In today’s post, our kitchen franchise’s designers share 10 kitchen trends to inspire your next remodeling project.
Accessorize your cabinetry.
Years ago, lazy Susans and built-in spice racks were considered real luxuries, but cabinet customization has expanded by leaps and bounds. 2017 is all about tech and gadgetry, and that means pullout trays, bread boxes, and customized storage compartments for your cabinetry. Ask our kitchen cabinet consultants to explore some options.
Thrifty shades of grey.
Grey kitchens are hotter than ever! White still takes the top spot, but gutsy slate or soft pale-dove grey palettes both add a certain distinctiveness and character to designs (without necessarily adding dollars to your budget). Grey color schemes also work exceptionally well with stainless appliances and chrome fixtures, so be sure to factor your appliance options into your planning.
Never overlook the value of vertical storage space! A floor-to-ceiling bank of cabinets can store everything from dishes to small appliances and linens, and it’s considered a big selling point for buyers.
Bare it all with open shelving.
Open shelving is a fresh, modern trend that many of our clients have started to request. This shelving option is the perfect way to show off your decorative wall pieces; 2017 has seen a huge rise in the popularity of fully tiled walls with graphic patterns, but the options are endless. As a side note, make sure you’re willing to keep your cabinet interiors clean and organize if you do dare to bare all with this open look!
Experiment with a magic (inlaid tile) carpet.
Carpets are great additions to any kitchen, adding color and pattern to rooms that are traditionally very linear and monochromatic. Unfortunately, the nature of the kitchen can make them a little unwieldy; it’s generally not a good idea to put a thick, absorbent piece of cloth in a place where it will be exposed to spilled water, food, and heat, so most people go rug-free.But inlaid tile carpets let you have your cake and eat it, too. Simply choose an ornate pattern and lay the tiles in the desired shape of your rug. Now your kitchen can have all of the aesthetic power of a carpet without any of the hassle.
Strike gold with our kitchen franchise.
Using gold and other warm metal finishes is a speedy way to give your kitchen a touch of timelessness. Consider incorporating bass pendants and trim on the range hood, sculptural faucets and hardware, or cabinet handles and hinges in this color. But don’t overdo it; think of gold like salt: the right amount will complete your kitchen look, but overdoing it ruins the whole “dish”! If you’re interested in “striking gold,” our kitchen franchise consultants can give you privileged access to premium materials that won’t break your budget.
Make a statement with your pantry.
If you’re intending to sell your home in the immediate future, you should know that pantries are a hot selling point for potential homebuyers. For this reason, it’s generally a good idea to turn broom closets and nooks into pantries whenever possible. In 2017, dramatic pantries are in; try choosing a bold tile or patterned wallpaper for the back wall, or paint the interior in a color that contrasts with the rest of your kitchen or cabinetry.
Save the planet, one countertop at a time.
The number of environmentally conscious kitchen overhauls hit a record high in 2017. The demand for eco-friendly composite countertops is growing. These inhibit the growth of bacteria, and resist stains, scratches, and heat damage, but be aware that some material require special maintenance. Ask your kitchen franchise design consultant for more information.
Rock out with granite countertops.
Natural granite is one of the most sought after materials in the kitchen remodeling world. It’s beautiful, durable, and heat-resistant, and not as expensive as you might think.
Ready to turn your inspiration into a successful kitchen remodel? Visit https://www.kitchensolversfranchise.com to speak with one of our representatives.Back