With the new year beginning, remodeling projects are already being planned. One space that must stay updated is the kitchen. Kitchens are the focal point and most used rooms in most homes. They provide a space for gathering and entertaining with family and friends.
Deciding how to give your kitchen a fresh look can be overwhelming. There are so many design options, materials, and appliances to choose from. Before you start selecting colors, understand your needs in the kitchen. Whatever you need, knowing the newest trends in kitchen remodeling can guide you in creating the kitchen of your dreams.
The Most Popular Kitchen Trends
If you’re looking to redesign your kitchen and become a trendsetter, you can gain some inspiration with these remodeling trends for the new year.
1. Dark Cabinet Colors
White cabinets are still a classic choice, but new colors are here. A rise in dark-colored cabinetry over the past few years has made it a growing trend for this year. Dark blue, black, and olive green have been the most popular dark colors for kitchen cabinets. These colors can act as an accent color on an island or all the cabinetry. They also provide a dramatic feel to a kitchen. Dark blue cabinetry pairs well with gold hardware.
The darker colors have become so popular that some cabinet manufacturers are now including black and dark blue in their standard offerings. Others consider these dark hues custom colors.
The farmhouse kitchen design has grown in popularity due to one of its features, open-shelving. Homeowners are doing away with upper cabinets and opting for ways to display their mugs and spices. Most of us can’t reach the top shelves anyway.
Open-shelving makes a kitchen appear larger. It also allows for more productive use of countertops.
3. Effective Storage Solutions
There is usually wasted space in a kitchen. Functionality is a top priority in kitchen remodeling designs. One way to make a kitchen functional is to have proper and adequate storage. This makes cooking and daily living easier by organizing your kitchen better. Effective storage solutions include:
- Appliance garages for small appliances
- Drawer dividers for cutlery and utensils
- Pull-outs for spices and tray dividers
- Caddies for pots and pans
- Wastebasket cabinets
Deep drawers are another effective storage solution that homeowners are demanding. Larger and deeper drawers makes kitchen tableware and even pantry items more accessible.
4. Quartz Countertops
One of the most beautiful materials you can implement into a kitchen’s design and decor is quartz. It is very durable and easy to maintain. It comes in a wide range of colors and stone patterns. Homeowners are installing more neutral colors like grey, taupe or white finishes that offer a cleaner design.
5. Smart Kitchens
Technology is everywhere in homes these days. It can be integrated into appliances that can be added to a smart kitchen remodel .Sensors and smart devices can be added to older kitchens such as motion sensors on faucets that can sense the presence of hands underneath.
The smart kitchen extends to automated lighting as well. A bright kitchen is ideal, so having enough lighting is essential. With smart lighting, you can automate it based on time or color.
6. Multipurpose Kitchen Islands
Kitchen islands are an important element in remodeling designs. They provide extra countertop and work space as well as a place to gather. Some kitchen designs incorporate two islands: one containing a sink for food preparation and storage, while the other island is used for extra seating and entertaining.
You can design islands with under-counter appliances and extend into living spaces with open plan concepts. It allows the kitchen to be multi-functional without all of the clutter.
7. Minimalism and Simple Kitchen Designs
If you feel overwhelmed by all the “stuff” in your home, a clean and simple design may be what you’re looking for. Sleek and simple with no excess is the essence of a minimalist kitchen. This design incorporates slab style doors and drawers with no hardware.
A streamlined look does not have to be boring. Adding a pop of color can brighten up a minimalist kitchen. The use of different textures such as wood or natural stone can make it more appealing.
What’s Your Vision for Your Kitchen?
At Finnteriors, we turn dreams into reality. Our experienced contractors can handle any design style to make your home more appealing, aesthetic and valuable. Kitchens, bathrooms, room additions, or basement remodeling are all spaces we can transform in your home. Contact us for a free estimate.