6 Long Lasting Kitchen Trends
As expensive yet exciting as a kitchen renovation can be, we know this overhaul can be quite a large project. Given the time and price-tag that this often comes with, it is important to not only implement your own personal style, but you will also want it to stand the test of time. Here are 6 contemporary kitchen trends that are slated to last for years to come.
Colored or glass front cabinets have been seen for years now, but open shelving offers the benefit of being both cost effective while eye-catching. It does take some thought to strategically plan so that it is accommodating, but the install is easy and it will motivate you to keep organized storage.
You can’t really go wrong with classic subway tile as it can be installed in many ways. Choose stacked joints instead of alternating or even consider a horizontal install. There are lots of other shapes that won’t fade in time too such as classic penny or even mosaic tiles.
Lighting is important on its own in any room. However, zoned lighting in the kitchen is particularly key as you will want overall lighting but also the assistance of task lighting. Choosing things from pendants to under cabinet lighting are great things to add. Best of all you can always easily change the fixtures eventually so long as the wiring is in place.
Limited upper cabinetry
This is a concept that works for everyone for aesthetics, but understandably not for all with respect to space. The open shelving trend with limited upper cabinetry will provide more of an open, larger and stylish look. Depending on space and needs the amount can vary per home.
While years ago a larger sink with a sprayer may have been a luxury, today it has slowly become a standard. Even if you don’t do a lot of hand dish washing these sinks are great for those larger pots and pans that don’t fit in the dishwasher. They can also be quite handy with meal prep as well!
If you are tired of stainless steel appliances, consider colorful models instead. These are becoming more popular as an alternative to the stainless, white or black options that have been around for years now. The colorful options are equipped with today’s features yet are a nod to the vintage models which are sure to add timeless character to your home.