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A person’s kitchen may be the most important part of their home. The kitchen is where you can enjoy your favorite meals and enjoy them with friends and family. However, the kitchen can be more than just a useful space. It can also be trendy and stylish and can be used to make your home look like a place that you want to live. From the cabinets to the countertops, you can incorporate modern style without sacrificing the functionality of your kitchen. Here are some kitchen design trends that you should consider implementing this year:

Minimalist Counters/Kitchen Style

As the saying goes, sometimes less is more. When designing your kitchen, consider the minimalist trend to keep your kitchen sleek and clean. This trend can involve several parts of your kitchen–your painting style, your cabinet layout, your countertop space, and much more. In painting your kitchen all white or all black, you are able to make your kitchen look seamless and coordinated when combined with a matching counter space. Also, hiding fixtures such as electrical outlets and cabinet handles can add to your minimalist style. Lastly, consider investing in sleek appliances, or appliances that lay flat with your kitchen walls.

Black/Dark Countertops

Black kitchen countertops are often used in kitchens where they are not only aesthetically pleasing but are also a great way to keep the kitchen clean. These cabinets are designed with high-quality finishes and durable materials, such as stone or quartz. These dark colors can bring out any prints you may have in the same space, such as florals and/or wood grain prints. Also, don’t feel constricted by “dark countertops” needing to be a specific shade of black. This countertop trend includes dark gray or dark blue colors and many different finishes of black, such as matte black or a shiny black finish.

Quartz Countertops

Speaking of countertops, another hot trend for kitchens this year is quartz countertops. Made from engineered stone, it’s very easy to clean and hard to scratch because of the resin within. Also because of this resin, quartz countertops are a great option for kitchens because of their antimicrobial ability. Quartz countertops lack the porous nature of some other stone countertops, not requiring them to be sealed to be installed. While quartz can be a pricier option, it is said to last you 10-15 years, or typically the life of your kitchen.

Brave and Bold Colors

Gone are the days of boring and drab kitchen designs! The new trend in kitchen decoration is bold and daring colors that will make your guests feel your kitchen is the focal point of your home. Since consumers have spent more time at home lately, bringing life and boldness to your kitchen is just what we need! Whether this means a bold backsplash, a crazy colored cabinet, or an eye-catching tile pattern, the bold color palette will keep your guests’ attention throughout the entire day. Colors such as teals, yellows, and blues are sure to bring beauty and  sophistication to your kitchen.

Energy Efficient Kitchens

Lastly, a big trend this year is energy efficient kitchens. In fact, according to the US Energy Information Administration, an estimated 38% of the household’s electricity can be used in the kitchen, with appliances such as the refrigerator, dishwasher, and other small appliances. It is no wonder why consumers are looking to save  on their energy bills by switching to green technology. This year, you can expect to see more innovative ways of cooking food that use energy-efficient technologies. These include:

  • Induction cooktops
  • Convection ovens
  • Speed-cooking ovens
  • Smaller cookers versus bigger appliances (Instant Pot, slow cookers, etc)

Consumers can also be energy-conscious by installing energy efficient appliances from brands such as Energy Star appliances.

If you are looking to make a trendy change to your kitchen this year, then look no further than Facets of Lafayette. They have a large selection of products to choose from, making your task of finding the best kitchen design options in Lafayette a breeze!    

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