A decade ago, the kitchen was the place hidden in the back of the house, where meals were prepared, and dirty dishes washed. No one pays too much attention to design and trends back then. Nowadays, kitchen represents a focal point of the house; it gathers everyone at the start of a new day or after a long day away. Its design should ooze with beauty and warmth. Kitchens have changed over the last decade, and they are now an essential part of your home remodeling projects. So, let’s look at some new trends in 2018.
Technology has taken over our lives, and kitchens weren’t left out this process. From the use of fancy appliances and gadgets, today you can have the advanced technology that can control everything in your kitchen. From faucets, lights, and fridges, everything is integrated into one significant structure to facilitate your life. This is a way we call them smart kitchens. Refrigerators can notify you when you are running low on groceries, you can program your coffee maker according to your morning schedule, and you can control lights from your smartphone and tablet. On top of all, all these appliances have a stunning design, and they can match any home.
White is still a dominant shade when it comes to kitchen cabinets. In most cases, homeowners love the clean, and neat design, and white is perfect for that purpose. However, grey is a secondary choice for many. Grey can add a unique touch to your home and keep it trendy for years. But these two colors aren’t the only options you can explore. For example, some of the popular selections are black, navy, emeralds and even plum. You would be surprised how black cabinets can look elegant, but they are challenging for maintenance. A lot of homeowners are getting bold with their cabinet’s color.
Materials, texture, and design
While styles like farmhouses and mid-century modern are still popular, people are choosing a sleek look. This involves aesthetic, designs and alternative materials for kitchens. Everyone wants stress-free environment when they get home, and this usually means simplicity and warm colors. One of the trends that have been popular for a couple of years is removing the upper wall cabinets. The additional space provides your kitchen better visual appearance, making it look lager. Not to mention that most people can’t reach the top shelves, so basically, they are useless. Considering the materials, open shelving and rough-cut wood are trendy now.
Quartz is still the best
For high-end kitchen countertops, as a material, quartz is still dominant. Considering it’s hard and resistant, it will last you for ages. This is a popular choice for many homeowners because quartz is easy to maintain and is anti-microbial. Granit is its main competitors requires slightly more maintenance. Now you can choose from a variety of colors and styles, which wasn’t the case in the past. In 2018, there will be a notable trend towards softer and more neutral colors.