Looking to update your kitchen with improvements that will make your friends and family gasp in astonishment? The latest kitchen trends will put you on the fast track to exactly that reaction.
One of the hottest new trends is a modern kitchen that gives a hint of the past – a blending of old world style finishes with the latest innovation. Countertops in granite, marble and solid surfacing can be given a vintage look with beveled edges and details that harken back to the handcrafted cabinetry of years ago. Kitchen faucets that resemble the hand-forged look created by early 20th century metalworkers give a nod to the historic details of the past.
Decorative tiles are another exciting new trend quickly replacing appliances as the real eye catcher in the kitchen. Glass tile backsplashes are really hot right now. Ranging in colors and finishes from neutral to natural wood finishes, these tiles can make your backsplash a mosaic of iridescent color that will really draw the eye.
Commercial-quality conveniences are another hot commodity in new kitchen trends. Stainless steel sinks with a sleek industrial appeal that still allow the homeowner easy clean-up. Single-bowl stainless sinks with fitted colanders and dish drains also give a commercial feel and attract to trend seekers due to their convenience.
Lighting is another trend that is emerging from the typical use of pendant and under cabinet lighting. The newest use of lighting which is also eco-friendly is to add LED lighting inside your cabinets, drawers and even below the base cabinets. Lighting in cabinets can be used to accent decorative dishes or accessories and, beyond the decorative, can be a convenient source of light when one’s hands are full.
Implementing some or all of these exciting ideas will give you the wow factor you’re looking for in your kitchen. Visitors to your home will definitely see you as in-the-know about the newest trends.