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10 Kitchen Remodeling Trends for 2017

10 Kitchen Remodeling Trends for 2017

Whenever we talk about remodeling parts of your home, the two areas that come up the most often are the kitchen and bathrooms. Remodeling any room in the house is going to bring you plenty of benefits, but it is undeniable that you can completely transform your kitchen and bathroom with the right remodel. While it’s important to ensure that your home is going to meet your needs and taste, it can be fun and important for a high return on investment to incorporate current design trends too.

Here are ten kitchen remodeling trends for 2017 to consider:

  1. Replace White with Gray

Even though white cabinets are still hugely popular, kitchen industry manufacturers claim gray (including various shades of gray) has been closing the gap at a very rapid rate over the past couple of years.

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  1. Functionality

When considering home remodeling in Boulder, Colorado, it is important to look beyond aesthetics. Many manufacturers are coming out with cabinet doors and drawers that open and close in a space-saving way. These hydraulic doors are perfect for kitchens where surface area is an issue.

  1. Black and White Palettes

Trends come and go, but it appears the combination of black and white in the kitchen is something that is not going away anytime soon! It is still a classic and can transform any kitchen space into a wonderfully classy environment.

  1. Colorful Sinks

If you enjoy a more vibrant atmosphere in your kitchen, you may want to think about adding some color to your skin. Colors other than white and stainless steel can really make the space pop.

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  1. Large or Colorful Fixtures

Even if you have a kitchen with a relatively low roof, adding oversized or colorful light fixtures is a great way to add a fun design feature to the overall aesthetic of the room.

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  1. Maximize Storage Space

Adding customized drawers to the kitchen can help a lot, especially if you have a ton of kitchen utensils and you do not know where to put them. These custom-built drawers often feature multiple tiers for added storage capacity.

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  1. Automation

Whether it is motion-activated lights or hands-free faucets, adding a little bit of automation to your kitchen can make things simpler for those who use it on a daily basis.

  1. Look-Alikes

Sometimes you cannot afford the best quality materials in your budget, but it does not mean you have to compromise too much. By adding look-alikes, such as laminate countertops instead of granite, you can give your kitchen an elite and classy look without having to spend tens of thousands of dollars on materials. But be aware, sometimes these look-alikes don’t last as long as the better quality materials and may need to be replaced sooner, and end up costing more in the long run.

  1. Mixed Countertops

If you enjoy eating on the center countertop in your kitchen, but you also prep foods on the same countertop, you may want to think about mixing up its materials. Having half the countertop with a marble top, and adding wood to the other half, creates two distinct sections for prepping and eating!

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  1. Smaller Appliances

Not every kitchen requires a gigantic microwave, stovetop and oven. If you have limited space in your kitchen, getting a smaller microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer can help free up a lot of space. This is particularly popular in European countries.

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