Favorite Kitchens

Our Favorite Kitchens

It is said that the kitchen is the most important room in the home, and we couldn’t agree more. The kitchen is no longer just a designated area to prepare and cook food—it has become a gathering space for friends and family, the main hub for entertaining, and a place to unwind at the end of the day. As the role of the kitchen has evolved, more and more homebuyers are eager to create an inviting space that provides convenience and functionality, while also staying on-trend with the latest design elements. So, what’s new in kitchen design and finishes, and what are new home buyers looking for?

Cool grays and weathered naturals continue to be a trend, with lots of light and dark contrasts and texture details. Painted cabinet finishes are still the number one choice among home buyers, with navy and shades of blue becoming quite popular as of late. A dark navy or grey painted cabinet paired with a bold granite or quartz countertop adds a modern look while also providing longevity to the high traffic area. Lighting continues to be one of the easiest and economical ways to express personality in a kitchen, with on-trend styles and finishes that reflect personal taste and complement the overall aesthetic.  

The new Kingsley model in The Peninsula features two-tone cabinetry in the open concept kitchen pairing classic navy blue wall and base cabinets with a gray island. The movement in the granite countertops and the mosaic tile backsplash brings the entire look together. The charming farmhouse sink is not only aesthetically pleasing but also adds functionality with a large, durable single bowl—perfect for large gatherings.  The bronze pendant lights and wood bar stools bring in a rich, warm color making you feel right at home in this space.

Another kitchen that executes the navy-blue trend is in the Marshall model in the Landing at Grey Oak. This spacious kitchen features two-tone cabinetry with a navy cabinet on the bottom and white on top for a bold and unique contrast. Navy blue continues in the glass tile backsplash and in the painted barn doors that frame the entrance to the nearby flex area giving this blue and white kitchen a crisp and tailored look. Since navy is a classic and pairs well with many colors and wood tones, and the black fixtures and pendant lighting are a fantastic complement to the space. Enjoy entertaining guests or family game nights in this beautiful, open space, or enjoy a quiet morning with a cup of coffee in the sunny breakfast nook. 

A classic white kitchen will always be in style. The Newcomb II in Laurel Ridge showcases clean lines and sophistication of white cabinetry, white quartz countertops, and a unique mosaic backsplash. The warm wood flooring is the perfect addition to this kitchen complementing the champagne bronze cabinet pulls, lighting, and fixtures. A mudroom with drop zone connects the garage to the kitchen, as well as the separate utility room with built-in folding counter making this design a real crowd pleaser among families.  Convenience and beauty collide in this show-stopping kitchen.

While navy blue has become the ‘it’ color this year, a classic grey and white kitchen is a trend that’s here to stay. The kitchen in the Westchester plan (shown in one of our Knoxville Parade of Homes entries) uses two-tone cabinetry with white on top to create an open and airy feel, and gray on the bottom cabinets and on the large, central island. Simple gets an upgrade in this gorgeous space with a stunning glass backsplash, quartz countertops with minimal variation, and warm pendant lighting. Elevate the space with pops of color or stay neutral with your décor. Either way, this kitchen is sure to receive a double take!

Although painted cabinets seem to be the top choice among homebuyers, what about a take on the original wood-style kitchen cabinet? The Marshall model in Louisville’s Bellingham Park stuns with stained burlap kitchen cabinetry throughout, a neutral subway tile backsplash, and classic granite countertops. The rich, gold cabinetry, wood flooring, black pendant lighting, and black stainless appliances come together to give this kitchen a traditional, yet modern look.     

Ready to plan your dream kitchen? See these and other homes by visiting our model homes, open by appointment only. Contact a Ball Homes Specialist to schedule an appointment.