What’s New & Hot? Top 2019 Kitchen Design Trends To Inspire You!
Your kitchen design is important as this room is the centerpiece of your home – it’s where you entertain guests, prepare meals and spend quality time with your family and loved ones.
Whether your current kitchen design needs renovation or you’re looking to refresh a tired space, here are the latest trends in kitchen design you need to check out. Last year we provided our own 2018 kitchen trends as a general guide, so as we look forward to 2019, here are some additional kitchen design trends that can apply to broader tastes. We hope you can take inspiration from these kitchen design trends for 2019 and get started on your renovation!
Clean White Kitchen Design vs. Color
A clean look is still popular for many homeowners. But for those who want to make the kitchen the heart of the home, adding dramatic or even somewhat subdued colors can warm up the space a great deal. For example, painted cabinets in blue or green, stains in warm chestnut and fruitwood and black are very popular. Deep blacks and whites that coordinate the cabinets, countertops and backsplash in exciting ways can still provide that clean look while adding some needed warmth and excitement.
Highly Functional Kitchen Sinks
While many sink styles such as integrated, undermount and farmhouse style still excite homeowners looking for a broader style, trends for 2019 have more to do with making kitchen sinks more functional. This includes integrated cutting boards, strainers and even utensil racks, colanders and more. These can be fully integrated or add-ons that deliver true functionality to any kitchen sink design. Homeowners are opting for large, single basin sinks that can accommodate bulky and large pots and pans. This may be accompanied by another smaller sink for prep work. Functionality is key!
The right metal in the right place adds some serious style accents to any kitchen from the cabinet handles to faucets and more. The trend now is golden or copper tones, but the sky’s the limit depending on your overall design.
Open Shelving vs. Innovative Storage Solutions
Open shelving has gone in and out of style because of the challenges of keeping the space functional while still looking neat and uncluttered. Today, the key is to integrate other cabinet spaces to stash away everything that would create clutter, keeping the shelves primarily decorative.
For optimal organization of your space, custom cabinets are the way to go. Wide drawers, pull-outs/roll trays, cutlery space, and better drawer organization are all important elements in kitchen design. Technology also factors into homeowner needs – integration and places for devices and solutions to de-clutter tech are essential considerations.
Taller Integrated Cabinets / Custom Cabinets
One idea that can work with or without open shelving is to group tall cabinetry together in one area of the room to cut down on clutter and maximize storage. A trend with taller cabinets in 2019 is making them look more like furniture with the addition of legs or just making them floor-to-ceiling built-ins. Custom built cabinets are a great way to enhance the functionality of your kitchen space.
No matter what the current trends are, planning a successful kitchen redesign starts with asking yourself six important questions and going from there. At Builders’ General, we’re here to help from the first to the last step.