Kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms are where homeowners spend most of their time, so it makes sense that these are the three most popular rooms to remodel. For those of you looking to upgrade your kitchen, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular kitchen remodeling trends, coast to coast:
Similar to the stylish men’s suit, tuxedo cabinets are light on top and dark on the bottom. With a high-gloss finish and handles of the opposite color, tuxedo cabinets bring timeless glamour to any kitchen, big or small. Substitute with light grey and midnight blue (or other colors that contrast well) if white and black don’t fit the style of the rest of the house.
Shiplap panels showcase the natural texture of wood, bringing warmth to any part of the kitchen that needs it. Wood panels work well regardless of whether they’re varnished, stained, or left untreated. Plus, you’ll be keeping perfectly usable lumber out of the landfill by using reclaimed materials, so you can feel good about your eco-friendly upgrade! To accentuate the wooden panels, you can pair the wood with a wrought-iron rack for hanging pots or cooking utensils.
White accessories over wood countertops.
Easier to clean than stainless steel, white cabinets and other accessories play well with other colors. The tendency of white to reflect light brings a touch of brightness to otherwise dark or poorly-lit corners. Plus, it can show off a boldly colored appliance or highlight a kitchen island that is painted in a rich hue. Pair white accessories with varnished countertops of blond wood for a timeless, functional look.
An island bar, at home!
The perfect way to showcase a remodel is by hosting a get-together at your kitchen’s new built-in bar. Install functional, standard bar-stools for a clean look or edgy, reclaimed seating that’s sure to get the conversation started. Hanging ‘pendant’ lights or a strip of LED lights attached to the bottom of the bar is sure to make a bold statement. Tucked into your kitchen’s stand-alone island, a built-in bar is the perfect excuse to kick back and relax after a hard day’s work.
Space-saving kitchen tricks.
Many homeowners are also opting to spread their refrigerators around, putting meats in a chest-freezer in the garage and soda-pop in a table-top fridge in the TV-room. Save space and time with a combination convection and microwave oven, which cooks foods quickly and completely.
If any of the trends mentioned above strike your fancy, or if you’ve got a different remodeling project in mind, our professionals at AROCON Design-Build are happy to discuss how to help you make your dream home a reality!