Having a modern kitchen is something many homeowners desire and spend quite a bit of time researching. In fact, one of the top reasons people upgrade their kitchens is to make them look more appealing and modern. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to incorporate current trends in your kitchen, you may find yourself in a pickle when the trend goes out of style. This is why it is so important to know which trends are worth implementing in your home for a timeless kitchen.
The Moose Kitchen and Bath team has kept a close eye on the market and can predict with certainty which kitchen design trends are here to stay. In this article, we’ll discuss how you can update your kitchen with timeless ideas to create a classic kitchen that will stand the test of time.
Cabinets in Neutral Colours
White is often the go-to color for classic kitchen cabinets and rightly so. White is the epitome of classic and it has stood the test of time. However, neutral colors are making waves in cabinetry and have become increasingly popular in recent years with people who would like to add a touch of color to their kitchen cabinetry.
Some great neutral colors to consider for your cabinets include cream, pale grey, pale blue, beige, or even light green color. A neutral color scheme can give your kitchen a bit of flare while preserving its classic kitchen design.
Bright and Airy White Kitchens
You can never go wrong with a classic white kitchen. It is timeless and creates a clean and modern look. Take things up a notch by matching your white kitchen with white appliances to create a uniform look throughout your kitchen. This white-on-white look can easily complement any style.
Not only will this look great, but white appliances also come with the added advantage of being easier to clean than stainless appliances. And the best part is that white appliances generally cost less than their stainless counterparts. It’s a win-win all the way around.
Compact Appliances for Limited Spaces
A reality of modern living is that space is often limited. Many retirees are downsizing to condo living, and many millennials are opting for smaller living quarters. There is also a growing number of families living in multi-generational homes and adding secondary kitchens for elderly parents or adult children.
The prevalence of smaller kitchen spaces has given rise to a greater need for appliances designed for smaller spaces. Some popular compact kitchen appliances are two-burner cooktops, mini-fridges, and a microwave/convention oven combo.
Elegant Quartz Countertops
Quartz is one of the top choices for countertops because it is the most durable option on the market. It is scratch resistant and does not burn or chip.
Since manufacturing quartz involves crushing quartz stone and combining it with resin to create a final product that is versatile, quartz can either come in solid colors or resemble granite. Quartz countertops are easy to maintain because they don’t require regular sealing to prevent staining.
Illuminating with LED Rope Lighting
LED lighting is a trend that is here to stay, and we are here for it. Not only are LED lights affordable, but they also come in a range of colors, are easy to install, and can be placed anywhere in your home. LEDs are safe to use and you don’t have to worry about them burning walls or cabinets because they produce very little heat. And the cherry on top is that they are energy efficient.
On average, you can expect an LED light to last 50,000 hours, which is five times longer than compact fluorescent lamps. Rope lights offer flexible tubing so LED lights can be spaced evenly. Ribbon LEDs can be creatively used in kitchen spaces like inside cabinet doors, in crown molding, and as night lights.
Convenient Touch-activated Faucets
Convenience is something that never goes out of style. One of these conveniences is touch-activated facets. These were first seen in many commercial settings but have now become increasingly popular in home kitchens. And we can see why. Think about the many times you’ve had your fingers dripping with cake mixture or chicken marinade and had to ask someone to turn on the faucet for you so you could wash your hands.
A touch-activated faucet makes complete sense. It can also save water, particularly if someone in your home habitually forgets to turn the water off after washing their hands. Touch-activated faucets do cost more money than regular faucets, but they are well worth the investment.
A blend of Traditional and Contemporary Kitchen Designs
For people who love the idea of a contemporary kitchen but still want to have elements of a traditional kitchen, a transitional kitchen design is a happy medium that not only appeals to your personal taste but is a timeless kitchen design that gives you the best of both worlds. Contemporary kitchens are known for sleek and clean designs that look great but can be difficult to maintain, particularly if you have a very busy household.
The downside to contemporary kitchens is that they can look plain and cold. By combining traditional and contemporary designs to create a transitional kitchen design, you can incorporate the parts of each that you love and create a kitchen that works for your household.
Accessible Appliance Heights for All
Making your kitchen accessible is one of the best moves you can make. Even if there may not be an immediate need for this in your household, aging is a reality of life. Reaching appliances in your kitchen may become harder to do as you age, so it’s best to plan for the future. Also, if someone in your home suddenly faces accessibility challenges due to injury or you have elderly parents with accessibility issues, you’ll be prepared to accommodate them.
Accessible designs create convenience and can make all the difference in making your kitchen accessible to everyone. Some accessible design ideas include ovens that open for the side and at countertop height, drawers with deep pockets, and microwave drawers.
Your kitchen design should be one that works for your household and makes things more convenient for you. Moose Kitchen and Bath have been creating timeless custom kitchens for years and are the professional contractor to hire for optimal results.
Our team can help you expand your ideas and create a kitchen with all the elements that matter to you. Contact our team today to learn more about our custom kitchen designs.