It’s always a great idea to consider upgrading your kitchen. It adds value to your home and makes you feel comfortable and organized in your own home. Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in any house. It’s a gathering place; the place where families come together. For this reason and many others, it’s important to keep your kitchen trendy. Here are some of the most popular kitchen trends of 2014 which will probably continue to be stylish in 2015.
White and Black
In the past, wood cabinets were all the rage. Lately, however, the colour scheme has shifted favourably over to a black and white palate. White cabinets and black countertops are the most popular, although some people choose to go all white with their kitchen design. Even the black-and-white checkered floor pattern that was all the rage in the ‘50s is making a comeback. This colour scheme is timeless and trendy, and if you choose to follow this trend, it is unlikely that your kitchen will go out of style for many years.
Islands with Storage
Islands are fantastic additions to a kitchen because they provide valuable counter space. In the past, however, they were not utilized to their full potential and had only a few places for storage underneath the countertop. Modern islands can give a great amount of storage space. You can hang pots and pans underneath, or go with enclosed cabinets. You can design modern islands to store almost anything, and this storage bonus is being incorporated into many kitchen designs in 2014.
It is becoming more and more popular for people to dine in the kitchen itself. It’s casual and intimate at the same time, and provides a nice separation from formal dining areas. The island is often used as the space where people gather to eat; simply adding barstools provides a sophisticated and sleek way to eat in the kitchen. Another great option is to add a small table to a long kitchen. It makes the dining experience feel more formal while still being casual. Depending on your family’s style, in-kitchen dining is a great way to bring everyone together for meal times and beyond.
Stainless steel appliances have been all the rage for quite some time, but this metallic finish is starting to be incorporated into other areas of the kitchen. A stainless steel backsplash is both modern and practical, as it is much easier to clean than traditional backsplashes. Stainless steel is also being incorporated into cabinet hardware, lighting, and dining accessories. This look is as modern as it gets, and it’s sure to continue to be utilized in the kitchen outside of appliances in the years to come.