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From rough-hewn rustic to clean contemporary, beautiful kitchens are a huge focus of home design this year. With so much living and entertaining happening here, the attention is well-deserved. Ready to stop daydreaming and finally give the most used room in your home some love? Home Improvement Leads recommends these on-trend kitchen remodeling and design ideas.
Tip #1 – Nice and Neutral
Neutral kitchens are so bright, pleasing, and popular that going with predominantly white kitchen designs or ivory color schemes may feel like a no-brainer. But you’ll need to replace the missing color dynamic with textures to keep things interesting. Your accessories and appliances will truly pop in a pale or white kitchen, so invest in beautiful and quality details.
Tip #2 – Gray as the New White
If floating on a cloud doesn’t sound like your perfect kitchen experience, get grounded with a modern kitchen of smooth gray broken by a vivid color. Semi-transparent cabinets are a hip design feature (and tend to make things easier for first-time guests).
Tip #3 – Mosaic Backsplash
Mosaic backsplashes are popular in all types of dream kitchens. Matchstick tiles in both light and dark shades bring a unique dynamic. Herringbone adds sophisticated texture, while penny tiles offer a friendly and old-fashioned charm to any style of kitchen decor.
Tip #4 – Clean Lines and Clever Organization
All across the world, eco-conscious people are learning to minimize and conserve resources. The result of this in home kitchen remodeling design is clever storage ideas and dual-purpose pieces with contemporary lines. Make use of every bit of vertical space by conserving space with unobtrusive drawer and cabinet pulls.
Tip #5 – Farmhouse Chic
For those of us who are a little nostalgic about the most family-oriented room in the house, the farmhouse feel is exactly what we crave. The best part about this look is how organic it can be. The mismatched, rustic nature of it allows you the freedom to salvage for unique pieces at local antique shops and yard sales. It’s a wonderful reminder that you don’t have to pay a fortune to get a one-of-a-kind kitchen.
Tip #6 – Unexpected Lighting
But if contemporary is more your vibe, under-cabinet LED lighting is a must. It does more than make cooking easier. It gives the room an ambiance, and looks especially beautiful paired with high-gloss cabinets. An adventurous light fixture is also a perfect complement to sleek, smooth lines for an inspired kitchen design.
Tip #7 – Butcher Block
Unlike granite, butcher block can be whatever you want it to be. In a country kitchen, it’s positively provincial. In a contemporary kitchen, it looks ultra-modern. If your intention is to be eco-conscious with your renovation, look for butcher block or end-grain that’s certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Tip #8 – Incognito Appliances
What’s the point of tidy lines or eclectic flourishes if a clunky old dishwasher is a part of the aesthetic? Consider concealing your appliances with cabinetry. Seamless design ideas can be especially appealing for open-concept floor plans, when you don’t want the refrigerator as part of the living room.
Tip #9 – Doing “You”
Most importantly, when it comes to kitchen trends, don’t be afraid to explore your favorite colors or styles. Eclectic is in. But regardless of what you find in magazines, your home is where you live, so design it to be a place that makes you feel calm, inspired, and happy.
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Kaitlin Krull is a writer and mom of two girls living the expat life in the UK. She enjoys writing for various outlets with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on home projects with confidence.
Content and photos provided by Home Improvement Leads, who connects quality contractors to homeowners to give them the best home improvement experience possible. They specialize in solar leads, hvac leads, roofing leads, and window leads.
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