Trends in Kitchen Remodeling That Are Here to Stay
Just like avocado colored appliances the popularity of stainless steel will fade. It’s true, most kitchen and bathroom remodeling trends eventually fade out of existence as quickly as they found their way in. There are however a few trends that will withstand the test of time in your kitchen and bath.
When it comes to cleanliness in the kitchen we are not talking about germs but instead the design of the space. Kitchen design trends that stand the test of time work with clean lines. Open shelving, cabinetry with glass doors or flat fronts, and overall simplicity is what keeps a kitchen from looking cluttered. Kitchen designs should offer enough storage for unsightly, infrequently used appliances. Counters should be clear of as much “stuff” as possible to promote this trend.
Neutral kitchen spaces are something that never gets old. What gets old is brightly painted cabinetry and colored appliances. To create a kitchen that doesn’t show its age it is important to keep the colors simple. White and black appliances are always in style and are easy to enhance as trends cycle in and out.
If you have ever had white cabinets or any light-colored cabinetry you will understand that it is difficult to keep them clean. Unless you have hours on end to spend cleaning your kitchen it is best to stick with the ever-stylish look of dark cabinetry. The use of exotic dark woods is another option that we find never seem to become outdated.
Appliances That Blend
It is important, especially in open kitchens that the appliances used blend into the entire space. A home that flows from room to room never ages. The more “hidden” appliances are, the more likely they will blend right in as another piece of furniture within the space. No longer are large scaled ranges and huge steel refrigerators necessary. Instead opt for long lasting pieces that conceal themselves within the design.
Once upon a time there was this fascination with moving from one home to another. People didn’t want to live in the same home for more than five to seven years. Today however, homeowners are looking into ways to keep their homes ageless. They want to live in the same space forever, more commonly known as ageless design, universal design, or age in place renovations. This means making sure your kitchen design is universal. Layered lighting, counters of multiple heights, drawers that pull out, and kitchen cabinets hardware that is easily opened are all design options that will withstand the test of time.
JFC Remodeling is a full-service licensed contractor out of Howell, Michigan. Specializing in kitchen and bathroom renovations, flooring upgrades, and home remodeling services. More information can be found online at https://jfcremodeling.com/.