If you are considering a new kitchen design this year, you will discover many trends currently floating around. It may be hard to decide what is right for your space but looking around online for styled kitchens you can get a few ideas together. If you want to restyle of renovate your kitchen getting a Pinterest board and pinning your ideas to it is a great way to have a visual of your personal style.
We always keep our eyes on current trends in renovation and kitchen and bathrooms in particular. We have compiled a list of 5 popular trends homeowners are investing in during 2017.
Ergonomic kitchens are changing the way of utilising kitchen space. Designers are coming up with amazing ways to make our kitchens work for us, doing away with the stretching, bending, turning and twisting required with past designs.
For people of unusual stature, whether tall or short, kitchen cabinets and countertops can be a thorn in your side. Custom cabinets will provide both efficiency and comfort. This is a need designers are much more considerate of these days.
Kitchen Suitable for Small Living Spaces
With the concept of tiny houses becoming more mainstream, kitchen designs have evolved to fit these small spaces. Open kitchens seem to be the most common way designers are combating this issue. It is amazing how openness can create the illusion of spaciousness.
Modern and contemporary designs tend to lean toward flowing, open spaces that simplify the structure without sacrificing its functionality. Eliminating a barrier wall in the kitchen to allow access to other living spaces has become increasing popular.
Use of Stone and Wood
The inclusion of natural stone and wood into home design has been on the rise for the last several years. Being able to bring nature indoors is a common desire among millennials; currently the top rising group homebuyers.
Modern, yet rustic, seems to be what’s in for this year. Clean lines with a touch of traditional is what is desirable.
Reclaimed wood has become all the rage. You will find it on walls, floors, backsplashes, ceilings and everything in between. Distressed shiplap has really made a comeback on interior walls.
While 2016 was the year of marble, this year we have seen more interests in limestone, granite, quartzite and travertines. Designers are finding ways to incorporate these natural stones in modern, sophisticated ways.
Eat-in Bench Designs
Adding bench seating is another way to add spaciousness to a small area. Using bench-style seating, not only adds more room for individuals, but seats can be tucked away when not in use for more mobility. Picnic-style tables add a unique piece of furniture to your dining area that fits right in with the trend of incorporating nature into your home.
Natural Colour Schemes
2017 has added more organic colours to the palette. Greens, browns, yellows and reds have made their presence known. These earthy tones combined with jewel tones have a way of illuminating a room. When combined with natural wood and stone these colours create a warm, inviting environment.