There are many new kitchen styles being unleashed this year. These bold, refreshing looks will make your kitchen feel more alive. Take a look at them for yourself before starting a kitchen remodel this year.
The hottest trend when it comes to kitchens this year is matte black. It’s also completely different from yester-years’ all-white kitchens. While you may think that this kitchen remodel would include stainless-steel appliances, not true. Matte black appliances and wood floors and cabinets offer a sophisticated contrast to each other without making your kitchen too dark. A touch of gold will make things look even more elegant.
When you think about your kitchen, you probably don’t automatically think about using concrete there, but this is something that’s being embraced today. This is mainly because younger people really enjoy industrial designs. It’s also because exposed concrete makes a bold statement, especially in contrast to other natural elements. Regardless of the reason, it’s nice to know that concrete is so durable it’ll outlast many of the more traditional surfaces (e.g. stone, wood). Additionally, it’s very affordable and can be so easily molded and shaped that you can use it anywhere in your kitchen remodel – from countertops to kitchen cabinets. So, when you’re after a modern industrial look and feel, this should be your “go to” material.
Using raw Materials
Besides concrete, other raw materials like wood, stone, shiplap, and jude can also be used in your kitchen remodel. This is something minimalists really enjoy. While they mostly prefer to use stone because it provides a great, natural look in other places beyond your kitchen countertop, the options are limitless. With this stone, for instance, you can use it in backsplashes and for accent walls. As this trend grows, many people believe the growing popularity of using raw materials in the kitchen reflects a growing push for more sustainable, eco-friendly homes – a trend we’ll continue seeing in the future if this is the case.
Incorporating Pendant Lights
For many years now, wide open kitchens with recessed lighting have been popular. However, people are now noticing the dramatic ways pendant lights can easily change these layouts. This is why they’re starting to use them to define and anchor various areas, make bold statements, and create conversational pieces. Many people simply like how versatile they are – lighting up spaces, regardless of their style. Throughout 2019 designers believe we’ll see many more mid-century modern and Italian designs.
Adding Terrazzo Surfaces
Remember the material that was used in your school’s hallways when you were a child, especially if you went to school throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s? That’s what’s known as “terrazzo” and today it’s making a comeback, especially if your kitchen remodel has a mid-century modern design. Of course, you can also use it to add a playful touch to your modern kitchen. Whether you choose granite, quartz, or marble it’s a strong, durable material with many creative uses (e.g. accent walls, wall facings, countertops).
One of the biggest trends right now is a sleek, minimalistic kitchen without fixtures and appliances. Things like those big, industrial hood vents are now being removed to create a more seamless look above your oven. Sometimes these vents are being hidden in the front of kitchen cabinets and at other times people are being much more creative. Regardless of how you do this, it lets you emphasize your design’s other elements, like your backsplash.
Including new Technology
As technology continues finding its way into our daily lives, it should come as no surprise that it’s also finding its way into every kitchen remodel today. One of the best ways this is happening is via integrated appliances. Nevertheless, any time that technology creates a clean, seamless look is popular. In fact, it’s become a standard in more expensive homes today. There you’ll find things like slim oven hoods that turn themselves on automatically, induction cooktops, smart lights, and even WiFi-enabled coffee makers.
At Hybrid Construction LLC we see this year’s top trends significantly departing from tradition. This is refreshing news, but it also means there’s a lot of work to do when conducting a kitchen remodel. Remember, you don’t have to undertake this work yourself. We’re here for you so contact us today.