Some home remodeling trends die out in as little as a year???s time. Others tend to stick around for much longer. In this blog, Highland Design + Build, formerly known as CASE Design/Remodeling Birmingham lists five of the top kitchen trends that won???t be going away anytime soon.
Quartz Countertops ??? Quartz is on par with granite and marble when it comes to looks and durability, but as a manufactured material, it has unique qualities that make it the better choice. First of all, it has a wider range of colors to fit the color palette of your kitchen. In addition, the nonporous surface is stain-resistant, requires virtually no maintenance and is tough enough to resist chipping and cracking.
Open Kitchen Layout ??? If you???re still using furniture or dividers to separate your kitchen from the rest of your home, consider an open kitchen layout. It makes your kitchen look and feel more spacious, as well as more inviting. With the right remodeling contractor, your kitchen can also provide additional visual interest to your living space.
Consistent Island and Counter Heights ??? Keeping the kitchen counter and island on the same height has many benefits. It enables you to work more quickly and efficiently, as the island can act as an extension of your prep area and vice versa. The same or similar heights make kitchen work more comfortable, and can even help prevent accidents caused by unexpected height differences.
LED Lighting Upgrades????? LED lighting, which began as a trend when the first residential versions became available, is now a common lighting choice among homeowners. A lot of people are making the switch because of the many benefits of LEDs, which require a fraction of the energy needed to power their older lighting counterparts for the same amount of light. LED bulbs may cost slightly more, but when you consider their exceptionally long life span, they can actually save you money. Today???s LED lights are also available in ???warm??? light, perfect for soft kitchen lighting. You can also use LEDs for spot and mood lighting and other applications without impacting your monthly energy costs.
Open Shelving????? Make your kitchen look even more spacious by replacing your kitchen cabinets with open shelving. In addition to making your room seem bigger, open shelving makes locating dishes, cookware and utensils more convenient. The only catch is that you’ll need to keep the contents organized, as they’ll be readily visible to anyone who enters your kitchen. Consider it motivation for improving your organizational skills.
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