When you consider one room in your home you spend a lot of time in, what do you think of? Typically, the kitchen! The kitchen has long been considered the heart of any home as it is where meals are prepared, eaten, and time with the family is spent together. The kitchen is a centerpiece in every home. As such, there are times that you need to revamp the kitchen. Perhaps it is outdated with the fixtures, colors, and design. Maybe you’re looking to create an entirely new look in your kitchen.
Whatever the case may be, there are many different trends and design ideas you can choose from. Check out the five remodeling trends below for this fall to help your kitchen feel inviting and increase the value.
1. Concrete Quartz Countertops
One up and coming trend in the kitchen and home is to use concrete. While concrete is great for certain applications, countertops are not one of those. The look of concrete gives your kitchen a sleek design. However, spills on concrete can caus
e havoc to your counters. That is where concrete quartz countertops come in. These give you the look of concrete but the versatility and ease of quartz.
2. Solid Surface Backsplashes
Backsplash designs are one of the many trends being upgraded this fall as well. The trend is that upper cabinets are on the way out and backsplashes that cover the entire wall are in. Backsplashes are a way of accenting your kitchen with a unique, trendy design and keeping the walls protected at the same time. Solid surface backsplash ideas are a great way to help give you any type of design you want in any color you prefer.
3. Technology Upgrades
Technology is now overflowing into the kitchen world! There are many different upgrades and additions you can add this fall to help bring your kitchen into the technology age, if you want to. These “smart kitchens” include everything from motion sensors on water faucets to being able to text, watch movies, and create a grocery list on an app on your refrigerator. Many new homes that are being built are coming equipped with these options while older homes are adding them in every day. Smart lighting is another way you can upgrade your kitchen as well. You can control many of these aspects of your kitchen from an app on your phone or computer.
4. Split Finish Faucets
Adding in more than one finish or texture to your kitchen is a great way to spruce it up this season. One trend that is currently on the rise is with split finish faucets. You can introduce more color and texture easily with a variety of kitchen or split finish bathroom faucets. These are a great way to add in a splash or accent while k
eeping the look of the kitchen streamlined and modern.
5. Luxury Vinyl Flooring
When it comes to Kitchen design, the balance of form and function is of critical consideration. That’s where vinyl comes in to play: It’s easy to clean and completely customizable. Today, there are many options for high-end, dura
ble, and stylish vinyl flooring that provides a luxurious ambiance. The best part about modern vinyl options is that you can completely customize the look and feel of your kitchen to match cabinets, countertops, paint, and more. Vinyl can replicate natural hardwood better than any other material, which means it’s one of the best choices for long-term use and its water resistant!
6. Faux Wood Ceiling Beams
There are many benefits to adding faux wood beams to your kitchen area. They can function in a variety of ways, more than just an eye appealing addition. These beams can function to hide wires or electrical items much like the soffit in your kitchen hides piping. They also add support and beauty to any room, especially the kitchen area. They can also help hide any type of flaw that your ceiling may have due to wear and tear. They are also environmentally friendly as well! They are only constructed with as much material that is needed to give you the desired look you want. For example, a beam that you install on your ceiling that is against the wall only needs two sides. It helps to reduce waste in the kitchen area.
Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Construction and Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.
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