There are times when we get stuck with ideas especially when we’re trying to complete a project. When it comes to kitchen design, the following ideas could help you make your mind up.
Spice Up with LED Lighting
An energy-efficient home is not a fad anymore but an ongoing trend not only locally but all across countries. I think the precipitating event is the current status of our economy and thinking about how energy-efficient your kitchen or home is neither a bad thing nor a sacrifice for style and design. Initially, you might think it is not worth it because of the high cost but LED lighting proves to be useful and energy-efficient as time goes by.
Get Bold with Dark Finishes
Kitchen designs today are getting bolder and purer. Many homeowners go either for pure white or darker finishes but the highest stat for homeowner’s choice is dark finishes, which is recently at 58%. This figure alone tells me that the ongoing trend is not focused on light or medium color finishes alone but also include the bolder dark finishes. This goes for kitchen surfaces and painted cabinetry. Dark finishes represent strength and elegance.
Fixture Trend with Pull-Out Faucets
Pull-out faucets are now dominating the kitchens today and it has established itself only recently. This enabled the integration of two functions to a single unit. The pull-out faucets are clearly flexible when incorporated to any kitchen design. Recently, the use of these units has increased to more than 90%, which is particularly high especially with the production of versatile models.
Elegant Glass Backsplash
Glass remained as a nice material for kitchen countertops but recently it has been used by designers as an elegant backsplash material. Its use increased to more than 50% for only one year duration. Even though this is not considered essentially high, the use of other backsplash materials has significantly declined.
Cherry Wood Shifting
Cherry wood has been one of the most popular woods used for cabinetry but recently designers have been shifting away from it hence the decline in percentage of its use. Instead, oak wood has been rising in popularity even though it has been considered as one of the lesser-used woods.
So, let your imagination go wild and design your dream kitchen.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 30 October, 2012