Kitchen Trends: What to Kick and What to Keep
Kitchens are one of our favorite rooms to design. Since it’s the heart of the home, it’s where we like to let the design do the talking. Unfortunately, a full kitchen remodel can end up in significant dollar signs. That’s why we love to focus on classic pieces that’ll last for years to come. So, when it comes to kitchen trends, here’s what we’d kick and what we’d keep.
When it comes to interior design, the details matter. Luckily, hardware makes a more significant statement than you realize. Whether you want to mix up the metals or try more modern pieces, the hardware is a cost-effective switch that’ll leave you begging for more. If you ask us which metals we’d go for, we’d happily exclaim brass.
We love backsplashes, but it’s a costly piece that we try to keep whenever possible. Try updating other pieces in your kitchen, and your backsplash could end up looking better than ever before.
Hear us out. Your cabinetry needs a refresh. Now before you go and bust out the hammer, try and whip out a paintbrush instead. It might be time-intensive, but it’ll leave you with an entirely new and updated look.
Countertops are also a big budget item to keep this season. Rather than swapping out your countertops, try mixing up your lighting, and it could take on an entirely new look. But if you’re dying for newer countertops, we love light countertops, like Calcutta, soapstone, or granite. Stray away from natural countertops that require a lot of maintenance.
Many designers are opting for open shelving rather than exclusively-closed cabinetry. It’s a great trick for making your kitchen feel larger without adding any square footage. Not only does it give you a fun place for style accessories but it’s also a visual break that makes your upper cabinetry feel less bulky.
Lighting makes a BIG impression. That’s why it’s one of the first things we update when remodeling a home. We start most of our designs with lighting as the centerpiece and work the entire design around it. When picking out new lights, try finding some that make a statement but fit into the overall design of your home.
Visit our interior design projects page to see more of our kitchen designs.