Kitchen remodeling is probably one of the most expensive house projects you can take on. This is why it is never a good idea to introduce a trend which will soon be forgotten because design trends come and go, with no one even remembering they existed or people regretting they existed. When you decide to give the heart of your home a makeover, it is better to choose a style which will never go away. Here are some kitchen trends that will stand the test of time, and still look beautiful ten years from now as they do today.
A couple of decades ago people required to have a formal cooking area which is closed to the living space, and although many design trends from the past are making a comeback, this one will stay where it belongs – back in the days. Open concept kitchens are so popular because people are striving to have space where they can entertain and talk to their guests while they are in the kitchen, instead of being shut off the conversation while preparing food, so open concept is here to stay.
Another thing that speaks about the importance of the functionality of this room is layered lighting, with the kitchen being the room which truly requires having task and ambience lighting, while accent one is optional. Task lighting is usually installed so that they shed light on the area of work (countertop, island…), while ambience takes up the ceiling space in the middle of the room. Ambience lighting fixtures can also be used as decorative elements – e.g. vintage chandelier.
Showstopper kitchen islands
Having a kitchen island is basically a dream of every person who enjoys cooking and loves to show off with their ideal kitchen – and this is something that is never going to change. Besides being very functional and giving you extra working area, a kitchen island is a centerpiece of every kitchen and a border that separates the cooking from the living area, and that’s why it needs to look amazing. Materials used for it, are, therefore, very important, whether we are talking about stone countertop and reclaimed wood or all-marble affair.
Stainless steel appliances
Quality appliances never get old. Stainless steel certainly screams quality and it can fit into virtually any design style. Installing efficient appliances is definitely something no homeowner will ever regret deciding on. Whether we are talking about practical single electric ovens or high-style refrigerator designs. They are in vogue now, and they will be in vogue 20 years from now.
Concrete countertops might be all the rage right now, but the industrial look they are reflecting is something that comes and goes every few years. Marble countertops, on the other hand, will never become dated. Their elevated style and refines will make our kitchen fabulous in this decade and the next one. Marble is not only a strong enduring material, but it also looks and feels great to the touch. Furthermore, it goes well with every interior design style.
Glass cabinet doors
Glass-front cabinets have been with us for a while, and it is no wonder since they have a very classic feel to them. Besides, they make the kitchen look more open and spacious, which is a look we always aspire in interior design, especially if the kitchen in question is small and crowded.
Scandinavian interior design is one of the most popular styles today. One of its most basic aspirations is the use of natural materials, especially bare wood and stone. However, the use of natural materials in kitchens can’t be reduced only to this specific style. It is an enduring inclination towards introducing nature into our homes, and kitchens are no different.
Although renovations are always a risky business, some changes are always welcome. A kitchen remodeling project which includes one of these everlasting trends is a worthy investment. Each of them has proven to be able to stand the test of time and look equally astonishing now and in the decades to come.