Hot Trends In Contemporary Kitchens
2018 is a great time to update your kitchen to meet your changing needs and your changing lifestyle. The kitchen is still the center of most homes, and many modern innovations are improving the look and the function of contemporary kitchens while at the same time retaining the timeless function of a home’s most important room. So, as you start looking for ideas for your new kitchen, here are some of the 2018’s most influential trends.
A bigger kitchen is a frequent desire, and a growing trend involving another room in the house is providing many homeowners with the space that they need to create their dream kitchen. The dining room may never become extinct, but it’s a room that’s disappearing from many homes. The American lifestyle is much more hectic and much less formal than it was when The Beaver, Wally, June, and Ward would sit down at the dining room table every evening, and a recent survey found that only 23% of American families now gather at the dining room table every evening.
The result of this change in lifestyles is that the dining room is often available for conversion to other uses, and one very good use is to make it a part of a bigger and more welcoming kitchen. So, if your dining room sits empty most of the time, consider merging it with your current kitchen. Then, as you look at these trends that are redefining the modern kitchen, imagine how much you can do with all that extra space.
Color is an integral part of every room, especially the kitchen, and this year’s Color Of the Year from the Pantone Color Institute is Ultra Violet. This isn’t a color that will appeal to everyone, but it will definitely make an impact wherever it goes. Its biggest impact will come when you paint your kitchen Ultraviolet, and you can now purchase kitchen products in this powerful color, as well.
On the practical side, one interesting trend that’s making life a little easier is the move to hydraulic kitchen cabinets. These save space, open effortlessly, and can allow you to see what’s inside without opening them. This may not seem like a big innovation, but it’s one of those advances that will shortly have you wondering how you ever got along without it.
An emerging trend in kitchen counters is a shift from granite to quartz because quartz has some important advantages. Quartz is engineered stone, and it doesn’t need initial or continued sealing, while granite does require regular resealing. And, because quartz countertops are manufactured products, they now come in a wide range of colors and patterns.
In a variety of ways, technology is coming to the kitchen. it seems inevitable that Smart phones will connect you to your kitchen, and those connections are beginning.
You can now get a refrigerator with an HD touch screen that you can use to search the Internet, play music or shop for groceries. Inside the refrigerator, two cameras allow you to see what you have and what you may need to purchase on your way home.
You can also install sensor-activated lights that illuminate the kitchen only when you’re using it, as well as meat thermometers that alert your smartphone when dinner is done. And, faucets that dispense water when you run your hands under them are now moving from restrooms in commercial buildings to home kitchens.
Most trends change from year to year, but the #1 trend in kitchens is one that never changes. We’re here to design and build the kitchen that meets your needs and your desires. So give us a call, and let’s get started on building your ideal kitchen, with or without the latest trends.Back to Blog
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