Your kitchen is a valuable place. In fact, a study conducted by Britannia Living, showed that 52 percent of respondents regard their kitchen with the most financial value. Thirty-nine percent of the respondents spent over a thousand dollars revamping their kitchen. This is not surprising because your kitchen is the heart of your home. It is where you cook your food that nourishes your family. This is where you socialize with friends and bond with your family. It has the heaviest traffic in your home.
The kitchen is also the best place to create lasting memories. It is where you share meals with your family and friends, and where everyone gathers at home. Infuse some personality into your kitchen. Improve your kitchen’s functionality. When people deliberate over kitchen designs, they will consider countertop models first. Then they would consider appliance facelift. If you are looking for ways to improve your home, here are some kitchen home improvement ideas for 2017.
White and Granite are In
White is back! In fact, it is the top color for cabinets this year. It is also the color for everything in the kitchen. People are going for layers of white…white on top of white – counters, appliances and backsplash.
All about Accessibility and LED Lighting
Universal design has been an ongoing trend – and it looks like it’s here to stay. Kitchen designs are well thought out. The features include side opening ovens, deep pocket drawers, and microwave drawers. Good LED lighting is also critical to the design. They’re under the cabinets, hidden in crown moldings, and along toe kicks.
Quartz Is a Growing Trend
Quartz is also the best choice for kitchens this year. People are upgrading from laminate to quartz – and this trend has been rising steadily since 2016. It is a tough material and capable of resisting chips, scratches, stains, spills, and burns. It is considerably easy to maintain. It doesn’t need to be sealed annually. This trend will likely continue in the years ahead as quality and value of kitchen materials become a huge consideration. Quartz was once seen as a luxury, but with the development of composite surfaces, it has become a viable option for kitchen surfaces.
More Contemporary and Industrial Designs
Contemporary design is also on the rise. For some people though, this could look cold and impersonal. If you’re pretty traditional, you can mix contemporary with the warmth of traditional design. The combination is timeless when designed correctly.
Industrial design has grown in recent years and the trend is set to continue this year. More and more kitchens are adopting this design: exposed bricks and pipes, rustic metals, simple furniture. This look combines the beauty of wood, stone, and concrete with innovative finishes. It is all about form, function, and aesthetic.
Going for the Linear Look and Handleless Units
People are going for the overall linear look. This is quite popular these days. You will likely to see more kitchens with handleless doors for a simple yet contemporary design. You’d see gloss finishes and earthy hues. A few spattering of timber here and there will give your kitchen a more natural look. The goal is to create a kitchen that is both sleek and flexible.
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