The kitchen is one of the most heavily used spaces in a home; the room where everyone reconnects after a long day and enjoys a meal and family time. So why not create a kitchen space that is as beautiful as it is functional? There are so many new trends in kitchen design, from classic black and white colour schemes, bold and unique fixtures, and even automated technologies – think of hands-free faucets, sensor-activated lighting that illuminates the kitchen as you enter, and more!
Whether you are looking for ideas for your next kitchen renovation project or want to make sure that you are getting the most out of the current construction of your dream kitchen, make sure you take advantage of all the latest and greatest features and trends popular kitchens are boasting today.
Here is a quick guide to some of the most popular trends in kitchen renovations taking over the current market:
Stainless steel (almost) everything is red-hot right now
Stainless steel appliances have almost always been a crowd favourite (at least they have been for the last 25 years or so), but now people are incorporating stainless steel in other areas of the kitchen as well, opting for stainless steel fixtures, stainless steel sinks, stainless steel construction materials, and even stainless steel countertops. It’s a great material that provides a clean, modern aesthetic and is very durable for any busy family kitchen prone to frequent bumps and bashes.
Reused, reclaimed, and repurposed materials that look distressed are incredibly popular in the kitchen
More and more people are becoming aware of their environmental footprint and wanting to be more environmentally friendly with their renovations projects. Instead of sourcing new products, many homeowners are instead looking to reuse, re-claim, and repurpose all kinds of different materials including barn and deck board, even flooring and doors, and implement them into their new kitchen construction projects.
Using reclaimed and reused items can result in some of the most creative kitchen designs. If you are looking to unleash your creativity and flair for the unique there are endless possibilities for innovative DIY projects!
Blending modern design aesthetics with antique pieces is more popular now than ever before
Most of the things that we interact with on a daily basis look like they come from the future – clean lines, high-end materials, shiny finishes, etc. – but more and more people are starting to blend that very clean aesthetic with antiques, retro and vintage pieces, and distressed items that bring a quaint charm to any living space.
Blending the old with the new is a very interesting dichotomy that fosters a unique contrast. When pulled off successfully, it creates a beautiful, dynamic living space.
Herringbone patterns are taking over kitchen design
Herringbone patterns are starting to pop up in high-end kitchen designs around the world – with luxury resorts, restaurants, and hotels leading the charge.
It’s now possible to get your hands on herringbone construction materials for almost any application and finish. Try opting for a bold pattern like herringbone to create a focal point in an area of the kitchen that may have been otherwise unnoticed – perhaps the corner desk space or breakfast nook.
Advanced technology has made its way into the kitchen
Technology has invaded and taken over most every aspect of our modern lives, and the kitchen is no different. Touchscreens, internet-enabled devices, “smart appliances”, LED lighting and a whole host of other technological advances are now commonplace in the modern kitchen – and there’s no sign of this technological revolution slowing down anytime soon.
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