Contemporary kitchen design is back in style. For many years, detailed traditional kitchens were all the rage. Today, the contemporary look has made its way back into fashion. This look embraces a clean look with soft touches and an uncluttered feel.
Many families love the easy living of a contemporary kitchen. It is easy to keep up and will look good for many years to come. This design aesthetic opens up options for adding pops of color and traces interesting patterns.
- Open Floor Plan
An open floor plan will bring the kitchen into the living space and give room for everyone to move around. This trend is one of the longest lasting ones of the past couple of decades. In the past, the kitchen was a sectioned-off space that isolated the cook from the rest of the house. With modern living, that isolation does not work.
An open floor plan makes the kitchen a part of the living and dining room spaces. People can talk and hang out with the cook without interrupting the cooking efforts.
- Kitchen Island
A kitchen island offers prep space, gathering space, and eating space. The earliest kitchen islands were simply tables kept in the middle of the room that gave extra prep and eating space. That same concept is useful and ideal in today’s lifestyle.
Islands can incorporate sinks, appliances, seating options, and prep surfaces not seen in the rest of the room. Many kitchens revolve around the island space in the middle of the room. Islands can be big or small. If well-designed, they are a great addition to the kitchen space.
Making simple changes to a kitchen makes it more convenient.
Is your kitchen sink on the opposite side of the kitchen from your favorite prep space? If so, adding a small sink to the prep area only makes sense. Elevating the dishwasher and placing a water faucet by the stove is great for those who are starting to get older or who have trouble lifting and moving heavy items. Minimizing heavy lifting and too much walking will make your kitchen space handy and useable for decades to come.
Among kitchen remodeling trends, this one will be around for a while.
- Neutral Finishes
Bold colors and patterns will date a kitchen quicker than most things. Think of the autumn colors (reds, oranges, yellows) so popular in the 1970s. Those colors were out of date by the time 1982 arrived. To give your kitchen a timeless look, you need to stick with neutral finishes. Fortunately, the trend to use neutrals is coming back as well.
Neutral tones offer a soothing palette that people will enjoy for many years to come. It is truly a look that will stand the test of time. Add a few pops of color and you will tie it back into contemporary design.
These kitchen remodeling trends in the construction business will give your kitchen the beauty you want with the style that brings your home into the 21st century. And the best thing of all? You get to live with and use this beautiful kitchen for many years to come.