Story by Micaela Arnett / January 8, 2024

Warm Woods

At the top of the kitchen trends list for 2024, warm-toned wood elements contribute to the rustic, lived-in feel we’re seeing in projects across the Lowcountry. 

Designed by Hayes + Nash Design Co. | Photography by Ruta Smith 

Statement Lighting 

Oversized chandeliers above dining tables and jumbo pendant lighting above the island are another hot trend in kitchen design this year. 

Accessories by Southeastern Galleries | Photography by Ruta Smith 

Natural Colors 

A throwback to former trending palettes, natural color variations for a lived-in rustic look are on the rise. 

Built by Stono Construction | Photography by Keen Eye Marketing 

Dining Islands 

Also referred to in the design world as “conversational islands”, this year’s kitchen trend leans towards more communal seating arrangements in the main kitchen area over a formal dining room. 

Built by Diament Building Corp. | Photography by Kelly Parrish 

Beverage Stations 

Morning coffee gets a whole new definition with a custom beverage station and wet bar. These additions can be anything from simple to spectacular and contribute to the modern functionality of 2024 kitchen trends. 

Built by Coleman Builders | Photography by Ruta Smith 

Decorative Range Hoods

A great way to introduce mixed materials in a kitchen design is with a statement range hood. 

Built by ALBRECHT, LLC | Photography by Kelly Parrish 

Display Shelves 

Upper cabinetry is becoming less and less popular. The latest trend? Displays of your favorite kitchen accessories. 

Built by Watsky and Wieters Construction | Photography by Ruta Smith 


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