Upcoming Trends in Kitchen Design

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Keeping your kitchen trendy and fresh at all times is neither easy nor simple, but it’s all quite doable if you invest some time and effort into it. Keeping up with the latest trends takes a lot of patience and getting used to constant changes and updates, but once get the hang of it, you’ll be able to predict and anticipate some of the hottest trends in the future. So, if you too wish to make your cooking space nicer, more enjoyable and exciting, here are some of the upcoming kitchen design trends that might help you do so.

Kitchen 2.0

In this day and age, we rely on technology more than ever before, and this trend is visible in every part of our home and office space, so it’s no surprise it’s entered our kitchens as well. A smart kitchen, however, still sounds too extravagant and new to some people, and they’re not as ready to accept it as you’d think. But, these kitchens come with lots of benefits that shouldn’t be ignored.

modern kitchen design

Smart kitchens rely on smart appliances, and these include all your fridges, freezers, ovens, microwaves and other gadgets that rely on the Internet of Things and do their job a bit differently. All these are equipped with motion sensors and are energy-efficient, so they’ll save you a ton of money in the long run, which is always good.

Warm floors

People generally don’t mind spending a ton of money on their living room and bedroom flooring, understanding how important these investments are for every member of their family, but the situation is quite different when it comes to the kitchen. Floors in here don’t get the same treatment, and we feel they’re unimportant, but it’s high time we changed this paradigm.

kitchen design with wood floors

Investing in proper hardwood flooring in your kitchen might seem like a waste of money at first, but just think about how much time you spend here, cooking, cleaning and eating. The same goes for your kids, especially if they love running into the kitchen barefoot in the morning. That’s why your kitchen floors need to be as warm as possible, and that’s precisely what you’ll get with a great choice of hardwood floors – not to mention a new dose of elegance and style!

Unusual layouts

It seems that every kitchen you see online is the same – it’s painted in the same colors, covered in the same patterns and made from the same material. Moreover, it has the same layout, and that’s the most annoying thing in the world. That’s why you should try mixing things up a bit and creating something unusual and unique.

Traditional kitchen design

Doing this isn’t easy, but if you stop and think about what you need for a while, you’ll surely come up with a great solution. Some people love putting their fridge in the corner, others go for a huge kitchen island, and everyone else loves arranging and rearranging their appliances every once in a while. One of the ideas is placing your new powerful Bosch island hood in the middle of the kitchen and arranging other appliances around it, since this is the easiest way to keep everything close by while preparing your tasty meals.

Eclectic color combinations

Again, going for beige, white or gray cabinets is quite alright if you don’t mind having a kitchen that’s the same as everyone else’s, but if you wish to stand out, you have to come up with a new color combination. Going eclectic, for instance, is quite popular at the moment, which is why lots of people choose orange, purple and green cabinets. These colors might seem too much at first, but are actually quite inspiring and playful, and feeling this way is essential while cooking.

colorful kitchen design

Introducing a new eclectic design into your kitchen could be motivating and help you a lot when you’re thinking about your food and deciding what to eat. However, if you wish to design a kitchen that’s eclectic and inspiring at the same time, you’re going to have to pay attention to a wide range of details, from your appliances and gadgets, to your floors, walls and even the ceiling. Don’t forget about the décor either, and don’t be afraid to add as many colors as you want – if you’re one of those people who are inspired by a mix of different tones, this is the right design for you.

As you can see, keeping up with the latest trends in kitchen design isn’t as hard or unachievable as it seems at first. Yes, it does take a lot of work, and it could potentially wear you down if you spend too much time thinking it over, but, in the end, it’s exciting, stimulating and motivating, especially if you manage to mix your love for design with your love for cooking!