Kitchen design trends can come and go, and for that reason you want to be very careful when choosing materials and color schemes this space. Design longevity is important. You don’t want your popular trend to be outdated in a few years, which will lead to remodeling regret.
Here are ten tips you can use to design your kitchen in a way that adds value to your home with enduring updates that will stand the test of time.
Stainless steel is sleek and, if cleaned regularly, will look ageless. When you keep your stainless-steel appliances shiny, it will keep your kitchen looking modern and fresh. Stainless steel is also easy to maintain, which makes cleaning up your kitchen regularly a breeze. When designing your kitchen, look for stainless steel refrigerators, ranges, and dishwashers.
This kitchen design trend is here to stay. Quartz is one of the toughest countertop materials. It resists scratches, burns, and everyday nicks and dings. Quartz is clearly the new granite, because it is just as durable, but does not require the same level of maintenance. It’s also versatile in design, allowing you to choose from a range of solid colors or even the look of real granite, if that’s still the style you prefer.
Learn about the difference between quartz and granite here!
Open layouts will forever be popular in every room of the home. This allows for those who are in the kitchen cooking to still interact with others in the living room and vice versa. Make sure that your home has the structural integrity of load bearing walls, which is necessary for that open floor plan.
A white kitchen will never go out of style. When decorating, most homeowners tend to lean towards a neutral color palette. White surfaces also absorb less light, which can make your kitchen look larger. If you can’t choose a color scheme for your kitchen, white walls and cabinetry matches everything, and accent colors can always be added over time.
People have the same amount of things to store, but a less cluttered look is always ideal. Deep drawers have been replacing cabinets in many kitchens for some time now. Pots and pans can be more easily store din extra-deep, full extension, soft close drawers. Deep drawers make your kitchen look more seamless and accessible.
Interior lighting has become very popular in recent years. The aforementioned drawers are often 2 feet in depth which can limit visibility. For this reason, lighting the interior of your deeper cabinets is a must. You can also use LED lighting in a variety of soft colors to highlight certain design details and workspaces. It results in an efficient and picturesque kitchen!
These are another great space-saver and way to keep organized in the kitchen. It’s a necessity in a large household, but it needs to fit somewhere seamlessly. It can help contribute to a sleek and clean design that will stand the test of time. You can never have too much room to move around your kitchen, so this a trend with real staying power.
Read our post on kitchen organization tips for more ways to keep your kitchen in order.
These days, everyone has smart devices. Whether it’s a wristband that counts our steps or a watch that reads our text messages, modern technology is important everywhere, especially in the kitchen. Invest in the touch-free faucet or the lights that can be turned on and off with voice activation. You’ll feel like you’re living in the future and your kitchen will last that long as well!
Here are 10 futuristic kitchen gadgets you’ll want to have in your kitchen.
Sleek, clean-lined kitchens will always look new and fresh. Whether you go with the all-white look or stained wood cabinets, choose simple lines that you’d find in a flat-panel, Shaker style door. The Shaker style is traditional, but also clean-looking enough to match modern styles.
A well-designed backsplash can perk up a drab kitchen and show off the homeowners’ personality. It can also make it easier to keep your kitchen neat and tidy. You can choose from a variety of options, from glass tiles to marble slabs. For the seamless look, run the backsplash the full length and height of your countertops.