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  • Writer's pictureZack Jurkowski

Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends to Consider for Your Renovation

Are you planning a kitchen renovation but feeling stumped on how to make it look current and fresh? Look no further than the latest kitchen design trends! From statement lighting to mixed materials, these top 5 kitchen design trends will elevate your space and make it the envy of all your dinner party guests.

1. Bold Lighting:

Say goodbye to boring, functional lighting and hello to statement-making fixtures. Whether you opt for a show-stopping chandelier or colorful pendant lights, bold lighting can instantly transform your kitchen.

A chandelier over the dining table creates an opulent vibe, while providing some nice ambiance around where you'll have dinner parties or reconnect with those close to you.

Pendants over the island offer task lighting to your prep space while acting as an eye-catcher when people see the kitchen.

2. Mixed Materials:

Don't be afraid to mix and match materials like wood, metal, and stone in your kitchen. Contrasting materials can add depth and texture to your space, making it feel more dynamic and inviting.

A great example is hardwood flooring, lacquered cabinetry, stone counters and stainless appliances. While it may sound eclectic, it can really work to create depth and diversity in the appearance versus a bland monochromatic kitchen (like the ones that you can immediately tell are from the 80's).

3. Statement Backsplashes:

A bold backsplash can serve as the focal point of your kitchen, adding visual interest and personality to your space. Consider tiles in eye-catching colors or patterns, or even a backsplash made from unexpected materials like glass or metal.

Something that's a hot trend right now is slab backsplashes. Not only do they scream wealth, they're also easier to clean -- no grout joints!

4. Hidden Storage:

Nothing ruins the look of a beautiful kitchen like clutter. That's why hidden storage solutions are all the rage in kitchen design right now. From built-in pantries to hidden drawers, these clever storage solutions keep your kitchen looking sleek and streamlined.

If you haven't seen an appliance garage yet, look them up! A great option to keep everything looking clean and tidy without sacrificing function.

5. Earthy Tones:

Neutral, earthy tones like beige, taupe, and olive green are having a moment in kitchen design. These muted colors create a calming, soothing atmosphere that's perfect for cooking and entertaining.

When it comes to kitchen renovations, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of creating your dream kitchen. However, it's important to keep your budget in mind and focus on must-have features before splurging on nice-to-have items.

Start by making a list of the essential features you need in your kitchen, like a new stove or more counter space. Prioritize those items over things like fancy backsplashes or high-end appliances that might not be necessary.

It's also important to research affordable materials that can still give your kitchen a stylish and modern look. If you're tight on budget, consider materials like laminate countertops or vinyl flooring, which can mimic more expensive options like marble or hardwood.

If you have some DIY skills, take on some tasks yourself to save on labor costs. Installing hardware like handles and pulls, or even tiling a backsplash are tasks that can be tackled by a moderately skilled and confident DIYer.

By focusing on must-have features, choosing affordable materials, and taking on some tasks yourself, you can save money on your kitchen renovation without sacrificing style or quality.


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