• Kitchen Design Trends that will Make You Want to Remodel

  • It’s no doubt that the kitchen is the heart of any home. With the perfect design, the kitchen provides functionality and beauty. It is a place to find nourishment in the comfort of food and the company of others. The kitchen is also one of the biggest selling point for homes. So, whether you’re looking to boost your home’s value or personalize your space, the kitchen is the ideal place to start.

    At Surroundings by Natureworks, we specialize in soluntioneering with our clients. We understand that while some projects require a complete overhaul, other times we can work with existing materials and still bring a fresh look and feel. Below are some of the top trends we’re seeing in kitchens this year that will make you want to get right to work. But, if you’re looking for more inspiration, stop by the Indiana Design Center or check out our Pinterest board.

    Color is Back – Don’t be afraid to explore more color and texture in your kitchen. White cabinets are no longer top dog. We’re seeing more two-toned complimentary hues as well as bold accent pieces like statement seating and appliances.

    Black and Integrated Appliances – Not everybody wants shiny stainless-steel appliances. Integrated appliances are a popular alternative and create a seamless look, but those looking to make a statement with their appliances are moving toward black and slate colored stainless steel.

    Statement Flooring and Backsplash Walls – What’s old is new again. Ceramic tile is making comeback and its versatility makes it a great material to work with. Ceramic tiles can be made in a variety of colors, shapes and textures. They can look similar to natural materials like wood and granite or provide a pop of color. Look for eye-catching patterns, mosaics, colorful grout lines and lots of bright new looks.

    Pendant Lighting has been popular in modern kitchens for some time and we don’t see that changing. With a variety of applications and plenty of style options, pendant lighting brings both function and beauty to a space.

    Effective Storage – On the heels of Marie Kondo, homeowners are looking to declutter their living spaces. Hidden pullouts, deep drawers and built-in organizers provide much needed storage without sacrificing beauty.

    Smart Kitchens – The 21st century kitchen is all about technology and we expect this trend to only get better. Smart appliances combine the functionality of traditional appliances while guiding home cooks through each task for increased precision. Many smart appliances even allow cooks to monitor and adjust temperatures, cooking times and power switches remotely. But kitchen tech isn’t just for cooking. Integrated technology can allow you to use voice control to manage shopping lists, keep on top of expiration dates, adjust lighting and play music.