It’s really no surprise that a kitchen remodeling project can be intimidating. Before you start to think about even planning the initial stages of an entire kitchen renovation it’s crucial to know exactly where to start, and how much of a budget you have to work with. A kitchen remodel is sometimes a long and costly investment but it can pay off when in the joy it adds and even when reselling your home.
The first thing you will want to do is ask yourself what your goals are. What’s missing from your current kitchen layout, and what things you never use?
For someone who loves to cooks, host parties, and busy families, your kitchen is likely the center of your daily life and a place where both form and function are extremely important. To help you keep your sanity during your kitchen remodel, we’ve put together a few things you should know about renovating your kitchen for the ultimate of life-enhancing upgrades. Our kitchen renovation guide will be a great help, whether you’re planning a total kitchen remodel, or are simply looking for new updated appliances, or are just in need of inspiration for your dream kitchen.
To help kickstart your kitchen remodel ideas, we’ll be considering the top kitchen decor and renovation trends for 2019. From the best in updated kitchen appliances, to what you will want to skip, here’s everything you will need to add new life to the heart of your home with confidence and ease.
WHITE KITCHENS ARE WINDING DOWN
Though you can’t deny the timeless appeal of an ultra-bright white kitchen, there are plenty of terrific alternatives available for a richer and sophisticated look.
It should also go without saying that a white kitchen is far more difficult to keep clean on a daily basis, so why not think about using some distinctive tones to create a more memorable kitchen. Consider setting a moodier tone in your kitchen with alluring and unexpected color.
SAY GOODBYE TO GRANITE
Probably the most popular choice of the 1990s and early 2000s, granite continues to decline in popularity. It tends to date kitchen decor while making it appear a tad ordinary. Granite is also a very porous material that can collect bacteria when it’s not properly taken care of.
QUARTZ COUNTERS ARE TOPS
There is no shortage of countertop materials to choose from but as many of them become quickly outdated the popularity of brilliant quartz finishes continues to have no end in sight and is still one of the most frequently requested materials with new and renovated kitchens.
Quartz offers a great timeless look and is virtually indestructible as it produces a very durable surface. A word of caution though, be sure to avoid excessive heat as carelessly placing hot pots can damage the material easily.
Do you enjoy the slick touch of matte finishes? Then good news, showrooms are full of a huge selection of matte cabinetry and appliances that are not only very attractive but are ultimately much easier to keep clean plus they are certain to not go out of style anytime soon.
Since by now you have decided not to go for an all-white kitchen, black and moodier hued kitchen design ideas are sure to quickly add elegance and drama to your home. They are easier to maintain and are an elegant alternative to standard ivories.
In your kitchen remodel, less can truly mean more as even the slightest upgrades can add more space for prepping meals and storage solutions.
If you are looking for a modern contemporary look, consider equipping your kitchen with clean-lined cabinetry and do away with molding and heavy finishes. Timeless straight lines will echo the pared back vibe throughout a decidedly minimal home.
Keeping with minimal kitchen design themes we’ve discussed, concrete backsplashes, countertops, and even flooring is a great option creating a budget-friendly kitchen and instantly gives the room a modern yet industrial look.
SINGLE LEVEL ISLANDS
Compared to their multilevel counterparts, a single level island doesn’t block light. Plus, it will increase prep space and allows for conversation to go unobstructed with adjoining areas.
MIX AND MATCH
Be bold with unexpected contrast between your cabinets and flooring to create an exclusive personalized mix that is sure to make your home memorable and not trap you in one definitive design direction. Explore expressive kitchen furniture that can give you the freedom to experiment with your tastes while adding a sense of play throughout.
COVERED KITCHEN SINKS
These little beauties are a great way to cleverly add more prep and counter space instantly. Sliding covered sinks also have the added benefit of concealing a sink full of dirty dishes waiting to be cleaned.
BRIGHT STOVES AND HOODS
Your range and hood can be substantial investments but interior designers continue to lean towards surprising shades from cool and calming pastels to primary hues.
Since recent kitchen design trends call for clear spots above lower cabinetry, consider going with under the counter appliances like microwaves and the like keeping them out of sight and leaving upper spots vacant.
SMART KITCHEN TECH IDEAS
As technology continues to advance and enhance our daily lives, it comes as no great shock that they have finally made it into our kitchens. From remote controlled lighting to fridges with smart screen displays, there are plenty of ingenious updates to take advantage of.
These are just a few of the latest in kitchen remodeling trends for 2019. We’ll be adding more shortly but in the meantime, if you are looking at renovating your kitchen consider giving us a call and we’ll be glad to set up a free consultation.