If you’re planning to contract a Memphis remodeler to tackle your kitchen renovation this year, then you might need inspiration to make sure that your kitchen plans are on trend. We’ve rounded up the coolest, newest and most inspired kitchen design trends to make that a little easier.
Trend #1: Muted Tones
It’s a trend that’s been coming for a few years, but it’s finally permeated everything from the floors to the walls and cabinets in the latest designs. Muted tones are everywhere, and whether it’s aged white, soft grey or pastel shades, it’s right on trend this year. Ask your Memphis remodeler for a few ideas on how to incorporate this trend in a way that’s easy to update in future, in case you feel the need to make a change in a year or two.
Trend #2: Personalized Cabinets
Custom cabinets have long been a part of high-end kitchen design, but that has spilled over into ordinary kitchen designs this year. Even off-the-shelf kitchens from big box retailers are being transformed and customized by using paint effects, adding molding or architectural elements, or with high end hardware. You’d be surprised at just how unique and interesting you can make even the most standard of kitchens with a little creativity and flair!
Trend #3: Clean Lines
Clean lines and minimalist design are big trends this year, whether it’s simple brushed metal finishes on everything from hardware to cooker hoods, shaker style or sleek, flat-panel cabinets, both of which are huge design trends for cabinets this year!
Trend #4: Horizontal Cabinet Design
While many of the design options are extensions of trends that have been coming for years, the horizontal cabinet design trend has definitely come out of the blue. Designing kitchens with horizontal cabinets rather than vertical is a huge trend this year, and if you want a kitchen design that is cutting edge, it’s definitely one to consider!
Trend #5: Tech Features
Kitchens, like the rest of our homes, have become havens for technology. Modern kitchen designs often include built in chargers or docking stations, tablet holders and other gadgets designed to make it easier to bring tech into the heart of the home. So if you need to have your tablet recipe collection on hand, design accordingly!
Trend #6: Designer Tile
Today, more than ever before, kitchen tile is a design feature, rather than just something you put on the wall because you have to. Subway tile in different finishes is still huge, as are interesting tiling patterns like herringbone. Put some extra thought into your backsplash, and whether you choose penny tile, mosaic, or something else, make your walls speak for themselves.
Trend #7: Farmhouse Sinks
Farmhouse sinks are a design feature that aren’t going anywhere, and they’re uber-useful! Not only do they look great and last forever, they’re also large and deep enough to cope with even the largest dishes you need to clean. Definitely a must for a functional kitchen.
All round, 2016 is an interesting year for design, and kitchens will be getting more than their fair share of technological and design updates, so if you are planning a remodel this year, be sure to discuss these and other trends with your Memphis kitchen remodeling contractor.