Are you looking to remodel your kitchen? If so, you may be looking at an $80,000 price tag, if not more. 

If you’re installing German kitchen cabinets, however, this price tag is well worth it. German kitchens are at the forefront of technology and are trending in 2023, for good reason. 

This helpful guide explains what you can expect from the hottest trends in German kitchens, how you can achieve this style, and why you need to consider this kitchen design today. 

What Is a German Kitchen?

German kitchens are clutter-free, fresh, and have plenty of modern touches. They integrate style and sophistication but still retain a touch of glamour and elegance. 

These streamlined kitchen designs are known for their strength and durability with hardwearing countertops and cabinets. Since kitchens are the heart of the home, a German kitchen works to include innovation. Americans spend almost 400 hours a year in their kitchens, so be sure to make yours as functional as possible. 

You’ll commonly find bespoke additions to any German kitchen, as they’re commonly customized to meet your unique needs. This includes custom countertops, bars, center islands, cabinets, windows, and more. Even better, you can customize the height of your countertops, their thickness, and depth, and then some. 

Here are some popular styles of German kitchen design. 

“Living” Kitchens

Are you looking to infuse German kitchens with greenery? Living kitchens allow you to bring nature inside in a purposeful and peaceful way, helping you to decompress from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Add UV lights to grow and cultivate your own indoor garden from the comfort of your kitchen. Since gardening a minimum of twice weekly can increase your well-being, you’ll have a beautiful kitchen that’s also functional and good for your mental health. 

Aside from plants, green kitchens focus on sliding doors and large windows to let in plenty of natural light. You can even grow fresh herbs and cook with them.

Brass Finishes

Brass can transform any kitchen design, but sometimes less is more. The ultimate German kitchen may have brass cabinet handles and other small pops of color throughout. 

You might consider a brass faucet or brass handles, elevating any kitchen design. 

Explore Your Color Creativity

Gone are the days of basic maple and walnut cabinets. With German kitchens, you can explore new and exciting colors in the red, blue, and green color families.

Look for deep, vibrant colors along with the appearance of natural materials. This might include the effect of concrete sand or oak trees, texturizing your kitchen. 

This doesn’t mean classic colors are out; neutral tones will always have a home in any kitchen design. But if you’re interested in experimenting with bold colors, now is the time. 

Extra Storage

At the heart of any German kitchen design is storage and innovation. This includes the best ways to organize your space, including the use of wall-hanging systems.

German kitchens strike a balance between storage and sophistication, looking for new ways to elevate your aesthetic while maintaining adequate space for all your kitchen appliances

Matte Marble

Shiny surfaces are being replaced with matte black. This adds a dramatic look to any kitchen, especially when paired with marble. You can install marbled countertops with anthracite black lacquer cabinets for a unique kitchen design. 

Another trend in German kitchens is bi-folding doors. This gives you greater access to plates, glasses, and any other kitchen wares housed in your cabinets. It also adds practicality as you cook and offers a stunning appearance that’s modern and sleek.

Anthracite and Porcelain

Another sharp contrast is porcelain white and anthracite marble, as these two finishes are remarkable next to one another. You’ll have a mixture of color and texture for a contemporary look that’s perfect for anyone who loves clean sophistication. 

Pair these colors with a modular kitchen setting to maximize space and efficiency. Save counter space and work appliances into the cabinets. Look for single-element ovens that add to the overall minimalistic look.

Go Retro

The ’60s are one of the best styles for any German kitchen. You can integrate chic, modern accents complete with warm colors and subtle curves. Look for countertops that feature marbled surfaces while seeking out colors in the walnut family. 

You can also look for tiles rife with patterns and textured glass. Patterned tiles break up an otherwise monotonous design and offer bold backsplashes that serve as your kitchen’s focal point. 

Double Up on Color and Texture

Two-tone kitchens are all the rage with any German kitchen design. You can mix a blend of colors or textures, such as a dark center island with light cabinets. 

You could also consider wood finishes set against marble for a blend of materials. 

Exposed Shelves

Since German kitchens embody minimalism and a sleek style, you can opt to forego cabinets altogether. Exposed shelves can add a layer of depth to any kitchen, but be sure to keep your items organized to avoid a cluttered appearance. Aside from being chic, you’ll have easy access to all your appliances and dishes. 

If you’re looking to incorporate living elements into your German kitchen, consider adding plants to your exposed shelves. Opt for a blend of mixtures and different textures.

You may want to showcase wine glasses with trailing plants, cookbooks with serve ware, and vintage ornaments for some variety. 

Open Floor Plans

These floor plans make it ideal to cook and still be part of any dinner party you’re hosting. Additionally, an open-floor kitchen makes any space feel instantly larger, giving the illusion of extra square footage. You can install a bar for additional seating and counter space. 

A popular open floorplan for a German kitchen has a single wall as a focal point. All your cabinets would be on this wall. 

You could also invest in an L-shaped kitchen. Your appliances and cabinets would be surrounded by other rooms. 

Another great idea for an open floorplan kitchen incorporates a peninsula. You’d have an L-shaped kitchen with an island extending from one of the sides. You could add seating to accommodate additional guests when you entertain. 

If you have one large room, you can use furniture to create “zones.” This helps you to create the illusion of a seating area and a cooking area, despite your kitchen being one open space.

If you bring your dining room table into the equation, you can hang an interesting (but modern) light fixture above it, bringing more light into your kitchen. If you’re looking to mix textures, consider a wooden dining room table with cloth chairs. 

Smart Kitchens

German kitchens integrate the latest technology, so the best way to adopt this kitchen style is with plenty of smart electronics and appliances. This might mean investing in automatic dishwashers or smart coffee pots built into your cabinetry.

Other smart kitchen appliances include countertop water purifiers, digital air fryers, smart toasters, ice cream makers, a hub smart range hood, an automatic touchless soap dispenser, and more.  

The sky is the limit with a smart kitchen, so keep an eye on budding technology. 

Less Is More

Since German kitchens focus on minimalism and a sleek style, you may want to include invisible appliances. You can build these appliances into your cabinetry so they’re out of plain sight.

If you plan on channeling Europe and installing a washer in your kitchen, you can have a cabinet facade so it blends in with the rest of your interior design. The same goes for your dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer. 

What About Furniture?

If your German kitchen is part of your dining space, then you need to look for furniture that blends with your overall theme. This includes clean lines, curves, and simple furniture. 

You may want to look for light colors, such as bamboo or classic light pine. As with any German kitchen, ensure your dining space is free from clutter. 

Look for modular pieces that make a statement. You can also look for furniture with steel fitting to add a touch of elegance. 

Invest in German Kitchen Cabinets Today

German kitchen cabinets can easily transform any space into a luxury German kitchen. Look for cabinets with sleek, clean lines, and don’t be afraid to incorporate dual tones and textures into your kitchen. Just remember to keep your kitchen clutter-free if you’re looking to incorporate this coveted European-style design scheme. 

For the height of luxury, invest in Bauteam German Kitchens. Contact us today to learn how you can transform your space into something incredible. 

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