Top 10 Kitchen Remodeling Trends for 2018

Whether you are looking to increase the value of your home, or to simply update the usefulness of your space, here are the top ten hottest kitchen remodeling trends for 2018:

  1. Grays and Jewel Tones

Bright, timeless shades of white have dominated kitchen design for the last decade. Now there is a shift away from white to slightly more subdued gray tones. Darker jewel tones of navy blue, dark plum, and emerald are also being widely embraced.

  1. Navy Cabinets

Darker colors are adding drama, elegance, and luxury to kitchen cabinetry as well. Dark blue or navy cabinetry has become hugely popular, especially as an island accent color. Just as a pair of dark jeans is a wardrobe staple, navy cabinetry can work with almost any decor.

  1. Warm Metallics

From gadgets and faucets to hardware and appliances, warm metallic finishes like rose gold, brass, and copper provide a touch of luxury and pair well with most cabinet colors.

  1. Open Shelving

Homeowners looking to give their kitchens an open and airy look are incorporating open shelving. This design trend is especially hot if you are looking to embrace the minimalism trend or wanting to upgrade your kitchen without the expense of new cabinets.

  1. Glass Doors

Glass doors give the impression of opens space while protecting the items displayed inside. These are often chosen by homeowners looking for something between solid cabinets and open shelves.

  1. Single Level Islands with Seating

Kitchen islands are often utilized as the central gathering point of the kitchen, if not the entire home. Many homeowners are incorporating most (or all) of their kitchen seating at their island. Islands are also increasing in size while multiple levels are being eliminated to create single-level multifunctional spaces.

  1. Quartz Countertops

Move over granite! Quartz is now the top kitchen countertop material. Solid, non-porous quartz is anti-microbial, easy to maintain, impervious to stains, and never needs sealing. Over the years, major advancements in color and finish options have become available with manufacturers now able to produce a wide range of colors and realistic stone patterns.

  1. Hardwood and Ceramic Flooring

Hardwoods are still the top choice in kitchen flooring, but ceramic flooring is receiving a lot of attention. Want both? Homeowners looking for easier maintenance are incorporating ceramic tiles that look like hardwood flooring.

  1. Appliance Garages

Small appliances like blenders, toasters, coffee makers, mixers—even microwaves are moving off of counter tops into specialty cabinets. These “appliance garages” neatly hide your items when not in use.

  1. “The Smart Kitchen”

From automated appliances to voice command lighting to motion censored faucets, kitchens are now tech-savvy spaces. Stay on top of this evolving aspect of design by incorporating the latest technology and be sure to include plenty of outlets and docking stations for appliances and devices.

Trust 5th Generation Contracting for Your Remodeling Needs

If you are ready to try a few of these trends or give your kitchen a whole new look in 2018, trust a skilled team who has been building and renovating for over 150 years. At 5th Generation Contracting, we are more than just builders and remodelers; we are craftsmen who take pride in every aspect of each project we undertake.