This month we talk about kitchen design, one area that can be the most costly renovation in the house. Don’t get too trendy, and make sure to have great features and style that will be fresh, but will last for years. White kitchens, whether traditional or contemporary, continue their dominance. Gray continues to act as the counterpoint in color for design. Quartz countertops and hardwood floors still rank as everyone’s favorite for their ease of maintenance and durability.
Graphic Tile – Today’s kitchen designers are using the modern technology of porcelain tile to create wonderful floors or walls in graphic patterns that are durable and stunning to behold. Induction Tops – Induction cooktops offer so many advantages with almost no downside. The induction cooktop always stays cool to the touch- not heating up your kitchen and providing extra safety that nothing else offers. Pet Spaces – Our pets are like family, and now you can incorporate their needs into your kitchen plans. Water and food bowls disappear into special drawers. Also trendy and more permanent are built-in solutions such as a pet bed or feeding station. Docking/Charging Station – We are connected and need to accommodate our devices in a functional manner which can also be smart looking. Today, drawers are made with built-in USB and electrical connections and options for countertop pop-up units that also keep you connected and charged. Beverage Centers – For home entertaining, the kitchen is the entertaining hot spot for most people. The emergence of a beverage station is growing and appliance manufacturers now offer wine station dispensers, along with the built-in coffee machines.