5 New Kitchen Trends to Look Out For
It may seem hard to believe now, but there was once a point in time when the kitchen wasn’t exactly a social space. In fact, a hundred years ago, the kitchen was a space for preparing meals, washing dirty dishes, and not much else. Today, kitchens are the heart of our homes; the place that brings us all together at the start of the day and at the end of a very long one. We spend a significant amount of time in our kitchens, whether we’re cooking weeknight dinners, preparing meals for the week on a Sunday night, or hosting our friends and family for holiday gatherings.
Kitchens are one of the most-used rooms in a home and they’re often the first rooms guests see, which is why keeping them updated, stylish, and functional is so important. Whether you’re planning to remodel your kitchen, designing a new home, or just looking for inspiration, here are five kitchen trends to look for.
For years, all-white kitchen cabinets have been a popular choice for homeowners thanks to their clean and classic look. However, more and more homeowners are turning away from white in favor of dark tones, such as black, navy, emerald green, and plum. Dark cabinets can enhance your kitchen, creating a dramatic and elegant atmosphere.
While farmhouse and mid-century modern remain popular styles for kitchens, many homeowners are choosing to take a more streamlined approach in their design, using modern, clean lines and simple (not boring) designs and materials. This could involve removing upper wall cabinets to open up your kitchen and make it appear larger. Another idea is to use materials with texture to create a more natural look.
Quartz countertops remain one of the most popular options for kitchens and it’s easy to see why. Quartz is extremely durable, easy to clean and maintain, and will last forever. The biggest disadvantage of quartz countertops used to be the lack of colors and finishes available, but these days, there are a wide variety of colors and patterns to choose from.
When it comes to kitchen flooring, natural hardwood will always be a popular option among homeowners. However, ceramic tile flooring is getting more and more attention. Thanks to innovations in technology, ceramic flooring is now available in a wide selection of designs, styles, and sizes.
Tile backsplashes serve a practical purpose by protecting your walls from spills and splatters, but they’ve become a popular way to enhance the look and style of kitchens. There always seems to be a new style, so it can be difficult to stay on-trend. Subway tiles remain a popular choice, but these days, homeowners are opting for larger tiles and vibrant colors.
Multi-Purpose Kitchen Islands
Kitchen islands used to be an afterthought, but these days they’ve become the focal points of kitchens. An emerging trend is multi-purpose kitchen islands that can be used for dining, cooking, and storage.
At Chesmar, we have been building homes in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston, for a decade or more, providing our customers with innovative designs and functional floor plans that can be customized to cater to their needs. If you’re in the market for a new, single-family home, contact us or visit one of our communities to get a firsthand look at our models.