Love your kitchen again with these 2017 trends

Every year you look at your kitchen and think about the things you would like to change, update or replace in your kitchen; but you never get around to it. 2017 is the year that you will make it happen! This is the year you have the time and budget to really make a significant improvement to this space.

If you have a budget that allows you to do a full remodel that is fantastic! But the reality is that most of us don’t have that kind of budget. Let’s look at some of the smaller updates you can do that make the biggest difference. The trends this year are countertops, storage and style.

When you are updating or thinking of updating, every kitchen you walk into is a virtual catalog or design book. You pay closer attention to the countertops, backsplashes, flooring and lighting. One of the things you see when you walk into a kitchen is the countertop, especially if they have an island. A countertop can make a kitchen great or leave you a little lack luster and wanting something more.

Countertops come in all colors and material types. The one material that will make you want to reach out and touch it every time is natural stone. Marble and granite look beautiful, are cool to the touch and just make your kitchen look and feel high-end. But if you don’t want the “typical” material but want something unique; think about polished concrete, engineered quartz or even stainless steel.

Let’s talk about style for a moment. Most of us purchase a house with the kitchen style already set up and installed. Now is the time to change all that! You can change your modern or industrial kitchen into a cozy country kitchen with a upgrade in appliances. Old is new once again with appliances that are being manufactured with the retro look but modern features. Think about pairing the new retro appliances with a beautiful butcherblock countertop. Replace your knobs and pulls with something more classic to complete the look.

In recent years we have seen a push for more storage in our homes but have had less and less places to put in pantries and storage areas. Kitchen storage organizers have gotten better and more creative, you are able to mix and match to better fit your existing cabinets. If you are able to replace your cabinets you can get custom cabinets with built in organizers to make your kitchen more functional. This is especially helpful with smaller or galley kitchens.

Shop around, get the best prices and look to Plumbtile for some of the most unique sinks, knobs and pulls and faucets.

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