It’s often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Throughout the years, there have been many design trends when it comes to the kitchen. Some of these trends had their moment in the spotlight and quickly faded away, but some have proven that they’re here to stay. Making your home’s kitchen both functional and stylish takes a little planning, but by utilizing some timeless trends, you can guarantee that your kitchen will not only be pleasing to the eyes, but function perfectly. Here are some of the top kitchen trends that never go out of style.
A classic white kitchen not only gives off a stylish feel, it also makes the room look bigger. Over 60% of design experts agree that white is their go-to choice when designing a custom kitchen. Pair white cabinets with a white backsplash or choose to incorporate glossy white appliances, instead of stainless steel. You’ll quickly see why so many homeowners choose white for their custom kitchens.
Quartz is gaining more popularity these days, due to the fact that it is tougher than any other material on the market today, including granite. Quartz countertops protect from scratches, scrapes and burns and look stunning in the process. Many quartz countertops look just like granite, except that you won’t have to worry about damaging them so easily.
Custom Pantry Systems
Many homeowners are choosing to add a custom pantry system into their kitchens, and for good reason. Custom pantries help to keep your food fresh and easily accessible. Gone are the days of not being able to find an item of food or finding that it has expired. Custom pantry systems come with many helpful organizational tools, such as:
- Pull out drawers
- Wine racks
- Rotating shelves
- Specialized lighting
Being organized in one of the busiest rooms in the home is crucial. Incorporating a custom pantry system into your kitchen can help avoid lost items and keep the hub of your home operating in tip-top shape.
LED lighting has been utilized in kitchens for years. Mainly placed in cabinets to help illuminate these dim spaces and hidden away in the crown molding to add an ambiance to the room, instead of harsh lighting. LED lighting is a top choice, since it doesn’t get overly hot and saves quite a bit of energy in the process, lowering energy bills for homeowners. LED lighting also comes in a variety of color options.
Refrigerators have been getting a makeover in the past few years as well. Many homeowners are choosing to place them in more inconspicuous places, like in the pantry or under the counter. A popular trend is to have a separate beverage fridge in an oversized island in the middle of the kitchen.
Another increasingly popular trend that we don’t see going out of style any time soon are touch-activated faucets. Instead of spreading germs around the kitchen, especially if you are cooking with poultry or any other risky ingredient, touch-activated faucets make it easy to activate the water, without having to twist or pull up on the handle. Touch-activated faucets also eliminate unnecessary water waste.
Custom Kitchen Trends
When it comes to your custom kitchen, it’s important to find the right look for you that’s within your budget. The experts at Gulfstream Homes are ready to help you build the perfect home with the perfect kitchen. Call (239) 254-1664 or visit www.gulfstreamhomes.com.