Nice large beautiful wood kitchen with grey walls.

5 Kitchen Design Rules You Should Break in 2023

Nice large beautiful wood kitchen with grey walls.

It’s no secret that renovating a kitchen is one of the most expensive home improvement projects you can take on. The average homeowner spends about $26,000 on a kitchen remodel. So it only makes sense that folks investing that much cash are reluctant to go against a list of unspoken design rules for fear of messing with their home’s resale value and turning off future potential buyers.

But as we jump into the new year, we’re finding that neutral kitchens are no longer the norm and homeowners are focusing more on renovating to better fit their own lifestyle needs and personal preferences.

“This is a major change compared to previous years and alludes to the shift we’re seeing in design and renovation trends,” says Mallory Micetich, home expert at Angi.

Some 17% of homeowners plan to remodel their kitchens this year, and even more are planning for a less extensive revamp. If your kitchen is due for an overhaul, we encourage you to step outside the box and dare to break the following conventional wisdom design rules.

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