At Maya Construction, Chicagoland’s leading kitchen-remodeling company, We’ve seen trends rise and fall over the years. Certain materials, colors or popular interior designers can influence these trends. Now that 2015 is coming to a close, let’s take a look at the newest trends in kitchen remodeling, and maybe you’ll get inspired to reinvent your kitchen for the New Year.
1. White is #1, But for How Much Longer?
When deciding what color to paint your cabinets, industry leaders in kitchen manufacturing are saying that white cabinets are still #1, but gray is coming in hot at a close #2. Will we see gray overtake white in the upcoming years?
2. Keeping It Classic In Black And White
The appeals of clean-lined, black-and-white kitchen will always hold a spot on the top trends list. This design is the best way to create the desirable high contrast everyone is looking for in bold kitchen designs.
3. Colorful Sinks
Like kitchen cabinets, sinks are moving away from the traditional white or stainless steel. A colorful sink is a great way to add a bit of color in a neutral kitchen. Or, you can make it more of a focal point by using the same hue in the backsplash and similarly colored kitchen accessories scattered around the room.
4. Bold Lighting
By keeping the rest of your kitchen design somewhat subdued and adding a bold lighting feature, you create a light and bright focal point for the room. The best part? If you want to change the entire feel of your kitchen later on, all you have to do is change your light feature and you’ve got a whole new look and feel to the space.
5. Dark Cabinets, Light Countertops
Many homeowners worry that, by using dark cabinets, the space will feel small and dark. This is actually untrue. When you use dark cabinets and contrast them with light countertops and backsplashes you create a regal, dramatic look.
6. Maximizing Storage
The key to having a beautiful kitchen all day every day is to have a place for everything and to put everything in its place. A clean kitchen is always more aesthetically pleasing than a cluttered one. By maximizing your storage through deep pullout drawers and cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling, you can have the sleek, beautiful design be the focal point, and not the clutter on your countertops.
7. Commercial Grade Appliances
Chef-grade appliances are no longer only in the kitchens of restaurants and hotels. More and more people are installing these high-grade stoves and ovens into their homes. Whether you’re a chef in a five-star restaurant or you just like cooking for your family on Sundays, these attention-grabbing appliances are sure to have your guests oohing and ahhing at your next dinner party.
8. Money Saving Look-Alikes
You don’t need to splurge on everything in your kitchen remodel. One place that people are saving a lot of money is on their countertops. While granite is still the king, it’s less expensive but equally beautiful and durable cousin, quartz, is gaining a lot of attention. Quartz is becoming more popular for its massive variety of available colors, the fact that it’s eco-friendly (it is made of recycled glass) and its requires little to no maintenance.
Updating your kitchen not only increases the value of your home, it also makes the center of your home more functional and inviting. Call Chicago’s kitchen remodeling service, Maya Construction, today at (773) 305-5789 for an estimate on your dream kitchen remodel.