|Kitchen Remodeling Trends
Trends come and go, with what's hot at the moment. Sometimes trends stand the test of time
whether it's fashion or home decor. If you want to remodel your home, kitchen or bathroom, you
will probably look for tends that can still be "in" tomorrow as well.
Make It Yours
Define your style and then put what you love into your kitchen. Kitchens have made their way from
being work stations with solo cook flying around the kitchen to an area of the house that might
encompass cooking, baking, studying, entertaining, and family time all in one neat package. The
key is to decorate the kitchen to blend seamlessly with the rooms it opens to. Make your kitchen
unique by boldly personalizing the area and defining both your style and how you use it.
The trends in cabinetry are less about the exterior and more about the interior. When it comes to
planning a new kitchen the most important part of the design begins with deciphering just how you'll
use your kitchen. More families make preparing meals a family event or at least have mom and dad
whipping up dinner together. This means more work space is needed. Making kitchens functional
with roll-out trays, bread drawers, pull-out pantry shelving, recycling areas, places for lids, and
more creates a kitchen that utilizes space.
In the older days the triad came to be seen as "the" kitchen design pattern for easy cooking. The
sink to the stove to the refrigerator should be a perfect triangle. With the wave of new appliances,
including the microwave, the triad no long holds true. The trend is to design your kitchen so that it
works for you. You may need to plan two triangle areas for two different cooks, both cooking at the
same time. Perhaps one loves to bake. A triangle of refrigerator, baking area, and oven would
make most sense. The partner of the baker may prefer to do the general cooking and outlining
space to cook, prepare, and clean up may be another defined work area in the kitchen. The trends
prove that the kitchen should be, above all else, functional.
The Greate Room
Family dynamics have changed over the years with most families sending both mom and dad off to
work. Instead of mom heading for the kitchen by herself to cook dinner; these days we are seeing
the return of a historic idea, the great room. The kitchen flows directly into a room where family
gathers to watch TV, do homework, children play, and mom and dad cook while still able to
supervise and interact with their brood. A kitchen that is open for viewing should have every
opportunity to be convenient and stylish.
An island with a sink
the new must-have is definitely the island, which can become the center of the kitchen, provide
additional storage space in drawers and cabinets fixed below it. Usually the layout should be such
that sink, the prep area and the refrigerator are well connected, and an island sink gives you the
ideal solution if you have a roomy kitchen. A corner sink would only make you run around more.
Having two sinks instead of one, and using one for the dishes and the other for washing food items is
very in to.
Stone counter tops
when thinking of redoing counter tops go for stone: marble, granite, soapstones, each has its own
advantages. They are usually heat and acid resistant and come in a variety of interesting and unique
shades, so most homeowners only want stone counter tops as a great combo of design and
functionality. These usually run almost all along three walls, so that you can maximize space, and
you do not need a door to the kitchen, the absent fourth wall does it for you.
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