Remodeling your home can be a big investment. If you are planning to remodel the hub of your home, the kitchen, getting the design right is important. Every few years, we notice there is a shift with kitchen renovation design trends.
Depending on your personal preferences, the way you live, cook and entertain in your space, current design trends may or may not work for you. But, if you take care to balance aesthetic appeal and function, you’ll be happier with the end result over the life of your new kitchen.
Here are some kitchen remodeling design trends that are gaining popularity:
Open Kitchen and Living Room Space
This trend has been around for some time and doesn’t seem to be fading away. The transition from kitchen to living room has become more fluid, with living/family rooms more open. Open layouts are great for families and entertaining. Opening the kitchen with adjacent living space unifies not only your home’s design but the lives of the people living there.
No Upper Cabinetry
A somewhat surprising trend many homeowners are requesting is not installing upper cabinets. In addition, requesting backsplashes that seamlessly stretch from the counter to the ceiling for a clean and cohesive look. This dramatic statement provides an open, airy feel and the illusion of additional counter surface area. This design allows for the ability to have more windows. To make up for lost storage space consider another wall with floor to ceiling cabinetry.
Less is more; therefore the lack of upper cabinets gives an opportunity to create focal points with floating shelves to display dishware or other attractive display items. Keep in mind this type of storage may be suitable for a more organized person.
Unique singular lighting fixtures and pendant lighting make a statement and are being embraced by those looking to add a unique touch to their kitchen design.
Popularity is trending toward matte black appliances, and gold, bronze, pewter, brass or a mix of metals for faucet fixtures, cabinet handles, and lighting.
As trends change in the world of remodeling, some may be more beneficial to you than others. Deciding on the right layout and design elements for your kitchen will obviously depend on your lifestyle and your future plans for your home.
Article was written by Vanessa Vacek published in the Sunday, January 13th edition of the Houston Chronicle