One of the most exciting parts of kitchen remodeling is designing the new look and feel of the space, a process often driven by the choice of countertop. Countertop materials set the tone for the aesthetic of the room and its usefulness, since the countertops are where the majority of the work happens in a kitchen. Read on for some kitchen remodeling trends to consider as you decide on your new countertops.
An Edgy Kitchen Remodeling Trend: Alternative Finishes
Traditionally, countertops have a super glossy, polished finish, adding a dazzling shine to the kitchen. This trend turns that on its head in favor of honed and leather-like surfaces that have a matte or soft sheen, respectively. These finishes offer a unique tactile experience and also hide scratches better than polished surfaces.
Expect a shift away from high-pop colors for countertops and back towards neutrals (as the color pops move to other areas like the backsplash). These neutral choices often also embrace the natural beauty of the material by highlighting natural patterns and veining. This is even becoming popular with materials that don’t have natural patterns, such as quartz, which is being used to create synthetic versions of natural patterned materials.
Choosing sustainable materials is an excellent decision since it can make you feel good about your material choice and help the environment. Recycled glass surfaces are a sustainable choice that are beautiful and elegant without being excessively expensive.
Bold colors for the sink is another fun kitchen remodeling trend. Don’t limit yourself to just silver or white! You can find sinks in metal tones like gold and brass or even matte black.
The backsplash is a great place to add a pop of color and beauty to your kitchen. The trend of simple subway tile is out, and beautiful and unique choices are gaining traction. These include using large or oversized tiles instead of small ones for the backsplash, tiles with bold colors or patterns, and even tiles with textures. If you don’t want to go bold with your backsplash, you can still embrace this trend by opting for oversized tiles in neutral or natural colors and patterns. Backsplashes themselves are also getting bigger, with some newer backsplashes extending all the way up the wall.
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