6 Ideas for Custom Kitchen Renovation

By Artem Kropovinsky, Interior Designer and Founder of Arsight |
October 31, 2023

The kitchen, often termed as the heart of the home, is a space that embodies your style and meets your cooking needs. But as with everything, kitchens can benefit from a fresh touch every once in a while. If you've been contemplating breathing new life into your culinary corner, look no further. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a culinary rookie, here are six transformative ideas for a custom kitchen renovation tailored just for you.

Kitchen in Scarsdale House Project, by Arsight

Modernizing With Minimalism

The Power of Neutral Tones

A neutral palette isn't just easy on the eyes; it exudes timeless elegance. By incorporating shades of beige, taupe, and muted grays, you can craft a serene cooking environment. For those seeking an upgrade, consider a consultation with Arsight, an adept interior design studio.

Functional Furniture for Space-Saving

Consider investing in multipurpose furniture. Tables with storage compartments, pull-out cabinets, and wall-mounted racks can drastically enhance your kitchen's utility.

Kitchen in Chelsea Apartment, NY. By Arsight

Classic Wooden Charm

Raw Timber and Its Magic

Raw timber not only gives an earthy touch but also offers durability. Whether it's timber flooring or wooden countertops, the charm it brings is unparalleled. Keen on knowing more about how wood can elevate your space? Dive into the world of interior design with our services.

Mixing Wood Types

Combining different types of wood, from cherry to oak, can produce a unique visual appeal. This mix and match can offer a layered, textured look to your kitchen.

Tech-savvy Upgrades

Introducing Smart Appliances

Smart fridges, ovens, and voice-controlled gadgets can make your kitchen experience smooth and futuristic. If tech integrations sound appealing, let’s discuss how they can fit into your custom design. Contact us to get started.

Energy-Efficient Lighting

Opt for LED lights which not only reduce energy consumption but also offer a broader spectrum of colors and moods.

Creative Storage Solutions

Open Shelving Dynamics

Open shelves aren't just about storage; they're also about aesthetics. Display your beautiful crockery, plants, or art pieces. Interested in more creative ideas? Explore the Arsight ethos on our about page.

Hidden Pantry Magic

Hidden pantries offer a sleek look while being functional. By incorporating pull-out racks and compartments, you can have a well-organized kitchen without any visible clutter.

Eco-friendly Choices

Sustainable Materials and Recyclables

Bamboo countertops, recycled glass tiles, and reclaimed wood can transform your kitchen into an eco-friendly haven. They're not only sustainable but also lend a unique touch.

Water-Saving Fixtures

Consider installing faucets that reduce water wastage. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they also cut down on bills.

Kitchen in Tribeca Appartment New York, by Arsight


Renovating your kitchen can truly revamp the entire vibe of your home. Remember, while aesthetics are important, functionality is paramount. Your kitchen should be a reflection of your personality and cater to your culinary needs. If these ideas resonate with you or if you have your own vision you'd like to discuss, contact us. At Arsight, we're passionate about designing spaces that tell a story. Embark on your renovation journey with us and transform the heart of your home.

Artem Kropovinsky is an author, interior designer and the founder of Arsight, a globally award-winning design firm based in New York. With over decade of experience, Arsight specializes in complex projects, including new constructions, complete residential renovations, restaurants, and retail stores.