Kitchen / June 13, 2018 / Francis Raoul.
We’re still seeing natural wood elements in the kitchen and the floor is where this design statement is being made. Noted above, wood countertops are on the upswing, thick wood shelving and more textured door styles in clear or semi-opaque stains are beautiful design elements in 2018 kitchens. Backsplashes are generally quiet affairs, creating to a visual flow in the design. Seamless engineered stone with soft patterns are trending. Tile for the backsplash is either very small shapes or larger format sizes.
The latest kitchen gadgets incorporate smart technology into their function. This trend was popular in 2017 and will carry through 2018 as more new technology appears. The kitchen is now a tech-savvy space. From automated cooking appliances to simply telling your lights to turn on, these are items a home chef can only dream of. This year, make sure that your kitchen is prepared for all the new technology by creating docking stations and more outlets to plug in all your devices.
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.
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.
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