Do you remember long ago when the kitchen was a hidden fixture in the home, often relegated to the back of the house, far from sight? It was usually a place to make the meals and wash the dirty dishes. Zoom forward to 2019 and the kitchen has changed drastically. Kitchens are often the focal point of the home, the gathering place where everyone comes to start the day or meet after a long one. The kitchen is often the very center of a home.
To say that kitchens have changed over the decades would be a major understatement. And planning for your kitchen remodel needs to be a high priority. The landscape of social dynamics have played a major role in the rise of the modern kitchen, with a much greater focus on the open concept kitchen. We’ve done some of our own research and here are four of the top kitchen remodeling trends for 2019.
- Streamlined Styles – Kitchen designs are becoming more streamlined in their overall aesthetic, designs and alternative materials. Simplicity and streamlining your kitchen remodel are stress-free environments, which is something everyone wants to come home to every day after work. Simplicity starts with modern, clean lines. And when we say streamlined, we are not talking about boring. Material choice with texture can really help everything pop. Interesting textures like floor tiles in a natural stone, or a backsplash with sculpted tiles add an extra flare. At the end of the day, a streamlined style for your kitchen remodel makes everything stress-free for you, and enticing for the whole family to enjoy.
- Smart Kitchens – Technology is everywhere, and that also means it’s in the kitchen, and it’s more than just fancy gadgets and gizmos. Technology can be integrated into almost every facet of your kitchen-from the faucets, to the refrigerator, or even in the lighting. Even for older kitchens, easy add-ons in the tech realm are motion sensor equipment like the kitchen faucets, which can sense the presence of hands. You can even purchase and install equipment to allow control of the lights to be performed on your smartphones or tablets. Whatever need you have, a smart kitchen could help you out long-term.
- Storage Cabinetry – We’ve all experienced a lack of quality storage space in our cabinets in the kitchen, which is why this trend is on the rise. Kitchen cabinets are being installed to fit the needs of the homeowners more and more, and not because of tradition. One of the main foundations of a functional and streamline kitchen (see: point #1) is the kitchen storage in the cabinets. Whether it’s appliance “garages” to house small appliances, or roll-out trays and caddies for pots and pans, upgrading your kitchen cabinet storage options will help set your kitchen apart from everyone else’s.
- Backsplashes – Backsplashes can be a fun part of the kitchen, and any welcome addition to a remodeling project. Homeowners are moving to larger slabs of tiles, or tiles with various forms and textures. Adding a pop of color is a trendy option, and it allows more creativity in your kitchen remodeling. Plus, with upper cabinets out of the way for a more streamlined kitchen, homeowners can put more colorful backsplash to help set their kitchen apart. Whatever direction you decide, backsplashes can help make you kitchen the highlight of your home.
Kitchens are vastly becoming the centralized location of a home, and it’s in a homeowner’s best interest to create a welcoming environment. The steps above are ways that you can start to do that. And we here at Inch by Inch Construction want to help you every step of the way to make your kitchen remodeling dreams a reality.
As always, Inch By Inch Construction is here to help you with your kitchen remodeling project. We help take the hassle off of you, and make your kitchen remodeling project simple and easy. Call to get your free quote today!