Top Trends for Kitchens to Consider in 2015
Your kitchen is one of the most trafficked rooms in your home. You will prepare meals there every day. You will entertain there. You will spend a lot of time with your family and your friends there. It is important that your kitchen not only provides the functionality that you need but also makes you and your guests feel at ease.
If your kitchen was not ideal when you moved in, or if your needs have changed over the years, you can easily get what you need from a remodel. Exploring current design trends can help you get some ideas about what you might like or to provide inspiration that can help you fill in a missing piece for what you already had in mind.
Here are a few top design trends for kitchens to consider for your remodel this year or next:
You don’t have to completely remodel your kitchen to get a whole new look. You can repaint the walls or repaint your cabinets, and you’ll feel like you have a new kitchen. White has been the color of choice for a few years now, but grey is edging it out. Plus, it can hide stains better.
Choose a light grey for a more neutral look or a dark grey to make a statement.
Stainless steel has long been the most popular choice for kitchen sinks because it matches any decor and it is easy to clean. However, you can have a little more fun with your sink and make it a player in your design scheme by choosing a color for it. Hues like green and blue will stand out, and they can provide a nice accent against a white or neutral palette.
Make sure you choose a sturdy material for your sink so that you don’t have to sacrifice quality in favor of the fresh new look.
Rustic charm is in fashion now. Farmhouse style, or apron, sinks are very trendy right now. These are stainless steel sinks that are set in to the counter top. The edge of the sink basin is revealed at the side of the counter. You can purchase these in a variety of colors, and the cast iron construction ensures that the sink can take a beating without suffering in appearance or performance.
Even updating your fixtures can make a dramatic difference to the look of your kitchen. Don’t settle for simple knobs and pulls. Consider oversized handles, artistic or glass knobs, and ornate designs. Pair new hardware with a fresh coat of paint on your cabinets and drawers, and you’ll have a whole new kitchen.
In many homes, the kitchen is a completely separate entity from the rest of the house. The design is unique to the room. However, not all kitchens are tucked away behind closed doors. If you have an open floor plan, you might want to consider creating a continuous design in which the look of the kitchen matches the look of the rest of your home. The walls are painted the same, and the cabinets and fixtures are in the same finish as the trim in the rest of the home.
Casual Eating Spaces
The kitchen is often the heart of the home, and many families spend more time there than anywhere else. Create gathering areas for your family outside of a formal dining event. A breakfast nook or kitchen bar are perfect choices. Your family can gather for snacks, casual meals or just time together. You can meet there to talk after school, to review the day at work, or just to enjoy a few minutes while you grab a snack or have a drink.
With an island, you can combine the benefits of a casual eating space with additional area for food preparation and storage.
Every year, new design trends are introduced for kitchens that can help you learn new ways to improve the look of your kitchen, as well as to improve its functionality. This year’s trends can help you plan your remodel just before the holidays or for the new year.
Whatever you decide for your remodel, you will greatly increase the value of your home, and you will enhance your family’s enjoyment of the space. You’ll also make it a lot easier to prepare meals and to entertain guests. Search through these ideas and start planning the kitchen of your dreams for next year.