Happy New Year! 2018 has arrived in style, ushering in fresh starts and exciting changes for our kitchens! The new year is the perfect time for a little home-refresh, and the kitchen is the perfect place to start. A few of our favorite 2018 kitchen trends include:
1. Integrated Appliances
Things like panel-front refrigerators and dishwasher drawers create continuous design elements that ﬂow seamlessly throughout the kitchen. This adds a touch of sophistication to the space. If you love clean lines and a simple aesthetic, this trend is for you.
2. Less Upper Cabinetry
Last year was all about the open shelving. This year, people are nixing all upper shelving and cabinetry units in favor of an open, airy feel. Granted, if have five kids hanging around your ankles or just a scant amount of storage to begin with, this trend isn’t practical for you. If you can afford the storage cut, however, this kitchen trend saves money and looks amazing!
Smart kitchens are here to stay, and there’s something for everyone. If you’re designing your kitchen from the very beginning, smart technology can be built into every aspect. If you’re hoping to bring your ‘90s kitchen up to date, there’s plenty of add-on smart technology available. Motion-sensing faucets, grocery-monitoring refrigerators, and lights that sync to your smartphone are just a few options!
4. Black Fixtures
White was here. Stainless steel had its day. Now it’s black’s turn. Black appliances are back, but black faucets and hardware are making their debut as well. Black is classic, durable, and resistant to scratching and water spots. The simple and practical way to retouch your kitchen!
5. Quartz Countertop Islands
Kitchen islands are getting bigger, bolder, and busier! They now integrate more space for storage and seating and have to stand up to more use and abuse than ever before. To compensate for this, quartz is becoming a more popular choice than granite or marble. Quartz, unlike granite, is low maintenance and adds subtle class to any kitchen. Don’t forget to incorporate extra seating at the countertop with our Floating Surface Adjustable Bracket!
Be inspired by 2018’s kitchen trends, and let this be the year you get the kitchen of your dreams!