7 Inspiring Los Angeles Home Remodel Kitchen Trends
Your lifestyle and personality are reflected in how you manage your home. Are you looking for functionality over aesthetics or vice versa? Knowing that our kitchen is the heart of our daily life, we want it to be as perfect for our needs as possible.
Do you ever feel like you want to maximize your space, add a twist to your kitchen, or have a major revamp?
Get inspired with these 7 trendy styles to help enhance or remodel your Kitchen from design experts in Los Angeles.
1. Streamlined Designs, Add Materials with Texture
You like to come home to a stress-free kitchen so you need a lot of space. A simple look is a hit! Opt for a simplified, yet very functional style of a kitchen.
Phase-out the upper wall cabinets to open up a visual space that will make your kitchen appear brighter and larger. This will help to productively utilize the countertop space. The top shelves are inaccessible at times and sometimes just collect dust, so whilst not having them may feel unconventional…it is an ideal use of space.
Streamlined designs need not be boring when you add materials with texture. If you really want open shelving, cut the wood roughly to look natural, or you may want to use metal tubing to portray some industrial attitude.
To make an eye-catching focal point, natural floor tiles are a great idea. You can also come up with backsplash tiles which are beveled sculpted, or stacked. Such textures differ greatly with the usual glossy or polished finishes we see around.
And for the ceiling, a treatment of coffered (sunken panels), wood beams, and tray are perfect choices for an added punch.
2. Smart Options
It’s 2019 and technology has revolutionized every part of our lives!
The modern kitchen is now adapting state-of-the-art appliances, sensors, and fancy gadgets, from faucets and designer kitchen sinks to high-tech appliances and lighting. It’s convenience to the max and It’s meant to improve the functionality of our daily lives.
- A smart faucet is the ideal first foray into adding tech into your kitchen. Sensor faucets that can sense hands underneath before the water comes out. Some have a one-touch feature and some have an auto-stop. This can be ideal for improving cleanliness, or for those who are disabled, have arthritis, have children or simply want a fun upgrade.
- A refrigerator having a mind of its own could sound scary but it’s very helpful. You can be alerted when you’re running outof stocks. For example, there’s a Family Hub refrigerator, with a touch screen feature, WiFi connectivity, and interior cameras.
- A programmable coffee maker that brews your coffee just before you wake up.
- Your kitchen lights can now be controlled through your cell phone or tablet. Wow! just wow! That’s a clear picture of technology-integrated kitchens, just to name a few.
Even if you’re a technophobe you can still indulge in smart options for your kitchen. Devices like Amazon Alexa and Google home are doing a great job at easing us into smart devices being part of our everyday life.
3. Colored Custom Cabinetry
White Cabinets Are Out.
White for your kitchen is fast declining in popularity. It was the style of the classics before but a lot of homeowners now want freedom and innovation. Trying different hues is hyped, it exudes some personality, thus breaking the monotonous white.
While kitchens during the past were just confined to one shade, now it has evolved into different colors. You can mix different colors while you play with texture to come up with a boxy minimalist design. Boxy types coordinate with a wide range of materials like eco-mortar, Corian, metals or stone that you can mix with a variety of colors.
Pair a wooden cabinet with a painted cabinet (either the upper or the lower part).
Experimenting with a two-tone design calls for a contractor experienced in custom cabinetry that understands about complementing colors for specific wood grains.
Experiment with Dark Cabinet Colors
Dark shades can add a dramatic essence to a luxurious atmosphere. Be mindful not to go too dark with all fixtures and choose lighting that sets the desired mood for your style.
4. Minimal and Modular
Marie Kondo’s ‘Spark Joy’ book and Netflix series have led to an increasing amount of us opting for minimalism in our home. Here are a few ways you can apply minimalism to your kitchen.
The trend for cooker hoods today is no hood at all! Homeowners like this minimal option, with a downdraft cooker hood also a popular choice.
Minimalism principles mean everything should have its place and a current trend is to have clear, clutter-free counters. Building a new kitchen? Remember make ample storage. According to this trend, not even a coffee maker should be on the countertop. No matter how expensive your kitchen appliances are if you can hide them to declutter, just do it.
5. Natural Touches
Abstract, distressed, unfinished, semi-rustic and eclectic are natural touches where you can transform your kitchen with a fusion of two or three, maybe.
Using Natural Stone
Incorporating natural elements can balance all the colors you have chosen for your new kitchen design. Have a kitchen countertop made of natural stone or even go beyond.
Designers are extending the use of stone material to tall backsplashes and waterfall edges. Some styles include carrying the stone up to the ceiling, to the hood ventilation cover and drawer fronts.
It’s important to find the right contractor that is experienced in working with natural stone, to help you bring your ideas to life.
6. Matte is beautiful.
Matte black hardware and fixtures in the kitchen are a bold attempt to replace the usual light-colored hues. It’s a dramatic turn from the familiar kitchen style.
What seemed to be an odd choice before is now becoming trendy.
Matte finish kitchen countertops, furniture, cabinets, and hardware attract homeowners who go after quality, durability and easy maintenance.
7. Black and White with a hint of Gold
The elegant look of black & white in the modern kitchen is in! The perfect contrast will never fade as long as you don’t leave it as is. Add a few touches of soft gold tones (Satin Brass) and you can transform a dull-looking space into a luxurious-type kitchen. Accessorize the hardware with a gold lining such as the doorknobs and cabinet edgings, the light fixtures and the cabinet handles.
Looking for ideas for your next kitchen remodel should be the fun part! These 7 trends should help you decide if you want to add some modern trends to your plans or stick with classic ideas. Either way, choosing an experienced kitchen remodeler that serves Los Angeles, Burbank, and Glendale who can take care of the design and build stage is an important step.
RWT Design & Construction is based in Burbank, CA. Serving SoCal for over 30 years.
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