Most people find the kitchen to be the most valuable room in their home. It is one of the most used spaces, and it should be a place that reflects your own personal style while meeting your needs.
While many kitchen designs seem timeless, there are some great trends for 2017 that we are excited to share with you. We hope that this inspires you to give your own kitchen a second look – maybe you will want to implement some of these designs in your own home!
Modern and Minimalist
The minimalist trend has become increasingly popular over the past few years, combining details like exposed brick and stainless steel appliances with concrete floors or darker cabinets. Minimalist kitchens may also embrace an industrial style, using exposed pipes or metal furniture to highlight a design that is really inspired by factory spaces and other functional areas that are known for highlighting the usefulness and accessibility of a space over a lot of unnecessary bells and whistles.
Multi-Purpose, Customized Storage Solutions
In a kitchen, more than any other room in the home, it is vital to have storage that meets your needs. Too many kitchens fail with cabinets that do not fit kitchen accessories or are mounted so high the top third is unusable. Modern designers create storage with your specific needs in mind, customizing shelves to store your smaller appliances, neatly stack away your spices and other dry goods, and make sure that every pot, pan, and dish has its place. The result is a tidy, uncluttered kitchen where everything is easily accessible whenever you need it.
New, Energy Efficient Appliances
Investing in high-quality appliances that are as beautiful as they are functional is a huge trend in modern kitchen remodeling. With the wide variety of options available to the average homeowner, the modern designer no longer has to plan a kitchen around stainless steel stoves and refrigerators. Consider changing up your kitchen’s design with black appliances, or choose from a variety of available finishes and styles to really make your kitchen your own.
Designing From the Ground Up
Have you ever considered statement floor tile as a viable alternative to dramatic backsplashes? The look is becoming increasingly popular in modern kitchens, serving the same function as an eye-catching rug without the shortcomings. Consider a bright pattern or a unique design to bring your own personal style to your kitchen while still keeping the floor easy to clean and maintain.
Contrasting dark and light colors in your kitchen is another popular, modern design style. For example, if you have chosen to have lighter walls, countertops, or cabinets, consider darker floors and accessories to create a cozier, homier feeling to the space. If you have chosen darker cabinets or fixtures, a lighter floor and accessories can potentially add more brightness to the room to keep it from feeling stifling.
Those are just a few of the modern design trends that we have noticed for 2017. If any of them interest you – or if you have your own ideas in mind for your kitchen – do not hesitate to get in touch with Leo Lantz Construction today. We would love to set up a consultation with you and hear what you have in mind!