September 30, 2016
4 Modern Kitchen Design Trends
Good kitchen design and “taste” is always on the move. If you’re looking to give your kitchen a more modern feel, appliances are likely to be on the top of your mind. Here are a few design trends you might want to consider for your next kitchen remodeling project.
White Is Never Wrong
It might be past labor day, but white never goes out of style when it comes to designing a good looking kitchen. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), white is the top choice for kitchen cabinets. White appliances are easier to keep clean than stainless, which may smudge if you so much as look at them. The “icy” look of white appliances can also blend into just about any contemporary style.
Small Appliances are Big
These days, small is big. Many millennials and retirees are drawn to the idea of micro-living. Homeowners are now installing tiny “second” kitchens for returning children and elderly parents. These micro-kitchens often feature a microwave/convection oven combo, a two-burner cooktop, 18-inch dishwasher, and a 60-inch fridge or refrigerator drawer.
Rethinking the Fridge
Refrigerators no longer have to be contained to a huge, single unit. Instead, homeowners are tailoring their refrigerators to their specific cooling needs with “point of use” refrigeration. For example, a produce fridge or wine cooler could be added to your prep island. These days point-of-use refrigerators can come in a large variety of shelf positions, slide-out bins, and food/beverage settings.
A survey by the NKBA also showed that 56% of designers specified a desire for more accessible design features. With a large part of the population now reaching retirement age, accessibility has never been more important. Side-opening ovens at counter height make fetching your Thanksgiving turkey so much more ergonomic and comfortable. Deep drawer organizers and microwaves make maneuvering through the kitchen easier for everyone.
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