This seems to be the year of the all-inclusive kitchen trend. Gone are the days when one style was “in” and everything else was less-than-desirable. This is great news for people with specific tastes. Here are 11 super-smart kitchen trends that we think you should consider incorporating into your kitchen design schemes.
1. SCANDINAVIAN TOUCHES
Clean lines, light colors, and organic textures create a peaceful environment. Scandinavian design elements are at home in contemporary and transitional kitchens.
2. METALLIC FINISHES
Metal backsplashes or cabinetry give a kitchen an urban and clean feel. For more of an old-world style, try copper, which ages beautifully.
3. INTEGRATED SPACES
Open floor plans are a sought-after home design element that allows cooking, eating, and entertaining to occur in one large space. If your floorplan allows for integrated spaces, try thinking of the kitchen, dining, and living areas as one space rather than three for a fresh perspective.
4. Color Blocking
Injecting a pop of color into an otherwise monochromatic kitchen brings the space to life. It’s especially effective and energizing in a white-on-white kitchen.
5. SHAKER CABINET DOOR
Beautiful, traditional, simple, and timeless, the shaker cabinet door style blends well with many different design schemes.
6. CONSTRASTING STAINS & FINISHES
Choosing two or more contrasting stains or finishes in a kitchen gives the space a warm and welcoming feel. Especially in large kitchens, where a single color or finish can be overwhelming, this tactic can highlight certain features in the space.
7. OPEN SHELVING
Small kitchens may need a more open feel where the upper cabinets would normally hang. Open shelving helps achieve this goal and choosing texture-heavy shelves of reclaimed wood is on-trend.
8. SMART STORAGE
Banish the tangle of charging cords from the countertop forever with a dedicated charging drawer. Hidden charging stations found in the back panel of a wide but shallow drawer offer the perfect environment for iPads, cell phones, and laptop computers.
9. QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS
Unlike granite, quartz countertops don’t require sealing. They are gaining popularity as they earn their reputation for a lower maintenance alternative.
10. BRIGHTLY COLORED APPLIANCES
There are choices beyond stainless, white, and black. For the bold, a purple stove and matching hood are well within reach. Red refrigerators are a reality. For a modern yet understated choice, check out black stainless.
11. CABINET ADD-ONS
Keep cabinets clutter-free and organized with specially designed cabinet add-ons. Store often used utensils upright in a pull-out cabinet unit next to the stove. Keep lids in line with a dedicated interior bracket that fits into the back side of the face of the pot drawer.
The kitchen is the busiest place in most homes, and making it work as hard as you do by implementing a few of these design elements will help you get the most out of your kitchen remodel.
If you have design questions, or want more information about how to create a kitchen that fits your life, go ahead and contact us, today.