It’s a new year, is it time for a new kitchen?
Interior design is moving towards homes that are smaller, greener and offer more casual living space. Here are what we think will be the biggest trends in kitchen cabinet design in 2015.
The kitchen no longer has to look like a kitchen. The kitchen has evolved into the hub of the home and a treasured space the whole family can enjoy, rather than just a functional area that’s only used for food prep and cooking. You can incorporate this in your own kitchen through embellishments, like corbels and arched openings, or on an island on raised legs or a contrasting top and color.
Open shelving personalizes the space, making it feel lived in and warm while keeping the kitchen functional and easy to use. Combining open shelf cabinets and cabinets allows you to still hide things if necessary.
We live in a new world where we are always connected and kitchen designers have taken that to heart. As a result, many homeowners are adding a tech perspective to their kitchen cabinets such as built-in charging stations, hands-free functionality and tablet holders. These additions, along with other innovative kitchen additions, have made living in the 21st century that much easier.
Meet Modern-Traditional. This trend is affecting everything from cabinet design to colors, materials to textures. Designers are using complimentary, but contrasting, mixes of materials, like rustic wood and stainless steel, and styles, like classic Shaker-style cabinet doors paired with chrome fixtures, to give spaces a homey feel.
The American kitchen is getting smaller, but the amount of stuff we have is not. Drawers and cabinets can conceal custom feature for storage and organization. A well-equipped kitchen cabinet can include everything from pullout trays, bread boxes and vertical storage for cookie trays.
This trend has been happening for a few years and shows no signs of slowing down. When possible (depending on the space and demands for storage), minimal wall cabinets enhance the openness and make a space feel bigger. The kitchen is no longer an island unto itself, so use colors that tie it into the rest of your home so it feels like one big, unified space.
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