Eight Great Kitchen Design Ideas for 2018
Do you spend a lot of time in your kitchen preparing and eating meals, but it is looking a bit outdated and you want to have a fresh new look for 2018? There are many design trends that will take your kitchen from drab to spectacular and make it more efficient at the same time. Below are some of the latest trends in kitchen design so I am sure you will find one that suits your design aesthetic and you can bring your old kitchen up to date.
If you are tech savvy and love your smartphones, tablets, and accessories then the smart kitchen is what you are looking for. You can design your kitchen with smart features to make your kitchen not only functional but convenient as well. You can install built-in iPad holders along with charging stations, add a smart refrigerator that includes built-in cameras and wifi so you can access the refrigerator from an app on your phone and control the temperature as well as inventory the fridge to make grocery shopping easier, or a smart kitchen scale that helps you customize and adjust recipes and proportions easily as it works with iPads and iPhones. These are just a couple of the great smart products out there to make your new kitchen a tech’s dream.
Do you love the look of granite countertops, but they are too expensive and hard to maintain, and then go faux. A trend for 2018 is faux countertops because they are less expensive, easier to maintain, look sophisticated, and come in a wide variety of colors and designs that are sure to fit into your new kitchen color scheme.
A new kitchen trend for 2018 is color! From bright primary colors to subdued pastels, color is the way to go with your kitchen redo. No more bland and boring white, make a statement with bright yellows, blues, and reds or more subdued pastels like pink or green, either way, color is in and boring is out.
Do you love the look of gold? Then you can update your kitchen and include your love of gold by using gold accents. You can find gold faucets, handles, light fixtures, and even appliances. Gold isn’t just for jewelry; it is a great way to accent your new kitchen and is sure to be a hit with anyone who sees your new kitchen.
Kitchen islands are gaining popularity as they not only provide extra workspace but by incorporating a sink they become a functional way for the whole family to be involved in the cooking process. Islands allow the whole family to gather and help with meal prep, they provide extra storage space for kitchen items, and you can add stools and the island can be a great place to share meals. In some larger kitchens, homeowners are beginning to utilize two kitchen islands.
Want to add a unique feature to your new kitchen that is sure to have the neighbors talking, try a living wall. A living wall is not only a great design element and conversation piece; it is also functional as you can grow fresh herbs for cooking. Living walls bring the outdoors into your kitchen while also helping your health by naturally removing toxins from the air and living walls act as air purifiers producing cleaner air for you and your family to breath.
Are you ready to replace your old kitchen cabinets but aren’t sure what style you like and don’t want to spend a lot of money, then try open shelves? This popular trend for 2018 utilizes open shelving to store and display your china, small appliances, and spices. Open shelves make it easy to find your items and are a more economical way to update your kitchen.
A kitchen design trend that was popular in the 1980’s is making a comeback in 2018 and that is banquette seating. Banquette seating not only maximizes kitchen space and creates a great place for the family to gather for meals, with design updates it is sure to be a statement piece in your kitchen. Banquette seating is a great way to maximize the usefulness of your kitchen, but it also creates an area where the family can sit and eat, play games, or just enjoy each other’s company.
These kitchen design trends for 2018 are sure to make a great way to redo your old kitchen and add some unique flare. From living walls and vibrant colors, to appliances that help you maximize your time and efficiency and faux finishes that won’t break the budget you are sure to find one of these 2018 trends helpful when redoing your kitchen.