Your kitchen is the heart of the home, which is why so many homeowners place a high priority on doing a kitchen remodel. Not only does a well-done remodel add beauty, but more importantly adds functionality to the hub of your home. If you too have considered a kitchen renovation this year, then you’ll want to take a look at the following three trendy kitchen remodeling ideas.
Trend 1: Mixed Materials and Styles
Gone are the days when homeowners chose one style and remodeled their kitchen completely around this theme. Today homeowners are combining styles, such as blending together traditional design elements with modern features. Homeowners are also opting to combine materials, such as traditional wood with sleek stainless steel or two different color options of cabinetry.
Trend 2: Kitchens Are Turning More Rustic
A few years ago many people who were doing kitchen remodels opted for sleek, modern kitchens that in some ways mimicked the look of a commercial kitchen. Features included stainless steel appliances throughout, a gourmet oven, and a white color theme that made the room seem almost surgically clean.
Today homeowners are moving away from the sleek and polished modern look to something that’s a bit more “homey,” warm and rustic. Features include wooden flooring or furniture made from reclaimed wood, warm colors, and décore that reflects the homeowner’s personality.
Trend 3: Drawing the Eyes Upward
There’s been a lot of emphasis over the years on the kitchen cabinets, which are the natural focal point of your kitchen. However, the latest trends are designed to draw the eyes upward. You can do this in a variety of ways, including:
• Design embellishments on the ceiling or near the top of the walls. This includes crown molding, wallpaper accents, a coffered ceiling or similar features.
• Lighting that pulls the eyes upward. This could be natural lighting, spotlights to showcase some design accent, or even above cabinet lighting strips.
You can also design the entire kitchen in a way that draws the eyes up, which in turn makes the room feel bigger. Talk to your kitchen designer about specific ways you can do this in your kitchen.
The above are just three trendy remodeling ideas for 2015, but a good designer will be able to share with you plenty of additional ideas that will look great in your kitchen and keep you ahead of the trends. To get started, you’ll want to get in touch with the TWD team, which includes an on-staff designer who’s brimming with ideas for your kitchen. To learn more, get in touch today at https://www.twdaz.com/contact-us.