Most families agree that the kitchen is one of the most important focal points within the home. It’s a space to gather during mealtimes, holidays and it’s often a favorite place for the kids to do their homework.
Kitchens have become so important that a growing number of interior designers have started to specialize in making this space great.
Regardless as to whether you’re considering a kitchen extension, a large remodel or you’re simply wanting to spruce up what you already have, below you’ll find some of the hottest design trends for 2018.
Although some homeowners still prefer to paint their walls with light, neutral colors, the trend in kitchen is moving toward bright, bold palates. Blue is an increasingly popular choice for kitchen islands; kitchens that incorporate different shades for wall tiles, cabinets and countertops have become increasingly popular.
White- shaken but not stirred
All white kitchens were once the rage, but homeowners have been learning that they can be difficult to keep clean. Depending on the overall design of the room, the all-white palate can also feel less inviting than kitchens that incorporate a splash of color. If bold, loud colors aren’t your style, there’s no need to fret. You can still have an up-to-date, trendy white kitchen—with a twist. Patterned countertops, light-shaded cabinets and tile backsplashes can help give your kitchen a warmer feel.
Say good-bye to boring, dull appliances
Sure, stainless steel appliances have been the popular choice in recent years, but the top manufacturers are also starting to incorporate brightly colored blenders, toasters and mixers into their catalogs. It’s also worth noting that European-style, vintage-inspired ranges are the new talk of the town.
Accents and finishes galore
In years past, finishes and accents (ie: cabinet handles, faucets, etc.) were either stainless steel or white, yet the number of choices that are available today are seemingly endless. Copper, brass and rose gold accents are all in high demand.
Designing your dream kitchen
When it comes to remodeling (or re-designing) your kitchen, if you can dream it you can likely achieve it. If this is something you’re interested in doing in the near future, you’ll want to start out by determining your budget, as this will help you determine which of the things on your kitchen wish-list are feasible. Once you have your budget, you’ll be better able to plan, purchase and design a space that will work best for you and your family.