What’s Hot in Kitchen Trends?

There’s something about the kitchen that just warms the heart. The smell of fresh baked cookies, warm winter stew simmering on the stove… countless hours of homework being done at the kitchen table and remnants of glue from leftover projects, family meetings and friends that have gathered… oh if the walls could talk.  It’s the heart of the home and that special place where memories are made. So, if you’re thinking of designing a new kitchen or just updating your space, check out these hot trends that will make your “heart” smile!

1. Pops of Color

Everything from pink stoves to blue kitchen islands, we’ll see pops of color mixed throughout the entire kitchen. So, if you’re flavor is still white cabinetry, mix it up a bit with a colorful island, backsplash or accent pieces. You can add a little color without  committing to the entire kitchen and it will give your space an updated look.

2. Flat-Panel Door Styles

Straight lines and simple designs have led the marketplace over the past few years with the ever-so-popular Shaker-style. This year, however, you’ll see even more simplicity with a flat-panel doors. Shaker-style will still remain a favorite, but these new flat-panel doors will offer new sleeker finishes and textures.

3. Geometric Patterned Backsplashes

While subway tiles are not on the back burner yet, geometric shaped tiles are heating up this year. You’ll see these geometric designs not only in the shapes of the tiles but the patterns of the designs as well. Styles like chevron, herringbone, and hexagons add interest and dimension against the straight lines of cabinetry. Subway tiles will be larger and wider this year.

4. Cabinets with Color

Some of the new colors designers are cooking up this year are navy, green, black, and dark charcoal. With jewel tones coming back in the picture, you’ll see these popping up in the kitchen too. Of course, white will still be a popular favorite for now, but you can spice it up with a pop of color just about anywhere.

5. Low-maintenance Spaces

From floors to countertops, it’s all about consumer-friendly products that are easy to clean and simple to maintain. Look for LVP, Luxury Vinyl Planks, to continue growing in popularity this year. This type of flooring it easy to clean, is extremely durable, and looks and feels a lot like actual wood or tile. You’ll also see larger tiles on the floors and walls with minimal grout lines, making it easier to keep clean. Speaking of easy to clean, the low maintenance of quartz countertops will dominate this year and not just on the countertops, but cascading down the sides as well.

6. Mixed-up Finishes

Design trends for this year are really mixing things up. Instead of clean lines and soft finishes, bold and confident colors are dishing out. When they are blended correctly, mixing different metal finishes like drawer pulls, faucets and pendant lights can give your space personality and pizazz.

While these are just some of the trends, these happen to be a few of our favorites. Design trends are constantly changing… out with the old and in with the new. The past few years have been all about soft, clean lines and simple designs. This year, it’s a beautiful mix of soft and bold!

Kitchen Makeovers with Style!

Is a kitchen makeover in your future? If so, then we’ve got some great options and trends that will help you narrow down the choices whether you’re making just a few changes or remodeling your entire space. The best thing about making over your kitchen is that you can do a lot to just a little and it can transform the whole look of your kitchen. Since the kitchen is the heart of your home, it should reflect you and your family’s personal taste and lifestyle.

 

CABINET DESIGNS

From door styles and functionality to colors and designs, trending patterns in cabinetry are taking on a straight lined and simple look. Soft grays and clean whites are gracing the doors, floors and walls. Since trending designs are always changing, it’s important to know your style and remember that a kitchen makeover is something you’ll live with for many years.

What’s your style?

  • Transitional – Where contemporary mixes with traditional, you’ll find the perfect blend of style for your kitchen. Shaker doors in stains or painted colors with or without glazes are popular transitional styles. Hardware designs incorporate simple straight lines and curves with brushed nickel and pewter finishes.
  • Contemporary – If you’re looking for straight lines, less molding and glossier finishes, contemporary is your style. Polished doors in stains or painted colors with or without glazes are popular transitional finishes.
  • Traditional – As trends shift and change, a traditional style kitchen will always be a classic. There are so many options today to choose from – colors, designs, moldings and inlays… not to mention all of the options with hardware. Antique bronze, brushed nickel or pewter finishes go great with just about any traditional door style.

Functionality meets design.

  • In today’s kitchen, there is no compromising design or function. No matter what your style, there are a wide variety of space saving options – pull outs, cutlery trays, dividers, and trash pull outs.

COUNTERTOPS

When choosing a countertop, consider style, durability and price. While quartz has grown in popularity, granite still remains a top contender. There are advantages and disadvantages of both so it’s best to weigh your options.

Quartz has a cleaner and more simplified look. It is non-porous, heat resistant and does not need to be sealed, meaning less maintenance. However, quartz is typically more expensive than granite.

Granite, being natural stone, can add warmth and dimension to your kitchen. It is also heat resistant, but recommended to be resealed once a year. When searching for the granite of your choice, be sure to look at the entire slab because the colors can often vary from the sample you’re checking out.

Another great option growing in popularity is butcher block and the fashionable place to use it is on your kitchen island. Mixing different elements of countertop materials combines the warmth of wood with the cool surfaces of stone for the best of both worlds.

BACKSPLASHES

Just like cabinet designs, there are many trending patterns to choose from so knowing your style will make your decision a whole lot simpler. If you’re considering the softer grays, then a clean white subway tile is always a good compliment. If you want to spice it up a bit, change it up by adding a patterned tile accent area or using a contrasting grout color.

If warmer tones and natural stones are more your style, then considering a natural stone or complementary tile is your best option.

FLOORING

Flooring trends fall right in line with cabinet trends ushering in the grays and neutrals. While hardwood still seems to be an all-time favorite, we’re seeing more and more ceramic wood-look tile in barn wood and rustic patterns. Mixing rustic designs with modern elements creates a comfortable and more relaxed feeling environment. Tile is also more durable and easy to clean. Another upcoming fashion hitting the floor is Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) giving consumers a durable, low maintenance, water-proof and warmer floor to live on.

With so many options available, you’re bound to find the look you want with the budget you have in mind. Take the time to search the internet for designs and styles that fir your lifestyle and taste. If you’re interested or have any questions about the information in this article, give us a call at 256.536.8086.