Can a kitchen be both trendy and timeless? Absolutely. It’s 100 percent possible to create a kitchen that’s the perfect reflection of your personality and lifestyle, incorporating the contemporary trends you love into a timeless design that endures. Cookie-cutter kitchens are a thing of the past. Personalization and customization are here to stay.
Make up your own kitchen design rules by drawing on some classic features currently enjoying a renaissance combined with a few contemporary twists that will still be relevant for decades to come.
Open shelving: Traditional and trendy, open shelving lets you show off your favorite dinnerware and glassware while keeping everything within quick reach. It gives your kitchen a spacious, airy feeling, which is especially beneficial in small homes.
Glass cabinet door inserts: A great compromise between solid cabinets and open shelves, these staples of 1900s kitchens are quite popular today. Glass cabinet doors make the room feel larger. They also let you incorporate pops of bold color and interesting texture by placing favorite glass or pottery pieces in prominent locations.
Open layouts: The current trend toward minimalism, comfortable cooking, and casual dining makes the intimacy and informality of open kitchen layouts very desirable. Open kitchens are ideal for people who love to entertain, since they encourage interaction and connection.
Farmhouse sinks and pot-filler faucets: Big, practical, and functional are the keywords for today’s sinks. Deep, single-bowl models that can hold oversized pots and pans and contain splashes are in demand. Faucets have become an important kitchen feature in their own right, with a variety of unique and fun designs to choose from.
Stainless steel appliances: The sleek, industrial look of these once-commercial refrigerators, ranges, and ovens makes them extremely popular in modern kitchens. The neutral metallic sheen of durable, stylish, and sexy stainless steel makes these appliances easy to integrate into many kitchen aesthetics. With many appliance manufacturers now offering ‘fingerprint-free’ features, stainless is becoming easier and easier to keep clean.
Induction cooktops: Easy on the eye and the energy grid, and safer, faster, and cooler than gas stoves, induction cooking brings many modern advantages to home kitchens. There’s no need for a range hood, so you’re left with open overhead space for additional design benefits.
LED under-cabinet lighting: Efficient and long-lasting LED bulbs provide extra brightness for food prep when installed beneath cabinetry. They also create a warm ambiance in your kitchen at night when mood lighting is desired. Future-proofing your lighting, by adding smart home compatible components may also be worth the additional investment upfront.
Smart tech storage solutions: Modern kitchen cabinetry now includes charging stations for mobile devices. Some kitchens integrate docking stations and device holders for people who like to watch cooking videos on their tablets or phones while whipping up their own culinary creations.
Extra-deep drawers: Many homeowners opt for deep drawers, especially next to the range, where they’re ideal for holding pots and pans for quick access. Deep drawers are functional and spacious storage solutions for mixing bowls, plasticware, and even canned and dry goods.
Polished-silver finishes: The radiant gleam of chrome and the rich luster of nickel never go out of style. Incorporate upscale polished silver accents in your hardware, faucets, and kitchen island pendant fixtures for a sophisticated look that lasts.
At Lifestyle Kitchen & Bath, we are here to help bring your vision to life. Contact us today to get started with your timeless design.