When it comes to kitchen renovation, the current trend continues in the direction of clean, contemporary design. In almost every area—from appliances to finishes, from surface materials to fixtures—a ‘less-is-more’ aesthetic is proving extremely popular among homeowners as they redesign their kitchens.
Whether you are looking for a complete overhaul, or a few easy ‘quick-fixes’ to spruce up your space, here are some of the most popular trends in kitchen renovation for 2015.
Antique finishes, distressing, and “rustic” design are making way for more modern alternatives—painted cabinets instead of distressed wood and polished chrome fixtures replacing bronze and brass finishes.
Metal and stone countertops and backsplashes offer cleaner looks, and can be customized in many ways to fit your space and your lifestyle. Industrial and post-industrial design are also popular; metal and concrete are both gaining popularity as countertop surface options.
Amazing Array of Appliances
Not only do we see new kinds of appliances, we see old appliances getting fresh new makeovers. French-door refrigerators are eclipsing the side-by-side and the traditional freezer-top/refrigerator-bottom models.
Sometimes the improvement is merely a question of relocation of an appliance. A built-in undercounter microwave saves a lot of counter space—the same goes for a coffee maker. You can also get creative with freezing and cooling by adding separate freezers and/or refrigeration doors around the kitchen.
A Kitchen, A Living Room
Our kitchens are no longer where we simply prepare our meals—if they ever were. We gather, we entertain, we do homework or even work-from-home, all in our own kitchens. Our kitchens have televisions, docking stations for every type of chargeable device, wine refrigerators, fireplaces—you name it, and your kitchen designer can make it happen.
No time for a complete kitchen overhaul? Try one of these easy projects to give your kitchen a fresh face-lift without the major commitment: