I decided to include a couple of end of summer popular trends for 2014 as we head into fall. I can’t believe it’s August already, and almost time for us to switch our focus to primarily indoor work for a few months. I’ve decided to focus my primary 2014 remodeling trends on bathroom and kitchen remodeling for now. Please let me know what you think about these ideas or some other blog idea you’d like to see by commenting or emailing me. Let’s get started on the kitchens list now and see what trends were popular in 2014.
Marble and granite are still quite popular countertop options, but quartz is quickly gaining ground. Quartz countertops are generally less expensive, but introduce timeless beauty that is unmatched by other materials. They add a very unique style to any kitchen.
Stainless Steel Appliances
Appliance colors and materials come and go, but stainless steel was still on top this year. Stainless steel appliances just look incredible with any kitchen decor. They add a timeless, sophisticated beauty to nearly any kitchen.
The stand-alone microwave, coffee maker, and range with oven are quickly being phased out for a more streamlined look. Built-in appliances allow homeowners to hide items that aren’t currently being used and create a very clean, minimalistic look.
Neutral Contrasting Colors
From wood grains to stone-like tile options, homeowners are going back to the basics where color is concerned. Many are sticking with white, black, and varying shades of gray to create some very impressive kitchens. White creates a sense of cleanliness, black is a beautiful contrast, and different shades of gray help tie the two together. This is especially impressive with the inclusion of stainless steel appliances.
Everyone is quickly going away from fluorescent and incandescent lighting and toward LED lighting. LED lights are now the second-most popular type of kitchen lighting. They use less power for normal operation, which will help reduce energy bills, and they last longer, meaning fewer blown bulbs!
Painting and LED Lighting Tip: Make sure to test your paint colors under LED lighting before making your final decision. Paint colors look different under different types of lighting. Discuss lighting options and color options with the specialists at your local paint store.
Adjustable and Pullout Faucets
Many homeowners are considering universal design while redesigning their kitchen and bathrooms. Universal design is, simply put, the implementation of features that allow for ease of use both now and as you age. Many of our older citizens are choosing to live independently well into their 80s or 90s. Our goal is to help make your kitchen and bathroom as comfortable as possible, regardless of your age or whether you plan to live independently into your senior years.
The warm, rich finish of cherry wood is very appealing to the majority of homeowners in 2014. Maple and Alder came in second and third, quickly kicking oak, hickory, and pine further down the list. Cherry is a very nice addition to any kitchen decor because of the warm, inviting finish.
Wood, Ceramic, and Porcelain Flooring
Linoleum has, once again, been kicked to the curb; along with certain types of tile. Most homeowners who remodeled their kitchen in 2014 went with hardwood, ceramic, and porcelain flooring options. Some even opted for radiant flooring to prevent cold feet while getting ready for work or school.
Kitchen Remodeling with Sundance Homes, LLC
I hope you’ve enjoyed our end of summer list of trendy kitchen designs for 2014. Our area is full of incredibly beautiful homes just waiting to be remodeled. If you’d like to discuss remodeling options for your kitchen or bath, please give us a call to talk about the details. We’ll schedule an appointment to share our ideas and examine the area you want to remodel.
Remember to let me know what you think about this list of trendy kitchen remodeling ideas. I’d love to hear from you and maybe blog about your ideas as well!