liked, you had a tough time matching the floors, cabinets, countertops, and appliances. The one in your photograph looks so 70's to me!

May 19, 2024 08:53 AM