There are votes! Norfolk Kitchen & Bath has compiled a list of the top kitchen design trends of 2019. Incorporating some of these design trends into your project is a great way to make sure your kitchen is on par with most kitchens today, which is especially important if you plan to sell in the near future.
Kitchen design trend: simple over ornate
One of the main kitchen trends of 2019 is the use of clean, modern lines. The ornate and ornate cabinets of the past have come out, with many homeowners preferring the simplicity of a shaker or slab cabinet door and linear hardware.
To add some visual interest without compromising the simple look, many homeowners choose to add glass doors or open shelves to their kitchen design. These elements give a more “open” feel to the space, without taking away from the amount of storage space in the design.
Storage, archiving and other storage space
Carpenters have come up with many ingenious storage solutions to take the clutter out of your kitchen. The use of effective storage solutions, such as pull-out waste drawers, pull-out drawers, lazy susans, cutlery drawers, spice cabinets, pot and pan drawers and pantries facilitate the ‘simple’ kitchen trend, allowing homeowners to hide more things inside the closet rather than on the counter. To avoid adding thousands to the cost of your kitchen, you should examine how you use your kitchen and select only the kitchen accessories that you find useful. The possibilities are endless!
Whites, grays and touches of color
While whites and grays are still the primary color choices for kitchen cabinets, pops of color are starting to make a comeback in kitchen design. At the National Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas, many of the kitchen displays featured color, whether it was in the cabinets, hardware, or even appliances. Moody colors like blue, plum, emerald, and black are expected to resurrect in the coming years.
Quartz breaks through
After spending many years reaching the stronghold of granite, engineered quartz countertops have successfully surpassed granite as the most popular countertop material, with Houzz reporting that over 48% of homeowners choose the material for the design of your own kitchen. This has been a steady increase over the past 3 years (43% in 2018, 41% in 2017), compared to the steady decline in granite over the same period (40% in 2017, 34% in 2018, 30% in 2019). Expect the popularity of quartz to continue its steady slope over the next few years.
A new trend in the kitchen is the use of matte finishes as opposed to the traditional glossy finish. The matte or honed finish is a smooth, soft finish without the sheen of a glossy countertop. Another option is a leather finish, which is a textured matte finish. Add dimension to your kitchen design with one of these contemporary options.
Mixing and matching in the kitchen design
Mixing and matching hardware finishes is another trendy way to add dimension to your kitchen design. In previous years, it was important to match the faucets and lighting to the cabinet knobs and pulls. Now, homeowners are mixing brushed nickel with oil rubbed bronze or brushed brass (gold) with matte black, etc. Some even choose to create an accent piece with a copper hood or sink. While hardware assemblies (cabinet knobs, faucets, appliances, lighting) should always have the same finish, feel free to use multiple different finishes throughout your kitchen design.
Stainless steel appliances
While stainless steel appliances still dominate the market, black stainless steel appliances are an emerging trend in the kitchen. Black stainless steel appliances look luxurious and high-end compared to traditional stainless steel. If you’re not ready to make a bold color choice, consider incorporating these sleek black appliances into your new kitchen.
Add some of these kitchen trends to your design!
A kitchen design should also be functional and stylish. At Norfolk Kitchen & Bath, we have a talented team of kitchen designers who are experienced in combining trend and functionality in a beautiful kitchen design.
If you’re looking for a kitchen remodel in the Boston area, check out Norfolk Kitchen & Bath. We’d love to help make your renovation even easier with free design assistance, quality cabinets, and professional installation. Our showrooms have also recently been refurbished with the latest trends in kitchen and bathroom design. Call our experts today at (877) 336-9652 or contact us today to schedule your free design appointment. You can also browse our Inspiration Gallery for a portfolio of our recent projects.
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