We don’t know about you, but when we step into an updated, beautiful, and functional kitchen, we feel immediately at ease. There’s just something about that space when it’s put together so perfectly that makes us want to pull up a chair and spend the evening.
Staying on top of fads isn’t practical when updating your kitchen, as fads come and go. But kitchen remodeling trends are more lasting than fads; these trends of 2018 will stick around for the next few years and will look updated the whole time through. Read on for the 2018 kitchen remodeling trends you’ll want to incorporate into your kitchen tomorrow.
We’re leading with open shelving, even though it’s been around for a while because the look is still so appealing. And it’s going to be here for a while. Open shelving allows you to display your prettiest, eye-catching dishes and glasses instead of relegating them to the back of a dark cabinet. Plus, it opens up the kitchen, making the whole room feel more spacious, clean, and put together.
Two finishes for your cabinets add instant interest and character to the kitchen. It works well in both modern and traditional kitchens, and there’s no end to the combinations you can create. Go small and use one tone as an accent, perhaps on the island or on a built-in desk. Or go big and paint the lower cabinets a darker hue than the upper ones. The possibilities are endless, and the look is always interesting.
Move over, granite. Quartz is taking over the kitchen’s countertops! And it’s a move you’ll be thrilled to welcome. Because quartz is an engineered material, homeowners can customize the look, rather than rolling the dice at the variations found in granite. Plus, easier to clean and more durable, quartz is quickly becoming the darling of kitchen remodels.
Dark flooring brings a cozy element to the kitchen, especially if your cabinets and walls are painted light or white. The contrast is stunning, clean, and gorgeous.
This is the time of tearing down walls. Open kitchen layouts have been around for a while, and they’re definitely here to stay in 2018. More relaxed and casual dining in most American families finds itself perfectly at ease in an open-layout kitchen. Without walls, you can bring people together while the cooking is taking place, creating a welcome family feel.
Induction burners are the magic solution every weary cook has been looking for. Using less heat than regular stovetops, induction burners don’t heat up the kitchen (or cause the cook to sweat!). They’re also safer, especially if you have little children or if you plan to age in place. And coming from a design perspective, induction cooking literally opens up new opportunities by removing the need for a large range hood.
Just because your grandparents had to contort into back-breaking positions to reach the pot lid at the back of the lower cabinet doesn’t mean you have to. Kitchen design in 2018 is full of smart options, like deep drawers, appliance garages, sliding shelves, Lazy Susans, and more. In 2018, cooking is easier.
This article was originally published on New Life Bath & Kitchen’s blog here.