The Top 4 Upcoming Kitchen Trends for 2017

May 18, 2017 | Blog | 0 comments

A kitchen remodel is perhaps the single most cost-effective room remodel you can add to your home if you’re considering putting it on the market. The ROI is often more than 100 percent and frequently much, much more. With the improvement in the real estate market these days, a full or partial kitchen remodel can help you sell your home quicker, and for a higher dollar amount. The following is a list of the top 4 upcoming kitchen trends of 2017.

  1. Wood Panelling. We’re not talking about 1970’s basement wood panelling here. The wood panelling of today is rich in colour and texture, and nothing at all like what was stylish in the past. The predominant trend over the coming years will likely be towards light coloured, or even white panelling, and will be used on walls, ceilings, backsplashes. In short, you’ll see lots of imaginative uses for panelling. While lighter colours are most common, faux weathered greys and brown inspire a rustic look without having to spend a tonne of cash on reclaimed barn wood. Keep in mind that you don’t have to panel an whole room, either. Using panelling in small spaces to accent features is a cost-effective and simple way to create a fresh look without investing a great deal of work, time, or money.

  2. Hidden Appliances. Hidden appliances are designed to look like they are cabinets, with the same look that you will find on doors and in hardware. The 2017 trend will be towards small appliances like coffee makers and microwaves, and potentially larger items like dishwashers and refrigerators. Almost every appliance except for the stove can be hidden and disguised as cabinetry, and this gives the opportunity for a clean, orderly looking kitchen overall. This style will be particularly attractive to those who spend a large amount of time in the kitchen and are looking for a warmer, more relaxed feel.

  3. Tuxedo Kitchens. Even if you haven’t heard the term “tuxedo kitchen,” you have most likely seen the colour-blocked images. The style is comparatively simple, usually with white on the top, and a darker colour such as dark grey or black on the bottom of the kitchen. When planning your tuxedo kitchen, keep in mind that the small accents are critical to tying this look together and making it stand out. The little things will make or break this room, so pay close attention to the details.

  4. Patterned Tiles. Out with the train station inspired tiles, and in with the eclectic patterned tiles. Use several different patterns within a colour range for a groovy look, or stick with a more old-style, yet still colourful, look of interchanging patterned tiles. The options here are almost endless, and you will find patterned tiles to fit every type of room, use, and budget. Go for a humble project like a new kitchen backsplash, or do a whole bathroom! Mix patterned tiles together with solid-colored tiles or go all-out with one specific style or pattern.

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