Curious about the upcoming kitchen trends that are destined to be popular choices in 2018? We are too! Take a look at some of the ideas we are seeing become more popular than ever. Here’s what’s in store for 2018.
Engineered Wood Floors
Wood floors tend to look good in a kitchen, but they are rarely present because kitchen moisture and spills are notoriously bad for hardwood floors. One trend that is changing this? Engineered hardwood floors with a veneer of real wood. These floors still need care, but they are more moisture resistant than traditional floors, and so we are seeing them slowly but surely spread into the kitchen. Dark wood choices are becoming a particularly popular way of making kitchen cabinets stand out.
2018 will be less about burnished steel, and more about classic metals. Expect to see a lot of copper plating and “aged” metal surfaces. These styles work particularly well in a farmhouse kitchen, or a modern kitchen that wants to strip things down to the basics. It also allows you to experiment with different looks for your appliances and kitchen tools.
Reclaimed and Stripped-Down Cabinets
Stripped down woods and reclaimed woods have never been more popular inside the home. Expect to see a lot of cabinet styles embrace this look in the coming year — raw, rustic wood surfaces that embrace their nature and add an organic, folksy look to even the most modern kitchen. They are great for minimalist spaces.
Two-Tone Cabinets and Counters
Do you prefer painted cabinets? Another trend growing in popularity is the two-tone cabinet style with one outer color and one inner color. As you can imagine, this allows homeowners to choose two of their favorite kitchen colors instead of just one, and gives them a lot more room to play around with styles and patterns!
An appliance garage is a type of cabinet that you fold up to reveal a waiting kitchen appliance, like a microwave (you can also store supplies in here, or anything else you need). This design will be gaining a lot of traction as homeowners work to hide the less impressive parts of the kitchen with more natural materials.
Custom Tile Work
Tiles are still a popular option for counters and backsplashes, but a new twist is custom tile that you can order with your own designs and colors. Get exactly the pattern you want for your kitchen, and effortlessly match other colors you already have.
Want to learn more about the upcoming kitchen trends? Call us today at Hannah Custom Homes & Remodeling to schedule an appointment for your new 2018 home!