WASHINGTON: Just as you think this year is about the end, the best is yet to come when it comes to kitchen trends. If you feel a particular kitchen style is trending, that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t be timeless.
That’s the main reason why many households search for opportunities to discover the latest kitchen trends as part of their home improvement quest. The kitchen, being the busiest area of the house, still garners a lot of attention when it comes to home remodeling checklists.
So today’s column introduces the different kitchen trends that surfaced in 2018. The best of these trends promise to become ageless, offering fresh and elegant kitchen designs suitable in any given period.
Quartz Countertops: Still one of the hottest kitchen trends
A kitchen improvement that never goes out of style is the timelessness of quartz countertops. Quartz is a long-running, still popular kitchen trend because of its three main virtues: its high resistance to heat and stains, its durability and its easy maintenance. When it comes to attractive yet showy kitchen design, practical quartz still shines with its sleek and contemporary appearance.
With its shimmering surface less susceptible to damage, a quartz countertop is also adaptable to updates or redesigns.
If you love to explore many possibilities but still want everything you need for food preparation to be in your kitchen and not elsewhere, then an open layout kitchen would be best for you. Spacious open layouts combine a kitchen / food preparation area with a simple dining setup. Add cooking utensils with personal designs and other materials you may include that connect with your lifestyle.
This evolving kitchen trend is a growing attraction in kitchen design. Modern induction ranges and cooktops are fast, efficient and aesthetically pleasing. Better yet, these once expensive consumer durables have come down considerably from their once lofty price points, making them more affordable to more consumers.
From a practicality standpoint, induction cooking generates little actual heat. This lowers considerably the danger of fires and second degree burns, because in most instances you can safeyl touch the cookikng surface while you cook.
This evolving kitchen trend can work for any household. Simple, single-level kitchen islands permit light to stream over the island and associated kitchen spaces. Thus, your kitchen gains a lighter and fresher mood, making it easier for anyone performing essential kitchen tasks.
Since it’s not directly involved in food preparation, the kitchen ceiling is the most forgotten element in kitchen remodeling designs. Your newly remodeled kitchen will never go out of style if you pay more attention to ceiling and overhead lighting decisions that will affect the look, feel and utility of its redesign. A thoughtful, creative and utilitarian ceiling remodel that complements what you’re changing in the workspace is always an excellent decision that often transforms a good kitchen remodeling effort into a great one.
As the pricing of this latest lighting trend now approaches affordability, it becomes easier to accept that advertising tag line, “Life gets brighter with LED.”
LEDs were once restricted to dial and clock lighting, Today’s all-new LED lighting choices provide astonishingly flexible lighting choices. Despite its still relatively high initial cost compared to incandescent lighting, LED lighting is a winner. It’s bright, highly energy efficient and can dramatically lower your utility bills.
LED lights give out a more efficient and long-lasting brightness than halogen lights, and run rings around the troublesome fluorescent bulbs that never lived up to their initial hype.
Popular kitchen trends this year also include integrated, built-in appliances. Incorporating elements of fine furniture into their design, such appliances can add stylish cabinet designs to your remodel. Such appliances serve as statement piece of your kitchen, giving it a striking, unique appearance that’s sure to impress.
The White Kitchen
Admit it or not, white kitchens still tend to be more popular with more kitchen remodelers than other design trends. A clean, dazzling kitchen in white gives a bold, clean look to your kitchen space. Consider having your countertops, tiles and backsplash all designed with white materials. You’ll quickly see why white is still a top design choice compared to more common but less timeless trends.
Fewer Upper Level Cabinets
Minimalist kitchen designs are always trendy. Fewer cabinets installed above your countertops give a new kitchen redesign a more airy look and feel. Installing kitchen materials in the proper place should make your kitchen stay on trend for years and decades to come.
Wooden Floors and Counters
Last in the list of 2018 kitchen trends that may go timeless would be incorporating wooden floors into the kitchen design. Kitchen floors made of hardwood creates a cozy and warm kitchen vibe. Modern wood kitchen flooring is also easier to maintain than formerly and thus proves cost-effective as well.
Kitchen Trends: Final Takeaway
As 2018 draws to a close and as 2019 beckons, kitchen redesign or remodeling efforts should look to the future. Make sure it won’t go “out of trend” before you’ve paid your contractors. Ultimately, having a trendy, stylish and practical new kitchen space is inviting for you, your family and your visitors. It also adds to the value of your home. Your new kitchen can also provide a key attraction should you put your home up for sale.
Ultimately, incorporating many of the elements listed above to create and maintain a trendy, redesigned kitchen area. Your new kitchen will help transform your home into a property well worth keeping.
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