New Kitchen Trends for 2018 vs. Design That’s Here to Stay
Staying up to date with new design trends, and understanding what styles are here to stay is essential when you’re planning your remodel. For kitchens remodels it’s even more critical, as this remodel can mean huge value added to your home or an investment in a renovation that becomes outdated by the time it’s completed. Here we look at the new kitchen trends for 2018, and what successful trends are here to stay.
HERE TO STAY
Quartz countertops have rapidly become one of the most popular countertop materials, and they aren’t going anywhere soon. Quartz countertops are durable, stain resistant, attractive and easy to clean.
Connection and flow between the kitchen and other areas of the home, including the living and dining areas, is still essential for kitchen and home remodels. Isolation is one of the most common reasons for remodeling the kitchen.
Induction cooktops look minimalistic and modern, providing great cooking results with minimal heat distribution and low energy consumption.
From touchless sensor faucets to Wi-Fi connected appliances, kitchen tech will remain an important area of innovation and inclusion in new kitchen remodels for convenience and better quality of life.
Built-In Appliances and Storage:
Modern kitchens require remodeling to do more with less space. Appliances that are built into the kitchen are creatively stored, or hidden and deep storage helps keep the kitchen high performing.
Offering clean and modern lines, minimalistic style with less clutter and less mess is here to stay.
Wood (Look) Floors:
Wood floors look outstanding in the kitchen, but using hardwood may not be practical as there is excess exposure to water. Jump on board with this trend by using wood look porcelain tile or luxury vinyl tiles, which stay stable in wet environments.
Stainless steel is a classic look for appliances and even countertops. It remains popular for it’s flawless, long lasting and easy to clean design.
A transitional style which blends traditional and modern looks is here to stay, fitting in perfectly with any décor.
While white kitchens are timeless, kitchen design in 2018 will feature in-depth and bold colors to contrast, in nature evoking hues of deep green and blue, yellow, wood brown, copper, and dark charcoal.
Concrete and Stone:
Concrete and stone are not materials often used in the kitchen, but the durability and industrial look on concrete and the rustic effect of stone are becoming more popular in the new year.
Industrial style blends minimalism and the raw, heavy materials that are becoming popular in kitchens. These environments are not cold and artificial – blending metal, stone and wood adds warmth to industrial style.
Natural themes in home remodeling are becoming more popular, and adding the warmth of unfinished wood or the burst of life provided by indoor plants in the kitchen will become increasingly popular in 2018.
Reclaimed Wood Countertops:
Wood is not a material one thinks of when it comes to countertops, but kitchen designers are loving reclaimed timber as countertops. Adding a warm touch and a reminder of nature, reclaimed wood is also more sustainable and nature-friendly.
Natural Meets Modern:
While ‘transitional’ style usually means ‘old meets new,’ the transitional style for kitchen remodels in 2018 will be ‘nature meets modern.’ Designers are increasingly breaking through expectations by taking raw, natural materials and reusing and blending them in unexpectedly modern and innovative ways.
To get the latest kitchen remodel ideas, talk to Gordon Reese Design Build to help create your dream space.