The start of 2015 doesn’t just mean parties and New Year’s resolutions—it’s also time to look forward to the most influential design trends of the year.
One of the best places to start?
In the kitchen, of course.
Kitchens are usually the first place homeowners look to when it comes to a remodeling project, and they’re also one of the places we see the most exciting use of new materials, new trends and new concepts. Kitchens are meant to be functional, but they also often serve as the gathering place of many homes, which is why we want them to be a showpiece.
So what are a few of the design trends already making waves in 2015?
Open shelving has started to make it big in terms of kitchen design trends, and we’re likely to see a lot more of the open concept in 2015.
What’s great about open shelving is that it gives spaces a modern-yet-functional feeling and it’s a way to display your beloved flatware, tea pots or colorful cooking gear, all of which have likely been hidden away in the past.
It also makes things incredibly accessible and gives your kitchen a sense of unique personality. If you’re worried about not wanting to display everything but still love open shelving, consider combining it with traditional cabinetry for the best of all worlds.
The Shaker-style cabinet doesn’t ever really go out of style, but it’s being refreshed and revamped in 2015. The interesting thing about this type of cabinetry is that it gives a sleek modern kitchen a touch of warmth and traditionalism as well as a timeless appeal.
Really want to step up the futuristic feel of your kitchen? Invest in LED lighting options, which can be used for everything from accenting spaces to adding more functionality to work areas.
Custom cabinetry reigns supreme as we head into 2015, and with that comes an infusion of furniture-like elements in the kitchen. Whether it’s storage space designed to replicate a classic armoire, or an island that looks like a beautiful table, this trend gives kitchens a sense of elegance, permanence and high-end luxury.
Quartz Countertops instead of Marble or Granite
You might not know that quartz countertops is more durable and resilient than marble or granite. It’s green, strong, and beautiful!
I prefer Cambria Quartz to any other. With over 120 colors to choose from, I use it every chance I get. Seen below, Touquay, used in place of Carrera, it’s a stunning addition to any kitchen without the upkeep or worry!