Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends This Year
Did you know that a major kitchen remodeling job can recoup nearly 65% of the job cost, and a minor kitchen remodel can recoup approximately 83%?
Whether you’re looking to sell your property or simply update your space, focusing on the kitchen means focusing on the heart of the home. Let’s get into the top kitchen design trends of the year.
1. Quartz Countertops
Granite dominated the 1990s and early 2000s, but it has since declined in popularity. In fact, granite countertops can look outdated and dull, and their porosity can make it challenging to keep clean.
Instead, quartz has become a household favorite, and for a good reason. Quartz provides a classy, timeless look, and it’s also easy to clean and maintain.
2. Matte Finishes
At one point, nearly everyone in America wanted the dreamy, cream-colored or white kitchen. Most people opted for light woods, beiges, and whites for their cabinets and countertops.
Times have changed, and people are now swapping lighter hues for darker colors. This trend has led to a dynamic surge in matte colors.
Matte provides a sleek, trendy, and classy feel to any kitchen regardless of its size. Many homeowners are opting for dark matte colors (black and gray) contrasted with dynamic backsplashes and appliances.
3. Mixed Metals
A few years ago, people valued matched appliances and colors. If you had a stainless steel fridge, it meant that you needed stainless steel throughout the kitchen.
Today, this isn’t so much the case. In fact, many people are opting for a mix of silvers, golds, coppers, and brasses in their kitchen. This mixed metal look provides both a classy and ‘modern’ feel.
Unsure about how to make the best choice without clashing? Consult with your contractor. The professionals can guide you on your ideas- and they can provide you with samples of previous work to help you make the best decision.
4. Bench Seating
Many people are moving away from the conventional dining table look in favor of something more practical and modern.
The bench seating can offer more space and storage (both for your guests and for maximizing the size of your kitchen).
It can also transform your space into more of a casual lounge for get-togethers, potluck dinners, and even game nights- as opposed to a formal dining experience.
5. Open Shelving
While closed cabinets make it easy to conceal clutter, they can also create a boxy and uninviting look.
Open shelves enable you to highlight your beautiful kitchenware and use your everyday materials to create a timeless statement. They also force you to stay organized and be mindful of your cleaning!
Finally, there’s an incredible practical aspect of this design. The ability to see through your cabinets transparently makes it simple to find whatever appliance, dish, or utensil you need.
Final Thoughts On The Best Kitchen Designs Of The Year
The best kitchen designs are the ones that bring you happiness and joy. What does your kitchen need some TLC? What improvements do you want to make?
Whether you need to sell your home or you want to create the kitchen of your dreams, we can help you accomplish your remodeling goals.