Believe it or not, we are coming close to the end of 2020. If you are planning a remodeling project for the new year or are considering making some kitchen updates to your home, now is the perfect time to catch up on all of the latest trends and ideas. 

At Ascension General Contractors, we’ve collected some popular kitchen updates to make your planning process easier and smoother as you enter the new year. Here are some popular kitchen updates you should know about for 2021:

Quartz & Dark Countertops

Although two very different designs, both quartz, and dark countertops have become increasingly popular. The look of marble countertops is currently very trendy. Easy to care for, durable, and with a high-end look and great ROI, quartz countertops make a great alternative. Dark countertops are also popular and offer a great contrast to the lighter features in a kitchen. 

Reclaimed Wood 

Wood designs are making a comeback. Wood can add a nice, rustic touch or even a contemporary feel to balance out the right modern kitchen design materials. Using reclaimed wood in your home is a popular eco-conscious trend, and there are many ways you can use reclaimed wood. A kitchen is a great place to incorporate it with all of the heavily-used surfaces whether it be countertops, cabinets, shelving, ceiling beams, and flooring. 

Two-tier Islands

If you have the extra space, an island is a great addition to consider when updating your kitchen. This ever-popular kitchen trend adds more room for prep and storage and increases the functionality of your kitchen which is always a bonus. A lot of kitchens now are adding islands with multiple levels to get the most out of adding this update. 

Open & Floating Shelving 

Storage seems to always be top of mind for remodeling projects, and the kitchen is no different. Glazed cupboards, open shelving, and floating shelving create beautiful visual spaces. These are perfect for displaying artwork, decorative ceramics, books, and more to add personality and make your kitchen look homier. 


Here at Ascension General Contractors, we have all the skills needed to complete your kitchen upgrades for 2021! We are a full-service construction and renovation company, and we’re proud to serve the Nashville community.

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