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Kitchen Remodel Ideas for 2023

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. So, as the Autumn and Holiday season approach us, we thought we would discuss the top kitchen remodel ideas for your home here on our blog based on insights from our family performing kitchen remodeling in Nashville since 1944.

So, in this article, we will be discussing the most popular kitchen remodel ideas, including styles and choices for countertops; cabinets; and appliances. Because you deserve wow in your kitchen.

Kitchen Counters

Kitchen countertop replacement is one of the most important elements that homeowners consider with a kitchen remodel. When it comes to kitchen countertops, there are several options that homeowners can choose from, and they typically decide upon among the following five options:

  • Quartz
  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Concrete
  • Solid Surface

Out of these, quartz, marble, and granite are considered the most popular choices. However, you also don’t want to overlook the concrete option, as the We Do Wow team has a special trick for making this option very appealing.

Read on to discover more.

Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen Remodel Ideas Nashville Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops have been gaining in popularity in recent years for their beautiful appearance and variety of options to choose from. In fact, quartz can come in a variety of colors and finishes.

The most popular colors chosen by homeowners tend to be neutrals; Think whites, blacks, beiges, greys, and browns. Finishes include honed, polished, and sueded. All of which can easily be customized to match the overall theme of your kitchen.

For instance, if you’re looking for a kitchen countertop that matches a modern farmhouse look, quartz can be an excellent choice. But, no matter the theme of your kitchen, along with which color combination and finish you ultimately select, one thing is for certain:

Quartz countertops certainly add a flare of sophistication and luxury.

Additionally, quartz countertops are considered some of the most durable options for kitchens. Quartz is actually harder than granite, and it isn’t porous like granite is. It’s a low maintenance option, as it doesn’t need sealing and doesn’t stain.


  • Ultra-durable, stain-resistent, & non-porous
  • Variety of colors and designs
  • Low maintenance


  • Higher cost
  • Prone to heat damage
  • More difficult to look like natural stone

Marble Kitchen Countertops

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Marble has been sought after in home design for centuries. It’s a versatile stone that can be used to beautify nearly any room in your home remodeling endeavors, including in pillars, walls, backsplashes, flooring, and in countertops.

In fact, marble is a popular choice in luxe French country kitchens. So, by opting for it on your kitchen countertops, you are sure to get a “wow” by family and friends.

Marble countertops are simply beautiful; a gift from nature; and increase the value of your home. Since it’s 100% natural stone, your countertops are truly unique and organic.

Of course, such an elegant look comes at a higher cost than the other countertop options. Additionally, marble countertops are considered to be very delicate and have higher maintenance. They are porous, softer, and not as durable as granite.


  • Luxurious feel
  • Aesthetically appealing
  • Natural stone


  • Higher cost
  • Delicate
  • High maintenance

Granite Kitchen Countertops

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Granite is the most common kitchen countertop material used today in America. Homeowners often find themselves choosing between quartz countertops or granite countertops for a high-end looking design.

Granite countertops come in a variety of colors, and they are a very beautiful to use in the kitchen. With granite being natural stone, no two slabs are alike.

Granite is very durable and more heat resistant than quartz; in fact, granite is one of the most heat resistant countertop options to consider.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that, unlike quartz, granite is porous. So periodic sealing is required, depending on the color and porosity. Granite can last a very long time, so if you want to make the investment in granite, make sure you want it for the long-haul.

If you like the look of granite, but think that you would like to change the look of it more often, you may want to consider concrete kitchen countertops by the We Do Wow team.


  • Natural stone
  • Durability and longevity
  • Low maintenance


  • Higher cost
  • Needs to be sealed
  • High maintenance

Concrete Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen Remodel Ideas Nashville

Custom concrete kitchen countertops can be an excellent choice for their flexibility and creativity. You can choose nearly any color with concrete, and you can also mix it with a variety of different materials.

