Popular Kitchen Remodeling Trends – How You Can Use Them in Your Home

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Some kitchen remodeling trends have been pretty set in stone for the last few years, like granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. A kitchen remodel is a project that you don’t do very often, so you should choose your finishes carefully, and pick things that will appeal to future buyers as well as your own personal taste. Here are some of the popular kitchen remodeling trends that you can use in your own home to improve the value and functionality of your kitchen.

  1. The most popular design style for kitchens is the contemporary kitchen. For years, traditional design reigned. These days, homeowners want a more contemporary feel. This means open spaces, clean lines, and a simple aesthetic.

  2. Medium wood stains are out, out, out. When you are choosing cabinets, the trend is to go with white or a dark stain. Do not choose a natural oak finish unless you want your cabinet to look like they are 20 years old. White cabinets look clean and fresh, while very dark stains look rich and luxurious. Both options make great backdrops for your kitchen.

  3. Kitchen islands are a must. An island is the centerpiece of the kitchen. It gives you a home base for food prep. It’s a great centerpiece for parties and entertaining, too; set out your buffet on the island, and traffic flows easily around it. The kitchen island is great for storage, too. You can get an island that has built in drawers, cabinets, or even a wine fridge. If your kitchen is too small for a large island, get a cart with wheels. You can pull it out when you need to use it, and push it back into the corner when you don’t.

  4. Go for a luxury countertop. New countertop materials are eating their way into the market that’s been so heavily dominated by granite for years. There are new counter slabs that are made from porcelain and granite that look like stone and wood. Granite certainly isn’t on the outs yet, but there may be room for more players in this game.

  5. Integrate your appliances. Stainless steel is still quite popular, but more and more homeowners are looking to integrate their appliances with the kitchen cabinets. Wood paneled exteriors can hide your fridge, dishwasher and more in plain sight.

  6. Add a techy edge. Technology is invading the kitchen. Think high-tech, touchless faucets, and refrigerators with built-in television screens.

  7. Go glam. The kitchen is getting some extra special touches, like ventless fireplaces, fancy espresso machines, and unique backsplashes. A backsplash is a great way to make a big impact in your kitchen without investing major time or expense.

  8. Glass finishes are a great touch. Add the glass finish in the form of an eye-catching backsplash, and you’ve got twice the impact.

  9. Take the kitchen outdoors. Today, outdoor kitchens are more than just a barbecue grill on the back patio. For a really top-of-the-line kitchen, extend the kitchen from inside to out via French doors. Once you step outside, you can have anything from a barbecue grill that’s integrated into the brick of the patio to a pizza oven.

These are some of the most popular trends in kitchen remodeling. You can put these trends to work in your kitchen for a stylish and functional space. If you are interested in remodeling your kitchen, contact 5 Day Kitchen Remodels. We promise to complete your kitchen remodeling project in just five days or less. Contact us to learn more today. 619-399-7159.