Kitchen Design Trends
When you’re spending top dollar to get a high-quality kitchen, it’s important to arm yourself with knowledge of the latest styles—after all, kitchen design trends can end faster than a Kardashian marriage. Some of the more popular looks we’re seeing in kitchens include:
1. The all-white kitchen: The pendulum seems to be swinging away from dark stains and finishes on kitchen cabinets, with homeowners favoring all-white kitchens, backsplashes and countertops. This trend also plays into the popularity of white subway tile for backsplashes and marble countertops, like the ones at this Society Hill townhouse. Of course, the look can be a little tricky to maintain if you have little ones or pets at home.
2. Mismatched cabinets: Of course, white kitchens aren’t the only color style on the market. Some owners are mixing it up with two-toned kitchens, featuring either light cabinets on top and dark cabinets on the bottom, like at this Rittenhouse Square townhouse, or one color for cabinets and a contrasting color for the island.
3. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets: As Americans acquire more stuff, the appeal of floor to ceiling cabinets like the ones at this Rittenhouse Square home has definitely become more obvious.
4. Glass-front cabinet doors and open shelving: Putting some of your coolest, prettiest or most unique wares in the public view is popular with many home owners—very neat and orderly home owners–who are opting for glass-front cabinets, like this home in Ventnor.
5. Farmhouse or apron sinks: Mirroring sinks found in classic farmhouses, this style is appealing both for its design and its practicality—it has ample space for large pots and pans and food prep. They come in a range of materials, like this stainless steel sink at this West Mount Airy home.
6. Odd-shaped islands: Islands are a dream when it comes to storage and food prep, but to maximize space and function in your kitchen, don’t limit yourself to the classic rectangle. Consider custom shapes and positions to suit your needs better, like at this Cape May beach house.
7. Glass tile backsplash: Tile backsplashes have been on trend for some time now, but more homeowners, like the ones at this Philly condo, are opting for glass, which adds a subtle pop of color to your wall.