Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. Or at least that’s what the experts say. But even if you have no desire to ever sell, these are still probably the two rooms where you’d like to see upgrades. Homeowners these days are leaning toward low maintenance and high-tech upgrades that make their spaces functional. But they also tend to enjoy adding their own personalities and flair. If you’re considering updating or remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, here are a few trends to watch for in the year ahead.
Brightly colored appliances
Stainless steel may be making its way out this year. And in its place, you’ll find bright red, yellow, or blue stoves and refrigerators. If you’re extra daring, you might even love the new trend of refrigerators decorated with various designs or murals. And no need to worry about ruining your appliances or dating the look with these designs. You can find hundreds of different styles of removable decals on marketplaces like Etsy.
Smart toilets are environmentally friendly and flush by themselves. They save water by using the appropriate amount to flush with, using as little as 0.6 gallons per flush. They also actually look pretty cool, with their modern design and cool color choices. They can also be equipped with some pretty cool features. These might include remote controls, bidets, heated seats, deodorizers, and more.
No upper cabinets
Kitchen cabinets are getting a new look by doing away with the upper set. The minimalist trend is leading homeowners to ask for cleaner lines and a more open design. This means more clean wall space or space for shelving, giving an airy and clean look to the room.
Gold is back
Silver tones have been the modern trend for so long, that you may have forgotten how prominent gold used to be. This time, it’s making its way back to all the rooms, starting with the kitchen and bath. Cabinet hardware, appliance trim, sinks, and faucets all come in varying shades of brushed and shiny gold.
You may have noticed a pattern here, but 2019 is all about color. Not only will you see colored appliances, but you’ll also see bright colors and patterns on shower doors, window frames, and cabinets. And aside from blues, reds, and mints, you’ll also see black making a comeback in a big way. In fact, black will be replacing the grays that have been so popular recently. You’ll see more black checkered floors and trims.
As beautiful as color can be, it can also a bit intimidating for a lot of homeowners. Choosing color schemes can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to hire a designer such as Karin Ross Designs to help you navigate your remodel. As an expert and creative designer, she can help you pull your design together and tackle all your remodeling projects.
You will start to see more and more sinks that are unique in design, especially for the bathroom. You’ll see more hammered metal, intricate designs, and of course, gold. In the kitchen, the large, single basin sinks are still in vogue, but you may start to see stainless steel replaced with other mediums.
Design trends can change pretty quickly, leaving you with outdated appliances and cabinet hardware. And there’s really not much getting around it. What can help, however, is hiring a professional who can design a space for you that will be in style for years to come. A designer can pull your home together to make a cohesive space throughout the house. And he or she can work with you to help you bring your vision to life, making your house a place you never get tired of coming home to.