Top Five Kitchen Design Trends in New Homes
Will these kitchen trends fade away, or are they important and practical features that will make an already attractive new home even better in the years to come?
Take a look through these top trends, and decide what your new home can’t live without.
5. Built in Storage
As households are scaled back to more affordable designs, an emphasis has been placed on convenient storage solutions.
Say goodbye to clutter on your counters.
With just a small extension of the existing space, underneath the serving bar, eating bar area, or island can become an important storage center.
4. Oversized Islands
Larger kitchens demand an oversized island. Oversized islands offer extra cabinetry for storage, and can be designed in a variety of ways.
- Large seating area on one side, raised or same height
- Kitchen desk area
- Separate range top and cooking center
- Preparation area with vegetable sink
Accents like display shelves, corbels, and "furniture" posts can be added.
3. Built in Banquettes
A built in seating area near the kitchen can maximize space and storage.
Built in seats are flush against the wall, and can be placed under windows for a fresh and open feel.
Banquettes can range in size, and storage can be built into the bench areas.
2. Contrasting Kitchen Cabinetry
Want a way to make your kitchen look unique and eye-catching? Multiple finishes and styles of cabinetry make your Kitchen stand out with contrasting features and colors.
Contrasting pieces can be used for decorative range hoods, islands, even eating bar areas.
1. Open Kitchens
The integration of kitchens with family living space (also called "Great Rooms") is another growing trend.
Home spaces are becoming more casual, and being able to interact with your guests while preparing a meal is a must.
A half wall with an eating or serving bar is the perfect solution.
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