For many families, a kitchen remodel can do a great deal toward the pleasure and efficiency found in the kitchen. Many kitchens are outdated, particularly in older homes, and a remodel can do wonders to bring the kitchen up to date. Below are some of the biggest trends in kitchen remodeling today.
Replace The Floors with Wood
Gone are the days where tile was the only option for the kitchen. Hardwood kitchen flooring has become one of the hottest trends out there. Although some balk at the suggestion because of the level of care that traditional hardwood flooring requires, there are actually many new options available to homeowners that make hardwood a viable option.
For example, engineered wood flooring created with a plywood base and real hardwood veneer is much more affordable than true hardwood and is also much easier to care for.
Many homeowners who ask us to design a luxury kitchen for them, are getting creative with the hardwood look, using woods that in a variety of sizes, shapes, and patterns. One trend in Florida even has hardwood giving off a beach-inspired attitude by using wide planks with hand scraping.
Include the Kitchen Sink
Though many people overlook the major fixtures such as the sink in a remodel, stylists encourage homeowners to infuse their American or Italian luxury kitchen with life via the sink. Size and shape are highly customizable options of the kitchen sink. Many homeowners today are leaning toward deep bowl sinks that can accommodate pots and pans.
Sink materials are now varying too, offering a wide range of style options. One major trend that designers have picked up on as of late is stainless steel, which offers a modern look and durability.
Installing new cabinetry can be a huge undertaking. But, your desire to steer clear from a whole new set of traditional or modern kitchen cabinets doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to settle for what you have, either. Swapping out the cabinet doors while maintaining the original cabinet structure is referred to as resurfacing the cabinets. It’s an affordable option for those who want a new look but don’t want to shell out the cash for an entirely new system of cabinetry.
The trend in resurfacing is to go simple and contemporary, say experts. Many are looking to revamp a space by simplifying it, eliminating clutter and complication. Modern, clean styles help to do this.
Varying Cabinet Colors
While the cabinets are being resurfaced, many are considering the color scheme thereof and are abandoning old trends. Many stylists are now infusing the kitchen with several cabinets in different colors, creating visual intrigue and giving the kitchen a modern look.
The most popular color schemes include gray, taupe, and cream with an island or the lower cabinets in a darker wood.
For many people, the countertop is considered the most prominent and important aspect of the kitchen. Therefore, many people begin a kitchen remodel by desiring new countertops.
Gone are the days of expensive stone countertops. Instead, many homeowners are flocking to quartz countertops, which are extremely durable and require little to no maintenance. Quartz also offers a simplicity in the pattern that granite does not, which is a big win for those hoping for extremely simple, modern looks for the kitchen.