Popular Summer 2024 Kitchen Renovation Ideas

March 29

We are getting closer and closer to the Summer of 2024!  For many of us, this means that we are already planning all the gatherings we will host once the beautiful weather arrives.  For others, it is exactly the season they have been waiting for to get their kitchens in tip-top condition before hosting such get-togethers.  The following article is meant to inspire you with the help of the most popular Summer 2024 kitchen renovation ideas.

Countertops With Warmer Tones

Opting for warmer tones in 2024 is more popular than choosing the plain, “sterile” white we so often see in more futuristic homes.  With how many color options there are in terms of stone countertops and backsplashes, we can’t say that we’re too surprised.  Rustic and darker tones are having another moment in the spotlight this year, so they are worth at least considering. 

It must be said, however, that we have nothing against sticking with the trusted, beautiful white options.  We are always supportive of the “clean” aesthetic! In this case, you may want to select a nice white marble countertop but add a pop of color with bright appliances.  

Or, choose a colorful quartzite option like Granstone’s Emerald Green countertop and pair it with classic white cupboards.  Green is a popular choice this year, as bringing nature back into the home promotes tranquility.  It’s quite hard to argue with nature, isn’t it?  If the thought of a colorful countertop is a bit too bold, consider at least bringing nature indoors by acquiring a plant.  The color of its leaves alone is enough of an addition to benefit the space.

What it all comes down to, is you as an individual, what makes sense for your lifestyle, your personal preferences, and the style you wish to have throughout your home.  As long as you feel that there is a certain flow to the space and everything works together to be copacetic, the room will come together.

Integrated Sinks & Drainboards

While discussing countertops, it’s important to remember to keep their functionality a priority too.  Integrated sinks and even integrated drainboards are starting to be featured in kitchens more frequently.  Perhaps, this is because they are more environmentally friendly.  Rather than use energy-powered appliances, air-drying the dishes is a more “green” option.  One more advantage?  Integrated drainboards nearly camouflage into their surroundings which makes the kitchen appear larger. 

A Thoughtful Backsplash

While countertops are undoubtedly a key feature of every kitchen, the backsplash cannot be chosen haphazardly either.  We wish that we could say that one backsplash is more popular than the rest this year, but it is simply not the case.  

Depending on the style of the rest of the kitchen, there are numerous backsplash options for each space.  From textured walls and bright tiles to warm and modern neutrals, every possible backsplash can offer advantages.  If you’re having difficulty choosing what works best, a professional can guide you through the options to achieve your desired result.


It’s amazing how often the lighting in the room is seen as an afterthought.  Don’t let this be the case for a room that has so much work and love put into it!  After all, the new countertops and backsplash deserve to be in the spotlight.  The good news is, there are still plenty of lighting options available.  

Of course, it would be beneficial to use an energy-efficient option; they are now more common than ever as incandescent lightbulbs have been phased out.  As for the specific lighting, it would be hard to go amiss when choosing the “right” option in 2024.   Do you want to match your bold backsplash and countertops with an even bolder light fixture?  Go ahead!  Would you like to compliment a neutral-toned kitchen with a softer option such as a lantern?  Sure, why not?  Do you wish to have adaptive lighting to match your mood at any given time?  Even better.  

The main priority is that it is done properly by a certified electrician.  Whether it involves a simple panel change or a complete wiring upgrade, it’s a job that needs to be handled with care and attention.  

Smart Kitchens

In 2024, it may be incredibly unsurprising that smart appliances and features are becoming more popular.  For every appliance you own, a smart version is (most likely) available.  While not everything needs to be replaced by its “smart” counterpart, a few of the options include: 

  • Ovens with auto-adjustable cooking times and temperatures, 
  • Voice-controlled lighting, and,
  • Not-so-innovative touchless faucets. 

This form of technology streamlines several culinary projects by being more efficient.  And, for those who may not enjoy cooking, it makes the experience of being in the kitchen more enjoyable.  However, having such technology may also stick out like a sore thumb when placed in a more rustic kitchen.  Therefore proper planning and designing is a must.  Of course, the price and maintenance of such items should be considered too.

It’s also important to factor in the size of the appliance(s) when planning the rest of the kitchen’s layout (countertop space, sitting areas, etc).  For example, this is especially true if you choose an oven with a hood.  A trendy kitchen hood is all the rage in 2024 for numerous reasons.  Not only is it quite the statement piece but it’s also as practical as it was in the early 1900’s when it was first invented.  Luckily, they have come a long way since then with several varieties to choose from.

The Most Stylish Summer Yet

As demonstrated in this article, quite a few kitchen renovation projects can change the entire aesthetic of your home.  With the help of our professionals here at Granstone, both the planning and the execution of the renovations are sure to go smoothly.

Do you have a vision for your Summer 2024 kitchen renovation that wasn’t mentioned here?  Or, did one idea in particular catch your eye?  Contact us with what you have in mind and we will work with you to make your dream a reality. 


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