kitchen trends

Whether you’ve just moved into a new house in Tacoma or Pierce County or you’ve resided at your current one for decades, you may not be completely happy with how your kitchen looks. You and your spouse have been dreaming of a new kitchen, so why not consider a kitchen remodeling project?

For some inspiration, here are four beautiful kitchen trends you can grab ideas from for your remodel.

1. Open Shelving

While you usually see this style in hotels and retail spaces, it’s quickly catching on in residential kitchens. This gives you the chance to display your nicer glassware. Or you can even add a potted plant for some vibrant colors.

Whatever you decide to fill your open shelves with, it’s sure to transform it from blander minimalist styles of the past. Just remember, less is more. A few stacked plates is nice. 20 stacked plates looks like the storeroom of a local diner.

2. Open Kitchen and Living Room

Going along with the open concept for shelving, you should also consider creating an open space for your kitchen and living room. If you love to entertain and have people over for dinner, this open floor plan enables you to interact with your guests while preparing the food.

By eliminating the walls between your kitchen and living room, it also makes it feel like you have more space to work with. Consider an island with barstools, inviting guests to munch on hors d’oeuvres or grandkids to enjoy snacks with you nearby.

3. Large Pantries

Previously, pantries were functional areas where you stored your dried goods. As a result, not much love was given to them and pantries were generally hidden and out of the way.

Today, it’s an extra space to exercise your creativity. Lighten it up, expand it, and paint it with vivid colors to draw people’s attention toward it. Stack your dried goods inside neatly in interesting containers to finish off the effect.

To show off your pantries even more, think about installing a glass paneled door instead of a solid wood one. That way, anyone who passes by in the kitchen can see into your pantry easily and admire your style. Just make sure to keep your goods organized and symmetrical, and it will surely be a feature of your next kitchen remodel.

4. Concealed Range Hoods

You can decorate and design your kitchen to look stunning, but range hoods will always stick out like a sore thumb, no matter how high-end they are. Keep to the theme of your kitchen by concealing it.

For instance, if you have a dark wood theme going on, consider hiding your range hood with a wooden panel in the same color. By doing so, no one will even know there’s a range hood under there; it’ll look like a cohesive design when they look all around your kitchen. Matching the cabinetry and building the range hood into the look of your kitchen allows it to flow with the design and not be an eyesore.

Take a Page from These Kitchen Trends

Now that you know some current kitchen trends, you might have a better idea of what to envision for your remodeling project. With some small fixes, your cooking area will become a space where you’ll never want to leave!

When you’re ready for your kitchen remodel, please get in touch with us. We’ll be more than happy to give you a free quote and assist in getting your dream kitchen done!

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