Between grabbing your morning coffee, preparing family dinner and hosting holiday parties, you spend loads of time in your kitchen. So, it makes sense that you want to look updated and fresh. Are you dreaming of a kitchen renovation but are not sure where to start? There are some exciting trends right now that might give your planning a jumpstart. Which of these trends are you craving for your kitchen remodel?
The most crucial trend in home décor right now is light, bright and airy rooms. The best way to get this look in your kitchen is to go for a cohesive design in which the majority of the elements are white. Combine countertops in Carrera marble, white granite or pale quartz with white custom cabinets and a subway tile backsplash.
Add a neutral wood floor, and you have a look that makes even a small kitchen look larger. Plus, an all-white kitchen is an excellent starting point for adding splashes of colour through accessories, which you can swap out seasonally. Best of all, an all-white kitchen is a classic look that will stand the test of time. Embracing this trend means your kitchen renovation will look as fresh ten years from now as it does today.
If an all-white kitchen doesn’t sound like your style, you will love this next trend. Making an eye-catching backslash part of your kitchen remodel is excellent to personalize your space with pops of colour and pattern. With endless backsplash options available, there is something for every style and taste. For a look that is equal parts trendy and timeless, opt for subway tile in a fun colour. Or, give the look a twist by creating a herringbone pattern from a few shades. For a real statement-maker, Moroccan tiles featuring intricate designs and shaped tiles are artistic touches that cannot be overlooked. The other big trend in backsplashes Is to carry to tile to the ceiling, rather than stopping short.
If you have an open-plan home with ample space in the kitchen, an oversized island is a must-have for your kitchen renovation. A large island is a statement-making centrepiece that makes the most of the room. A large island instantly upgrades your storage, work and seating space. With a large, stylish island, the whole family can gather in the kitchen, and you will have ample space for baking and large cooking projects. Plus, oversized islands make entertaining easy since you will have ample space for setting up a bar or buffet. To turn your island into a multi-purpose zone, include storage cabinets on one side and seating with bar stools on the other. Also, consider installing a small bar or vegetable sink on one end.
When you invest in custom cabinetry, it’s a shame to break up the look with appliances. If you don’t want smudgy stainless or mismatched appliances breaking up your remodelled kitchen look, look into adding custom facade fronts over your refrigerator and dishwasher. Even a bulky range hood can be disguised with custom cabinetry.
Are you torn on cabinet colours? There’s no need to choose one shade with this trend. To make this look work with your remodelled kitchen, keep the room unified by selecting one cabinet style. Then, choose two finishes to make things a bit more interesting. Keep the top cabinets white; choose a darker shade, or a wood finish, for the bottom cabinets. Or, go with a light neutral, such as grey, for the perimeter and a dark or brightly-coloured island.
Turn lighting into a style statement by ditching ceiling-hugging fixtures and embracing pendant lights. Pendants, installed over an island or seating area, bring attention and task lighting to that space. Keep the light and airy vibe going. Look for pendants in geometric metals or oversized glass styles with exposed bulbs, which don’t take up too much visual space.
Have you have amassed a small collection of beautiful bowls and pretty plates? When serving ware is both practical and lovely to look at, there is no need to hide it inside cabinets. Open shelving turns your everyday dishes into art while making it easy to find what you need. Open shelving can also add to a light, airy vibe, as long as things remain uncluttered. But, since no one needs to look at all your plastic water bottles and storage containers, you will need a mix of cabinetry styles to make this trend work. Substitute floating shelves in place of upper cabinets and keep all the lower cabinets closed.
Get the right contractor for your kitchen renovation
You are wondering which of these hot trends are right for your kitchen. Whether you want an all-white kitchen or love bold backsplashes, designing your dream kitchen doesn’t need to be confusing. At Kon-strux, we can help you sort through your ideas and provide some options you didn’t realize were possible. Give us a call today!