Kitchen trends come and go. Some disappear nearly as quickly as they appeared while others become timeless classics. Avoiding the fads and finding a true timeless design that adds value is the key to kitchen remodeling. The goal in kitchen remodeling is to love your choices, not for a year or two, but in the long term as well as having the ability to recoup your costs should you choose to sell. You want to choose function, beauty, value, and marketability when planning your kitchen remodel. To help you, here are some kitchen remodeling trends which never go out of style.
Hardwood floors virtually never go out of style. On top of that they are durable, long-lasting and affordable. Nearly 8 out of 10 home buyers agree hardwood floors are important. And hardwood floors are an area on which men and women rarely argue. Hardwood floors add warmth, offer a chance to express personal style, and make homes welcoming. The perfect addition to any style kitchen from chic to casual, hardwood flooring works wonderfully with today’s open floor plans creating a seamless flow from one living space to the next.
Hardwood floors are an environmentally friendly, and promise an average 100-year lifespan. Solid hardwoods stand up to the kitchen’s non-stop traffic and can be refinished up to ten times or more in its lifetime.
A White Color Palette
White is traditionally the color of choice for the kitchen. It never goes out of style, and is easy to find among manufacturers who continually offer an affordable white option in all manner of cabinetry, tile, sinks, appliances, counters, and more. White loves light and makes small kitchens look larger. White allows you to be conservative or creative with your overall design. White showcases pops of color whether in dish displays, knobs, pulls, and more. White cabinetry, tile, sinks, and appliances also means you can play with wall color – adding your favorite and changing it as often as you like.
White is also the ideal choice for a subway tile backspace. Iconic subway tiles, popular since their introduction at the turn of the 20th Century, never go out of style and promise to last forever. White subway tiles protect against moisture, are easily cleaned, and always looks chic no matter the style of your kitchen.
Shaker Style Cabinetry
The Shakers were known for their practicality, creating a timeless American style with clean lines that are always in vogue. Shaker style cabinetry is, much like hardwood flooring, the perfect accompaniment to any kitchen style – traditional or contemporary. With its frame and panel design, Shaker cabinets created a timeless backdrop which can showcase your personal style.
Shaker cabinets also allow you to make smart use for kitchen storage. Today’s cabinets come with a myriad of storage choices – sliding, extending, turning shelves and compartments which can deliver unlimited storage options. When planning your cabinetry and much needed storage, don’t simply consider the present, but also future needs. At first glance, you’ll want storage for everyday items like knives, pots, pans, and more. In the future, you might want the latest kitchen gadget, a wine cooler, a mini-fridge, and so on.
Granite countertops are a popular choice for a number of reasons – longevity, durability, and unique style – the very qualities which mean it will never go out of style. Granite offers you the option of traditional or contemporary style with hues to match any kitchen style. Granite can stand up to the heat, moisture, and humidity of the kitchen, is resistant to cracks and chips, and with the proper care is also stain resistant. With granite countertops, you can achieve a look you’ll love for years to come.