Whether designing a new build or renovating an existing space, homeowners want their kitchens to exude functionality, comfort, and pizzazz. This space is more than just a room with a refrigerator and stove. It has become a gathering place and hub for family engagement and entertainment.
Look at some of the continuing and emerging trends in kitchen design. These might spark some creative ideas for your own area.
White and bright looks nice.
Owners today are exchanging upper cabinetry for open shelving or windows. The open-air, natural light creates a less confining feel. White continues to reign as the color for cabinets, but people now add a pop of color or natural wood tones to give the room warmth.
Minimal elements simplify.
Natural stone choices such as granite provide a simple design feature that contrasts with solid colored cabinets and simple backsplashes. Granite, an extremely durable material with easy maintenance, continues to top the list for counters and islands
What may have once been considered a flat panel cabinet is now being termed a recessed panel. Flat-panel cabinets, or slab doors, however, are available for an extremely sleek and clean, minimalist design. Their seamless continuity maintains a simple wall design with a touch of modern flair while serving as a clean backdrop for whatever hardware you choose.
Touches of class and technology dazzle.
Add a bit of kitchen glam with your hardware. Drawer pulls of mixed metals, vent hoods with metal trim, and lighting with shiny features spark some eye-catching designs.
TVs, charging stations, voice assistants, and smartphone apps connect owners with automated appliances, temperature control, and step-by-step cooking instructions.
Kitchen renovations remain one of the most popular projects for homeowners. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey reports people spend nearly 220 hours a year cooking. Make the most of your time in the kitchen. Design your space with comfort and functionality in mind but do not be afraid to include some charm and glamour in the room. You will enjoy the hours of food prep and cooking for meals to come.
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