If you live in a home that has a kitchen that just simply isn’t working for you, you may decide it’s time to take on a kitchen remodel. This is one of the wisest remodeling projects you can do in your home because there is such a high ROI. When your kitchen isn’t functional, it can throw off the rest of your home as well. Transforming your kitchen into a place that you enjoy spending your time, can be a game changer. Straight Up Remodeling is here to share some of the top trends in kitchen remodeling this year.
Smart Kitchen Technology
If you are like most people, technology drives in your everyday life. There are many of us that simply wouldn’t be able to function without technology on a daily basis. So that begs the question, why wouldn’t you want to incorporate that technology into your kitchen remodel? There are many ways that you can make your kitchen a smart kitchen. These upgrades can simply your life and make your kitchen more functional than ever. Here are some of the most popular ways to make your kitchen a smart kitchen.
– Motion Sensor Faucets
– Programmable Coffee Maker
– Smart Refrigerators
– Lights Controlled Using a Smart Phone
– Bluetooth Controlled Appliances
Kitchen Cabinet Colors
For years now, white has been the front runner for kitchen cabinet colors. It’s hard to dislike the crisp lines and bright light that is present in a white kitchen. However, homeowners are starting to see that there are several different, darker colors that can also look beautiful in a kitchen. Many people still choose to have white upper cabinets but may choose to put a darker color on the lowers. There are many that are also choosing darker wood stains for their cabinets to create a deep, rich color in their kitchen.
Mixing Metals in Kitchen
You don’t have to be so worried about making sure all the metal hardware and fixtures match perfectly. If you do it right, mixing different metals can be beautiful. More people are turning to this eclectic style in their kitchen remodels. It is important that you find ways to make sure they all work together. Maybe you choose a gold faucet, but don’t want a kitchen full of gold hardware. You can choose a nice matte black or brushed nickel hardware that pairs well with hints of gold throughout the space.
Upgrading your countertops can really transform any kitchen. If you don’t have solid stone countertops, you will want to look into your options there. When it comes to solid stone, quartz is still the first choice for homeowners. It is less maintenance than its competitor, granite. You don’t have to worry about sealing it, and its durability is unmatched as well as its beauty.