Kitchen Remodeling Trends and Tips You Need to Know
Jul 1, 2019
Remodeling your kitchen is a significant investment and commitment. To help make sure you get the most out of your space, below are simple expert remodel tips you can use to boost function and style regardless of size - for a kitchen your family will love to use!
- Muted and soft color palettes. Kitchen colors are changing though white motifs are still popular, everything from cabinets to backsplashes will feature less saturated hues. Neutral pastels (pale blue, pale green gray and tinted white, Charcoal, grays and neutral pastels like pale blue, pale green gray and tinted whites are new alternative to standard white. Cabinets and flooring lighten up too, with lighter wood tones including walnut, whitewashed woods and white oak in rift grain.
- Smart spaces. Smart home design does not bypass the kitchen. Designers are predicting designated spots for smart devices like hidden charging stations to store devices like phones and tablets. They also foresee kitchens packed with state-of-the-art appliances - from steam ovens to built-in coffee machines to wine coolers.
- Bright Lighting. No matter your style, bright lighting will keep your kitchen from feeling cramped and closed in. In addition to standard overhead lighting options, you can highlight dark cabinets or an interesting backsplash with under-cabinet puck lighting. Or install rope lights along toe kicks for a warm glow throughout the room.
- Light-colored walls. Paint your kitchen in a light shade to make the room feel spacious. Houzz recommends extending the same color to cabinetry for an even more open feel. Add visual interest by painting or wallpapering a small accent wall in a vibrant color or pattern.
- Stacked Storage. Take advantage of the vertical space in your kitchen with custom-made, stacked cabinets. Replace the doors with clear or mirrored glass to counter bulk with the illusion of more space, suggests House Beautiful. Or, skip cabinets altogether in favor of open, floating shelves.
- Open Space. If your space is too small to achieve the look or functionality you want, open it up! Remove the wall leading into a living or dining room for added space, or remove multiple walls to create a completely open floor plan in your home.
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