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Cook Up a Gorgeous Kitchen

June 12, 2014

Your kitchen should be a reflection of both your taste and your cooking and dining style. And, because we’re talking “style” here, you need to pay attention to kitchen design trends so that your new kitchen incorporates all the latest features and conveniences. One of the largest investments in your kitchen is the cabinetry. Whether you like the appearance of natural wood or prefer country white, sleek black, two-tone, or some other option, one of the current kitchen design trends is glass-front kitchen cabinets. People are using cabinets to display their pottery, dishes, serving pieces, and glassware. Cabinets are also getting an interior makeover, with more cabinet manufacturers thinking about practicality. Pull-out trays, narrow spaces, and customized drawers are just a few of the current options that increase your cabinets’ efficiency. For kitchen countertops, granite has been the rage for quite a few years, but quartz is on the rise. Quartz is an engineered stone (93% quartz and 7% polymer resin and pigments for bonding), which allows for a more uniform look. It has a natural appearance, exceptional durability, and a broad array of color choices. Like everything else in today’s design trends, kitchen lighting is getting a fresh look. Sconces have become a popular choice, because they add a design feature as well as task lighting—shining light on specific workspaces. Also, stainless steel light fixtures accent the popular stainless steel appliances. Next, backsplashes define the look of today’s kitchen. From subway tile to mosaics to marble slabs, the color, texture, and style of your backsplash adds a finishing touch to the room. Whether you want subtle or exciting, you can find your style in today’s choices. Other kitchen design trends include the use of a gray color scheme, the concept of the “social kitchen” with more space for conversation and entertaining, and deeper, larger sinks. Here’s a great blog post from Design Confidential on more kitchen design trends.

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