Modern Kitchen Design Trends In 2018
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months, you will have realized that we are deep into the year 2018. This is a great time to plan your next remodeling project. Whether your current layout needs renovating or you simply want to refresh your color scheme. In this article, we will show you what is hot in the world of kitchen design.
1. Modernize Your Kitchen Cabinets
The kitchen cabinets have seen so many upgrades since when they were invented in the 20th century and 2018 have brought its own set of design upgrades along with it. Here are some popular design trends that will give your cabinets some much-needed facelift during your remodeling.
Kitchen cabinets have predominantly been white in color because this makes them look simply beautiful and timeless. Also, white cabinets can be used in almost any kind of style We expect it to remain a popular cabinet color in 2018.
If you are the more adventurous type, you can opt for two-toned cabinets to keep your kitchen from looking too flat and sterile. By playing with various colors and textures, you can create stunning visual impact and brings more warmth and life to space.
The counter is an integral part of the kitchen and new countertop design trend are becoming much more imaginative and explorative with the use of more exotic materials in 2018.
The use of concrete as a kitchen countertop material has certain advantages including the ability to customize its color, shape, and appearance, it also adds a certain warmth and appealing tactility not found in other alternatives.
Quartz is a material used in high-end countertops as it is extremely hardy and can last virtually forever. Quartz countertops are also easier to maintain than granite and have some anti-microbial properties.
Composite sinks are constructed using two (or more) different materials by a process that utilizes the benefits of these materials while minimizing the drawbacks. They can be made using the same material as the countertop creating a cleaner uniform look and making cleaning and maintenance much easier.
3. Updated Appliances
When planning for your remodeling, you should consider updating appliances. In 2018, technology has taken over and not just in the form of fancy gadgets and appliances. However, it is important to ensure that your appliances do not dominate the aesthetic of your kitchen leaving it looking cluttered and busy.
Smart appliances are a must when installing a new kitchen in 2018, these appliances include a boiling water tap, Wi-Fi ready appliances, steam ovens, and vacuum drawers. You could also take it a step further with integrated music and lighting or invest in the Amazon Dash button and Google Home.
4. Patterned Flooring
Whether you are going for hardwood or ceramic tile flooring for your space, a boldly patterned flooring is a great way to incorporate another layer of customization to create a truly unique space. When selecting a pattern, be sure to select one that you connect with and dim other layers within the kitchen space, so that the bold pattern on the floor remains eye-catching.
5. Multipurpose Islands
Islands have become focal points and the hub of the kitchen as they are the perfect combination of form and function. Therefore, their design must make a statement and in 2018 there is a focus on larger islands that include storage solution cabinets and are fitted with various under-counter appliances.
A contemporary design trend to consider for your remodeling is the kitchen island waterfall edge, where the benchtop surface cascades down one or both sides of the benchtop to the floor like a waterfall.
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