The kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where you prepare your meals and where people congregate for conversation. It’s one of the most heavily used rooms in most homes. It should come as no surprise that a well-designed kitchen will have a major impact on the enjoyment of your home, as well as its resale value.
If you’re planning on upgrading your kitchen this year, it’s important to be aware of the latest trends. At Sander & Sons, we’re here to help you plan and execute your upcoming kitchen remodel. Below are some of the latest kitchen design trends to get your creative juices flowing.
While all-white kitchens have been trending in recent years, homeowners are now preferring the look and overall feel of stained wood kitchen cabinets.
There are several reasons why wood cabinets are an attractive option. They’re much easier to maintain than painted cabinets. In addition, they provide your kitchen with a much warmer, cozier feel, which is an important benefit for a room where we typically spend so much time. Currently, white oak, walnut and alder are the biggest wood materials trending for kitchen cabinets.
Another trend that aligns with the preference for wood cabinets is a move towards earth tones throughout the kitchen. These colors provide greater warmth and give your kitchen a soothing feel. Terracotta tones and soft sage greens are some of the most popular color schemes for kitchens this year.
Lighting is one of the most important items to get right when designing a kitchen. Your choice of lighting not only impacts the functionality of your kitchen, but it also plays a role in the room’s personality. This year, we’re seeing a preference for mixed lighting fixtures rather than a monolithic feel that occurs when all the lighting is identical.
Homeowners are mixing traditional-style lighting with vintage and eclectic fixtures for a more varied feel. Small, flush-mount lighting fixtures are being chosen instead of recessed lighting. Table lamps are being used on large open counter spaces. Ornate lighting fixtures are being used as statement pieces. Bright daylight bulbs are being used in areas where food is prepared, while softer bulbs are being chosen for areas where meals are consumed. Varying your fixtures provides an easy way to give your kitchen character and create an intentional mood.
Range hoods are making a comeback as a focal point in kitchens this year. Expect to see an increase in decorative range hood designs to give your kitchen a more customized look. We’re seeing a wide range of materials used for range hoods, including:
Storage is often at a premium in kitchens, and homeowners are increasingly trying to make the most of their storage spaces. While cabinets will always have their place, there is a growing understanding that simply placing everything in cabinets isn’t necessarily the best way to optimize your storage capacity. We’re seeing lots of pull-out drawers instead of lower cabinets because they’re much easier to access without crouching down. Hidden spice drawers are also a popular option. High cabinet space is now being reserved for pantry items and large appliances, while dishes and pots are being placed in the pull-out drawers down below.
As environmental regulations begin impacting the use of gas ranges, more people are looking for alternatives. Induction cooktops are filling that need. These cooktops are getting sleeker, and they’re easily integrated into the countertop for a more function layout. As an added benefit, induction cooktops heat fast and cool quickly, making them a safe option for families with young kids. You’ll also enjoy a wide range of temperatures for more precise cooking.
Islands often provide the most efficient way to make use of the space in your kitchen, and many homeowners are looking for ways to optimize the functionality of these features. We’re seeing this manifest in a variety of ways, including:
With over two decades of experience providing kitchen remodel services in the Denver area, Sander & Sons can help bring your vision to life. We’re a family-owned business committed to delivering the exceptional levels of customer service you deserve. Our team will work closely with you to understand your needs, ensuring we help you create spaces that are unique, beautiful and functional.
In addition to providing expert kitchen design advice, we offer a wide range of premium products at an affordable price. This ensures you achieve quality, long-lasting results at a great value. We have an extensive network of reliable and experienced contractors, designers and builders, which enables us to coordinate the entire process for you.
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