The kitchen is the heart of any home, but it can also be one of the most difficult rooms to design. It’s the place where you cook, entertain and spend time with family and friends. Because of this, it’s an ideal place to make design changes that will help you transform your space into the most functional and beautiful kitchen possible. A kitchen’s design should reflect your style and personality, but the trends below are some of the hottest in the industry right now.
The kitchen is no longer isolated and closed off, but rather an inviting place for the whole family. The open-concept kitchen fits particularly harmoniously into a home setting, with coordinated materials to visually link the different areas. The kitchen is thus transformed into an open area where you can easily interact with family and friends, with conversations continuing while cooking. Cook while watching the TV show that’s on by the sofa instead of dreaming of how convenient it would be if there were only a few steps between the kitchen, dining area, and cozy seating. With open floor plans, some or all of a home’s communal spaces flow into each other, with few or no walls separating them.
Full Cabinets Over Open Shelving
Not all experts are predicting the demise of open shelving. However, if you’re looking for a more practical way to display items, cabinets might be the answer. Cabinets provide more space for storing items than open shelving. Upper cabinetry helps define your design style. From traditional to modern and everything in between, there are endless cabinet door styles to choose from. Cabinet doors protect the items inside from dust and contaminants. If you‘re looking for an easy-care option, upper cabinets might be right for you. Along the same lines, the ability to close a door means you can hide clutter. There are some ingenious ways to use small spaces and store oddly shaped items. A new organizational design trend includes smartly designed dividers, pull-out shelves, and narrow cabinets that ensure no space is wasted.
Double ovens allow a cook to entertain family and friends in the kitchen, preparing multiple dishes at the same time or producing larger entrees for larger crowds. In the last couple of years, many ranges are ditching the oft-ignored storage drawer on the bottom in favor of an additional warming oven. Nowadays, everyday kitchens are being designed with two full ovens – enabling the chef to simultaneously cook multiple items by different methods. This is excellent for entertaining large groups of people or simply cooking multiple family dishes in a timely manner. The style of double ovens varies greatly depending upon the configuration of your kitchen – whether it be built-in wall units, side-by-side, freestanding ranges, or slide-in ranges. This variety makes it possible even for a kitchen remodel to add a second oven to the design!
A double island creates a clean look and can be used as an extension table when dining out at home or as an additional workspace for working at home. They create an open flow between zones in the kitchen so that you can easily reach both tasks at once. In a time where we are more likely to host parties at home than to go out, they offer an abundance of extra space and storage
Custom Vented Hoods
Goodbye boring stainless steel kitchen vent hoods. Custom range vent hoods bring a tailored look to a kitchen design and can be an opportunity to bring in architectural elements. Decorative moldings, woodcuts, arches, and corbels, along with varying heights and depths are brought together to create a focal point in the space. A custom range vent hood is an option when out-of-the-box hoods don’t fit the design of your kitchen or if you’re looking for something more interesting.
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