Often referred to as the heart of the home, the kitchen has become an integral part of our daily lives. From cooking to entertaining, we spend a great deal of time within its decorative cabinets and backsplashed walls.
Nancy Arbuckle, Managing Director of Michael Saunders & Company’s New Homes and Condominiums is at the forefront of what today’s buyers are looking for. “The kitchen has gone clutter-free,” she explained. “Those shopping for new homes are interested in natural materials, a touch of color, and even an integration of digital technology.”
Whether you are shopping for a new home or looking to spruce up your own interior, we are sharing the latest trends that appeal to home buyers, with delightful inspiration for all.
Mix up the surfaces in your kitchen with contrasting textures. Imagine gleaming backsplashes, matte cabinets, chrome pulls, and soft upholstery.
Contemporary kitchens are going for appliances with a “barely-there” aesthetic, well-hidden and fully-integrated into the design. Slim hoods, induction cooktops, and refrigerators that match the cabinetry are hot-ticket items.
While backsplashes protect the wall from liquids and potential food mishaps, they can also serve as a focal point, reflect your personality or create a mood and feel in your cooking space. Imagine heavily veined marble, fun mosaics, subway tile, and patterned glass that reach tall heights, adding to the overall sense of luxury and lavish decor in any kitchen.
Raw, Natural Materials
Kitchens are being pared down to the basics, allowing raw materials to take center stage. Durable materials like wood, stone, and marble are up to the challenge of daily wear and tear. Plus, they add warmth, character, and a variety of texture to the kitchen.
Bold and Beautiful
People are moving away from all white cabinetry and embracing bold colors in their kitchen. Make a statement with vibrant hues matched with more neutral finishes and fixtures.
Kitchens are making a move towards simplicity and open shelves serve to offer both form and function. Display your china, dishware, spices, or add decorative touches, like plants or cookbooks.
Use of Wood Accents
People crave a connection with nature, which brings about a calming environment and a certain timelessness to the space. Wood materials, wood-like accents, and wood furniture remind us to take a deep breath and feel at one with the world around us.
Marie Kondo has certainly had an effect on our homes and as we all try to go clutter-free, the kitchen is no exception. People are keeping countertops free and clear of belongings, bringing out the natural shine and beauty of the space.
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