2017… it seems like the more out of the ordinary things are these days, the better. But that doesn’t mean it is something that will stand the test of time in the design world.
We all have different opinions about what we think looks good or is in style or has trending staying power. This year is no different for some pretty fun and innovative trends to spice things up in the kitchen department. As Kitchen Designers ourselves, we have picked out a few of our favorites. And it just so happens, that we had ALL of these in our showroom first!
If ample storage is taking up the space for upper cabinets, (in a pantry or drawers perhaps), then simply install some shelves and paint them to match your existing cabinetry.
Many people think they must spend all this extra money to buy fancy bowls and vases to put on this new open shelfing concept. WRONG. This extra storage can be used for small appliances, regularly used drinking glasses, your favorite art pieces, or that old piece of china that doesn’t match anything else. Adding in graphic wall paper, tiles or painted glass is another way to make your shelves pop.
Perhaps you need some more greenery in your kitchen and want to grow some herbs. Go to a used home store or garage sale and have fun with eclectic pieces around your house! Open shelving is a modern and fresh look for any kitchen and has enough design power to last for years.
TWO-TONED CABINETS:With so many options for door styles, it can be hard to choose just one type of cabinet. From wood, MDF, thermofoil, glass, painted, stained, light, dark, flat panel to shaker style, the list goes on an on… The good news is you don’t have to choose just one!
Playing around with color, texture and door style is a fun way to design a kitchen and keep everyone in the household happy. Many do light cabinets on the uppers and darker for the base, to enhance the height of the room, but switching that around works too. Even having an island a completely different style is a great way to give your space dimension and depth.
STANDOUT RANGE HOODS:
Appliances have been the hit of the party for many years already. So when a standout stove is center stage in a kitchen, it demands a range hood with equal star power. This not only adds an immense pop of design flare, but you can also add storage for spices and small dishes if room allows.
GOLD HARDWARE: Hardware can be something to upgrade for under $100! What a better way to change your kitchen design, than adding in some gold accessories, that are easy to install and inexpensive.
Metals in general have made a huge comeback into our home designs. Play around with different shades of gold, such as rose gold or brushed or metallic. This adds warmth, class and just that touch of modern you are looking for.
We like to think that with a combined 30 years of experience we kind of know a think or two about what a kitchen needs for success and what won’t last past the season. But knowing before someone even walks in the door, that just because we like it, some people won’t.
So our job is to simply point out what is currently trending, ask you as many questions about your design taste as we can to help, and let you do the rest.
Be inspired by trends, not persuaded.