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Ten Kitchen Remodeling Design Trends

With people staying at home more, remodeling activity is high. People are transforming their home into a beautiful sanctuary. Though it may seem early to think about it, if you want a new kitchen by the Holidays, now is the time to get started on your kitchen remodeling project. It is good to consider what are the popular trends to keep your kitchen looking current and fresh for many years to come.

  • Not so fully open floor plan The mantra used to be, tear down the walls, but now people are rethinking having an open concept everything. There are times when one wants to relax, or even entertain and not see the kitchen. That can be done with a strategic partial wall in the kitchen design.
  • Connection to the outdoors People want more natural light to flood the home to make it cheery and inviting. A home can seem larger when connected to an outdoor living space. If you love to cook, have an outdoor kitchen. If you love to entertain, have an outdoor dining and/or living space. Folding glass walls are popular to bring the outside in.
  • Single level multi-purpose island An island is desired for more prep space, storage, a second sink, a breakfast bar, and it can add a dramatic color contrast.
  • Open shelving Open shelves create depth and makes a kitchen seem larger and more open, replacing a solid wall of upper cabinets.
  • Backsplash to the ceiling. People are getting away from subway tile. Some people are wanting to continue their countertop slab up the wall. Others want larger tile in a chevron pattern. Also popular are 3-dimensional tile, or bold colored tile.
  • Cutting the Clutter A well designed kitchen will plan a place for appliances to be tucked away (blender, mixer, etc.). Pantries are a must for efficient organization. Having a refrigerator sized to meet the needs of the household with inset cabinet panels helps it to blend in with the cabinetry for a clean look.
  • Not an all white kitchen White is classic and good for a smaller space, but contrasting colors in lower cabinets or island is popular. Dark wood stains are making a comeback.
  • Easy to maintain countertops Marble is porous and easily damaged. Quartz (engineered stone) with veining is the popular choice. Soapstone are also durable.
  • Body friendly flooring Tile and concrete are hard on the joints. There are other choices that are waterproof.  Engineered wood flooring have waterproof ratings (e.g. no damage for 20-34 hours of a liquid spill), and luxury vinyl planks look like wood and are waterproof.
  • Combination of styles Popular is the use of traditional style with clean modern lines.

Work with your designer to bring your personality to your kitchen. Select the colors and textures that will create your dream kitchen.

 

Happy Home Remodeling!

 

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