Beat the Heat with These Cool Kitchen Trends

Kitchens are moving away from being rooms of pure function and starting to become a focal point in any home. If you’re considering updating your kitchen, consider these design trends that will enhance your space’s elegance in the blink of an eye.

Open Layout

More homeowners are leaning towards a kitchen that is large and airy, with plenty of room for entertaining guests. One way you can do this is by embracing minimalist principles with fewer upper cabinets and wisely utilizing your storage space so that your kitchen retains a clean, open feeling.

Bright Color Statements

White kitchens are still very popular because they provide a great neutral background for your colorful fixtures. Black faucets and light fixtures can provide an intense but classic look while stainless steel appliances and polished chrome or nickel hardware are in vogue once again.

Integrated Appliances

While some homeowners choose to have their shiny, industrial refrigerator make a statement in their kitchen, some choose to camouflage their appliances behind custom cabinetry. You can easily integrate your fridge or dishwasher to match the rest of your kitchen. You may also want to consider the possibility of under-counter appliances, like installing the microwave in the island, to maintain a sleek design.

Move Dining to the Kitchen

Many houses still have dining rooms, but more families are eating the majority of their meals in the kitchen. You can bring your family all together at a spacious farm table, or use banquette seating to maximize options in a small space.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Induction cooktops are rising in popularity due to their ability to cook food well without burning through too much heat. These types of stoves also work well with the clean line aesthetic we mentioned above. Once you finish preparing a delicious, home-cooked meal, you’ll need somewhere to clean up. More designers are leaning towards integrating a large, built-in sink that can handle the biggest challenge you can offer.

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