31 Oct The Latest Trends in Kitchen Remodeling
The kitchen is the centerpiece of your home. It’s the room that everyone congregates in when you entertain, the place that great meals are prepared in, the spot where families come together to enjoy a meal and conversation and the one room in the house where we often spend the most time. So if you have decided to spruce up or completely remodel your kitchen, you have many things to think about and a lot of options to consider for this very important room in your home!
When you think about a remodel or a redesign for a kitchen, the latest trends are always exciting and tempting – but be sure to make choices that you can live with. You want your kitchen (and your design choices) to last for years to come – so be sure to look at the new kitchen trends in terms of the value they bring to your life and your home. According to House Logic.com, the following are some kitchen trend suggestions that will bring warmth, value and of course some practicality into your home.
You Can’t Go Wrong With White
White has become a very popular color in kitchens these days. Sixty-seven percent of contractors who were asked said that white is their top choice for cabinets, a 20% climb from two years ago. And layering white on white — white backsplashes beneath white cabinets on white countertops – has become increasingly popular as well.
Choose Quartz Countertops over Granite
According to Consumer Reports.org, “Quartz is the toughest countertop material, which resists scratches, burns, and chips. Crushed quartz stone is mixed with resin to produce countertops that range from solid colors to the look of real granite, but they beat natural stone in toughness.” Quartz is easy to maintain, and unlike granite, you don’t have to seal it annually to prevent stains.
Rethink Your Lighting
It is a wise choice to invest in LED lighting. LED rope or cove lights are gaining in popularity because they are extremely energy efficient and long lasting. They can be creatively installed throughout your kitchen and they emit virtually no heat, so you can keep them on forever without burning cabinets or walls.
Gone are the days where every kitchen had a tile or laminate floor. Wood flooring has become very popular in kitchens because it adds a look of warmth and sophistication. Hardwood flooring is durable and if finished properly, protected from moisture. Engineered wood flooring is also an option.
Blending Old and New Elements
Combining old and new brings together classic details and updated sensibilities. Mixing classic subway tiles with contemporary cabinets or stainless steel appliances with a butcher block countertop can create an updated yet traditional blend of décor that is becoming very popular.
Renovating your kitchen is an exciting yet very large undertaking. Be sure to hire a professional contractor that has the knowledge and experience to handle the job. Metco Remodeling offers quality craftsmanship and over 20 years of experience in the construction and remodeling industry. Call Metco at 631-376-1860 to start planning the kitchen of your dreams!