Renovations can be tiring, but they are also incredibly exciting. Finding a whole new look for any part of your house can sound like a fun thing to do. But there are a few things that are always necessary to remember, depending upon what part of the house is being renovated. If it is your kitchen where you’re planning to change things up, then there are a few trends that you should be aware of. Don’t know what they are? Do not worry! Here are some of them, so you can get the look of your kitchen right on point.
Trust The Layered Lights
Lights are very important in the kitchen. Not only from an aesthetic point of view but in that they provide illumination for all the work that you do in the kitchen. Choosing layered lights helps not one but those of these purposes. With more than one light, you will be sure to get good visibility so no matter what job you are up to, you do it well.
Furthermore, these lights are available in a variety of designs. From plain hanging bulbs to fancy shades, there are so many options for you to choose from. If you have a bigger kitchen, you can spread them in a line and if not, place them in a spiral with different lengths. There’s a design for every kitchen type!
Make Smart Colour Choices
It may not seem very important, but the basic color theme of your cabinets and countertops can make a great difference. The colors not only add a personality to the interior but also play a great role in how space is perceived. Different colors can add a different look to the kitchen.
If you have a bigger kitchen, you should go with lighter shades. For this reason, white serves to be the best option for open kitchens. On the other hand, if your kitchen isn’t as big, you should consider darker shades. If you don’t want to choose black, you may want to consider gray cabinets for small kitchens or some similar shade.
Don’t Cover Those Shelves
We all know the standard design in the kitchen where the shelves are always in the cabinets. Well, it’s about time we ditch that design and move on to the new trend. And that is of open shelves. You could go with just one long shelf or layer up two to three shorter ones.Choose your own design according to the available space.
We understand why you may be skeptical about this trend. All the kitchen items on display may seem too messy. But you do not have to put a lot on display. The purpose of the shelf is not to fill it up. It’s just for aesthetic purposes. So even just a jar or a flower vase will do.
Tile The Walls
You’ve tried painting the walls in all types of colors and coats. But the end results are always the same. The steam and smoke from all the cooking always render your walls dirtied. And cleaning them doesn’t always restore them to their new look.
So what’s an alternative that will not only make your kitchen look good, but keep it looking that way for long? The answer is simple, tiles. Tiles, with the right color and pattern, are highly graceful. Furthermore, their smooth texture and design allow them to be cleaned very easily. Just some soap water and sponge and they’ll be good as new!
Quartz For Countertops
When it comes to trends, they come and go as the years pass. For kitchen trends, a lot may have changed over the years, but there is one element that has stayed a constant throughout. And that is quartz countertops. Quartz has been used for countertops for several years now, and it is, to date, one of the most popular choices amongst interior designers.
There are a lot of other options available for you, but the variety and quality that you get with quartz is simply unbeatable. And on top of that, there is easy maintenance too. That’s what we call a win-win.
Ceramic Is The New Hardwood
For the longest time, kitchen flooring has been preferred to be of hardwood. But with the change of times, ceramic has found its new place, in replacement of hardwood. The question you have is probably regarding the lack of variety in ceramic.
The truth is that the world has come very far. There was a time when there were very limited options available in ceramic. But with the
advancement in technology, ceramic flooring presents with a considerably larger variety of patterns, styles, and designs. And that too in any size you want!
Open It To The World Outside
One of the most recent trends that we’ve noticed in kitchen interiors is connecting your kitchen to space outdoors. And we are all for it. There isn’t one, but a great number of advantages that you get by adding this feature to your kitchen. And they all make it worth the effort.
The outdoor connection won’t just add an aesthetic element to your kitchen, but it would also allow better ventilation. So you don’t feel like you’re working in a sauna while you cook. Moreover, the direct connection will allow you to store some things outside for easy access if you feel like there isn’t sufficient space in your kitchen.
Renovating your kitchen may be a fun job, but it is one that requires a keen consideration for a lot of things. A lot of thought needs to go into all aspects, even the very small ones. From the big island counter to small jars places for aesthetic purposes, everything needs to be thought out in detail. A lot of people will tell you what you need to do and what you don’t. But as long as you stick to a few general rules and your own sense of style, whatever you choose will come together perfectly.