Here are some of the emerging trends for the new year which will help you plan your dream kitchen:
Today technology has entered our kitchens not just in the form of fancy appliances, but also into every function of every appliance from faucets, to fridge to the lighting. Smart kitchens are what is trending today and today a lot of kitchens are made smart from the ground up.
If you have an older kitchen you can also add sensors, smart gadgets and any other form of appliances for your benefit. Apart from updating the various appliances in your kitchen, don’t forget to update the lighting. This smart lighting system will allow you to control all the lighting from your smartphone or any other device, ushering you with a truly smart kitchen in every sense.
2. Color your cabinets:
White is often supposed to be the preferred look for the kitchen, but it is soon going out of style. The popularity of a completely white kitchen is slowly on the decline and we see different pops of color. These pops of color are very popular in terms of shades of blue and green, along with dark jewel tones like black, navy, emerald green and even plum.
These colors add a rich and luxurious feel to the kitchens. However, make sure that you do not overpower the room with a lot of dark colors.
3. Streamlined designs, materials, and texture:
Today homeowners are becoming more streamlined when it comes to the overall aesthetics, designs and alternative materials for their kitchens. This helps to render a stress free environment for the home and drown out the day to day stress of life. Simple lines and clean lines help to provide a clean look for your home. These simple designs also allow you to use the design appropriately. However, if you are talking about streamlining your kitchen space don't connect the same with it being boring. So, you can consider using some better texture for the same. You may consider adding metal tubes and rough cut wood for open shelving for a more industrial attitude. Further, you can also experiment with ceiling treatments for an added punch to your kitchen.
4. Quartz is the king:
If you are planning to use high-end kitchen tops for your kitchen, quartz will still be the supreme choice. Quartz is an extremely handy material, which is anti-microbial and easy to maintain, along with the added advantage of being long-lasting.
The main competitor to quartz is granite, which is comparatively costlier and more difficult to maintain.
Quartz as a material is also available in a large variety of colors to choose from, along with realistic stone patterns. More and more homeowners are opting for colors like grey, taupe, creamy or white finishes.
5. Effective storage solution cabinetry:
The one thing that annoys us about kitchen cabinets is the unnecessary wastage of space. The basic drawers are structured in such a manner that it wastes a lot of space. The worst of all is that space is sometimes too small to fit the large items, or there is no proper space to organize the items efficiently.
One of the main foundations of a good kitchen is its storage capacity and facility. If a kitchen does not come with proper storage it is one of the main causes behind the inefficiency of the space. To counter this problem many homeowners appliance garages for small appliances, drawer dividers for cutlery & utensils, pull-outs for spices, tray dividers, roll-out trays and caddies for pots & pans; as well as wastebasket cabinets for garbage and recyclables and/or deep drawers. These will make it easier to store foods, drinks, and small appliances.
6. New appliance styles:
One of the biggest changes that are taking place in the kitchen is the appliance styles. Long gone are the days of matching silver toned appliances, now people are experimenting with different styles and colors.
Stainless steel appliance is although a safe choice for your kitchen, many people today are opting for different styles of appliances which are available in more attractive colors. So, go with pops of unique colors and get creative with mismatching.
Although purchasing these appliances can be a costlier option than your regular stainless steel, many homeowners prefer it due to its rich aesthetic appeal.
7. Hardwood and ceramic flooring:
When it comes to kitchen flooring, hardwood is the more preferred choice. However, the option getting more attention today is ceramic flooring. Today with the advancements in technology, ceramic flooring is coming in a variety of styles, designs, and sizes.
If you want the best of both worlds, you can also go for ceramic flooring which looks like hardwood. This is giving you an easier to maintain ceramic flooring with a hardwood look. So, in addition to using wood, you can also use natural stone look when it comes to ceramic to add an authentic feel to your kitchen.
8. . Multipurpose kitchen islands:
Nowadays, with making the kitchen more functional than before, people are using kitchen islands making it no longer a thing of the past. These kitchen islands have now become the hub and the focal points of the kitchen. The design of the kitchen island should be such that it creates an impact.
These kitchen islands are high in functionality with storage solutions, under counter services along with providing a casual seating service. To accommodate the increased size, we are seeing a tendency for the kitchen island to extend into living room spaces in homes with open plan designs.
9. Beautiful backsplash trends:
Backsplashes are a fun part of the house to decorate, with upcoming new trends and styles. You can move on to using large slabs of tiles along with tiles with great textures and patterns. You will get an endless choice of colors which will help you to choose the best one according to your kitchen. Adding a pop of color will help to make your home more creative with the design patterns. If you want a more classic look then you can also try neutral patterns with a natural texture.
10. Connecting it with the great outdoors:
Lately, homeowners are coming up with the concept of connecting their kitchens to the outdoors. You can also add entry points to connect the kitchen to the outdoor areas. If you install a glass door to your kitchen you can easily connect new places to your home.
11. Bespoke pantries and larders:
If you are planning to redesign or remodel your kitchen adding a bespoke larder is one of the latest and biggest trends for the last year and for the upcoming year. It is becoming one of the must-have for your kitchen along with providing storage for the right temperature, and ingredients easily accessible.
12. Glass cabinets for the kitchen:
Adding open shelves to your kitchen allows homeowners to showcase their personalities with quirky objects. This glass texture allows you to add a wonderful finish to your home allowing you to mix straight lines and smooth surfaces. Plus the semi-opaque glass also gives you a glimpse of the objects and not the entire view.
This is a stylish solution which allows you to add a visual and contemporary touch to the kitchen.
13. Multifunctional trough sink:
Why have only one use for the sink when you can have a multifunctional trough?
This not only helps to entertain guests in the kitchen but also allows you to add some key functions by having a wine rack and wine cooler.
This modern and relaxed kitchen is one of the best choices for a relaxed and modern country kitchen.
14. Feature taps:
Feature taps are growing each year with popularity with a vast array of finishing and styles available. Not just that when it comes to the technology part of it also, taps have stepped up a notch. Now taps come with an instant boiling feature or sparkling water applications which can be used for the sink or the pot. Plus with the availability of finishes ramping up, there is one to complement every material palette.
Let these upcoming trends serve as design ideas for your 2019 kitchen renovation or new home construction. These ideas combine the best in functionality and aesthetics to create the ultimate kitchen.