Did you remodel your kitchen this year? Have you been thinking about updating the design of your old, dysfunctional kitchen?
Here are some of our favorite kitchen design trends from 2017!
This year, the design world has given up chrome and stainless steel in favor of warmer earth tones and metals. Copper fixtures, accents, and even small copper appliances are popular upgrades to kitchen designs.
Whether it’s laminate, tile, or hardwood, more and more families are opting for darker colors when it comes to their kitchen flooring choices.
From White to Gray
White kitchen cabinets were the norm for years, but 2017 has seen kitchen designs finally break away from that trend and go for warmer gray cabinets instead.
Whether it’s for the open space, convenience, or the need to show off our dishes, open shelves and glass-fronted cabinets have been trending this year. Open shelving has the added benefit of being more budget-friendly than kitchen cabinets.
Statement Floor Tiles
People are looking for better ways to combine a clean, minimalist look with pops of color and eye-catching features. Bright and bold floor tile designs are more subtle than a backsplash while still providing that “wow” factor.
Wood grains are a popular trend throughout homes this year, including the kitchen. Reclaimed wood is popping up in tables, floors, and even countertops. Don’t worry, knotty pine isn’t part of the trend!
We mentioned above that stainless steel was losing popularity. Appliances with matte finishes are replacing the cold look of stainless steel. Black stainless has been released by major appliance manufacturers as their answer to their customers’ desire for something that’s durable AND attractive.
The Industrial Look
Industrial design is nothing new, but the trend is still going strong in 2017. This somewhat minimalist design combines brick and natural wood with dark metal finishes inspired by factories.
Practical Storage Solutions
Kitchen clutter is out, and functional storage for your food, dishes, and small appliances is in. Kitchen storage upgrades include customized cabinets, deeper drawers, and high quality shelving and storage options in pantries.
Smart technologies have finally made it to the kitchen. This year, it’s become more and more common for kitchens to have integrated tech built into the design. Features like built-in bluetooth speakers, charging stations, and “smart” appliances such as refrigerators with interactive screens and coffee pots that can be controlled with an app are all making their way into people’s “must-have” lists when designing a kitchen.
2017 was a great year for kitchen design trends, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2018! If you’re ready to remodel your kitchen, RJ Turner Remodeling is here to help! Together we’ll transform your kitchen into a space you’ll love.