Are you in love with your kitchen? Or are you desperately trying to figure out how to breathe new life into an old, boring space? Your kitchen is arguably the most important room in your home. It’s where guests gather during a party, where the family sits down at the end of a long day to share a meal, and where all of that magic happens at the stove. It’s not about keeping up with the Joneses; it’s about having the living, cooking and eating space that you really deserve.
We’ve compiled some of the latest kitchen styles & trends below to help you get started on that kitchen remodel today.
Latest Kitchen Trends
You can’t turn on HGTV these days without hearing about stainless steel appliances. Stainless steel looks great, it’s easy to clean, and it’s durable. This trend has been around for a few years now, and it’s probably not going anywhere for a while.
Professional-style Chef’s Stoves
Homeowners aren’t messing around with their stovetops. Many are paying big bucks for professional-grade ranges, brass-sealed burners and high-end hoods. And a lot of these fancy stoves and hoods are made of – you guessed it! – stainless steel.
Soft & Neutral Colors
Bold, contemporary colors tend to be trendy (remember avocado green?) and don’t really stand the test of time. Homeowners are moving more and more toward soft, neutral colors for their kitchens, like beiges, browns, and warmer whites.
Hardwood Floors It wasn’t too long ago that tile was in. And not long before that, everybody was jumping on the laminate train. Not so anymore. Homeowners are choosing hardwood floors more often than not, and not just in the kitchen.
It’s 2013, and now more than ever, we’re interested in protecting our environment when we can. Homeowners have jumped on this trend, too, opting for eco-friendly and sustainable kitchen materials, like flooring, cabinetry, surfacing and appliances, when possible.
Latest Kitchen Styles
Early American colonial kitchens are being reproduced in homes across the country (in a modern way, of course). We’re talking about Shaker-inspired cabinets, soapstone sinks, reclaimed pine or brick flooring and exposed ceiling beams.
Bungalow kitchens are built with an eye toward efficiency: built-in kitchen, easy-to-clean linoleum flooring and mint tile are likely to make an appearance in a Bungalow-style kitchen.
Go poke around Pinterest for 30 seconds and report back. What’d you find? You probably discovered that vintage is in. People love old stuff made to look new, which is probably why the Victorian Farmhouse look is coming back. Deep porcelain sinks, glass-front cabinets and nickel-plated stoves are hallmarks of a Victorian kitchen.
Mid-20th Century Modern
Think about the time WWII was coming to an end: cabinetry went from wood to metal, Formica became the go-to counter surface, and vinyl was all the rage for flooring. Bright colors and “space age” designs were popular, too.
Ultra modern kitchens could be described in one word: minimalist. The less stuff in your kitchen, the better. Clean lines, sleek surfaces, concrete floors and European-style cabinets make up this contemporary style. In other words, get thee to an Ikea as soon as possible!
A trendy kitchen that stands the test of time is the best kind of kitchen. Imagine waking up every day to a beautifully-designed kitchen filled with surfaces, cabinets and a sink manufactured with materials you picked out yourself. It’s a wonderful fantasy, right? Let’s turn that fantasy into a reality today! Whichever kitchen style or trend you decide to incorporate into your kitchen, remember that Tower Industries has many surfacing solutions for you to consider. We offer Meridian and Hanex solid surface countertops and sinks, natural stone countertops, kitchen cabinets and more. If you need design flexibility, Tower Industries is definitely for you.
Which style or trend do you like best? Are you all about Victorian vintage, or do you prefer a contemporary look? Let us know in the comments below.