Hello World! Welcome Friends! Remodeling is not all sunshine and rainbows; it’s a ton of work. From sifting through hundreds of paint swatches to finding the right flooring, cabinets, and countertops to match, planning out your perfect kitchen is challenging. Additionally, homeowners worry about how the kitchen will hold up long-term, both in the quality and the design. No one wants their brand new kitchen to look dated, so starting with what’s on-trend now is definitely the way to go.
Here are some of this fall’s biggest kitchen design trends:
Let’s start with the base of any design project: a color palette. Soft, muted colors (greys, whites, blacks, browns, neutrals, pastels, etc.) are the way to go; they’re easy to match, so they’ll be less likely to clash with your existing décor and any future changes you may make. These tones also make a space look more expensive and modern. White cabinetry is a timeless staple of the modern kitchen. It’s also great with any floors or countertops and brightens up any space. You can have fun with your backsplash, coordinating with the countertop, flooring, light fixtures, or cabinetry; continue with neutrals or incorporate metallic elements to highlight your lighting and stainless steel appliances.
2016 is all about convenience, versatility, and innovation. Start with incorporating smart spaces into your kitchen design. Space-saving drawers can make any small kitchen feel larger and allow you to reach the back of your pantry, and subsequently make the most of your grocery budget. Incognito storage is all the rage this fall. You can incorporate gadget charging stations throughout your kitchen or have a gadget drawer complete with built-in phone chargers, stands for tablets (perfect for easy recipe reading so you can finally use those e-cookbooks you purchased), and always know where that pesky TV remote is.
The kitchen has evolved to become a multi-purpose space, a place for preparing meals and enjoying them. The popularity of open floorplans has allowed the dining area to become a focal point of the home, so turning it into social space, complete with sofa and other comfortable furniture will get your guests talking.
If you want your home to be on the cutting edge, lighting is certainly an area to focus on. To brighten up your space even more or to greet yourself, your family, and your guests with a bright surprise, well-lit cabinetry is the place to start. While those white cabinets will light up the room, actual lights will brighten it even more. Kitchen lighting, of any variety, can make a statement. Statement pendants, specifically, are a timeless lighting element your guests will be obsessed with.
With global warming in full effect, green spaces are more important than ever. Between reducing your carbon footprint with high-tech, low-energy appliances and using recycled or reclaimed materials to breathe some life into your kitchen, environmental friendliness is one of 2016’s top trends, and not just in home design. When planning out your kitchen, however, start with green building materials, like reclaimed wood, for your center island or barstools. Beautiful, natural elements, like wood, will be showcased by the purity and simplicity of your other surfaces. Aside from Mother Nature’s building materials, you can spruce up your kitchen with antimicrobial countertops made of materials like Corian, laminate, and quartz. With sales increasing nearly 60 percent since 2004, quartz countertops are the new standard. They’re virtually indestructible, low maintenance, and come in a variety of colors. Plus, because of their nonporous surface, they are one of the cleanest and sanitary countertops you can buy. Also, consider including low-flow and touch-free faucets. These will reduce water usage (which is perfect if your kiddo constantly forgets to turn off the faucet after washing their hands) and are more sanitary because you won’t be touching a dirty handle with clean hands after use.
Regardless of how high-tech or low-budget your kitchen design is, the above elements will surely keep your kitchen on point with today’s trends.
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