Starting a kitchen remodel can be daunting. There are so many decisions you’ll have to make throughout the process and it’s easy to second guess yourself. Because most homeowners only remodel their kitchen a couple times in their lifetime it’s important to create a space you’ll be comfortable in for a long time. If you want your space to look great years from now, follow these 6 lasting kitchen trends.
White kitchens have been popular for decades because bright and clean never goes out of style. Simplifying the main parts of your kitchen is a good rule to follow. Keeping that in mind, think about going with white cabinets or white stone countertop.
From here, it’s time to accessorize, white kitchens don’t have to be boring! Play with color in rugs, decorations, or even paint an accent wall. Accessorizes are easy and cheap to refresh when you’re ready for a change. You can also follow latest trends when it comes to lighting and cabinet hardware. One kitchen hack we tell our customers is to simply replace their kitchen hardware every five years for a kitchen refresh. You’ll be amazed a few handles and knobs completely changes the look of your space! Again, start your design with white and then add easy-to-replace splashes of personality throughout the design.
A transitional kitchen is a style between the timelessness of a traditional design and the simple, clean look of a contemporary design. This style graciously mixes the old with the new and creates a sophisticated, lasting design. Being able to mix and match traditional and contemporary design elements allows you to create a beautiful looking space that will look great for years to come.
There are a few key ways to achieve a transitional kitchen design. Cabinets have a big impact on the look of your kitchen. You’ll want simple cabinets with shaker doors and crown molding. Ask your Cabinet Designer about shaker doors as there are many options and they can help capture an elegant, yet clean look. Other transitional design elements include neutral and natural colors, either industrial or traditional light fixtures, and a blend of natural and man-made materials. Try to create a balance of soft and rigid when it comes to incorporating furniture, lighting, and accessories in to your design.
Upgraded Cabinet Storage
More than the appearance of your space, practicality will keep you loving your kitchen for many years. Cabinet design and technology has greatly advanced in the last few years. Now, homeowners can choose from a wide array of cabinet storage upgrades such as deep cabinet drawers, pull out trash, tray dividers, drawer dividers, pantry cabinets, lazy Susan’s, pop-up shelves, peg drawers, electrical wired drawers, tiered cutlery drawers, toe kick drawers, and so much more. Think about how you currently use your kitchen. Are there any cabinet accessories you can’t live without? Which features would be a nice upgrade? Be sure to incorporate the features that are important to you in your design!
The kitchen is the heart of the home and this isn’t changing anytime soon. In the past, kitchens were workspaces, filled with noise, heat, and overwhelmed by smells. They were meant to be hidden and tucked in corners. With the advancement of technology and clever architectural solutions our kitchens are now a place for people to gather. Quieter appliances, the advancements in ventilation to remove heat and odors, and design features have transformed kitchens into a welcoming space.
Open layouts are easy to maneuver and make your space feel larger and more spacious. An open layout is functional, inviting, and looks great which is why it’s one of our favorite lasting kitchen trends.
Single Level Islands
With open layouts becoming more popular, the popularity of single level islands has also spiked. Single level islands are cleaner and simpler than two-tiered designs. They not only allow you to create a seating space for people to gather around, but also dramatically increase your food preparation space. Two-tiered islands waste a lot of that extra prep space and are only beneficial if people are sitting around the island. When in doubt, keep things simple and your kitchen will stay in style for longer.
Following the theme of simple lines and a clean look, it’s no surprise integrated appliances make our list of lasting kitchen trends. Integrated appliances have a cabinet front and blend in seamlessly with your cabinetry. You won’t have to worry about keeping up with the latest trends in appliance colors. Remember when bisque appliances were all the rage? Yikes.
If you don’t opt for integrated appliances, stainless steel is a safe choice. As finishes such as black stainless and bronze come and go, you can be confident that stainless steel appliances will continue to look great.
At Factory Builder Stores, we help our customers get a look they’ll love and continue to love. Start building your space with lasting kitchen trends by scheduling an appointment with a Cabinet Specialist!
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