When you’re considering a home remodel, where do you even start? Think about where you spend the most time in your home (while you’re awake). Think about where everyone gravitates to when they come over and where you entertain. Most people think of their kitchen, so when planning out your next home remodel project, get the most bang for your buck and refresh the heart of your home. Not only do they give guests a great space to feel at home in, they also are a great return on your investment and significantly increase your home’s resale value.
Kitchen remodels can be stressful, time-consuming, and overwhelming to plan. We’re here to make your life a little easier, so here are some of the hottest, yet classic, trends in kitchen remodeling projects.
While granite or marble might seem like more high end and trendy materials to add to your kitchen, quartz is actually a lot more functional and long-lasting. These countertops made out of crushed quartz stone and mixed with resin match the look and feel of granite or marble but beat out the competition when it comes to toughness. Along with its durability, it’s not porous so you don’t have to seal it to prevent stains or damage; can you say kid friendly?
Need a place to hold all of your china or vintage tupperware that your current cupboards just can’t handle? Kitchens trends today focus around making your cupboard and storage spaces work for you.
If you’ve ever gone to someone’s house for a party, seen something truly eye-catching, and haven’t been able to forget it, then incorporate this trend into your kitchen remodel. Features like sunken wine or drink coolers, separate fridges for entertaining, or additional bar space can add something extra to every gathering, even if it’s just a Wednesday at home.
Just because you want a farmhouse sink doesn’t mean you can’t also have sleek, modern cabinets. Mixing decor from different style genres is a good way to customize your new kitchen while creating a timeless and functional design.
You might think you only need counter space to work in your kitchen, but think again. Functional workspaces are all about thinking outside the box and are the hottest new trend in custom kitchen designs. These additions save space and are focused around making your life easier. Things like pull out storage, microwave drawers, and hidden cutting boards over your trash can make cooking prep and clean up easier than ever.
Whether you have a big family or just love having friends over for parties, everyone tends to gravitate towards to kitchen. It can be hard to find a kitchen table to accommodate everyone all at once and it tends to be located away from the action of cooking and making drinks. Forget finding the perfect kitchen table and go with a larger than normal island. Combine work spaces, cooking surfaces, and several bar height chairs to create a warm, functional heart of your new kitchen.
Whether you’re doing a statement island, backsplash, lighting or sink, finding one core focal point for the kitchen is a great way to center the rest of your flow and decor.
Feeling trendy but afraid of making the commitment? If you’re worried about adding too many on-trend features to your kitchen for fear of kicking yourself in five years, try minimizing the flash and flair while still bringing freshness into your new decor. Accent knobs, bright bar stools, or unique light fixtures are all easily interchangeable but can still make a statement.