Remodeling your kitchen can add to your home’s resale value and make it more enjoyable for you and your family. Keep an eye on these trends to give your kitchen a fresh look.
Quartz that looks like marble continues to be a popular choice for countertops. Waterfall islands and countertop materials that extend seamlessly onto walls are also a big trend this year.
A barn conversion kitchen provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase natural textures and traditional features such as stone walls, wood beams, and rustic floors. However, the new kitchen design Helena MT must work with these elements rather than against them.
The key to success is often finding a color palette that compliments the natural colors of the existing elements. For example, while the natural wood look is popular with our customers, it can be easy to go overboard with the wood elements and risk having too many different shades of wood in a room. The solution is often to balance a natural wood kitchen with handpainted cabinetry and furniture to break up the look and create some visual relief.
The use of tiles for kitchen flooring is also becoming increasingly popular in our customers’ new kitchens, primarily due to their durability and longevity. Using porcelain tile with minor grout lines helps create an up-to-date and clean look while being easy to maintain.
Textured walls have never been more popular. These wall finishes hide taped drywall seams and other imperfections inexpensively while adding interest to a room. Unlike smooth surfaces, textured finishes refract sunlight to tone the brightness and warm up a space. They also help absorb sound and muffle noises minimally, but they’re less effective than acoustic panels.
Whether created through raw plaster finishes, specialist wallpapers, or wall paneling, texture walls make an architecturally plain room more intriguing and an excellent space cozier. They work best with smooth furniture and surfaces to balance a home’s look and feel.
Although some textured finishes can date a home, such as the popcorn or orange peel textures of decades past, they’re easily updated with a lick of matte paint and earthy colors to give rooms an upgraded contemporary vibe. Other textured finishes are much more modern, like the combed texture that produces rainbow-like lines of varying lengths for a look reminiscent of Art-Deco design.
Solid surface countertops have been growing in popularity for a good reason. They’re more affordable than natural stone and offer a range of easily customizable styles.
They’re also nonporous and do not need to be sealed. They’re easy to clean and sanitize, making them an excellent choice for busy households. Additionally, they’re heat resistant and can be placed near stoves and other heated appliances. However, it is recommended that homeowners use trivets to protect the counters from direct contact with hot cookware or kitchen tools.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional ranch style or a modern minimalist design, there are solid surface options that fit any kitchen’s aesthetic. They’re even eye-catching enough to add value to your home.
LEDs use less energy than incandescent bulbs and don’t get hot like halogen bulbs. They can replace halogen bulbs in any fixture but are most commonly used for ceiling lights, pendants, and track lighting.
LED bulbs are available in several color temperatures (measured in Kelvins), including soft white, which gives off a warm glow and is ideal for lobbies and guest spaces, and bright white, which provides a more clinical look and is perfect for kitchens, garages, and workspaces. There are also daylight LED bulbs that mimic the energizing light of natural sunlight.
LEDs are typically more expensive than incandescent or halogen bulbs but last longer and use less energy. You can significantly reduce your electricity bill by replacing all the bulbs in a space with LEDs. It’s also possible to qualify for utility incentives to help offset the cost of upgrading to LEDs. These savings are often enough to cover the cost of an upgrade within six months to 3 years.