When it comes to major home improvements, a kitchen remodel is usually at the top of the list because it’s considered the heart of the home.
Amid the craziness of COVID-19 and quarantine, people are spending more time than ever in their kitchens. Making improvements in your kitchen can definitely increase the value of your home, but it can also be costly. Since most homeowners will likely only complete a major kitchen renovation once or twice in their lives, it’s important to do the job well. If you’re after a timeless kitchen, here are some remodeling trends to avoid.
Microwave Over the Range
It’s been standard for so long, that you might not have paid much attention to where your microwave goes. While installing a microwave above the range saves space, it’s an eyesore and a missed opportunity for a statement-making range hood. Modern, streamlined kitchens place microwaves in islands, lower cabinets, or even pantries, where they’re out of sight.
Pots and Pans Rack
These used to be all the rage, but now a pots and pans rack over the kitchen island just adds visual clutter. Even if your pots and pans are all matching copper beauties, pulling them down from the rack each time you need to use them is impractical. Store your cookware in deep drawers or cupboards, and use the space above your island to add pendant lighting instead.
Boring Subway Tile
White subway tile has been a popular choice for the last decade because of its streamlined, minimalist look. Tiled backsplashes are still a great option, but when you complete your kitchen remodel, don’t be afraid to branch out. You can use different sizes of subway tile, or even a square shape. The look changes quite a bit by tiling in different patterns, such as a herringbone, or a stacked placement. Rather than playing it safe (and possibly boring), try using a stone slab as a backsplash. This is the perfect moment to create a focal point with a beautiful marble or granite solid piece, showcasing the veining and natural beauty of the stone.
White in the kitchen is a safe choice because it helps create a feeling of crisp cleanliness. Making counters, cabinets, and walls all white begins to feel a little too sterile. Every little splatter or mark is also going to show, making for a high-maintenance kitchen. Instead, embrace a little texture and tone variance. Handmade tiles with slight variations in white or grey tones are a great way to add warmth and visual interest. Natural wood toned cabinets and shelves also play nicely and add a lived-in patina to the kitchen. Muted greens and deep blues are showing up in contemporary kitchen designs, where “blue is the new neutral.” All of these elements are both practical and interesting, making for a stunning kitchen redesign.
Contact Mountain States Kitchen and Bath
Ultimately, you’ll want to create a kitchen that matches your style and needs. Whether you opt for custom cabinetry or a gorgeous solid stone backsplash, Mountain States Kitchen and Bath is ready to help you complete a stunning kitchen remodel for your Utah home. Our expert design consultants will work one-on-one with you to achieve the look you’re after while staying within your budget. If you reside in Utah or Salt Lake counties in Utah, contact us for a free quote.