The Next Big Thing in Kitchen Styles
Kitchen style trends are constantly changing and evolving. New ideas emerge and sometimes they take on a whole new life and spread like wildfire. We saw it with farmhouse chic about a decade ago, and now we are seeing the sleek and modern style spread throughout homes across the country. The kitchen truly has the power to transform a home, so you’re probably curious…what is the next big thing for kitchen style? These are some trends we are seeing and predict will take on new life in the near future of kitchen design.
The first trend we are seeing seemed like a fad at first, but it is clearly here to stay. Sustainable and eco-friendly new home builds seem to be the norm now, and that trend is spilling into the remodeling industry as well. More and more people are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and live lives that maintain the planet’s beauty in meaningful ways. With that, eco-friendly kitchens are gaining real traction whether they are in brand-new homes or remodeled spaces. Materials that are environmentally friendly like bamboo, reclaimed wood, and recycled glass are increasingly being used in the latest kitchen styles. Likewise, kitchen designers and homeowners alike are focusing on integrating energy-efficient appliances, lighting, and even water sources.
In addition to eco-friendly homes and kitchens, we are seeing the use of smart technology on the rise. In today’s day and age, almost every appliance company makes a Wi-Fi-enabled product that can be connected to a smart assistant like Siri, Google Home, or Alexa. This technology makes cooking and meal prep easier and more convenient than ever before. Smart appliances like ovens and refrigerators can be controlled remotely so your oven can be ready to go by the time you get home from work. Siri, Google, and Alexa can help you search for fun new recipes, set timers, and connect and control other kitchen gadgets as well.
Another trend we’ve been seeing for a while and seems to be picking up speed is the use of bold colors and patterns in the kitchen. While homeowners reacted to the patterns of the early 2000s by going all neutral, more and more designers are incorporating bold color and patterns into their designs in kitchens and other areas of the home too. Beyond just using colorful cabinetry, you’ll see designers opt for a bold backsplash or patterned countertop. Homeowners are taking advantage of this trend and enjoying the opportunity to inject their style and personality into their kitchens to really reflect their individual tastes.
Finally, outdoor kitchens seem to be becoming a must-have for the host/hostess-inclined homeowner. Outdoor kitchens allow you to cook and prepare your meals and still enjoy the company of your guests; no matter what activity the day might hold. Outdoor kitchens are becoming even bigger post-Covid it seems. They can include a grill or flattop, sink, refrigerator, and other accessories. Outdoor kitchens create an entire cooking, dining, and entertaining experience right in your backyard.
Hopefully, this gave you some kitchen inspiration for designing a sustainable, technological, bold, and colorful kitchen—whether it’s indoors or outdoors. With these kitchen ideas, you can create a kitchen that is stylish, modern, functional, and eco-friendly. At Kitchen Solvers we are ready to help you whether you are planning a full gut and remodel, or simply looking to update your cabinets, backsplash, and countertops. Give us a call to start the process of incorporating some of these trends into your space and create a kitchen you’ll love and enjoy for years to come.Back