We’re in our kitchens a lot. How much exactly? According to a Houzz survey, we spend roughly 12% of our lives in the kitchen. That’s nearly three hours a day! Our kitchens have an impact on so many aspects of our lives, from health to day-to-day routines to special occasions. So if your kitchen isn’t somewhere you enjoy spending time, now is the time for a kitchen remodel.
Regardless of size or budget, there are a variety of ways to make your kitchen remodel more enjoyable, inspiring and functional this year. We’re walking you through a few emerging design trends that you’ll want to incorporate into your kitchen remodel.
Nope, you didn’t read that wrong. We’re talking about brass, which has been around way too long to be considered emerging. But brushed brass is a new spin on this classic metallic. Many of us are familiar with the shiny finish of polished brass fixtures and faucets. Brushed brass is a more understated way to incorporate gold elements into your design.
This year, brushed brass is finding its way into everything from cabinet hardware to faucets. Brushed brass is less likely to show fingerprints, smudges and water spots than polished brass. Also, don’t worry about mixing metallics, there are many ways to ensure your brushed brass features complement your existing stainless steel appliances.
The appeal of natural stone finishes also comes with concerns about maintaining these surfaces, which can easily stain. Many of these options, like marble, are porous and quickly absorb spilled liquids, cooking oils and cleaning supplies. That can become a major issue in a kitchen. Now’s the time to consider the benefits of quartz for your kitchen remodel.
In addition to a larger selection of designs, colors and veining options, with quartz countertops you’ll enjoy the look of natural stone and the convenience of a non-porous surface. When you splash pasta sauce or spill the breakfast juice, quartz can simply be wiped clean. Furthermore, quartz doesn’t absorb bacteria and other germs, meaning you can enjoy the peace of mind knowing you’re working with a clean and healthy cooking space every time.
Colorful appliances with a vintage look are huge again this year. From bright red to beachy blue, we’re seeing more vibrant ovens, refrigerators and even dishwashers. If you’re looking to make a big impact with color, take a look at these fun and stylish options.
But you can make an impact with color without going out and getting new appliances. Create a fun contrast against your kitchen neutrals with bright barstools. Add a colorful backsplash behind your stove or sink. Consider painting your kitchen island with an accent color. Incorporating a pop of color can go a long way when brightening up your kitchen.
If you’re ready for a kitchen remodel, call the experts at Turner Concierge. Our team can help you make sure your project comes in on time and on budget. Take a look at our portfolio of home renovations and contact us today to kick off 2018 with a new kitchen remodel.