A Few 2018 Kitchen Design Trends
Kitchens are the social centers of our homes. As such, many of our favorite projects at Rosseland Remodeling have involved giving this area of your home new life. With 2018 almost upon us, here are some popular kitchen design trends you may want to consider if a kitchen remodeling project is on your horizon.
It’s Not All White Anymore
For the last decade, the all-white kitchen has dominated kitchen design trends. If you weren’t a fan of that look, relief is at hand. Avoid doing all white because you’ll date your house. Color is in, ranging from pale neutrals to bold colors such as navy blue and dark plum. You won’t find color just on walls, either. Cabinets, tiles and floors are all seeing a bolder color update.
Gray, Navy and Two-Tone Cabinets
The shift away from white has led to gray cabinets for those who still want a neutral theme. Bleached wood is also popular for those who want neutral hues. Blue is the biggest trend in cabinet colors and if you want to go a step further, use two colors in the same family, one for the base and one for the doors and drawer fronts. Navy has really taken off in the last two years. Many find this dark color to be a classy color choice. Although it’s not as flexible as white or gray, navy cabinets work well with just about any décor style. Navy-color kitchen islands paired with white or light gray perimeter cabinets are especially popular.
Ditch the Subway Tile
Another trend that has started to lose steam is subway tile. Ditch it, especially if it is white. For a look similar to subway tile, try medium-sized squares for a charming shingle-like effect. Be creative with how you use floor tile. Statement floor tile in geometric patterns can mimic rugs, which are impractical in kitchens, and provide a splash of color that is subtler than patterned backsplashes. Expect patterned and textured tiles to become more commonplace in the kitchen.
Out With Granite, In With Quartz
Quartz is the number one countertop product on the market right now thanks to its freshness, durability and variety. Prices per square foot are relatively even with granite, however, quartz has one distinct advantage. It’s non-porous, meaning it doesn’t require sealing. Cleanup is simple as you just wipe off spills with a wet rag.
Hide Your Appliances
This is part of the minimalist approach that has gained popularity over the last several years to reduce clutter. Plan for an appliance garage for items such as your coffee maker, microwave, etc., with a door that swings upward or slides in on the side for easy access when you use those items.
Speaking of Appliances
Of course stainless steel has been the rage for years now, but what if you have a small kitchen? The brightness can overwhelm your design. Major manufacturers such as GE, Samsung and Whirlpool have wised up to this dilemma and have introduced microwaves, refrigerators and stoves in sophisticated shades of black and slate.
If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen or another room in Chicago’s West or Northwest suburbs, contact us to discuss your project.