Article courtesy of Louisville Realty Group
Written by LRG Intern, Alex Ginter
“In most homes the kitchen wears many hats—it’s the center of the family team huddle, the place for bantering with friends, the computer room for paying the bills, an entertainment center, a children’s art museum and let’s not forget its original purpose—a place to enjoy good food with family and friends.”
The household kitchen was originally designed for preparing and cooking meals. However, over the past few decades, the kitchen has slowly morphed into the epicenter of the home, according to Firenza Stone. We can all agree that the kitchen is the heart of every home, so why shouldn’t yours have its own style? Here are a few kitchen fads that you’ll see in every home in 2017.
This contrasting color scheme between the floor cabinets and upper wall cabinets aren’t all that new, but are becoming very popular. One King’s Lane claims this monochromatic color-blocking, timeless style and universal appeal brings elegance and simplicity to your kitchen.
Gray is the New White
White is still in the top spot for kitchens, but according to kitchen industry’s leading manufacturers and HGTV, gray is up and coming and ready to beat white for that top spot. “Seventy-one percent of NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) designers said gray is the fastest-growing color scheme for kitchens in 2014,” says HouseLogic.
Tucking away appliances, whether it’s making a refrigerator look like cabinets or installing a microwave drawer saves space in your kitchen. Disguising your fridge as cabinets is an elegant take on a popular idea that’s won many households over last year and is continuing to be a trend in 2017, according to House Beautiful.
Mixed Hardware and Finishes
Although stainless steel is still a popular choice, both designers and homeowners are willing to experiment with various metals to create an eclectic space. House Beautiful says we can expect to be seeing more gold, rose and black, and a new mix of metals we usually don’t see in the kitchen.
Your kitchen is sure to look its best in the upcoming year with these new fads. Even if you aren’t in the market for a total re-do, one or two trendy updates will bring your kitchen into the 21st century.