2014 has been a big year for kitchens! As the heart of the home, it is important to keep up with the trends especially if you are considering selling!
Replace your White with Grey:
White is still the top selling cabinetry color but is now closely followed by grey. Going with a lighter grey tone warms up the room just a bit and is still just as functional and transformative as white.
Hardware is disappearing/becoming more streamlined and people are finding new ways to create functionality in the kitchen. Hydraulic and push open/close cabinets are becoming widely popular and are perfect for kitchens with a space issue.
Pops of Color in unexpected places:
Adding color to your kitchen makes it more unique and fun and gives it that “wow factor”. Sinks are now going from basic white or stainless steel to more colorful hues. A colorful sink, back splash, light fixture, etc. are all great ways to put a little bit of color pop in an otherwise neutral kitchen.
Bold Lighting Fixtures:
Large and unexpected lighting fixtures are on the rise. These create a sense of drama and bring a sense depth into the space. This is a very simple update to any kitchen!
Commercial Grade all the way:
Bigger is Better. Commercial Grade appliances are currently all the rage. They work more efficiently and can handle a lot more than regular residential appliances.
Mixing and Matching Counter Tops:
Different counter tops are becoming more and more prevalent. It makes the space more interesting and brings definition to the space. It can be as simple as making the center island a contrasting color from the perimeter counter spaces.
When building your dream kitchen keep in mind that choosing neutrals allows you more room to change the look of your kitchen in the future. If you go too far in one direction you are pretty much stuck with that look forever.