At We Do Wow, we like to sell our clients on the fact that, with concrete, you can achieve the look of granite for one third of the price. You can show us a granite sample that you like, and, using our unique process, we can mimic it with concrete.

Once you grow tired of that look, you can change the color of concrete at any time, and you can start over with something different. We find this to be a very big selling point for choosing a concrete kitchen countertop. Contact us to learn more.


  • Creative & flexible
  • Very durable
  • Unique aesthetic


  • Not natural stone
  • Needs to be sealed
  • Prone to cracks

Solid Surface Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen Remodel Ideas Nashville

Solid surface kitchen countertops were very popular before granite and quartz. They have been around for over fifty years. Solid surface is a mid-range, affordable kitchen countertop option.

Like quartz, it’s nearly non-porous. Such low porosity inhibits bacteria. It’s also easy to maintain.


  • Easy maintenance
  • Looks like natural stone
  • Affordable option


  • Not natural stone
  • Prone to scratches


Kitchen Cabinets

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With countertops comes cabinets. It’s up to you which one you want to select first and match with the other. We would say that both of these elements are equally important in your kitchen, so choose and match accordingly.

Now, when it comes to kitchen cabinets, the most popular options include: shaker cabinets, flat panel cabinets, or raised panel cabinets. Each style has a different look and feel.

We will go into a little more detail on these options. Careful selection is key, as kitchen cabinets are some of the most defining features of any kitchen.

Shaker Kitchen Cabinets

Shaker kitchen cabinets are an increasingly popular option. The best way to think of these cabinets is the fact that they are “raised” on the outside.

They offer a bold and simple impression that contribute to a modern or contemporary designed kitchen. In fact, they are very popular in farmhouse kitchens.

European-Style Flat-Panel Kitchen Cabinets

If you are wanting a very modern or industrial kitchen remodel, you will want to consider European-style flat-panel kitchen cabinets. European-style flat-panel cabinets have a sleek look with smooth, flat surfaces and minimal design.

Raised Panel Cabinets

Raised panel cabinets are used in more traditionally designed kitchens. They convey tradition and formality. While the shaker style is currently more popular, there is still an appeal with raised panel cabinets.

At We Do Wow, our experienced team of kitchen remodelers will help you select the best design and materials for your kitchen remodel. Get a free quote today.

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Kitchen Walls, Backsplashes, Ceilings, & Lighting

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Of course, no kitchen remodel is complete without considering the walls, ceiling, and lighting. In terms of wall design, one trend popularized by Joanna Gaines is the use of shiplap in farmhouse kitchens. The use of brick is also another nice addition to kitchen walls and backsplashes.

When it comes to ceilings, a tongue and groove ceiling can be an interesting addition.

Lighting is also a very important consideration in your kitchen remodel ideas. We often get requests for recessed lights, or also referred to as can lights. Additionally, under-mount lighting for cabinets is an excellent feature to include.


Kitchen Appliances

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Selecting which kitchen appliances you would like in your kitchen remodel is by far one of the most important things to do. Many customers like to start with choosing kitchen appliances first, so they they know the size of them and how much space they have to work with for other features.

When it comes to fridges and ovens, popular brands that people like to include are Thermador, Viking, and Wolf. You may even one to add a convection microwave, as popularized by Starbucks. (There’s a reason their pastries are warmed to perfection, and it’s related to the convection microwave.)

Lastly, if you are wanting a farmhouse kitchen, your sink will likely need an apron or skirt. Not to mention, the sink will typically be white, copper, or stainless steel.

Your Kitchen Deserves Wow

Well, that concludes our post on the top kitchen remodel ideas for 2023. As you can see, there’s a lot to consider, and, ultimately, you are in the driver’s seat in terms of what direction you want your kitchen to go in. If you’re looking for additional inspiration, please check out our kitchen gallery. We also share design insights on our Instagram and Facebook.

The We Do Wow family has been performing kitchen remodeling services in the middle TN area since 1944. Our work will make you say WOW! To schedule a free consultation, contact us today.

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