Incorporating new trends into kitchen design can be a tricky concept to understand. On one hand, every homeowners wants a stylish kitchen to work in and show off. At the same time, no one wants trends that are hot today, but will be irrelevant a year or two from now.
Many designers agree that homeowners should choose features, colors and design concepts that they absolutely love and/or need. Despite the rapidly changing trends, your kitchen should work for you and family not only today, but for years to come. Below are some current trends you might consider.
Earlier this year, the National Kitchen and Bath Association added this trend to their hot list. Why? Over half of all designers they surveyed said that dark finishes in the kitchen are requested by homeowners much more than light and medium finishes. Darker cabinets, countertops and floors make for a warm, traditional setting that families can become accustomed to.
The cool thing about glass cabinets is that it gives homeowners the chance to truly customize their cooking space. Every single cabinet can be outfitted with glass doors, or maybe you’d prefer glass just on the top or bottom. A touch of glass doors over the range can add symmetry. Whatever orientation you choose, glass is known to really open up the kitchen. Traditional glass is great to show off nice China, cookware and dinnerware while frosted glass leaves a little mystery.
Now here’s a trend that’s not expected to fade any time soon. Simply put, the newest light bulbs use less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. The U.S. Department of Energy says that “upgrading 15 incandescent bulbs in your home could save you $50 per year. And, since most of the new bulbs also have longer life spans, you’ll be buying fewer replacements as well as avoiding the nuisance of burned-out bulbs.”
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