Through history, the kitchen has been that stuffy room hidden or even detached at the back of the house. However, as with all other things in today’s world, home trends are fast changing. Kitchen remodeling to meet up with the evolving styles has become a major consideration of every homeowner. Kitchens have become a sort of hub in homes where everyone comes together at the start and end of their busy days. Thus, kitchens must be homely, comfortable, beautiful and warm.
Kitchen remodeling must be carefully and meticulously planned and, in 2018, should definitely incorporate the elements of technological advancement and modern social dynamics. In a world where family values and culture are less celebrated than they used to be. Hence, kitchen remodels should be done with the aim of bringing people together. Neatness and simplicity in style, natural lighting and functionality are some of the factors modern homeowners should consider.
A SMART KITCHEN
Technology can no longer be excluded from any room in our homes, even (and especially) the kitchen. Don’t just go for flashy and fancy gadgets, but pursue actual functionality. In the year 2018, the world has gotten to a place where technology can be incorporated into pretty much every kitchen appliance and function. This includes the faucets, stoves and lighting. This is what makes for a smart kitchen. A lot of today’s kitchens are built smart from the ground up. However, older kitchens can be remodeled integrating smart gadgets and devices for increased convenience.
Motion-sensitive faucets that can sense the presence of hands underneath and automatically turn on. Refrigerators alert you when groceries are running out. Coffee makers are programmed to have your coffee ready by the time you wake up. There are gadgets that monitor eggs and alert you which ones are about to go bad. The lighting systems can now be controlled from your tablet or smartphone. These are some of the more easy add-ons you should consider in your 2018 kitchen remodeling plans.
QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS ARE STILL IN
Many know that quartz is one of the most classy kitchen countertop finishes. In 2018, it’s still in vogue. Choosing Quartz is an excellent choice since it is durable, and can somewhat last forever. It is easy to maintain and anti-microbial. The major competition is granite, but that proves a little more difficult to maintain.
You can now get quartz countertops in a wide variety of colors, finishes and designs, including very realistic stone patterns, swirls and large veining imitating natural stone. However, there seems to be a trend towards more neutral colors like grey, white, taupe or creamy finishes. This is in line with the move towards cleaner home styles.
Composite sinks made of the same material as the countertop are also a thing in 2018. They create a more uniform and cleaner look and are much easier to maintain. But the competition from regular stainless steel and farmhouse sinks is still very high.
There are other kitchen remodeling trends you should consider this year. Dark-painted cabinets are the new thing, although white is still acceptable and grey is still very elegant. Streamlined designs, textures and materials make for a stress-free and aesthetically appealing kitchen. Invest in more effective storage cabinetry. Grey-toned appliances in dark brushed metal finish are preferred by many. Although hardwood flooring is still the major flooring trend, ceramic tiles are fast following. And if you’re a pet person, you want to create pet-friendly spaces in your 2018 kitchen.
Now you have a few ideas to ponder on as you think about your 2018 kitchen remodeling plans.