Kitchen remodeling is always in style, but there are a few trends that offer the chance to make small changes that will have a big impact. The kitchen is the room you spend much of your time in; why not make it as functional and fun as you can? Check out the 5 latest trends in kitchen remodeling for some inspiration to kick off your own project.
1. Add Some Automation
Yes, we are talking about your kitchen! There are several manufacturers who have created kitchen automation in the form of cabinet doors that fold up and out of the way at the push of a button. Others include robot arms that actually cook meals created by Michelin 5 star chefs, but that one is likely a few years away. Motion-activated lights and water sources can keep your dirty fingers from getting all over the faucet handle.
2. Maximize Kitchen Storage
Kitchens can be a wilderness of poorly-planned space, with cabinets up too high, drawers that are too deep with too much wasted room and corner cabinets that lead back into a forgotten realm of dusty appliances and forgotten pots and pans. This doesn’t have to be the case, though. Cabinet manufacturers are waking up to the need for a truly practical use of space in the kitchen and are responding with clever multi-tiered drawers, rotating corner cabinets and other space-saving tools that can be retrofitted into your current kitchen.
3. Save Money with Look-Alike Materials
Counters truly define the space in a kitchen, and few countertop surfaces are as prized as granite for their natural look, strength and beauty. Granite, however, can be prohibitively expensive for most home owners. There are several new options on the market of laminates that look very similar to high-end granite, even up to rounded corners and patterns.
4. Bright, Fresh Sink Colors
Sinks don’t have to be boring white, eggshell or stainless steel—go for a pop of color with new Spring-hued sinks. Having a colorful sink can create a focal point or just reinforce the color from a backsplash or from fixtures. Bright, blooming green is one of the beautiful shades available for your sink.
5. Grey or White Cabinets are Trendy
While white cabinets have ruled the trend charts for years, manufacturers say that grey cabinets are also becoming popular and may even eclipse sales of white cabinets in a few years. Pairing soft gray tones with warm wood accents creates a welcoming color scheme for your family. Another trend is for more stark or single-color kitchens, generally with white or off-white as the base color. Some are going for the very light kitchen with black accents which provides great contrast and looks modern and trendy.
No matter what type of kitchen remodeling project you are considering, keep in mind how you use the space so you can be sure you’re creating a functional space that you will be able to utilize and enjoy for years to come.