When it comes to improving the value of your home, kitchen remodeling projects are a very good idea. There are many different ways to improve your kitchen, but the top kitchen design trends for 2018 will really help to add value to your Staten Island real estate.
Most kitchen designs rely on large windows supplying natural light during the day and, normally, large lighting fixtures that light up the entire room during the evening and night hours. But in 2018, the idea of using pendant lighting in the kitchen has really started to catch on.
Pendant lighting is a series of small light fixtures that hang from the ceiling and are installed in small groups. When used properly, these lights can highlight kitchen work areas and create a more intimate atmosphere in the kitchen dining area. Pendant lights also help keep electricity bills down by using smaller lights that utilize less power.
While stainless steel appliances such as the refrigerator and the dishwasher are still considered high quality, multi-colored enamel-covered appliances are making a comeback. Enamel appliances used to be very popular in the 1950s and 1960s, and now they are coming back into style, but with an interesting twist.
People are starting to buy refrigerators and dishwashers that are not the same color, but still match the overall color scheme of the kitchen. Some people are even buying appliances that have different colors on all sides as a different way to spice up a design.
Vinyl countertops have been the economy standard for a long time, while people looking for higher quality would often go for marble. But in 2018, granite countertops are going to be the preferred material for many homeowners. Polished granite is durable, colorful, and extremely easy to cut into the right shapes. Instead of resurfacing old countertops with vinyl kits, many homeowners are going for granite, which will last for a very long time.
More Floor Space
Fold up countertops and flush cabinets are going to show up more and more in 2018 as homeowners decide that they want more floor space in their kitchen. This makes sense because in most homes, the kitchen is a main walkway for foot traffic. To alleviate foot traffic congestion and improve the kitchen design, people are finding more ways to make space.
When you make good decisions for remodeling your kitchen, then you will increase your home’s value and make your home more appealing to potential buyers. Even if you have no intention on selling your home in the immediate future, following the latest kitchen design trends can be a fun way to breathe some life into one of the busiest rooms in your home. Take the time to decide what you want from your kitchen, and then put together a remodeling project that will get you the results you truly want.