Durable, Attractive Countertops
Although granite countertops were the top choice for years, solid surface, soapstone, quartz, marble, and other countertops materials have become more popular in the past few years. Want to make your kitchen truly stand out? Cover your kitchen island with a live edge slab of wood rather than a more traditional countertop material. The natural edges of the wood will give your island a one-of-a-kind appeal.
Including a walk-in pantry in your kitchen adds a whole new dimension of convenience and comfort and keeps clutter at bay. You can use your pantry for larger packages of food items without sacrificing space in your kitchen cabinets. A pantry also provides plenty of room to keep frequently used items at eye level or store oversized appliances (mixers, bread machines, blenders) that you don’t use as often.
The Latest Kitchen Technology
Smart kitchen technology makes planning and preparing meals easier than ever. Smart ovens pre-heat remotely, remember your favorite recipes, and automatically adjust temperature and cooking times. Tired of your kids constantly opening the refrigerator when looking for snacks? Buy a smart refrigerator with doors that become transparent with a touch of the hand. Smart microwaves and motion-activated lights and faucets offer other ways to incorporate technology in your new kitchen.
They’re one of the most expensive items in your kitchen, so why should your cabinets blend into the background? Solid wood cabinets with natural finishes add warmth and texture, while bold colors invigorate the room and serve as an inspiration for your kitchen décor. This year, blues, greens, and other rich colors found in nature are particularly popular.
Fewer Upper Cabinets
Eliminating upper cabinets makes your kitchen feel more spacious and open. If you’re worried about storage, an island, pantry or wall of frameless, integrated cabinets offer plenty of room to store food, dishes, and small appliances.
Single and Double Kitchen Islands
Kitchen islands are extremely popular—and practical. If one island is good, two are even better. Double kitchen islands, the latest kitchen trend, increase storage, seating, and prep space. Is your sink loaded with dirty dishes when you host gatherings? Eliminate the problem by adding another sink or dishwasher in your second island.