Remodeling that tired kitchen? Gone are the days of Formica countertops, veneer cabinets and linoleum flooring. Now you can have that one-of-a-kind kitchen you have been dreaming about. Here are some of the latest trends:

Quartz Countertops

Quartz is the new granite. Quartz is a bit more expensive than granite since it's a manmade material. Its durability far surpasses granite; some say it is virtually indestructible. Quartz is not polished rock, but a blend made from a mixture of ground quartz stone and polymer resins. Quartz hasdifferent colors to select from and a variety of specks and swirls found in the patterns. This makes each selection unique which, offers a classic look to your home and increases its overall value.

Two-Tone Cabinets

Instead of stained, bare wood, designers are moving towards color.Two-tone cabinets recently exploded into designer portfolios and present a fashion-forward look to any kitchen. This year's trend is darker lowers, such as a slate grey or a rich navy blue, that are paired with a white or light upper cabinet for a crisp, contemporary look. Finish off the vibe with matching quartz countertops while adding appeal for future buyers.

Open Shelving

Another trend in kitchen designreplaces upper cabinets with open shelving. This alternative is a budget-friendly way to make your small kitchen feel open and airy. It also gives you the opportunity to display those dishes and accessories otherwise hidden away. Open shelving works great in that dark corner that would normally go unused or a narrow space to store pantry items.

Make a Statement

When planning your kitchen redo, you may want to finish it off with a beautiful statement piece. Consider these options:

  • Integrate Retro Appliances-These are the standouts in the room and come in a variety of styles and colors that will surely get a reaction.
  • Freestanding Island-Not all islands require plumbing or electric. An open shelf underneath gives an uncluttered look and makes it easy to move.
  • Mix Your Metals-Use silver and gold in strategic ways but make it look intentional and not random.


Consult with a designer and convey some of your ideas. They will propose how you can integrate your suggestions into the kitchen. Don't be afraid to invest in one or two items that will remain current yet reflect your personality. Remember, it's your kitchen, and you'll be living with it for a long time, so be sure you're comfortable with all your choices and enjoy.


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