A Number of Trends in Kitchen Design
This month, I’d like to share some trends in kitchen updates. We do a lot of kitchen remodeling at Precision Contracting and our customers often ask our opinions about the trends we are seeing in kitchen design. When thinking about kitchen updates it's good to know that there are certain trends that never seem to grow old. Here are a few:
- Open Layouts
Open layouts are here to stay. A desire for informal dining and comfortable cooking drives this design trend, supporting a casual yet connected lifestyle. Open kitchens encourage interaction and entertainment with their breezy blend of living spaces.
- Quartz Countertops
Skip the sealing and scrubbing. Quartz-surfacing countertops require less upkeep than their granite counterparts and offer timeless appeal. Plus, the shimmering surface is less dominant than other materials, so you're unlikely to grow tired of it.
- LED Lighting
Thanks to ever-changing technology, LED lighting has lost its chilly, unfriendly look and continues to be applied in innovative ways. Use LEDs to illuminate a toe-kick, perk up an island, or brighten the work space beneath cabinetry. The new-age lights are more efficient and longer-lasting than halogen and fluorescent bulbs.
- Single Level Islands
When keeping an open layout, single-level islands allow light to seamlessly stream through a space. Not only do counter-height islands increase the intimacy of a kitchen, they also expand valuable prep space.
- Classic White
White kitchens will never go out of style. You're more likely to grow tired of bold hues on major surfaces, so stick with accessories you can swap out to get that kiss of color. Consider your kitchen's stone floor, backsplash, and trim to find the perfect shade of white for the space.
- Fewer Upper Cabinets
Less is more, as made apparent by this minimalist trend. Upper cabinetry continues to come down as homeowners opt for the open, airy look of additional windows or choose to display dishware and artwork on open shelves.
- Polished Silver Finishes
Kitchen finishes come and go, but polished silver is forever. Incorporate polished chrome or nickel into hardware, faucets, shelf brackets, and more for an upscale accent that endures.
- Big, Practical Sinks
When it comes to sink trends, the emphasis is on function. Generous, high-performance models with a single bowl contain splashes while simultaneously accommodating large pots and pans or other items that require handwashing.
These are just a few of trends we're seeing. A good resource for other trends and ideas is Better Homes and Gardens. Check it out. I encourage you to contact me with any questions or interesting ideas you have about kitchen design.