So much of our time as a people revolves around gathering, preparing, and eating food. Not just as a source of sustenance but also of pleasure and enjoyment. As such, the kitchen is one of the most heavily used rooms in a house. The kitchen is often visited several times a day and for several hours, as family meals are prepared and eaten there. It is also often the chosen destination visitors and family gather to socialize and connect. Since so much of our lives are spent in our kitchens, it would serve us well that our kitchens be places that are not just functional, but warm, homely, and hospitable. To achieve this perfect kitchen space, many folks are turning to kitchen remodels to customize a space fit for their needs and style. However, those desiring to undergo a kitchen remodel generally don’t know where to start; view the following “Kitchen Remodeling Trends in Franklin and Brentwood, TN” for ideas!
Kitchen Remodeling Trends
1. Décor Style/Color Scheme: Farmhouse Style
Before really deciding on a layout or what type of features you would like your kitchen to have, decide on the general décor style, feel, and color scheme you want embodied in your kitchen; the rest of your kitchen development will flow from that. The farmhouse style is a minimalist and clean style that is also warm and homey; this design is brought about through warm natural or neutral colors with subtle grey undertones and wooden and metal accents. Sometimes, the black matte color is incorporated into the design.
2. Storage: Shaker Style Cabinets and Open Shelving
One of the ways to make your new kitchen more functional is to add plenty of storage. When collaborating with your remodeling professional, make sure to let them know you desire a layout with the maximum amount of storage. Shaker style cabinets and the use of open shelving are a timeless style.
- Shaker Style Cabinets
Shaker style cabinets are characterized by a 5-piece door with a recessed center panel. Shaker style cabinets can be simpler with straight edges or more decorative with stylized edges. We are frequently told the straight edges are easier to clean.
- Open Shelving
The addition of open shelving into your kitchen storage scheme is also really popular right now. Open shelving gives the illusion of a more open space, while showcasing your best dishware and/or décor. Often, the open shelves may be composed of a different color or material to stand out as a unique kitchen feature.
3. Features: Island with a Breakfast Bar and Appliances
- Island with a Breakfast Bar
An island with a breakfast bar is a must have in your trendy kitchen remodels. You will gain more counter and storage space, a space to grab a quick bite and a focal point in your kitchen.
Gone are the days of only stainless steel appliances! It is now popular to have stainless steel, white, or black appliances and they fit your needs, budget, and color scheme. Natural gas cooktops are popular. So are slide in range/oven stoves some having two ovens.
4. Floors: Darker Floors or Statement Tile
- Darker or Light Floors
Darker floors, like stained wood, can make a kitchen feel more cozy and homey when accompanied by lighter, neutral/natural wall and cabinetry colors. The down side of dark flooring is the revealing of animal fiber, dirt and lint.
- Statement Tile
Statement tile, or more decorative tile, can add a nice pop or focal point in a predominately white or lighter color kitchen.
5. Countertops: Quartz and Butcher Block
In recent years, quartz has become the most popular countertop material. Quartz countertops are produced from crushed quartz stone and resin. Quartz comes in a variety of colors and can even look like granite. The toughness of quartz accompanied by it low maintenance make it a great kitchen countertop choice.
- Butcher Block
Butcher block countertops are increasingly popular with the farmhouse style design because it captures the wooden accents usually found in the design.
6. Lighting: Recessed, LEDs, and Pendant Lights
- Recessed Lighting
Recessed lighting is a major trend in remodeled kitchen lighting. Recessed lighting allows for ample lighting without deterring from the style, décor, and features of the kitchen.
- Pendant Lights
Pendant lights are very attractive over kitchen islands and help strengthen your kitchen’s style.
7. Accents: Wood and Metal
In the farmhouse design style, wood and metal accents are all the rage. Touches of reclaimed wood, brass, copper, rose gold, or polished nickel allows warmth to an otherwise minimalist and clean kitchen design.
Tennessee Craftsmen has a lifetime of experience. Tennessee Craftsmen values communication and will ask you questions and listen to your concerns in an effort to ensure you are getting the perfect remodel. Tennessee Craftsmen assures quality craftsmanship throughout the entire process and a project schedule that fits your family activities with as little disruption as possible. Tennessee Craftsmen would be happy to work with you on your kitchen remodel! Contact Tennessee Craftsmen for your FREE consultation.