Kitchens have become more than a place to just make meals. They have turned into a place to make memories with friends and family, and to showcase your individual design personality and creativity.
From bold colors to aesthetic appliances, these are the kitchen trends that are taking over 2018:
- Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops require less upkeep than other natural stones, such as granite or marble, which makes it a timeless and low-maintenance option for kitchens. This is a trend that will never go out of style.
- Open Layouts
Isolation is a thing of the past. Open kitchens encourage interaction and entertainment whether you are having guests over or you are just cooking with the family.
- Two-Tone Cabinetry
Dark lower cabinets with white upper cabinets have always been a hot trend, but this year it is about the combination of different cabinet materials. White cabinetry with wooden cabinets and drawers create dimension and texture in any kitchen.
- Ceiling Treatments
The overhead area of the kitchen is often overlooked, but one of the easiest ways to shake up your kitchen is with crown moldings that define the shape of your island and enhance the size of your kitchen.
- Integrated Appliances
Are you tired of your appliances being an eyesore in your kitchen? You can now blend them into your kitchen using paneling and built-ins. If a bold look is your goal, appliances can now stand alone as an attractive statement piece rather than sticking out like a sore thumb.
- Big Practical Sinks
When it comes to kitchens, right now there is a big emphasis on function. Sinks with single bowls can accommodate large pots and pans, while also containing splashes or allowing for soaking room.
- Bold, Vibrant Color Schemes
The use of color in the kitchen can be designed to reflect the personality of the homeowner. If you are using your kitchen for just cooking, focus on colors that are light and bright. For entertaining, focus on colors that have a darker essence for a chic, sophisticated feel.
- Warm Neutrals and Gold Accents
Gold accents have been on trend for a while, but pairing them with neutral and organic textures is blowing up in 2018. This will give your kitchen a seventies, boho feel with a twist.
- Concealed Lighting
Installing lighting under your cabinets and counters is an easy way to keep your kitchen bright without having bulky light fixtures
If you are interested in updating your kitchen countertops for 2018, contact us at GMS Werks and we would love to help you out!