We have all seen the top trending kitchen lists that come out each year. Case Design has even provided a few. These lists should not be immediately discounted, but keep in mind that trends change rapidly and a decision like a kitchen renovation should not follow the whim of an overstimulated industry commenter. There are subtle ways to incorporate inspiration without sacrificing a little oomph. If you straddle the fence between choosing the latest kitchen obsession and remodeling for longevity, continue reading.
The primary consideration for remodeling should be whether you plan to live in your home for the next 10, 30, or 50 years. This will determine how long you will love your farmhouse sink or customized wine rack. When you select details that are in-line with your personal style and functional needs, those items are sure to last longer. But what happens when you fall in love with rose gold accents only to realize that it’s hard to coordinate your art collection or furniture with this statement color?
First, make bold statements in small places.
A great way to add interest to a dull kitchen is to update fixtures. Your cabinet hardware, faucets, and lighting can be replaced at minimal costs in comparison to a counter top replacement or a new appliance.
Tone down bold colors with timeless neutrals.
The backsplash is the best way to make a splash in the kitchen – no pun intended. If you try an edgier arrangement like a mosaic mural or a bright color, temper those choices with complimentary wood flooring or neutral cabinets. A smaller tile will also help reduce the attention-grabbing effect that a chevron-arranged large subway tile might have.
Make discreet changes.
One trend that has remained a desirable in the kitchen is the hidden compartment. Blending everyday tasks with the kitchen décor makes life a little more luxurious and it’s an awesome space-saver!
If you find any of these tips helpful, be sure to register for our Remodeling Essentials seminars. Our team is in tune with homeowners and the top trends so that they can help you create the home that works for you. Call us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.