According to findings from the 2014 Houzz & Home Survey, remodeling trumps moving – homeowners would rather remodel their homes than buy a new one, and if they embark in a remodel, it means they are there to stay. This is due in part because remodeling gives them the control to make their homes function exactly how they want. The strengthening of the housing market is fueling the remodeling industry.
With all of this optimism in the housing market and the remodeling industry, there are certain design trends in kitchens that are expected to continue and increase in popularity in the upcoming year. Industry experts conclude that the top kitchen design trends for 2015 are all about striking a balance between a classic, timeless look and a simple, modern flare.
Here are the top suggested kitchen design ideas for 2015 to keep in mind if you’re considering a kitchen renovation:
- White Kitchen Cabinets: Various shades of white colored cabinets will continue to stay popular, but gray is the shade that leading designers are betting on to break white’s lead next year. Another growing trend is combining cabinet colors – having predominantly white cabinets that contrast with one large cabinet with a richer stain has been seen more frequently. It is important to take into consideration the color of your appliances when choosing a cabinet color. Granite Transformations offers cabinet refacing which is often less expensive than replacing them – check out the wide variety of colors and styles.
- Glass Backsplashes:Today’s homeowners are becoming increasingly design-savvy and are proving to be open to new ideas, as glass tile backsplashes are becoming a popular option over the standard tile or stone backsplash. Granite Transformations offers a wide variety of beautiful glass backsplash options to highlight your kitchen décor and raise the level of elegance in your home.
- Warm Metal Fixtures: Although stainless steel remains the standard in kitchen fixtures, designers and homeowners are turning to warmer metals to accent their kitchens, giving the room a more inviting feel. Brushed nickel has taken the lead in finish options, followed by pewter, polished chrome and oil-rubbed bronze. Designers are raving over pull-out faucets and ditching the separate side-spray. The integrated unit is not only more convenient, but it is more aesthetically pleasing and offers a touch of class to any kitchen.
- Open Floor Plans: One of the biggest design changes for 2015 (as predicted by designers and home builders) is that kitchen space as we know it will change dramatically. Open living spaces are surging in popularity with ‘great rooms’ that combine kitchens, family rooms, living rooms and dining rooms to create a more relaxed space where everyone can be together. By blending these rooms together, designers suggest harmonizing the décor of each room to create an atmosphere of consistency.
- Color Trends: Choosing the right color story for your home is a personal choice, but the current color trends are showcasing softer, more neutral palettes with hints of color like gold, lavender, blue, green and raisin (essentially moving away from the stark whites). In homes with open floor plans, integrating similar color tones is a great way to add character to your space while creating harmony and flow from room to room.
- In addition, we have seen an increased investment in “special function” rooms (such as outdoor living spaces, mud rooms and home offices). As the population ages, there is an increased focus on accessibilty in homes; for example, ramps, elevators and first-floor master bedrooms are becoming part of home design on a more frequent basis. And finally, home automation is driving changes to living spaces with features that include automated lighting and heating controls, wireless telecommunications systems and solar panels.
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