With the new year comes new resolutions and a fresh start. If you have considered improving your home by revamping your kitchen, now is the perfect time to get ahead on 2015 trends that spark your interest and inspire you to create the kitchen of your dreams.
The kitchen is a staple room in your home. It provides an area for entertainment, dining and everyday cooking and baking. Designing a kitchen that is both functional and visually appealing is the ultimate goal for any superior kitchen remodel.
Whether you want a simple upgrade for your cabinets and countertops, or need a complete remodel, determining the type of kitchen design you prefer will be extremely helpful. As color and material trends come and go, some last longer than others, such as open living spaces. Because colors and fixtures can be changed easily, this allows for updates that keep your kitchen feeling fresh.
Open Shelving for an Open Kitchen
This type of shelving is increasing as an ideal design that brings a kitchen an airy, light feel. It looks fresh and clean while remaining functional and user-friendly.
Minimal wall cabinets are becoming a rising trend because they help create a more spacious feeling. This will depend on the size of the kitchen, but having less wall cabinets will make more space for windows, decor, etc. With this type of design, storage cabinets and customized drawers below will become popular as they are clever ways to help fit utensils and other kitchen items snuggly away and out of sight.
Create the Tone with Color
Traditional white, black, beige and other neutral colors for the kitchen have remained classic and popular. While commonly used metallic colors such as silver, stainless steel and chrome are in style, warmer metallics such as bronze, copper and gold will become more frequently used.
Granite countertops have always been popular as they are durable, long-lasting and have a charming quality. Other popular surfaces are:
Wallpaper That Wows
An emerging trend in 2015 will be the incorporation of wallpaper. It brings the room a pop of design and patterns that stand out among the normal color palette. However, wallpaper won’t be just used for walls. Designers are thinking out of the box by using it in unusual and interesting ways, such as on ceilings for a unique flair.
Ceilings That Catch Your Eye
Speaking of ceilings, a new trend this year will be statement ceilings. An emphasis on ceiling design will give your kitchen a wow factor that will be desirable in 2015. These are a few examples of ceiling features and shapes that are expected to be popular this year:
- Classic embellishments
- Coffer ceilings
- LED lighting
Choosing flooring that is durable is important as the kitchen is an area for high traffic. Engineered wood or hardwood flooring has and will continue to be an ideal choice for flooring. Luxury vinyl rather than ceramic offers a more high end look without the expensive cost. Stone, tile or limestone are other great choices.
If you want to stay on top of the trends for this coming year, here are a few “must have” 2015 kitchens features:
- Recessed lighting
- Double sink
- Breakfast bar
- Table space for dining
- Pull-out drawers
- Walk-in pantry
- Undercounter options such as refrigerator drawers
- Central island
Home remodeling in the new year is a fantastic way to express yourself and rejuvenate your home. Be inspired and increase productivity with fresh styles and designs. Updating your kitchen is an exciting endeavor that will help you will feel more at home and ready to tackle your goals for the new year.