Kitchen / June 5, 2018 / Elie Ignace.
Kitchen sinks are big and getting bigger for good reason! The abundance of sink accessories allow quick and efficient meal preparation, an important component in a kitchen centered around wellness. Two faucets installed at a large sink, 45”+, means more than one person can use the sink at once and surrounding countertops can remain cleaner – an ideal situation for smaller kitchens. This trend deserves to have staying power. Stainless steel sinks are most prevalent, but the faucet finish to coordinate with the sink is up for grabs.
Kitchens work the best with laminate, vinyl, and hardwood, and the choice of patterns and colors is just impressive. You can use flooring to replicate literally every style, from minimalist industrial kitchens to light-tile country French ones.
Aren’t kitchen islands simply adorable? Placed in the middle, they look cute and gather everyone in a single place while the host is preparing something delicious. More than a culinary desk, the kitchen island is an interaction bar, and that’s what makes it so perfect. Another thing that makes islands so amazing is their applicability, as they suit both small kitchens in need of additional sitting, and large dining areas where they serve as a slightly more intimate area.
Countertop trends for 2018 feature an old favorite, marble, especially seen in engineered stone. Marble patterns are so creatively designed in exaggerated blown-up patterns we saw last year and still love as well as a wide range of patterns that are almost coy – obviously faux but clearly marble-inspired. There is a noticeable turn away from the Calacattas and Carraras toward these (and natural) similar but different marble patterns. Wood countertops are trending in 2018 and nicely warm up the modern aesthetic. Engineered stone countertop colors (non marble) for 2018 are grays, mottled and soft concrete textures, leather finishes on the periphery and a bit of khaki colored stone on the horizon.
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