Finding That Perfect Trend
The kitchen is the hub of activity in any household. It’s where you gather, prepare meals, and create memories. Thus, it can’t be overlooked when designing your home. Whether you’re starting fresh or looking to update your existing kitchen it’s important to consider both the set up, what functionality you want out of it, and how you want the space to look and feel.
Reading up on emerging trends can provide a little inspiration and help you craft the perfect space. While there are numerous components that come together to create a polished space, cabinetry is certainly one of the main focal points of the kitchen, demanding extra attention as you set out to revamp the space.
While we can’t read your mind, we can provide you with the latest trends in kitchen cabinetry. While many components of a kitchen are subject to fads, a look at popular cabinet choices can help you select a style you’ll love down the road. Have a look at some of the trends that are not only on the rise but are here to stay:
Some Ideas To Ponder
Light and Fresh: White, off white, or even grey, with doors in a variety of styles, but particularly Shaker, create a light, fresh, and crisp look in any kitchen. Cabinets in shades of white are known for their enduring and versatile appearance so no need to worry about this trend passing any time soon. Many love the look for the bright and open look, with this style seen in cottage, traditional, and now even modern kitchens. While this look has always been popular it has seen a huge resurgence recently and is expected to grow even more.
Don’t be afraid to play around with materials as well, why not try out the white look combined with a sleek finish to create a fresh modern look? It’s really up to you, regardless of the direction you take, this airy trend is sure to please.
Cabinetry with a Purpose: As homeowners decide to stay in their homes longer, design trends are shifting to reflect kitchens created with not only style but purpose and functionality. Storage options are more plentiful than ever, pullout trays, breadboxes, customized drawers for a clutter free kitchen, and basically whatever you can think of, can now be apart of your space. Don’t be afraid to ask for a custom aspect to your kitchen, we can manage just about anything.
Furniture Style Cabinetry: Maybe it’s the European influence but many of today’s kitchens are taking over the duty of furniture. This approach is another step in the evolution of the kitchen as the hub of the home, rather than just a functional area. Some pieces are freestanding but many are imitating the look of china hutches, tables, and more. This trend creates continuity in the house, while giving the kitchen a warm and inviting vibe.
Open Concept: While a more polarizing aesthetic, this look has been quite popular lately and is expected to grow. It gives any space a fresh look and definitely makes a bold statement. It’s important to keep in mind this transformation doesn’t have to be a complete overhaul. If you want to only have certain piece open space to show off your finer dishware that is always an option. Did we mention how easy it is to convert existing cabinets to open shelves?
If you’re not ready to take the full plunge, consider glass-front cabinet doors, which give the eye a break and create the perfect display space.
Staying Afloat: Why not make a statement with your island? Either with a contrasting colour to the rest of your kitchen, a unique material or a bold design, the kitchen island is no longer just a place for food preparation. Enjoy a casual meal by pulling up chairs to your newly revamped island; these can easily be pushed to the side for the all important meal prep and serving.
Head to Toe: For those out who love to maximize their use of space, this trend is just for you. Floor to ceiling cabinetry is often seen alongside other trends, such as open cabinetry to truly give your kitchen a unique and homey feel. When you’re options for storage are reduced in other areas, this trend can house everything from dishes to appliances, and even linens. Not to mention it gives any space a grand and open feeling, particularly when combined with large windows and great lighting.
Be Bold: Don’t be afraid to show off your personality in your kitchen. That can mean a variety of things when designing your perfect space. Perhaps you’re a fan of colour? Why not make a statement with an accent colour behind a glass front door? Perhaps you want to take it even further and break up your space with different colours or materials? It’s really up to you to say what you want with the space.
Want to take it a step further? What about mixing up your storage options. Combing cabinets and open shelving keeps the room fresh, fun and open. Throw in some embellishments with inspiration from furniture and architecture to truly create a unique space to call your own?
We Are Here To Inspire
If you haven’t found the inspiration you were looking for just yet, no need to fret. Simply book an appointment with one of our experienced designers to go over the multitude of other trends out there right now, or stick to some tried and true classics. Whatever your tastes, we are sure to find something that speaks to you. We want nothing more than to help you bring to life your perfect kitchen, whether from the ground up or revitalizing an existing space, when inspiration hits you’ll know and we are here for all the rest.