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Top 3 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

Kitchens are the centerpiece of any home. It is the one gathering place where everyone will be at some point each day. It may be the room where your family is together most, so it is important to have it comfortable and looking good. Efficiency matters too, as you don’t want to have to always be working instead of visiting. Trends that are popular now have those things in mind. A white, or off-white kitchen is popular now because it looks cleaner and is easier to clean. An open floor plan that does away with room divisions adds to your flexibility, so that is popular as well. A third trend is to have smaller and more high-tech appliances, which make life easier in general.

White, or near-white seems to never totally go out of style, but it has had highs and lows over the years. White kitchens are more popular now though than they were just a couple of years ago. White increases the light that is there as a result of reflection, and it gives the room a lighter or cleaner look. There are different ways to approach this. You could have all white appliances, which is popular again as stainless steel can be made white relatively easy. Having white walls or cabinets are also popular. A person could even have all three of those white for a dramatically clean look. Slightly off-white. or a light shade of grey is also an interesting trend that is developing.  The color white also is a good background if you want to do decorating in the room. It is a plain color, but that just adds to the versatility of the room.

As kitchens are the center of a home, there has been an increasing trend of having fewer walls and making the kitchen part of the living area. The dining room, living room, and kitchen can all be one big room. That expands your possibilities or options for entertaining groups, or even for how you want to have family meals. In remodeling, this would change the floor plan of a significant portion of your house. An open floor plan would give you the option of adding tables and changing seating arrangements as needed. Cabinets would look more like furniture. Islands in the kitchen could easily become dining tables.  A larger room would also make the house look and feel larger. Matching the color scheme would also be interesting. The trend for kitchens is white, or almost white, and that could easily transition into other colors in the rest of the area, which would now be all one big area.

Smaller and more hi-tech appliances and gadgets are interesting trends in the modern kitchen. In some cases, older adults, or college graduates are returning home to live, so smaller kitchens are being added as sort of a satellite kitchen. But smaller appliances are easier to use in general, and they are also portable. These appliances are also getting more high- tech. Many now make use of Wifi, and you can control a lot of appliances from your smartphone now. These are conveniences that are popular because they make routine tasks much easier, or even automatic. In remodeling a kitchen, the idea of smaller appliances would change how you set things up. Smaller appliances would make the kitchen less crowded, so you could have more open space to be creative with.  The kitchen is a centerpiece of the home, and you do a lot there. If you can make various tasks there easier, it will improve the overall enjoyment.